Thursday, September 12, 2013

Midnight Secretary Vol 1 by Tomi Ohmi (review)

Midnight Secretary, volume 1 (Midnight Secretary, #1) 
Midnight Secretary Vol. 1
By Tomu Ohmi


Genre: Graphic Novel-Manga
Published Sept 2013
Pages: 192
Publisher: Viz Media
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Summary:  Mad Men meets Vampire Diaries.  Kaya Satozuka prides herself on being an excellent secretary and a consummate professional, so she doesn’t even bat an eye when she’s reassigned to the office of her company’s difficult director, Kyohei Touma. He’s as prickly—and hot—as rumors paint him, but Kaya is unfazed…until she discovers that he’s a vampire!!

Kaya quickly accustoms herself to scheduling his “dinner dates” and working odd hours, but can she handle it when Kyohei’s smoldering gaze starts turning her way?!
 
 
Review:   This was a cute manga where Kaya, a company secretary gets transferred to a new department where she finds herself working for Kyouhei, a company director, and son of the president. At first Kaya thinks her boss is a playboy with the ladies but soon learns he is actually a vampire who requires regular feedings.

Kaya tries to keep up the appearance of a very level headed secretary. Hardworking, glasses, hair in bun etc. But when she lets it all loose, she is quite cute and begins to get the Directors attention.

Overall, not a bad beginning, but it does seem to drag a bit at times. The artwork was lovely. The artist uses a style that is nice for me to enjoy and easy to decipher what is going on. Also, emotions are not easy to gauge even with this being a shoujo. I just can't feel for these characters yet. However, I shall have to see where Volume 2 takes the story before I decide too much. This manga is a bit more mature than some mangas, for older teen-adult. 
 
*I received this manga in exchange for a fair and honest review on Edelweiss, from Viz Media.  No money or other reward was given/accepted/offered.  All review opinions are my own!

2 comments:

  1. This keeps popping up in my goodreads recommendations and it doesn't look like something I'd ordinarily like (romance mangas have a habit of being super cliche with their characters and I like a little more depth in mine). You'll have to let me know if you keep reading the series and think it might be something I should check out!

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    1. Yeah, whenever I get the chance to read volume 2 I should have a better idea by then. I like depth to what I read as well.

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