Thursday, June 28, 2012

Review: 'La Corda d'Oro, Volume 1' by Yuki Kure

Every few years Seisou Academy holds an in house music contest involving the best of the musically gifted students. Kahoki is an average student in the General Education department with no musical inclination. But when Kahoki spies an elusive fairy on campus it grants her a magic violin. Now Kahoki has been placed in the competition and she has no idea what to do!

A surprisingly enjoyable manga given that it is based on a video game. Kahoki is likeable and comes across as an average girl dealing with extraordinary circumstances. Secondary characters could use a bit more development, but that is likely to happen as the story progresses. I look forward to the continued adventures of Kahoki and her magic violin.
Book Source: Local Library
Reviewer: Rebecca

Recommended Ages: 12+

Recommended for Readers of:
Hana Kimi
by Misaya Nakajo
Fruits Basket
by Natsuki Takaya
Take a Bow
by Elizabeth Eulberg
Beauty Pop
by Kiyoko Arai