Monday, June 25, 2012

Karakuri Odette by Julietta Suzuki

Odette is an android created by the young talented scientist Dr. Yoshizawa. Wanting to find the ultimate difference between humans and his android, Odette decides to persuade Dr. Yoshizawa to enroll her in a local high school. Follow Odette's adventures as she ventures through high school, in search of the true meaning of being a human.
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Oh manga - so easy to read and unlike animation you don't have to worry about annoying voice actors, lol. Karakuri Odette was a quick couple of days read that I finished at work, and I enjoyed it quite a bit. It's not the most original of story, the android who wants to be human, but the specific people in this one make it memorable. 

Odette starts off very blase about wanting to go to school or act human, but throughout the series and as her interactions with humans become more regular we see her change. She starts to question why people are they way they are; why they cry or laugh or like other people. Circumstances force her to question her own actions, why she's even able to have a preference for things or activities if she's a robot. Throughout the volumes she meets others of her kind and she even inspires them to look at things differently - to not remain stagnant under the weight of whatever their original programming might be.

Karakuri Odette is a cute series with highschool characters taking on adult themes - I liked it.

Overall Feeling - B

Series - Karakuri Odette, Volumes 1 - 6

P.S. - The whole series is available to read for free online

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