Reviews / Chika's Forest

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Wide-eyed Wander
This is a gorgeous & fantastical adventure story. It has a plethora of dynamic mythical characters that have many layers to them. I want to give kudos to the Montana's wonderful world & more building.
Aug 24
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crazy4anime09
I love this manga so far! It reminds me of Natsume Book of Friends. It's a very interesting story and I love the art style. Sometimes the transition from one scene to a new scene seems a bit too quick, but other than that it's really good. I look forward to reading more! If you like series that are similar to Natsume Book of Friends you'll probably enjoy reading Chika's Forest.
Aug 24
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5DC stuff
I'm loving the vibe. If you like spirited Away or My Neighbor Totoro it's definitely the manga for you. You'll definitely enjoy this one.
Aug 23
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rinnayeo
Mythical creatures, fairies and spiritual beings. Chika's forest revolves around our main protagonist, Chika, and her forest friends as she explores the magical world unknown to others. The story started off slow but it was heartwarming and cute as the readers were exposed to the different beings that lived in the forest and a glimpse into Chika's back story through Chika's adventure. Chika's forest emphasises on the importance of friendship and family ties. Definitely worth a try:)
Aug 23
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Sarahsan
Love the manga so far. Seems to have it's twists and turns as you learn more about her childhood. Would definitely recommend.
Aug 23
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MadamManga
Chika's Forest is a well written shojo manga. It creates an interesting back story, a lovable main character, and is creative in creating individualized non-existing characters. So far I think this is a great manga and worth exploring.
Aug 23
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Tania Gabriela Ramírez Franco
Really cute story! And the plot is really interesting too :)
Aug 23
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Justyna Klimaszewska
This is a really cute story with a nice artwork. It's not "My neighbor Totoro" - which was a masterpiece - but it gives you a similar feeling while reading. The pace is kind of slow and I'm still not sure what turn this story will take. First few chapters was more like a webcomic than a manga, which makes me feel not very invested in it - they were too much of an exposition, too closed. Although I like such soft stories at first I thought it doesn't have too much to offer except the artwork, so I almost dropped it in fourth chapter. But first longer story with Nyancy had something more in it. The artwork is really nice, the cuteness of it masks flaws of Artist skills.
I recommend this series to anyone who likes cute soft stories, about nothing.
Aug 23
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Marila Soares
This was cool! Interesting plot and nice artwork. I'll keep reading!
Aug 22
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Alyssa Bakeberg
Very cute fantasy manga! Going to continue reading this one!
Aug 22
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Neko Frau
The art style saves it, but the story moves so slow I'm pretty sure Kuroshitsuji uploaded already
Aug 22
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Rafael Gomez
attractive artwork that draws a reader in
Aug 22
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jcdragonx
This really has a studio Ghibli vibe about it making me wish for a anime adaptation of this manga.
Aug 22
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Terence
Lovely arts & characters and the story is slowly unfolding. The story is calm yet full of mysteries to uncover ~ Love it
Aug 22
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Kallian
quite a sweet story and lovely arts!
Aug 21
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Fyntik
Quite an interesting manga, very leisurely narrative, but still interesting. In some places it looks like Totoro.
Aug 21
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Azeriuith
This is honestly an extremely sweet story. The one thing I can compare it to is a indie student film, the type you feel like things are going slow but in reality a lot of stuff is happening all at once. The mystery of Chika’s memories and why they were lost is the ongoing elephant in the room without it being given to much importance and instead placing all of the focus on her discovering the forest and the magical places as well as the spirits and gods that live within. The one qualm I have, is that although the importance of people being a part of her life has been established, so far most of the important interactions have been with spirits. Maybe creating a balance between both would yield interesting results. Regardless, it’s a cute story with adorable drawings and a clear form of story telling. If I had kids I’d read this with them as a bedtime story!
Aug 21
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Celine
The idea itself seems interesting, but there isn't much in the beginning to get you hooked. Hopefully the story picks up soon and I hope a more meaningful plot is revealed.
Aug 21
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Matthew Mercado
It is pretty good 2 me.
Aug 21
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norberto112394
Seems like a good enough premise and very much like a Ghibli film but with it's own personality. Can't wait to see where they take this one!
Aug 21
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Namie Natsumi
Pretty good, cute illustrations. Interesting plots. I’m still near the beginning and hope this start to pace up, mysteries and more adventures!
