Title: 3 A.M. Dangerous Zone or 3 A.M. Lawless Zone
Author/Artist: Nemu Youko
Year of Release: 2008
Genre(s): Comedy, Drama. Josei, Romance, Slice of Life
Status: Complete (Read Online for free here –> 3AM Dangerous Zone )
Momoko Nanase dreams of becoming an illustrator but ends up employed at an office that specializes in designing pachinko parlors. With a yakuza-like working climate, a illustrator who strips in stress situations and a fellow newbie quitting after a short while Momoko thinks that all employees are…weird. She continues to pull all-nighters that strain her relationship and drains her energy and although she tries to resign she just can’t seem to do it. Weirdos grow on you after all.
Despite its rather minimalistic art style it has a certain charm to it that makes one appreciate the simple lines that build Momoko Nanase’s world. They don’t distract from the story and always emphasize the current mood and sometimes make you laugh just because the combination between situation and art is ridiculous. The emotions are real though. Everyone can find themselves in Momoko and her relationship with the bearded baron is just hilarious and a bit frustrating! It makes you smile when they are having a good time and she is floating on cloud nine even during work and her co-workers are just like “the power of love! *sigh*” and “that one is weird…”. Momoko is just sooo adorable. Anyway, give it a try! If not for yourself then at least for me ❤