|Not So Heavenly|
Unlike a lot of shojo series which I can’t stand, this one is decent. It doesn’t try for absurd romantic entanglements. The main character Hana—a female is forced (somewhat against her will) to become a member of her high school's field hockey team. Unlike the rest of her female classmates who seethe with jealousy over the fact that her new club consists of the hottest (and richest) boys on campus, Hana doesn’t swoon over them and couldn't care less. Hana is also not very feminine and her primary hobbies are eating and sleeping.
In fact, the only reason why she worked so hard to get into this prestigious and exclusive high school is because it's a block away from her house so she can sleep in 'til the last minute. The only reason how she applies herself to serving as part of an athletic club is the fact that the Club President bribes her with exotic gourmet food.
The plots are not horribly complex and much of the humor comes from the interactions between her and the various members of the club. There seems to be an attraction between her and the Club President but neither of them seems willing to admit it.
The artwork is decent but not particularly outstanding. The guys are pretty well drawn and Hana is deliberately drawn as being rather plain with a lack of curves or particularly pretty face. It’s sometimes a bit of a joke that many believe that she’s a boy. To be frank, the guys are all much better looking than her. Otherwise, the artist tends to be cheap on backgrounds and character expressions at times.
It’s got some funny moments but nothing hysterically side-splitting and otherwise, My Heavenly Hockey Club doesn’t really stand out and my interest started to wane after the first few GNs as it lacks a real hook to captivate and interest the reader in my opinion.
RATING: 3 STARS.