Here, you'll find collected (slowly, as they are completed), reviews of the individual chapters and volumes of I"s.
To keep the page itself cleanly, the reviews will be on the blog and here will be an easy access link source for them.
Chapter 1: The Approach
Chapter 2: An Angry Wind
Chapter 3: Eyes in the Shadows
Chapter 4: Timid No More
Chapter 5: Spanning the Rift
Chapter 6: Wildest Dreams
Chapter 7: Adrenaline
Chapter 8: Three I's
Chapter 9: Uncomfortable Distance
Chapter 10: So Close and Yet So Far
Chapter 11: Soft Hands
Chapter 12: The High Technique of Love
Chapter 13: Empty
Chapter 14: The Rain of Regret
Chapter 15: A Trip for Two
Chapter 16: A Trip for Two that Wasn't
More coming soon!
Anime Review Guy's Review
Now this is more what I'm talking about. I've always had a thing for
romantic comedies, and this is one of my all time favorites. Everything
I complained about in the anime is rectified here in the manga, all
plot lines explained, all characters explored and all humor restored.
If your going to experience 'I"s' THIS is the way to do it. (Also you
will have a much easier time grabbing the manga than the anime series).
Masakazu Katsura's art style goes from good to amazing over the course of the series, with attention to detail especially being placed into the characters. Recognizable landmarks and pop culture references, even ones recognizable to an Australian audience, come through and add chuckles here and there.
What really sets the manga apart however is Itchitaka. Hiis relationships are explored and largely varied in situation you can find some enjoyment no matter what he is going through, as it keeps you guessing in what he will do next to sort out his sometimes ridiculous problems. Once the series hits volume 10 something happens that you would expect the manga would end shortly, as so many others do, yet it keeps going for 5 more volumes, exploring an aspect of relationships that are rarely seen in romantic comedy anime/manga plotlines.
The only thing that kind of threw me off the series was the ending, with the announcement of 'the next volume is the last one' at the end of volume 14, it really felt the story left us just as another story arc was about to pick up. The ending will still leave you satisfied, but it just looks like at volume 15 a felling of 'that's enough' just came over Katsura and he ended the series. Or maybe I was just enjoying it too much...
Overall this is a great series. It has heaps of comedy, fun characters and senarios that will have you coming back for more again and again. I usually have a volume casually aside for when I'm bored as its one of those titles that are great to flip through on occasion as well. Highly recommended to those who enjoy romantic comedies or even those who just want to relive those days of that unfulfilled crush and unreachable dream.