Aug 21
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celestial.enya
Soooo cuteeee!!!! Everything about it is just cute hopefully she goes on some kind of adventure. That would be cool
Aug 21
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Kasen SweetColoredPrince
I really love the spirits/fairies and the girl who discovers again more and more of her memories. But I think... There's something slow or flat in the beginning (I just red the free chapters for now)
The simple art style is cute, I'll read more✨
Aug 21
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andarion
Chika's forest details the magical adventures of its protagonist and her relation with a variety of magical creatures, in general it is a lighthearted story that leaves you intrigued.
Aug 21
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crokadi
An adorable story! The plot is interesting and reading through it somehow makes me feel at home. The art and characters feel warm and inviting, and I can't wait to dive into the next chapter! I think it's definitely worth the time to check it out, it's unique and intriguing and I can guarantee you'll want to keep reading more!
Aug 21
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meedang.nguyen
Love the art style. I would recommend this.
Aug 21
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DatAnime
Love the art style and it's very comfortable to read!
Aug 21
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vortex_164
This is a very cute manga that definitely shows a nice Ghibli-esque style, it is a little slow but the art is very well made and enjoyable to read
Aug 21
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mushydrop
Very calming beginning and I loved the art style
Aug 21
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chentimmy123
After reading the first two chapters, it's clear that this is a work from Studio Ghibli. The mysterious, yet pleasant atmosphere that the story invokes makes me want to read further. The art is simply amazing, but it is not overwhelming. Furthermore, the story is set up so that it can be enjoyed by a wide audience. There are elements to the story that grab the attention of both young and old readers. Overall, if you are a fan of Studio Ghibli, this is a must read. Even if you are not, the story and art might just be enough to capture your attention.
Aug 21
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Sheli-GDL
The impression I get for the first part is that the story is a bit confusing, the author whilst draws beautifully, leaves many things untold, she’s there but the mother is not? Maybe I’m not engaged to the story so far but maybe the fairy will help the reader to understand too? Let’s follow a bit more of Chika and her fairy friends.
Aug 21
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Alphonsus Delgra
Definitely has a supernatural feel but at the same time reminds me of Spirited Away. The themes vibe together maturity and imagination well. I wasn't too into the design of the entities Chika interacts with, but I understand their importance in her life. A definite try for anyone willing to try out something new.
Aug 21
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isaacyap98
The art is very similar to Studio Ghibli and story is amazing from chapter 1
Aug 21
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16sancheznicole
Loved it! ❤
Aug 20
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Effieandowen
Really cute, and nicely drawn.
Aug 20
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soukatsukuro
A cute story of a girl who can see "spirits" and "fairies". I love the designs of all the creatures, if they were made into toys, I'd be very tempted to buy one!

The overall story has been quite cute, though story's pacing is a bit odd; some of the plot lines bounce around a bit (sort of like... Adventure Time, of all things.)

Some chapters will end with a minor cliffhanger, but the next chapter will completely drop whatever was going on previously and start a new story, though it seems things do eventually come back around or things are slowly explained to the reader, but not to Chika thus far.

I'm only on Chapter 11, so I'm looking forward to reading more!
Aug 19
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Akkariynn
I started reading it 'cause I wanted a lighthearted story with cute artstyle. And Chika' s Forest fit my expectactions. I really love stories with yokai and mystical creatures like them so I enjoy every chapter of this manga. Truly amazing and enjoyable <3
Aug 19
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Jiminnn Ymmm
Absolutely AMAZING. Impeccable art, stunningg storyline, it give an incredible Stdio Ghibli feel to it. The spirits have their own background, theres plenty of backstory associated with each character, and the style is somewhat similar to that of My Neighbor Totoro
Aug 18
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HammyEpicness
I love this manga so much. The story has very cute and warm characters that are really easy to fall in love with. It is very whimsical and has a similar feel to it as your favorite Studio Ghibli films. You get hooked very easy and keep wanting to read more. Fantastic. I recommend it!!!
Aug 18
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juliarolfart
A really beatifully writen and drawn manga than wakes intrest and makes you want to continue to read in order to find out what happeneds next to Chika and her forest friends
Aug 17
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Animestar
Innocent, adorable, and light-hearted. Worth a read if you're a fan of things like Totoro.
