September 9, 2015 by andyinjapan
Japanese Manga – リューシカ リューシカ (Yoshitoshi Abe)
Japanese Reading Level 3
Reviewer’s Japanese Level: Intermediate to Upper Intermediate
Price Range: $5-10
Pages: About 130 per book
Review submitted by Reiyuki
Ryuushika Ryuushika is a manga similar to Yotsubato in that it follows the slice-of-life stories of a young girl. It is done in a very different style though. Whereas Yotsuba was more lighthearted and interactive, this manga is deeper and more cerebral, but nevertheless entertaining to an intermediate reader.
Since it has no furigana, difficulty will depend heavily on your Kanji skills. Vocab and grammer-wise, it’s about the same as Azumanga Daioh. Harder than Yotsuba but easier than Fullmetal Alchemist or the Haruhi series.
It is beautifully drawn and every page is in full color.