Other Names: Laugh Lady Kanoko, The Secret Notes of Lady Kanoko, Cynical Kanoko, Laughing Lady Kanoko, Smiling Lady Kanoko
Author/Artist: Tsujita Ririko
Summary: Although she doesn’t get along with people very well Kanoko considers herself a perfect “observer”. Her hobby is observing the students in her third year junior high-class and keeping a journal of the classroom drama. But what will happen when Kanoko becomes involved with some of her classmates?
Genres: Comedy, Romance, School Life, Shoujo
cathdeary recommended me this manga, so I decided to take a little break from translating and give my mind a break and read this manga. We’re first introduced to our female heroine, Naedoko Kanoko, after experiencing being betrayed by her best friend when she was an elementary school student, she decides she doesn’t need any friend. She named herself the perfect observer. The main object of her interest currently is the three persons in love triangle. However she soon finds herself becoming involved as a player too. Her heart starts to waver and her once closed-door starts to open.
Kanoko move from one school to another (each chapter is a new school and new characters) and her hobby got her involved into various relationship problems of her new schoolmate. I find her inner thoughts quite hilarious definitely an interesting heroine, however the way the manga’s is drawn isn’t to my liking, a little too cartoonish? I think this manga is age appropriate for adolescence girls as it teaches readers valuable lesson that teenage girls will experience which is probably why I don’t think it’s not my cup of tea, but it does teach readers of all ages that we shouldn’t stand back and watch our life go by. We should live to the fullest. Regardless it was an enjoysble read. You can read the manga here and there’s a squeal which I haven’t read but if you’re interested it could be found here. It follows her life as she transit from junior high to high school.