Purikyuu

Since this post will be live during Valentine’s Day, I thought that Purikyuu manga will be a perfect fit for this occasion.

Yes, I do enjoy reading the shojo manga just as much as I enjoy reading shounen and seinen manga. In fact, I even enjoy reading josei, Harlequin, and TL manga too.

I pretty much will read anything as long as it has an interesting story. The only exception is BL and Yuri since I’m not a fan of those.

Will I be recommending another shojo, josei and even Harlequin manga on my blog in the future?

Well, definitely. That’s what I intend to do from the beginning.

So, don’t worry about Purikyuu being the first and the last shojo manga I’ll recommend on this blog. I can promise you that there’ll be more to come.

Recommending Purikyuu on my blog is only the beginning.

What Purikyuu is all about

Here’s the book description that I got from Baka-Updates:

Katsuragi Anna is a former ballerina who tries to find herself when her dreams of ballet stardom fall flat. She is tricked into joining the archery club by her friend… only to find that the president is her childhood rival, Jinnai!?

What attracts me to this manga in the first place

Okay, I admit that I got this manga at a spur moment. At that time, I was looking for a manga that I could read during my free time back then when I was having an internship.

So, I ended up picking this manga over any other manga instead since it looked interesting to me based on the book description.

Well, I didn’t expect anything much from this manga because I wasn’t into shojo manga. Even if the manga fell flat on me, I wouldn’t mind that since the manga wasn’t that expensive, to begin with.

In case you’re wondering, I read the manga in Malay. Since the manga in Malay tends to be a lot cheaper than the manga in English, it wouldn’t cause a hole in my pocket if I ended up not liking the manga.

What a nice way to kill time during my internship, huh?

What makes Purikyuu worth reading

On the surface, Purikyuu isn’t that much different from any other shojo manga out there.

Sure, we’re interested in how the relationship between Anna and Jinnai change for the better. And of course, we also want to see Anna’s journey from being someone who knows nothing about Kyudo into someone who is good enough to represent her school in the Kyudo tournament.

But that’s not the only thing that Purikyuu has to offer.

What makes Purikyuu worth reading apart from its romantic story is that the manga also teaches you the basic things about Kyudo.

If you’re familiar with sports manga, then seeing the tutorials about the sports within the story itself isn’t anything new.

But you don’t see that much in the shojo manga which I find pretty impressive.

Another thing that makes Purikyuu worth reading is that its witty dialogues.

Okay, I’m not sure how the dialogues sound in Japanese or in any other language. But for the Malay version, I do find the translated dialogues to be hilarious. Maybe because the translations do put how we normally speak the language in real life into consideration.

It’s also because of this reason that I prefer the official translations over the scanlations. Professional translators don’t just make sure that the translations are accurate. But they also have to make sure that the translations reflect how we speak the language in all situations, especially in the casual environment.

What I didn’t expect when I read this manga

To be honest, I never thought that reading Purikyuu would make me want to read more manga by Motomi Kyousuke. That shows how much I enjoy reading Purikyuu.

I have yet to read her newer manga. But you can bet that I’ll be reading and recommending her newer manga sooner or later.

Who should read this manga

If you enjoy reading shojo manga and you want more than just a love story between the female and the male character, then Purikyuu is perfect for you.

This manga is also perfect if you’re looking for something light and hilarious too.

Where to buy Purikyuu manga

It’s too bad that the manga isn’t licensed in English. And the Malay version of the manga is no longer available for sale since it was an old manga.

But if you can read Japanese and you have Kindle account on Amazon Japan, then you can purchase the manga right here:

Buy Purikyuu manga on Amazon Japan

Over to you

What do you think about Purikyuu manga? Are you interested in giving this manga a try after reading about it on my blog? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment below.

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