Reviews / Chrysanthemum Boy

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The sketchy art style was done well, and I liked the premise. There were some spelling errors in the text though, and I have to wonder if the gender of one of the characters was mistaken. But overall, not bad. At least worth a look.
Aug 27
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Wide-eyed Wander
It was an intriguing manga with such beautiful art. It was a fantastical sad tale that resonates with the reader.
Aug 25
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Justin Andrew Mason
Some gifts can only be given once. This short one-shot manga is a beautiful rendition of an age-old parable.
Aug 24
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MadamManga
This is a beautifully written and beautifully drawn manga that I highly recommend to anyone with an interest in the legend of the Fountain of Youth. I love that the Crysanthemum's choose who is worthy of the water because it makes it much more intriguing. It is a must read!
Aug 24
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merlinyan
Good oneshot. Didn't feel like I completely understood it but I enjoyed reading it.
Aug 22
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DarkNova
It's a simple but interesting manga. I liked the way the story is told, as if it was an ancient legend. I highly recommend giving it a try. It's entertaining.
Aug 22
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Art-chan
The art is beautiful. I know squat about Chinese poems, so I was a little lost.
Aug 21
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Hotaru123
Like other reviewers said, this one-shot is hard to understand without prior knowledge of Chinese history and Chinese poems. The story is interesting enough to keep reading, but it feels more like an exposition to a story rather than a full story.

The art style is suitable enough for the one-shot, but it is a bit rough for my tastes.

Despite its shortcomings, I recommend that you read it because of its short length. It won't eat up much of your time, and you may find that you like it.
Aug 21
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rocioarsuaga
Gorgeous art. Would like to see more from this author. I don't know if translation made It a bit confusing or it's just that english isn't my mother language...
Aug 21
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Daisy Wang
Unfortunately the poetry doesn't translate particularly well, and the story is fragmented and difficult to understand without background knowledge of Chinese history. The imagery is beautiful.
Aug 17
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Stefan Rook
I think it was the music I was listening to, but the ending was pretty sad. I enjoy the open ending and the way the author drew the characters.
Aug 12
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Nicole
A very interesting one-shot manga. The art style is wonderful and the story shows a different view about the tale of the fountain of youth.
Aug 11
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MusicalsandManga
Jul 09
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Midori Gurin
ok... intresting, pretty neat!
Jun 03
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