Well, this is my first real blog post on AnimeVice since I started here. Hopefully its good. A while ago my girlfriend wanted me to read her favourite manga series. As you can guess by the title it is Kodocha: Sana's Stage. Literally 5 minutes ago I finished the final volume and I am just left speechless about how good it is.
When I first got into Kodocha is was automatically sceptical since it was a Shojo(Since I'm a guy and all guys like are fights and boobs), but that didn't matter because I was hooked after the first volume. Miho Obana has this special talent for taking stories that are full of joy and happiness and flipping it to a serious side without it feeling rushed or just pushed in. Kodocha: Sana's Stage had me laughing, crying, and worried for all the characters involved. She was able to make me really care about a character which is hard for me to feel in any sort of medium. Most of the time I just think "It's just <Insert media type here> so its not real", or "I don't really care".
Kodocha: Sana's Stage is about a girl named Sana. She is an actress but also a full time student in her middle school. The book goes on to tell the story of her and her friends while intertwining a confusing love story on top of her already hectic schedule. You will follow Sana through all her happy and sad times (Some of those sad times get SAAAAADDDDD). There’s not really much I can say without spoiling some majorly moving stuff, but this manga is so good.
This post probably didn't make a lot of sense and I'm most likely coming off the emotional high of finishing the manga. But like all short series I want there to be more because I loved it so much. I think I just wanted to fan gasm about the series since I think it was so awesome. I think that if you can find it (The series is kind of old now, I I had to borrow volumes 4 and 7 since I can't find them anywhere) I would recommend that you read it. It has become one of my favorite (Top spots still held by Yotsuba&! and Azumanga) series and I think almost any who reads it will enjoy it too.