[REVIEW] Bokura no Kiseki

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Bokura No Kiseki (Our Miracle)

Introduction : Bokura no Kiseki is a manga written by Kumeta Natsuo. Its genres are action, drama, fantasy, school life, historical, mystery and supernatural. It is also tagged as gender-bender often because the story focuses on a princess being reincarnated as a boy. The princess is the girl in the cover(the picture above) and the guy is the one who she is reincarnated as.
Well, now that the introduction is done, here's my review: (Note that if I give something 5/10, then that means that it is average so scores above 8 are pretty good.)

Story (10/10): The plot focuses on a boy called Minami Harusumi who is reincarnation of a princess named Veronica. He believes his dreams to be recollections of his previous life. One day, as he is bullied for saying that he is a princess, he finally uses magic which he had avoided earlier because it was a power to kill people. The magic activates as he had imagined and he no more has doubts about his past. Thus, he tries to learn more about his past memories where Veronica's castle was attacked and she breathed her last. Soon, almost the entire of his class recover their memories of past, and each of those memories are related to Veronica's castle. The entire story is about the characters finding out about what actually happened back then in Veronica's castle.

The best thing about the story is that nothing is said or done in vain. Even the minutest of the details become immensely important later on, which is how an ideal mystery should be. Rather than having mysteries that are completely random, in Bokura no Kiseki, one can actually predict some stuff to certain extent if he reads with deep concentration. However, many of the times, the author lays traps so as to lead us astray. Despite telling the story in round-about way, Kumeta makes sure that she(author) has no plotholes(at least obvious ones) in the story.

Art (7.5/10) : The recent art is pretty decent, and even though the manga is being serialized since the year 2008, it has a good art at start. Kamioka, the only friend of Harusumi Minami during middle school looks somewhat like the heroine which can confusing sometimes. But, since Kamioka is a side-character who probably only appears once or twice per ten chapters, I doubt that anyone would be confused.
The older art is sometimes(uncommon) out of proportion. In a scene, where Veronica is sitting, the art is so out of proportion that one would think that if she got up, she would be eight feet tall. The recent art is pretty good with almost no defects, so overall, art gets a score of 7.5.

Characters(8.5/10): One thing that you need to keep in mind while reading Bokura no Kiseki is that it has many characters. It is stated that 67 people were present in castle of Veronica when it was attacked. Even if half of those were reincarnated, and even if half of those half were given screen time, its still a pretty big cast. As I've already stated, there's nothing in vain in the manga, so every one of these characters are important. Unless one read with immense concentration, he could easily get lost within such a big cast of characters because they are usually called by two names—name from the past and their current name.
Each character has a concrete personality. The author absolutely does not allow the story to force a character to do things that would go against the character's ideals.

Character development(7/10): Perhaps this is where Bokura no Kiseki fails. That being said, 7 is definitely not a bad score, because Bokura no Kiseki features over twenty characters in short intervals. 7 means that the character development is better than average even though Bokura no Kiseki has a fairly complex plot. Except for the hero and the heroine, there's not much development in other characters, but Kumeta does well with whatever space she gets. If you're looking for a story where a weak character develops into a strong character, I'm sorry, but you're at the wrong place.


Enjoyment(10/10): At first, I thought that the story was boring, but when I was past reading three chapters of the manga, I was in love with the manga. The reason for me finding the story boring in the first three chapters is definitely not because they were actually boring. The author had lays a premise in those chapters, which make the very foundation of the story. And trust me, the chapters only keep on getting better and better.

Overall : 8.6/10. (Remember 5 is my average, so according to me, 8.6 is a pretty goddamn high score.)

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08-09-2015, 09:58 AM
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Sounds very interesting. I might give this manga a quick read to see how I like it myself :)
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08-09-2015, 10:00 AM
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Nice review! Keep up the good work my friend

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08-09-2015, 10:05 AM
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(08-09-2015, 09:58 AM)Krome Wrote: Sounds very interesting. I might give this manga a quick read to see how I like it myself :)
You definitely should! Don't be deceived into thinking that it'll be a quick read as it has only thirty six chapters. All of them are of 60+ pages and dialogue heavy~

(08-09-2015, 10:00 AM)Alpha Wrote: Nice review! Keep up the good work my friend
Thanks, Alpha~ I'll keep the character development thingie in my mind the next time I write one xD.

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08-09-2015, 01:35 PM
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Thorough review! I might have to give this a read in my free time.

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(08-09-2015, 01:35 PM)bry Wrote: Thorough review! I might have to give this a read in my free time.

Thanks Bry~ I tried to deliver as much as content I could without spoiling the story to make it interesting for you guys xD.

Be sure to give it a chance whenever you have free time. You'll love it.

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08-10-2015, 04:00 PM
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Good job at writing this review. You really managed to capture the main parts of the manga and put it into words without spoiling it.

I really like this manga too. I started it about ago and the story immediately drew me in. The twists in the manga are really nice. Check it out if you like mystery stuff.

Oh my goodness bakanyan, you are a HakoMari fan too? What else have you read? I like you already :D

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08-10-2015, 10:27 PM (This post was last modified: 08-11-2015, 12:22 AM by Equinox. Edit Reason: Corrected a typo.)
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(08-10-2015, 04:00 PM)Chione Wrote: Good job at writing this review. You really managed to capture the main parts of the manga and put it into words without spoiling it.

