Published by Yen Press on June 25, 2019
Genres: Comedy, Romance, Supernatural
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Suffering from a rare, incurable illness that causes frightening changes to her body whenever she gets worked up, loner Kuroe Akaishi spends her high school days avoiding her classmates, especially class idol, Arata Minami, and his groupies. But when Arata starts making her heart skip a beat with irritating regularity, Kuroe soon discovers that her illness actually has a big—make that MONSTER—secret! Romance turns her into Love-zilla . . . literally!
Published in a seinen magazine but written and illustrated as a shōjo manga, Kaiju Girl Caramelise doesn’t fail to attract anyone with a passion for kaiju—monsters, like Godzilla—and a love for very cute art that simply stands out!
I fell in love the moment my eyes landed on the cover, and then my emotions took over when I started turning the pages . . . This manga is not only lovely, it is funny but also heartfelt, especially as it deals with the judgmental attitude that way too often leads many to be insecure and feel unloved. It comes naturally to sympathise with Kuroe Akaishi, whose classmates call her ‘Psycho-tan’ and have made her an outcast at school. I mean, doesn’t this make you want to turn into a kaiju yourself? Yet, Kuroe’s rare disease seems to escalate when she’s lovesick . . . After all, love is said to be the most powerful feeling of all, right? And it looks like it’s quite uncontrollable, too!
A surreal yet relatable story that warms your heart and makes you root for the heroine. Although Kuroe is the one turning into a giant (adorable!) Love-zilla, you’ll see who the real monsters are.