Impressions: City


A Bizarre City

It’s hard to believe that it has already been 7 years since Nichijou released. It’s one of the many series that has really helped me cope with stress during my time in school. The characters were silly and funny, and story-wise, there wasn’t a lot to grasp, so it kept me easily entertained. Unfortunately, I was never able to try out the manga, but it’s still on my plan to read list, which I plan to read soon now that the manga has been done since 2015. A year later after Nichijou, Keiichi Arawi has released City, which shares the same comedic tendencies as Nichijou, but with an even more bizarre protagonist.

City introduces us to Midori Nagumo, a penniless college student who lives in an ordinary city filled with, ironically, people out of the ordinary. The conflict of the story revolves around Midori being in debt, to be more precise, having unpaid rent.  Her best friend refuses to loan her cash since she is already used to her tricks. Lacking funds, she tries to look for a job, and that’s where this bizarre adventure (no Jojo pun intended) starts. 

I really like that interaction between Midori and Niimura – her best friend. A lot of us have that friend who is always asking for money for whatever reason, and for some reason, they take their sweet time to pay you back, so the characters already felt somewhat relatable to me to an extent except my friend is punctual. Both characters make a pretty hilarious pair. However, all the characters in “dumb” funny in general and will keep you entertained with their shenanigans.

I would definitely recommend City to any Arawi fan or anyone that wants so dumb (not in the bad) comedy to relief a stressful day or perhaps just need something on the lighter side. I can’t wait to read more of it. 

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