Title: Momo Author: Sakai Mayu Release: Monthly Status: Ongoing Genre: Shoujo, Fantasy, Romance, Slice of Life Art: A Originality: A Story: A Characters: B Humor: B Action: B
Impression: This is the story of an average everyday high school girl and her quest to save the world from a planet destroying devil called Momo that she happened to run into one day. This particular ender of worlds has taken the form and personality of a little girl and because of an act that the main character pulls, she is chosen to represent the human race and is given time to find seven reasons for the Earth to avoid its untimely end by Momo’s hands and remain in one piece. In addition to this, the plot also entails a romance between the main character and one of Momo’s servants that gradually develops over the series. It’s certainly got an interesting idea going on here and the story plays out quite well but I find that some of the plot twists thrown in to add tension to the story a little sloppy. While I do find that the characters do work well with the plot, I can’t help but feel that most of them are rather bland and feel little more than some character archetype despite the fact that they actually do develop over the story. That being said, I still find it to be a good shoujo manga to add to your reading list despite the lack of polish on its characters.