Born with an absolute sense of taste, Najika Kazami goes to Seika Academy to fulfill her late parent’s dream and to find her “Flan Prince.” This talented young chef promised her “Flan Prince” that she will make him the most delicious dessert in the world as a thank you gift for saving her life when they were young. But who is her “Flan Prince?” Is it Sora, the student body president? Or his brother Daichi? Or is it the equally talented young chef Seiya Mizuno? Join Najika’s adventure as she experience love, pain and all the different tastes of life, in and out of the kitchen! :)
For character development and the character’s growth, Nagika’s character hardly changed. But that doesn’t mean that her character was flat. Her character was just consistent. Her energy all through out the manga is the same from start till the end. I could say that she grew stronger, but she was already strong before. I think Akane and Daichi had the biggest character growth. Daichi changed a lot thanks to Nagika, same with Akane. Nagika is pretty much the eye of the storm. She’s more of an instrument to everyone’s life, someone that came to change them.
Sora’s death was just too sad. I knew it was going to happen (I read the summary :P) so I wasn’t surprised, but I still cried. Especially after Nagika saw him during the competition, I cried so much. But I think that this is an important event for the plot to fully develop. After that Daichi changed and became mature. But I still wish the author used another method for that. It was too sad, too heartbreaking. But at least he can live on through Najika’s dream.
When Nagika wasn’t able to go to the competition, I was a bit glad. I’m afraid she wouldn’t win with her current skills. Although she is on par with Mizuno’s skills, she still lacks training, thus if Nagika had one more year to train, she can absolutely do better. Plus, if she went there and won, she wouldn’t be able to know who the Flan Prince was. :P
The manga as whole is better than it’s parts, but when we look at paintings and pictures don’t we appreciate them as a whole? Rainbows for example are just the colors red, orange blah blah blah but as a whole rainbows look amazing. So I think the author did a great job, her story was consistent and focused mainly on Nagika, her flan prince and cooking. There might be questionable aspects, but as whole, the story was able to meet ends.
I like this manga, it reminds me of Baker King. I don’t really like sad dramatic mangas, but I couldn’t stop reading. I saw how much the characters, especially Najika, went through but in the end it’s all good. They became stronger and better people, and they wouldn’t be able to smile like that if they had never experience those things. I really recommend reading this. :)
I also like how they also put the recipes Najika and the other make in the story! Here’s a sample page. :)
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