I really like this manga too. I started it about ago and the story immediately drew me in. The twists in the manga are really nice. Check it out if you like mystery stuff.

Oh my goodness bakanyan, you are a HakoMari fan too? What else have you read? I like you already :D

Holy crap. HakoMari, Bokura no Kiseki, Rokka no Yuusha and Fate/Zero completely match :o . I've read some of Ryohgo's light novels recently(Durarara! and Baccano!).

Then Golden Time, but I didn't like the novel that much. Haven't seen the entire Anime but if it completely following the novel, I'll probably be disappointed. Thought it would be good since its written by Toradora's author though, so more disappointments..

I've also read the Kamisu Reina(which you might have too) since its written by the same author as that of HakoMari. There's only five chapters translated so far but its pretty psychological.

Mokushiroku Arisu is a pretty good series (recommended) too, although you'll hate the protagonist at the start. Some poor characters, but great character development and story. The way of writing is average, I guess. Haven't found anyone who can write monologues as good as Eiji (HakoMari).

The Kara no Kyoukai and Death Note novels
I could probably continue for a really long time.

Did you include mangas when you asked what else had I read XD? Or visual novels? Because I've been reading a few visual novels with great plot-lines, mostly on Steam though.

Are you done reading all seven volumes of HakoMari? I've been trying to read the end, but I just can't proceed more than two pages while reading because I know it will end. I could write a HakoMari review but it'll just turn 10/10 on everything QAQ.

You don't have to call me Bakanyan =3=. Baka, Nyan or anything is fine XD. Nice to meet you, Chione, and I'm liking you already too ^_^. Lets have a hearty chat when the shoutbox is back~

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(08-10-2015, 10:27 PM)Bakanyan Wrote:
(08-10-2015, 04:00 PM)Chione Wrote: Good job at writing this review. You really managed to capture the main parts of the manga and put it into words without spoiling it.

I really like this manga too. I started it about ago and the story immediately drew me in. The twists in the manga are really nice. Check it out if you like mystery stuff.

Oh my goodness bakanyan, you are a HakoMari fan too? What else have you read? I like you already :D

Holy crap. HakoMari, Bokura no Kiseki, Rokka no Yuusha and Fate/Zero completely match :o . I've read some of Ryohgo's light novels recently(Durarara! and Baccano!).

Then Golden Time, but I didn't like the novel that much. Haven't seen the entire Anime but if it completely following the novel, I'll probably be disappointed. Thought it would be good since its written by Toradora's author though, so more disappointments..

I've also read the Kamisu Reina(which you might have too) since its written by the same author as that of HakoMari. There's only five chapters translated so far but its pretty psychological.

Mokushiroku Arisu is a pretty good series (recommended) too, although you'll hate the protagonist at the start. Some poor characters, but great character development and story. The way of writing is average, I guess. Haven't found anyone who can write monologues as good as Eiji (HakoMari).

The Kara no Kyoukai and Death Note novels
I could probably continue for a really long time.

Did you include mangas when you asked what else had I read XD? Or visual novels? Because I've been reading a few visual novels with great plot-lines, mostly on Steam though.

Are you done reading all seven volumes of HakoMari? I've been trying to read the end, but I just can't proceed more than two pages while reading because I know it will end. I could write a HakoMari review but it'll just turn 10/10 on everything QAQ.

You don't have to call me Bakanyan =3=. Baka, Nyan or anything is fine XD. Nice to meet you, Chione, and I'm liking you already too ^_^. Lets have a hearty chat when the shoutbox is back~

Oh, DRRR and Baccano. I wanted to read both and decided to watch the animes first to get into the mood, however I never got past the second episodes...

Kamisu Reina is one of my favorites, next to Hakomari. It really manages to show how desperate people can become and Reina is just absolutely amazing~

I read Mokushiroku Alice too! XD The story is really nice despite of all it's plotholes. It's such a shame that they stopped translating it, right at a cliffhanger, so evil!

Mangas are included! I wouldn't mind to get some recommendations :D

You really HAVE TO read the last volume. It's so mindblowing and really perfect. You will not regret it. Go read it, now! >.<

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(08-11-2015, 09:05 AM)Chione Wrote: Oh, DRRR and Baccano. I wanted to read both and decided to watch the animes first to get into the mood, however I never got past the second episodes...

Kamisu Reina is one of my favorites, next to Hakomari. It really manages to show how desperate people can become and Reina is just absolutely amazing~

I read Mokushiroku Alice too! XD The story is really nice despite of all it's plotholes. It's such a shame that they stopped translating it, right at a cliffhanger, so evil!

Mangas are included! I wouldn't mind to get some recommendations :D

You really HAVE TO read the last volume. It's so mindblowing and really perfect. You will not regret it. Go read it, now! >.<

I'll give you some manga recommendation when I'm done reading HakoMari. Now that I know it ends well...nothing can stop me xD.

I've also read the nine volumes of Sword Art Online, which is also one of my biggest regrets of my life. I shouldn't have read them, even if it was for a friend qwq. The story and way of writing is just horrible. I wanted to smack the author after every thirty pages, although usually I'm really calm.

I didn't know they dropped Mokushiroku Arisu o.o. Didn't they just run out of raws? Or there would be red links on baka-tsuki. It also says that the project is active~
And Reina is just fabulous, I know right. She's only shown when other people portray her but she's such a beautifully done character.

Derp, we might be going a bit too off-topic here :/ .

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