Review: Crimson Hero, Vol. 1

Crimson Hero, Vol. 1
Crimson Hero, Vol. 1 by Mitsuba Takanashi

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Nobara is the heiress of a traditional Japanese restaurant. Being the soon-to-be owner, it requires the feminine characteristic or what they call the Yamato Nadeshiko. Nobara, however, does not possess any femininity unlike her younger sister. She tries so hard but it is not her real self. She finds the thing she is good at: playing volleyball. Some people believe in her, and she grew a passion for it. Even if her mother strongly opposes it, she continued to pursue her dreams.

The drawing is alright and it really shows the personalities of the characters. I really like strong and passionate female characters who are breaking barriers and stereotypes.

I’ve been reading reviews here that they don’t like the manga because it was all about volleyball. I think they miss the whole point. I think that people should read books like this once in a while, and get a break from the usual pretty-pretty girl because in real life, sexism exists. People will expect things you can do or you can’t do just because you are a girl. Sexism is not okay. Sexism is never okay. If you want to prove them wrong, surprise them!

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