Aug 17
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Zorkia
Simple, but fantastic. It's sweet and has little amusing quips that make you just chuckle. Beautiful world.
Aug 17
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Demonoid
I like this manga, its very interesting and i love mangas about spirits. :D
Aug 17
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LovelyGhost Writer
I usually love mangas that have a supernatural elements to them. This one was no different and fell in love with it. fun and interesting story with love able characters!
Aug 17
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Konatta
It looks like a cute manga, and the whole theme of one being able to see 'spirits' remminds me of totoro.
Aug 17
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joeizfun
Fun and interesting manga, the art work is amazing. And i enjoyed this one so much
Aug 17
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carrillojose1993
Great manga that has an interesting story
Aug 17
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Kowrdzavi Repic
Dint think it was this good,story is going a little fast but its not a bad thing.Art is cute u can see effort put in it,have anime potencial in my opinion.Love to see how did Chika save the forest and her relationship with mounten god son..
Aug 17
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biancag458910
Really awesome manga would recommend to everyone
Aug 16
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toruwara
The art style is simplistic and cute, yet has a lot of neat details.
The story is engaging but relaxed, and the character design for the forest spirits is very well done.
I love this manga and intend on following it further.
Aug 16
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caroline_brignall
This is the occasional manga which is good for not having any fan service. The storyline is interesting and the art style is adorable.
Aug 16
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dalli
Too cute! A simple and warm story where the reader follow Chika into (re)discovering the magic side of the forest.
A pretty enjoyable read in relaxing times with its 'feelgood' vibe, the soft and cozy art, and the soft atmosphere.
I love this art style, it conveys pretty well the light tone set in the manga.
Aug 16
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SamsonMccracken
This is really cute. I love the art and the story line is interesting enough to keep your interest. I'm intrigued to see where this is going.
Aug 15
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LuteceSophie
Chika's Forest is a simple, charming little manga, a description which might describe both its strengths and weakness. The best aspect of this work is definitely the bubbly art, designs, and overall feel, which has a unique look and some truly lovely panels such as when Chika enters the fairy market. On the downside, the characters don't feel that all well-defined, and sometimes the pacing can be a little awkward and prone to exposition. For example, in the first chapter when Chika's father is introduced, she casually drops that she doesn't like him much to the reader. This comes off as somewhat awkward because not only did Chika never indicate disliking her father before, even through so much as a facial expression when he showed up, but we don't know why she does and the author could just have easily shown us. Little nitpicks such as this hold this manga back from coming anywhere near the Studio Ghibli films that obviously inspired it, but it's still a fun read, especially for anyone
Aug 15
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xXSCREEPER GAMINGXx
It really reminds me so much about the old classic Ghibli films! I just used up all my tickets today to read this manga, and I don't regret it. It is quite surprising though that this manga resembles Ghibli but in the same time it is its own manga, the characters are really nice and the style is soft to look at, and the fact that I only reached a certain chapter I don't feel bored at all makes me want to read more!
Aug 14
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Eleanore
Beautiful art style with cute and unique characters. Easy to enjoy.
Aug 14
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Cheru
Chika's Forest is a soft read, something light and warm hearted to have in your mind before bed.
The story of "Chika's Forest" starts quite light and simple, but delve deeper and you'll begin to find a very magical truth within the forest. You'll be enchanted by the mountain goddess and her mysterious son, Grandpa Batata the sweet potato fairy and Hanazuke the flower monkey, and even just the everyday mortal world! The art style and story telling is reminiscent of Ghibli productions, and was clearly inspired by "My Neighbour Totoro" which is not at all a bad thing, as the character and fairy designs still breath fresh air onto the pages.
If you're looking for something quick and easy, whether you're a veteran manga reader or if this would be your first, I highly recommend.
Aug 13
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cobaltrabbit
It's strangely addicting. The story is confusing at first but you slowly learn where it's going and fall in love with the characters. I'm excited to read more!
Aug 13
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28jets
The art style is nice, and it has potential for a good story from what I've read so far.
Aug 13
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Justin Andrew Mason
This fun manga combines the nostalgia of childhood with the magic of forest spirits. It's a fun combination that's hard to beat. :) What if the fanciful imagination of childhood turned out to be more than just fantasy? Story has a very "Through the Looking Glass" vibe, and it's enjoyable.
Aug 13
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