Wednesday, August 22, 2007

CLAMP School Detectives by CLAMP (Vol 1 & 2)

Rating: C+

Synopsis: The three student body chairmen of 4th through 6th grades (Suoh, Nokoru, and Akira) attempt to plan several events for the CLAMP school commune grades that they represent. Unfortunately, they keep finding damsels in distress, and thy can't help but solve their problems.

The characters are cute, and the plots are pretty silly in places. Though the volumes are enjoyable, they seem to lack any real hook or reason a reader would keep coming back. There's no over-arching plot, and each mystery is pretty easy and they sort of become repetitive - this could be a symptom of it's "young adult" designation.

Some things, like Nokoru's amazing ability to detect a female in distress over 2km away, or Akira's insane ability at cooking, make the characters themselves remarkable, overall, the CLAMP School Detectives isn't.

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