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A genius actress has just awoken!!
Suzuki Hikaru, Hoshino Sayaka, Ito Chihiro and Suzuki Shinobu are all new students who have just entered the same middle school. Sayaka is a shy girl who secretly loves acting. Hikaru is an energetic boy who loves basketball. Incidentally, he shares the same last name with Shinobu, a popular rich boy who would be perfect if not for his rotten personality. Chihiro is Hikaru’s childhood friend and has long had a crush on him.
On the day of the opening ceremony, Hikaru happens to witness Sayaka acting out the lines of a drama on the rooftop and is instantly captivated. Upon seeing Hikaru getting along with Sayaka, Chihiro’s chest begins to ache. When Shinobu sees this, he is overcome by a strange emotion and his heart starts beating faster… Unbeknownst to the four, this is the beginning of their magnificent love story; one that would last years to come.
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I only read for Shinobu x Chihiru
This comic is a cliche yet surprisingly fresh manga. The story plays on love at first sight with two suzukis (one black hair tsundere (Shinobu) and one cutie red head (Hiruka)). I earnestly believe that 70% of the story focuses on Suzuki/Sayaka, which gets really tiring after a while but can also be really cute. I love (as most fans) Shinobu/Chihiru. What makes this a fresh story is that it parallels both love stories as well as have all four people as good friends. Never once did Chihiru hate Sayaka for being loved by her childhood friend Hiruka Suzuki, but instead cheered them on. I found this surprising since most mangas heavily rely on this feud for the sake of drama.
So in short I highly recommend it. Heck, I searched everywhere until I found spanish translations of this comic (Thank you spanish class!) 10/10 for art, it's absolutely beautiful and wonderfully aids all of the shoujo cuteness and humor. 8.5/10 for story. It's fresh, but not too fresh. +1 for Shinobu/Chihiru relationship (I mean, come onnnn. That's why we really read it).
Starts good, begins to become annoying
Finished the series by reading the chinese raw. This manga was only good because of Shinobu and Chihiro tbh. Hikaru and Sayaka starts off as a cute couple, but they got together so fast like wth?? Ikeyamada Go focused so much on them that it started to become boring and then annoying. Sayaka is just plain awful orz
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She was fine before she lost her memories, after that, she just became a goddamn plain tsundere.
Hikaru and Sayaka's relationship becomes annoying because of all the unnecessary drama that keeps going on and on forever. And sometimes Sayaka is just so dumb /facepalm. Shinobu and Chihiro on the other hand, have a more complicated relationship that makes you at least curious as to how they're going to end up together. Plus, Shinobu's unrequited feelings are just so sadly cute ;; After this one, I am gonna stay away from Ikeyamada Go's mangas I guess. Moe Kare was good but ever since Uwasa no Midori-kun, it was as if she ran out of better ideas /sighs
some part are cute ..
well for me the manga is boring when the story about Hikaru and Sayaka's -_-' i hate 'em as a couple , i wish they would bring more Hikaru and Sayaka's in the story >< it well be more exiting
Good but Mehhhhh
Personally I would rather read about Shinobu and Chihiro! They are soooo cute together<3 That and the fact that their relationship history is a lot more interesting then Hikaru and Sayaka's... I mean theirs is so anti-climatic and i literally just skip over any pages involving their relationship; which is almost every page -_- I like them as their own characters, but I really wish that Go-sensei had made the main couple ChihiroxShinobu.
love it still
i still love this manga even though i don't like the part about sayaka losing her memory. I feel sorry for hikaru that she was with another man and hikaru wasn't not the first love experience[s**] that is. Knowing that he was he first boyfriend was supposed to be the only b/c of the promise they made to each other. Still love IKEYAMADA Go works especially moe kare and get love!!(get goal!!)
Boring til they hit high school
I wasn't really too interested in this series for the first 7 volumes. There weren't any real problems (at least in my mind) because everything was really cliche, problems were solved easily, and honestly the relationship between Hikaru and Sayaka is very boring (esp since the mangaka overdoes it with their relationship). I seriously just read it because I really liked Chihiro and Shinobu (sorry Hikaru x Sayaka fans!). But once they hit high school, that's when the really interesting parts of the manga happened! Already looked through the raws and am SUPER excited for scanlators to continue this project that has become one of my faves
I hope I'm not the only one
...that skims through Sayaka's/Hikaru's parts. They're both giant eyesores.
And seriously? How are two middle schoolers both so slutty? Hikaru can't seem to keep his tongue to himself, even in public (and, not to mention, is possessive as hell), and Sayaka
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will kiss just about anyone when she's "in character". But THAT'S OKAY, Hikaru, you can rest assured because she's THINKING about you when she does, right? Oh, and they tried to consummate their relationship when they were FIFTEEN. Right after they were educated on sex.
And for an actor, Sayaka is an awful one. She
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messes up an audition even though she was "in character", runs away before a performance, and completely blanks out in other.
I really can't get over how ignorant and useless she is, either.
But +1 because I like Shinobu.
Absolutely loved it!
This was another of Ikeyamada's works that i really liked. Even though it was a bit long, i got so addicted to it from the beginning and read all the way to the end! I didn't know it'd be that long. But i fell in love with the characters from the start. Especially love the boys. Shinobu and Hikaru are such cute characters! The things they say to the girls are MOE!! Lots of parts are really funny especially the fights between Shinobu and Hikaru. I also really like the artwork, the mangaka makes them so cute. Some scenes made me so tense! I really loved the whole thing!!!
... Last updated on July 24th, 2012, 4:49am
Pissssssssssssed !!! Why is it every manga I like is unfinished !! Erggggghhhhh so frustrating.
Anyway thanks to you guys commenting, I didn't give up on this.I love the way the story is written in past tense !! It's soo bloody exciting DD !! Kyaaaaa :L
The drawing is nice, it's not my type though. I have to say that this one is absolutely cliché. I don't like typical shy girls like Hoshino, she's the kind of girl that always says "ohhh I can't do this, its impossible for me!!" but then she is completely different on stage. That is just.. Ugh. Also, I feel sorry for the other girl, too ;/ Sorry for those loving this but I just couldn't finish it, I dropped it half way. I've read a lot of Ikeyamada-sensei works and I never liked it. But everyone has a different taste I think is a good shoujo manga for beginners.