The illustrations are wonderful on this manga. I picked it up for those alone, not knowing the artist or story. The format really threw me off. It was in 4koma (formatted as a series of four vertically-stacked panels) I expected a regular Manga. They reminded me of the Sunday Comics. They were fun, some a little dirty, and quick to read, great for reading while waiting for your coffee, tea, bus... Quick little escape reads. I prefer full manga for more story and character development, but enjoyed looking at this new to me format.