Behind the Scenes!!, Vol. 1

Behind the Scenes!!, Vol. 1

Ranmaru Kurisu comes from a family of hardy, rough-and-tumble fisher folk, and he sticks out at home like a delicate, artistic sore thumb. It’s given him a raging inferiority complex and a permanently pessimistic outlook. Now that he’s in college, he’s hoping to find a sense of belonging. But after a whole life of being left out, does he even know how to fit in?! It’s two...

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Title:Behind the Scenes!!, Vol. 1
Author:Bisco Hatori
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Behind the Scenes!!, Vol. 1 Reviews

  • MLE

    This was really adorable. The characters are fun, and I can really empathize with Ranmaru's insecurity, and desire to blend into the woodwork. The plot is fun, and more than a bit over the top in a good way. I love the art style. Bisco Hatori is one of my favorite creators. Perfect read for a snowy day. I have to admit my favorite is defiantly Ryuki, the club president, for, you know, reasons.

  • Sarah ~Sehrenity~

    Classic Bisco Hatori characters and story. If you like Ouran and Millennium Snow, you'll probably like this one, too.

  • Benjamin

    Sure this first volume is a tad crazy and full of chaos at times but that is part of it's charm. You are thrown into this high energy world and I loved every second!

  • Selena

    Behind the Scenes!! was a big surprise. There are so many manga out there that focus on becoming an idol or a singer or an actor, but this is one of the few about the people who work, as the title suggests, behind the scenes. As someone who loves to watch those "Making of" documentaries and enjoys facts, trivia, and commentary stuff, this was a dead ringer.

    It centers around a college student who has zero self-confidence, but he's got an attention to detail and a talent for DIY recycling projects

    Behind the Scenes!! was a big surprise. There are so many manga out there that focus on becoming an idol or a singer or an actor, but this is one of the few about the people who work, as the title suggests, behind the scenes. As someone who loves to watch those "Making of" documentaries and enjoys facts, trivia, and commentary stuff, this was a dead ringer.

    It centers around a college student who has zero self-confidence, but he's got an attention to detail and a talent for DIY recycling projects that would make Martha Stewart green with envy. He gets caught up in the Art Squad's activities and is pulled into this crazy club of amateur set, costume, and prop designers who make things for the various film clubs on campus.

    What shines here is the ensemble cast. You mostly see things through Ranmaru's point of view, but stories will center around others in the group, like with the chapter focusing on Ruka's costume making for a picky, vengeful director. They get themselves into jams and then use teamwork and each person's talents to fix things.

    This is also a shoujo manga that's blessedly light on romance, if there's any at all. We'll see if any love blooms in future volumes, but for now, it's hard work and movies.

    I'd also like to add that I didn't realize this was by Bisco Hatori until I read an author's side-panel comment about her past work,

    . Once I knew, I could see some of Hatori-sensei's style, but I really had no idea until I saw that (somehow, I missed the name on the front of the book and the stamp on the back). I give Hatori-sensei a lot of credit that her characters in this series don't look at all like clones of previous works'. I think the art has improved as well, but I haven't read Ouran in a long time to say for sure.

    So, tl;dr, if you're the type who's just as interested as what's going on behind the camera as in front of it, this is a manga you might like. Or if you like ensembles of crazy characters, you'd probably like this one too.

  • Evelyn

    A thoroughly enjoyable read from Bisco Hatori. I checked this out on a whim when it crossed the check-in desk and didn’t realize who the author was until chapter two. (I knew the art looked familiar)

    Needless to say, this is a wonderful start to a series and as an artist, I appreciate how it goes into detail, showing how much time and effort we put into the stuff we make.

    The main character is adorable, but kinda pathetic because he keeps apologizing for everything. And I’m not sure if that last

    A thoroughly enjoyable read from Bisco Hatori. I checked this out on a whim when it crossed the check-in desk and didn’t realize who the author was until chapter two. (I knew the art looked familiar)

    Needless to say, this is a wonderful start to a series and as an artist, I appreciate how it goes into detail, showing how much time and effort we put into the stuff we make.

