Series: Star-Crossed, Vol. 1
Publisher: Kodansha (February 16, 2021)
Paperback, 160 pages
Comics & Graphic Novels, Manga
Azusa lives for only one man: Chika-kun, of the idol group Prince 4 U. But when she accidentally dies trying (and failing) to save him, she can’t believe her luck — to be in literal Heaven with the man she loves! But never one to lie, God says this one is on him, and sends them both back to continue their lives… but there’s just one little problem. Their souls have been sent to the wrong bodies! And not only that — they can switch back and forth by kissing? What on Earth does fate have in store for them?
This manga is completely bonkers in all the best ways! Azusa and Chika both die in the first chapter (it’s not a spoiler if it’s in the back cover blurb, right?) and God is basically like “tee hee, oops, you weren’t supposed to die, no big deal, I’ll send you back!” But then WHOOPS, they’re in each others’ bodies! And since Chika is a huge star in a J-Pop group and Azusa is a normal high school girl, this is a big problem! I love the crazy situations they get into even in just this first volume. It was somehow over way too quickly and I’m frantically searching for when volume 2 comes out. I love the art style, and this first volume does a lot of laying the ground work for the rest of the series. With the way volume 1 ends (I won’t spoil it for you!) it’s certainly set up for even more wacky fun. I’ll definitely be reading more of this fun series!
A digital ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley for review. All opinions are unbiased and my own.