The Manga Shelf: Midnight Secretary

Inspired by the review by Lita Kino, I decided to review the exact same manga.

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The Facts are These:

The story focuses on the relationship between Kaya Satozuka, a private secretary, and Director Kyouhei Touhma, the director of the Touhma Company. Their relationship is strained, but it becomes worse when she finds out his dark secret. The Director is a Vampire.

Discoveries:

I like this series, some of my readers may think that I do not like romance series or Shoujo series in general, but I like romance series because I am a hopeless romantic. This was a nice little series to read with interesting characters and vampires because I like vampires. Some people think that vampires are overused and they are, but they are still cool. This series made good use of the vampire, with it being a large point of the story, but at times you could forget he was a vampire until they remind you of the fact. It is a nice little romance series about vampires.

WHAT A TWIST!

WHAT A TWIST!

Behind the Scenes:

The series is an original work created by Ohmi Tomu, with her other works including Kindan no Koi wo Shiyou and Majo no Biyaku. The series was published by Shogakukan, in the magazine Petit Comic between August 8, 2006 to May 8, 2009 with a length of 7 volumes. The series was licensed in North America by the publisher VIZ Media. Artist and author Ohmi Tomu says she based Kaya off actress Hiromi Nagasuku and here sister. She also stated that director Touhma’s hair was difficult to draw.

Overall the art is pretty average for a Shoujo, but it still looks good and matches the story well.

Overall the art is pretty average for a Shoujo, but it still looks good and matches the story well.

A Brief View of the World:

The series takes place in modern day Japan. Though this world is slightly different from out own, with the existence of vampires in the world. The Vampires in the world can be different and they are forced to breed with people of high pedigree to continue the existence of their race.

PLOT TWIST!

PLOT TWIST!

Enjoyment:

The series is enjoyable, the romance is interesting to read. Also this was done before Vampires became a tired topic so it was more interesting to read. Other than that you can compare it to most vampire romance stories. It does not add or take away from the story, it is just a short enjoyable story.

Rereadability:

The series is short with only 34 chapters. You can blast through it in a day and it depends on you preference. If you enjoy romance reread it, if it isn’t your cup of tea then don’t read it again.

Rating:

7/10

Recommendations:

Black Bird – For a great romance story with an interesting supernatural element.

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Dance in the Vampire Bund – For an interesting romance vampire series with a really cool concept.

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I do not own any of the above used pictures and/or video they belong to their original creators, Ohmi Tomu and Shogakukan.

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18 Responses to The Manga Shelf: Midnight Secretary

  1. I liked this manga. The way she tests if he has vampire weaknesses was funny. I also appreciated that this wasn’t one of those romance mangas were stretch things out. I get frustrated with some books when fifty chapters in the leads blush at the prospect of kissing.

  2. LitaKino says:

    I didn’t know you liked this genre Nyaaaa and what coincidence I am currently reading black bird 😀 It’s so nice to read your review on it hehe >////<

  3. Juhani says:

    I just finished reading Midnight Secretary it was a fun read. The only flaw I noticed was the redundancy of words, but plot wise it was good. Black Bird was a fun read for me too, that damn feels.

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