I wonder how many people still remember this series…
Anyways, after a long, long wait, I’ve finally finished reading the Mahoraba manga, and I’m happy with it yet at the same time, my heart feels a bit torn now that it’s ended. In short, it is a totally awesome manga that I hope everyone would give it a try.
It’s definitely gonna be hard to finally part with the residents of Narutaki-sou, as they’ve each been grown so dear to me, the further I read this series. Kojima Akira-sensei treads a fine balance at humor, plot depth and character development with this series and it’s easy for readers to connect to each of the characters in this manga as it runs.
It’s also further testament to the manga-ka’s skill that each and every other minor character also got some attention of their own, to the point that I’ll miss them all as well, from the crazy antics of “Buchou” to the deadly-looking but a total girl at heart maid, Tachibana, amongst the ones who stand out the most to me.
Here, I’d also like to congratulate and thank Hiyoko no GAO for taking up and finishing this project, and generally keeping the spirit of Mahoraba alive, despite the series having ended for over 2 years already.
Everyone, please do give this manga a try! I have 99.9% confidence that you will enjoy it as much as I did.