ocean of secrets vol. 1. by Sophie-chan

Paperback, 160 pages
Expected publication: May 16th 2017 by TokyoPop (first published April 1st 2015)
i got my copy from netgalley for review.
**my review contains spoilers**
synopsis via goodreads: Lia, a 17-year old orphan living by the Atlantic is swept away by the ocean currents during a ruthless storm. She is then saved by Moria and Albert, a duo of illegal runaways on their magical ship! Her normal, mundane life suddenly becomes a supernatural adventure as she learns about the powers of their kind and their relations to the human world. But Lia soon discovers that there is a dark secret hidden in a mysterious kingdom. Join Lia as she unlocks the truth behind an Ocean of Secrets!
my thoughts: the story has a resident hottie, a flying ship, kingdoms in the sky and some place located in the bermuda triangle.
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wow much charming. very prince. such gentleman.

because they fish from the ocean for mere humans it looks only as if the fishes are flying and disappearing in the sky. drawing too much attention the peace keepers take Albert into prison, where from Lia and his childhood friend who is one of the peace keepers  breaks him out and lets the guards take her in his place. turns out she is the lost princess and Albert was only trying to stop the kidnappers from taking her but he was just a kid too and got knocked out, clumsy enough the kidnappers boat wobbled and she fell from the sky loosing her memories of her previous self.

the continuation is Albert who just cant chill… and goes on to find those who killed the queen and kidnapped Lia the lost princess.

overall, it was a really overused concept and the drawings were really average if not below. I’m sorry to say, but there’s just so many more mangas that should have gotten their official English translation. as someone who actually enjoys adventure stories, this is all a little too rushed. I feel like generally the manga industry nowadays hits the point where they try to cram as much content as possible into one book trying to make it as diverse and as rushed and just brushing on themes that could have been done so much better and just making the entirety of the manga sloppy, and draft-like.

I gave it 2/5 starts.

 

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