This manga (graphic novel) follows Hitoshi, a nerd who isn’t that great at being social. He’s working on an artificial intelligence program when one day, it accidentally comes to life!
What I Liked
- The concept of bringing a computer program to life was sort of neat, and the whole girlfriend/boyfriend thing didn’t end up being as skeevy as it sounded. It was fun/funny to see thais computer program learn to adapt to normal everyday high school life. (And to see her try to cook!)
- This manga was originally published in the nineties – back when they used floppy disks! So it was also neat to see a technology-based manga that didn’t take place in modern times.
- I liked the play on the word “virus” as it means to both computers and humans – there’s an entire chapter based on it.
What I Didn’t Like
- Although the plot is creative, it didn’t seem incredibly varied. That may just be due to the format not allowing for intense storytelling.
If you happen to see a copy, it might be worth a read. It’s also for slightly more mature (high school or older) readers.