Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Graphic Novel Review: Summertime Rendering Vol. 1


Title: Summertime Rendering Vol. 1
Author: Yasuki Tanaka
Genre: Graphic Novel; Manga
Publication Date: May 31, 2022
Publisher: Udon Entertainment

Hearing the news of the passing of his childhood friend Ushio, Shinpei returned to his hometown on the remote island of Hitogashima to attend her funeral. Little does he know that it is the beginning of a summer full of mystery and horror! No one is prepared for the time-twisting adventures ahead that defy life and death!









*I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.*
Hello Fellow Readers

I was ready for mystery and horror but what I got was confusion. Summertime Rendering was a little hard to follow as the story progressed, more and more things kept happening, but there wasn't an explanation for why. I think Tanaka was trying do was have the reader discover things as the protagonist Ushio did but like him I was just lost the entire time. 
I will say that while I did not like the over sexualization of all the female characters, the art style was good and the shadows were creepy as well. I do like the ending to this and it makes me actually want to read the second volume.
Overall, a rough start that hopefully gets better with the second volume




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