Does it still count as a manga if it’s a one-shot? Merry Unbalance Christmas is basically a very short story in manga form. The entire thing is just one chapter so if you were looking for a short little Christmas manga, that you can just finish while waiting for the goose to cook… I don’t know what people eat on Christmas. Also, I’m a vegetarian so I’m probably going to be having cheese fondue or vegetable nabe or something.
Wait, when did this become about food? Trick question, everything is always about food!
Why I Picked up Merry Unbalance Christmas
I’m going to be straight up with you, I wanted a Christmas Manga to review for the blog so I looked up: Christmas Manga. And well the title is really great. Moreover, I saw it was a one-shot and I could finish it and get you a full review in time. Basically, this one is out of convenience.
Saving up for an extravagant dessert treat is not a sin, well, neither is getting into an argument with some extremely rich guy just because he snatched your long-awaited dessert a sin either… However, things are about to go into a spiralling twist of events when that guy popped up the next day saying “Become my woman!”
My First Impression of Merry Unbalance Christmas
Ok, this translation is a little tricky to understand.
I’m going to keep this review short and sweet, just like the manga. I’m sure you have a lot of other things to get to today!. Fact is, Merry Unbalance Christmas is a classic shoujo romance. There’s really not that much to it. Nice random, everyday ordinary girl meets a super hot rich guy by chance and he instantly falls in love with her for some mundane reason. In this case, because she got mad and told him off and no one’s ever done that before!
So he pursues her relentlessly, in a way that would be creepy and scary in real life but is considered romantic in fiction for some reason, showers her with expensive gifts and offers her the type of idyllic relationship we all long for. All of it in a single chapter on Christmas day! YAY!
Obviously, I’m not the demographic for this sort of story and to be honest, I don,t think it’s a particularly good one as far as they go. But it’s not bad either. It’s nowhere near as wacky as the title suggests which may have been a letdown for me personally. This said you can read the entire thing in a few minutes so it’s not like you’ll waste much time. As such, if you like classic romantic shoujos and were at all intrigued by this, why not give it a shot. One shot is all you need! NICE!
Oh and Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!