Insane twins with a hidden agenda? Sibling stories are something close to our hearts. Add weird twins to the mix, and it’s a recipe for an adventure into the unknown in the best way possible.
Migi to Dali is a seinen comedy psychological/mystery manga created by Nami Sano, and you can definitely tell that: Weird but endearing characters, wacky situations with hard-hitting moments, and a solid plot line that doesn’t make sense at first but comes together beautifully. We have all seen it with Sakamoto desu ga? and Sano sensei proved why she was a veteran.
Sensei may have left us too soon, but she left behind a gem in this world.
As an anime adaptation is right around the corner, it is the perfect time to pick up the manga. Let’s review it before the episodes drop.
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Migi & Dali: Complete Plot Review
The Sonoyamas are extremely excited. As a childless couple, they have been waiting for this day for ages. Their adopted son is finally arriving at his new home, and he is a downright angel! Vowing to provide this young boy who was left behind alone in the world with everything they can, they look forward to their new life together.
But it seems that things are not all how they look. Hitori is hiding a huge secret from his new parents… namely a whole twin brother. What exactly is the reason? What did the two brothers named Migi and Dali, who are always weirdly in sync and can switch places without anyone noticing, in this town for?
II. Seinen Demographics
Migi and Dali is a seinen manga. A long-time anime watcher or manga reader may be aware that Japan has a way of categorizing its series by means of the demographic they are aimed at. Seinen manga are manga that are aimed at a more mature male audience, specifically from late teens to adulthood.
Harta magazine, publisher of Migi and Dali, is known for seinen titles. The story makes it pretty clear as to why the series is categorized as Seinen. It doesn’t have the fast-paced action sequences of Shounen nor the young budding high school love of Shoujo.
Migi and Dali is more psychological in its execution of the stories. Mature themes like death and abandonment, revenge, character growth, family issues, obsessive problems, etc., are definitely more apt for such an audience.
III. What to Expect
Expect the Unexpected is true for this series. At first glance, it comes off as just another weird comedy series whose plot is so outrageous that you can’t help but be intrigued by it. But it quickly becomes clear that Sano sensei has a clear direction for this series, and the story starts panning out more coherently.
The twins may be a bit creepy at first, but you, too, will be charmed by their wholesomeness. Don’t get too comfortable, though, as the story takes a dark turn pretty fast. Still, the hopeful tone is present till the very end.
Migi and Dali is a series that you will enjoy more the less you know when you get into it. So, I will not give away major spoilers because it’s an experience I don’t want you to be deprived of. It’s a totally unique storyline, and the whole thing comes together beautifully in 44 chapters.
You may have already realized by now, but this series has my seal of recommendation. It’s highly underrated, which hopefully changes once the anime drops. Don’t be intimidated by the weirdness because a few chapters in, you will be HOOKED.
So, if you like the weird comedy of Sakamoto desu ga, crave psychological stories, and want to read something darker along the same vein, give it a try!
In conclusion, READ MIGI TO DALI. As much as I love Sakamoto desu ga, I truly believe that the depth Sano sensei gave to the characters in this series is unmatched. While Sakamoto is more of a gag character for most of the story, we learn that the seemingly weirdly perfect twins are just kids with flaws. They watch, learn, and grow.
Hopefully, the anime adaptation do this series justice. Otherwise, we always have sensei’s delightful art and charming story to fall back on.
Do small things with great love.
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