    The main character is adorable, but kinda pathetic because he keeps apologizing for everything. And I’m not sure if that last part was the ‘budding romance’ hook or just the tiny one getting happy about doing a good job. Personally, I think this story would be fine without a core romance. But it’s a Shojo story so we’ll probably get plenty of fluffy romance and angst.

    This series has 7 volumes.

  • Silence

    While I am a huge fan of Bisco Hatori and the concept "Behind the Scenes!" is interesting, this first volume was a bit too chaotic for my taste. With any initial volume of a series it's expected that there will be a lot of character development, but I felt like the emphasis was more geared towards explaining how special effects are achieved, rather than building a connection between the reader and members of the Art Squad. However, I have a lot of faith in Hatori as a mangaka. The scraps of pers

    While I am a huge fan of Bisco Hatori and the concept "Behind the Scenes!" is interesting, this first volume was a bit too chaotic for my taste. With any initial volume of a series it's expected that there will be a lot of character development, but I felt like the emphasis was more geared towards explaining how special effects are achieved, rather than building a connection between the reader and members of the Art Squad. However, I have a lot of faith in Hatori as a mangaka. The scraps of personality that we do see in characters, such as Ranmaru and Ryuji, are quite charming and reminiscent of what made Ouran High School Host Club so special. Fans of her previous works will most likely be willing to stick it out and see where the series goes. I know I am.

    *I would like to thank Edelweiss and the publisher for providing me with a free ARC in exchange for a fair and honest review*

  • Mehsi

    Yay it is here! Though I have to say I am a bit disappointed in this first volume. :(

    I absolutely adored Bisco Hatori’s Ouran High School Host Club (and was so so sad when it ended), I loved Millennium Snow (still need to read the other 2 volumes though), so you can imagine my excitement when I heard about this new series. I just had to have it!

    But after reading the first volume, really struggling to get through it, I am just not sure if I want to continue this one. This isn’t the fault of the a

    Yay it is here! Though I have to say I am a bit disappointed in this first volume. :(

    I absolutely adored Bisco Hatori’s Ouran High School Host Club (and was so so sad when it ended), I loved Millennium Snow (still need to read the other 2 volumes though), so you can imagine my excitement when I heard about this new series. I just had to have it!

    But after reading the first volume, really struggling to get through it, I am just not sure if I want to continue this one. This isn’t the fault of the art, or the story (in fact the story is what kept me going, it was funny), but it is the fault of the characters. Well, especially one of them. The main.

    Yep, Ranmaru, or should I call him Mr. I am sorry. Mr. Excuses Excuses. Mr. Insecure. Mr. Annoying? Sorry, instead of sympathizing with the guy I just wanted to smack him on his head with a prop. Dear Lord guy, this is just so frustrating. Sure, he does get a bit better at the end, but he has A LONG LONG way to go, and I am not entirely sure if I want to continue to see him get better.

    He was also whiny, absurd, silly, stupid. OMG sorry sorry, in the mean time he fixes everything and does amazing stuff, but does he see that? No. No he doesn’t. He only sees what he does wrong, even if he wasn’t even in the neighbourhood to have anything to do with it.

    The other characters were quite fun, interesting, and I would love to learn more about them. Though I also saw clear signs of Ouran High in them. I was like: OMG Kyouya!! or OMG Tamaki!

    I also loved that this one takes place in college/university, so many manga take place in High School/Middle School, so I am delighted to have one do something different. All the various clubs (and all the characters belonging to them) were great.

    The art was brilliant, I really missed Hatori’s art, she really has a great style of drawing, one that stands out so brightly.

    Also I have to give + points to the fact she added the origin story for Behind the Scenes. How she came up with the idea, what made her pick the title and much more!

    All in all, it was a pretty decent volume, but with Ranmaru being who he is, I think I might just wait a bit longer before I pick up the next volume.

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  • Tasha

    I liked this but it was a little chaotic and overly dramatic. I wish it had been a little more serious and spent more time on who the characters were (I feel like we didn't spend much time with the MC, Ranmaru). But I will give the next volume a try.

  • unknown

    The concept of this book is irresistible but I found the execution mixed in this first volume. The art is not really my cup of tea, to the point that I often had trouble following what was going on. None of the characters grabbed me, and the protagonist is suuuuuuper annoying. I'll read one more volume to see if it grabs me, because I really do like the idea.

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