So, this was the first manga/anime novel I've ever read, so it really was quite an experience for me. I really do love manga and anime and I've been wanting to read a graphic novel about it, for a really long time now.
Since this was a first for me, I really don't feel eligible to rate or criticize this novel, (not that it needs any...) because I thought it was AH-MAZ-INNNGGG. I really loved the plot, and I was hooked from the beginning. I knew I was in for something good the minute I flipped the first page. After I got the hang of reading in the traditional Japanese way (starting at the 'back' of the book and reading forwards, panel at a time) I was just reading non-stop. I finished this novel in one sitting, which says a lot.
The characters were great too, and I loved how easily you get sucked into Tsubasa and Arisa's story. I recommend this one for sure, and I'm not sure how long I'll be able to wait for the second book :D