Read this again 'cause I was looking through stuff with the "idol" tag...have to say I found it brilliant. The dry, understated narration and parodic artstyle are just too much fun.
Anyway, something caught my eye...does the story's summary, as well as the fact that story has its own 'series' page instead of just being shown as a oneshot imply that there is/will be a continuation? That really brings a completely new perspective to the first chapter of the story...I'd totally love it if that were true. It still works pretty great as a oneshot, though, so I'll live with it if it isn't.
Ooh, brilliant. In that case, I'm really looking forward to more. While ch.1 did provide a balanced perspective in some senses, I'm really dying at the prospect of Maru's character development. Good luck/a lot of thanks to the Lililicious team that picked this up!
Hahaha. Well, at least it's short so I can re-read anytime to catch up.
It felt super brash and brazen haha. Like a whirlwind of information and emotions.
I'm really liking the dynamic between the two though---it's super cute. The stylistic choice of the animalistic portrayals of some of the characters is pretty fun too.
The animal representations are cute. ^^
Art style wasn't what I was expecting from something about idols either, which is nice.
Sana's character feels different.
I get that feeling Maru's character is more different, actually... Like in the second chapter she's much more timid and kind, while in the first she feels more confident and superior. Maybe it's because they're focusing on different parts, though.
How many chapters are there of this? I'd like to see more of their interaction so hopefully there's more than only one left...
Toono!!!!! Well, I never wondered but now I know--Toono can be weird even when she's writing a non-bizarre setting. Go figure.
Stuff I've seen by Toono before has been really strange, but oddly upbeat. Like this one where a gift of fish to eat turns out to be a mermaid; it eats earthworms and doesn't talk, but is so beautiful they can't kill it . . . and then the next gift is ordinary looking little fish that all start saying "Don't eat me!" Or another one where Rapunzel, instead of a prince, gets visited by a couple of kids, and then once she gets an interest in the outside world and puts out a ladder, gets calls from a small witch, a yakult salesman, a newspaper salesman, an insurance guy, a bible thumper . . . (those are stories from "Kaoru-san no Kikyou"). You never know what you're going to get from Toono-sensei, but it's usually well worth finding out.