|Reviews for A manager for all|
| anonymous chapter 59 . 9/4/2014
Since you asked for opinions on whether this story really felt like Skip Beat, I will give my two cents. :)
I will start by saying that I do rather miss the focus on characters and acting. Many of the plot elements such as acting jobs feel very vague and glazed over. In this respect, this fanfic is noticeably different from Skip Beat, which is built around the acting (and all the characters and people Kyoko interacts with over time) AND the relationships. Also, the fact that characters other than the main 4, and sometimes Lory, have hardly any presence in the storyline at all is another major difference, as many characters such as Sho and Kanae have been quite a large influence in Kyoko's life. The drama, I will also admit, is more extreme and prevalent than anything we have seen in the Skip Beat manga, however, it is in no way unrealistic in the way in which it has been presented, at least so far as I have read (though I still have yet to find out the source of this persistent twist in Kyoko's life ;) ).
Having said this, despite these differences, this is an excellent story to read. It is clear how much work and effort has been put into the storyline and character development and interactions. Ren and Kyoko are portrayed very well and much more true to character than I have seen in most of the fanfics that I have read in the past. Anyone missing the acting or additional characters in your story can still take solace in the well done Ren/Kyoko relationship development and the, while not entirely Skip Beat, still very engaging and pleasant to read Yahiro/Catherine additions to the story. The drama also adds some suspense to the reading.
While perhaps not entirely Skip Beat as it was originally intended, you have done an amazing job in your writing, and should be proud of the excellent work you have done. Keep writing, and thank you for sharing all of your hard work with us! _
| anonymous chapter 54 . 9/4/2014
Just a note, as it is a common misunderstanding: A steel does not sharpen a knife but hones it. When you cut with a knife, the edge of the blade will begin to roll over to one side, dulling the blade. If left to become completely rolled over and dull, the knife needs to be sharpened on a stone, which removes metal, in order to regain its edge. However, you can maintain the edge for longer by honing the blade, which entails running the edge of the blade along a steel in order to push the rolled edge back into place. Honing does not remove metal. Also, since they are in Japan, you might be interested to know that most Japanese metals are harder than normal, so the edges can be formed and held at thinner angles. This means that the blade is sharper, but that because of the hardness, the blade is most likely to simply dull and require sharpening rather than honing, though it will take a while before that happens. I am not even sure that honing steels are made for this type of steel. Harder steels and thinner edges mean the blade is also more brittle and should not be used for something like slicing through bone or the metal can chip or break. The most common kitchen steel used in knives in the culinary industry are German steel. These are typically honed each time you take it out to cut. The butcher's steel, also known as a kitchen steel, is made of the same metal as the knife, so that it will simply push the metal of the blade's edge. If the steel was made of softer metal than the blade, the blade would simple carve up the steel. If it was of harder metal, it would take metal off the blade and effectively be sharpening, not honing. For butchers, Swiss steel is a popular choice. Swiss steel is softer than German steel. Butchers can quickly and easily hone a razor sharp edge onto the blade, though it must be done more frequently throughout the cutting process. Softer steels are also harder to chip, so they are good for meat cleavers, which can be used to cut through bone. Though probably unnecessarily long, I hope this note was somehow useful and informative. I have greatly been enjoying your story, and think that, for the most part (Sho was OC, but you already explained why), you have done exceptionally well at keeping the characters true to the originals. Ren and Kyoko, in particular, I have been impressed with, as many fanfic authors will often portray him as having no movement, too much aggression, or too little restraint and her as being either too extreme, too cold, or ditsy. Your portrayals give the characters development without it seeming forced, and for that I thank you. Cheers! :)
| anonymous chapter 15 . 9/2/2014
I like Kat for Yashiro, and that daydream was very well done. I was blushing nicely just reading it, and then I had to take a second to shake it off when I realized that it wasn't real. lol Well done, indeed. _
| claraowl chapter 90 . 6/25/2014
I loved all of it. It was truly fabulous; I've stayed up late two nights in a row to finish it. :D
| claraowl chapter 35 . 6/24/2014
*melting* I love this!
I need to sleep now, though, so I shall finish the rest soon. :)
| castro chapter 90 . 6/6/2014
J ai beaucoup aimé merci
| whydoyouwantotknowmyynameagain chapter 90 . 4/27/2014
Three hours to read chapters one to ninety. :P xxx do you think I enjoyed it enough? Xxx
| Guest chapter 13 . 4/21/2014
so far i feel that the story is more about Kat than Kyoko...
| setogirl2 chapter 53 . 4/3/2014
ok i cant seem to stop reading but its already 3 am here so i will just take a minute to express how much I love your story and how great it is to see yashiro characterized this well and with actually a main role .
| setogirl2 chapter 51 . 4/3/2014
OMGGGGGGGGGG satou MIWAKO OMG ok i am basically dancing around right now U just added two of my fav detective conan characters in one of my fav fics with one of my fav mangas and ... OMGGGGGG
ok ok I am calm now
but i was iterary dancing around when i saw the names lol
| J Luc Pitard chapter 89 . 2/4/2014
Lovely. Having your mother looking to off you for the insurance is pretty amazing but, so far, the only decent thing her family has done in the manga is to let her get a passport. Therefore, any characterization of them is fair game. This was quite an epic tale. Very fun.
| Guest chapter 88 . 7/9/2013
There have been many times that I've seen kyoko/kuon marriages in a fanfic an most do the same mistake so I just wanted to point out that kuu wouldn't be the one to give kyoko away firstly because it is wierd to give your daughter to your son and the taishou would make a better person fit for the role
I don't know this is probably my opinion and you can argue your case as well but else than that this whole story was sooooo fun to read
| cloeskyler chapter 77 . 7/9/2013
I'm gonna guess here but catherine is pregnant right?
| cloeskyler chapter 65 . 7/9/2013
only six bedrooms and two living rooms, but it was like a castle to the young woman.
yeah only six bedrooms not much cuz we all can get a villa that big - that made me laugh
| cloeskyler chapter 45 . 7/9/2013
''anything but shrimp''
god that made me laugh like a maniac to the extent that my parents thought I truly went crazy I swear they had a look in their eyes that said that this girl needed to be admitted somewhere and preferably a hospital