“I love this series!! Chiyuki is so sweet and kind. Toya is funny and kinder then he seems. I can't wait to see this relationship bloom!!”see full review » see other reviews »
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“Wow, this was nothing like I hoped it would be. The cover, the description are both misleading. I ended up with both but I will not be reading the second one and final one. Passing them on. Would be nice to read a manga series that is both good AND complete. Ugh.”see full review » see other reviews »
“A bit ridiculous, but still enjoyable (possibly just because I'm a big Bisco Hatori fan because of Ouran). The characters are pretty cute, but there's not much of a plot. Satsuki did manage to surprise me.
But he also looks an awful lot like Tamaki from Ouran. It's disorienting.”
“Wow, this was nothing like I hoped it would be. The cover, the description are both misleading. I ended up with both but I will not be reading the second one and final one. Passing them on. Would be nice to read a manga series that is both good AND complete. Ugh.”Solace Winter wrote this review Monday, June 18, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I love this series!! Chiyuki is so sweet and kind. Toya is funny and kinder then he seems. I can't wait to see this relationship bloom!!”VampyreGoddess wrote this review Saturday, March 17, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Review from my blog, The Haunting of Orchid Forsythia (hauntedorchid.blogspot.com).
The synopsis does NOT do the story justice, it just makes it sound cheezy and well just like a kinda blah story. My suggestion would be to completely bypass the synopsis and just give Millennium Snow a go.
I really liked how Millennium Snow began, were Chiyuki sees Touya fall off the roof the hospital (she actually thought that he had jumped to his doom). I thought it was an interesting way to start because from there you have Touya and Chiyuki thrust together (unwillingly on his part) and the beginnings of their blossoming friendship (maybe even more). Plus Touya has a bit of a barbed tongue.
I'm definitely looking forward to seeing were the story will go in the next volume, and to see how the characters will evolve. I've even already checked it out from the library so I can see what will happen between the two- I mean three- characters.
What I liked the most about Millenium Snow was that the story didn't beat-around the bush and drag along. I was especially glad to see that it didn't take the whole manga for Chiyuki to find out that Touya was a vampire, mainly since in the synopsis it plainly states the he is one.
Content-wise, Millennium Snow is a pretty squeaky clean read being as I don't recall any swearing or nudity. Although I did kind of speed through it over lunch one day, so I could be mistaken about the lack of swearing.
The one thing I loved most about Chiyuki was that even though she was very gravely ill, she never gave up and that she was just so full of life.
Touya was actually probably the most intersting character in the manga, with the fact that he was a lonely vampire who tried to keep everyone at a distance because he didn't want to be hurt when they would adventually die before him. He also made me laugh with how much he came to care about what happened to Chiyuki, especially when he wouldn't even admit it to himself that he liked her.
After having read Bisco Hatori's OHSHC series (okay, most of the series) Millennium Snow's art was just kind of weak, it lacked the attention to detail that her newer work has. But since it also happened to be her first manga it was easy to over look that (the artwork wasn't bad, just not nearly as good as Ouran High).
Final Verdict: Millennium Snow is a sweet, light romantic comedy with just a dash of seriousness. In short, loved it.
Millennium Snow 1 earns 4 out of 5 pineapples.”
“I was iffy on this series from the start. I, personally, don't think a manga series can be wrapped up in just a few chapters.
Toya, an 18-year-old vampire, must choose a human to join to for the rest of his life, which would be 1,000 years. He drinks that person's blood, that person is also blessed with long life. It's a mutual relationship type thing. Unfortunately, Toya hates blood! But he starts to rethink his planned loneliness when he meets attractive Chiyuki, cursed with a heart problem which will probably take her life before her 19th birthday.
Okay, there's the premise. Sounds cute, I know. But really, it's not worth anyone's effort. Only would I read it again if I was really bored and had nothing else to do. The 2nd volume is about the same, only it wanders into being a rip-off of "The Twilight Saga" since the author writes in a young and gorgeous werewolf and Chiyuki must choose between the two.
Yeah, that's what I thought. A total waste of time. If I wanted to read "Twilight" well, that's what I'd read.”
“The best manga ever!!! Maybe because it's almost the manga version of Twilight?”Rachied wrote this review Sunday, February 20, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“From the time that Chiyuki was born, the doctors have been predicting her death, due to her congenital heart condition. She spends a lot of time going in and out of the hospital. Now she is seventeen, and all that she wants is to live long enough to see the next snow. And then she meets Toya, a young vampire – and life will never be the same again.
It is only because of the full moon that she notices the boy in black as he steps off the roof of the hospital. Leaving her room without permission, she finds that she must see what has happened to him. She finds him on the ground and offers to help, only to find that he is surly and unappreciative – and uninjured. Which is when she learns that he is a vampire, and he has a companion in the form of a bat named Yamimaru, who brings him food when he is most in need of it. Not the typical food one might associate with a vampire but, rather, human food. You see, Toya eschews blood, wants nothing to do with it! As a result, though, he often finds himself in a weakened condition. The rude boy rushes off, but inadvertently leaves one shoe behind, which Chiyuki takes with her. Of course that means he must come back for it, which he does.
In talking to Yamimura, Chiyuki learns that most vampires find a human partner by the time that they turn 18, in a reciprocal relationship that ensures long life to the human and a constant form of nourishment to the vampire. Toya is almost 18 now and has no one, even though he will live to be a thousand years old. Chiyuki offers to be that partner, but Toya refuses, in disdain. When he learns of her condition, he relents, and agrees to take her out for a little bit, to have some fun. A crisis ensues, and a decision must be made.
On Chiyuki’s return to school, she and Yamimura scheme behind Toya’s back and enroll him as well, so it’s off to school for the young vampire! An unexpected encounter with a stray cat requiring Chiyuki’s aid, helps her to understand Toya’s reluctance to get involved with humans. Toya shows a natural athletic ability, one he needs to curb a bit, but he does get involved with sports. When Satsuki, another athlete who is quite popular with the girls, shows up after a brief absence, he is welcomed with open arms. Well, not by everyone. He and Toya don’t seem to quite hit it off, especially after Satsuki makes his interest in Chiyuki quite clear! The two of them act as if they are rivals for her attention. But there is more to Satsuki then meets the eye!
In a bonus story, A Romance of One Moment, we meet two girls, Shiki and Midori, who have been friends since early childhood. When they were six, Shiki told Midori her secret – she has a little boy that lives inside of her! He lives in her heart, and he cheers her up when she is sad, and tells her to hang in there. Now they are seventeen and Shiki is in great emotional turmoil. Her parents are getting divorced, and arguing over who will take Shiki – apparently neither one wants her. One day Midori catches Shiki doing something dangerous, and when her friend comes down, she realizes that there is something very different about her. She says that Shiki tried to commit suicide, so “he” came out – “he” being the boy inside of Shiki. When pressed, he says he has no name, so Midori thinks of him as “Shiki”, although he seems completely different from her friend, in ways she can’t explain, yet instinctively knows. Midori spends a lot of time with “Shiki”, and discovers that she is developing feelings for him. What is she to do? She knows he cannot stay forever, just until Shiki is strong enough to cope. What will happen to him, to them?
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“It was okay, seemed a bit cheesy though...”Melanie E wrote this review Monday, October 11, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“this book is so cute but also kind of sad i really loved it ”Gia M wrote this review Monday, July 26, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I really enjoyed this manga, it was a fast read but I love all the characters. There was also a cute one off story at the back which I enjoyed :) Look forward to reading more from Bisco Hatori, I still haven't read Ouran High School Host Club yet!”Ashleigh wrote this review Tuesday, July 6, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No