Wanted by Matsuri Hino
My rating: 4 of 5 genies
Genre: YA, Manga, Fantasy, Action, Historical, Pirates, Romance, Gender Bender
Published: September 8, 2008
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
In the Mediterranean at end of the 17th century, former songstress Armeria disguises herself as a boy and boards the ship of the pirate Skulls--the man who kidnapped Luce, her first love. Captain Skulls is arrogant, violent, and a skirt chaser! And unfortunately for Armeria, he discovers she's a woman...
The ending of this was far too abrupt. Kind of like that previous sentence, but let's cut to the chase:
I enjoyed everything about this manga and I think the only thing I found real trouble with was the ending ---IT WAS AWFUL!! I read pages and pages of beautiful artwork and well-written story only to get to THAT?! The ending needs a re-boot - like that Spider Man movie coming out - and ASAP. Pretty please, at least give us a spin-off??
Sigh. This is why I cannot in good faith rate this a full 5/5, but the cliffy of an ending aside, there is a lot going for this manga; I would read it any day and I recommend everyone to give it a try.