I loved [b:Kitchen Princess|954303|Kitchen Princess, Volume 1 Hungry Heart|Natsumi Ando|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1320537612s/954303.jpg|939213], so naturally I was excited to read Arisa. It starts out as a fairly standard, fairly cute high school book, with the typical twin trick of switching places for a day. And then there's a huge shift of tone at the end of the first chapter. That marks the beginning of what is, so far, a strange and sometimes deeply creepy story. The central mystery has almost no clues so far, and there's still quite a lot left unexplored about it. I think I'm hooked.
I really like Natsumi Ando's art in general. Here, it's even sharper than in Kitchen Princess. I admit to missing the tempting-looking food displays, but I'm pleased with how the character work has progressed.