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Shy Ichitaka has a crush on his high-school classmate Iori, but ever since she posed for semi-provocative swimsuit photos in a magazine, she's had a lot of sleazy guys hitting on her. Ichitaka's afraid to make his feelings known for fear Iori will think he's just another creep.
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Not perfect, but I liked it^^
I'm sorta bad at writing a comment, so I'll just say, that it has a rather good ending and one can really enjoy reading this manga, if it's your cup of tea, that is.
PS: It sort of does resemble Ichigo 100%, but I can't say, which of them moved me more... PPS: Ah, just remembered: The ending that moved me the most was from the GTO-Manga. To sum it up, I's made me a little teary-eyed, I shed a tear at Ichigo 100% and I cried at GTO.
one of the first manga I've ever read
Compared to a lot of shoujo manga, I felt that this one was much more realistic in its portrayal of a guy and a girl who like each other. I thought a lot of developments were spot on. The art was really nice, and the story was a nice deviation from your standard battle manga and your standard shoujo romance story. I definitely recommend this series to anyone who wants a break from either, and well, to anyone in general actually.
Okay, I guess
I liked it be the ending needed more details of what happen after. All in all, a very good read if you just finish reading something with a heart wrenching ending. Eventho I like some of the other girls alot more. I didnt hate Iori but she is a cold fish until about half way through the series.
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Also, I didn't like the fact that he seem like a completely nobody, the could as have made him and ronin after he fail the 1st time I looks better than someone working in a convenience store, but I guess this added more effect to the that fact of them being a world apart
... Last updated on April 26th, 2009, 8:55pm
I can't call it perfect however...
I really have to say I was surprised I merely started this on a whim and didn't expect to like it at all but I was deeply surprised how engrossed I became with it. It was a wild rush of romantic fantasy from beginning to end and it sadly did end but I really would have liked to see a bit more from the ending itself, it ended how I wanted it to but I would have liked a bit more detail in the epilogue.
my first loved manga
I can't rate it, because I had read it many years ago, being a student. But it was a first voluminous manga that impressed me so much, I thought - "Oh, that's what manga is." I was hooked, I cried a lot ^___^, I laughed a lot. I liked Ichitaka and his friends, all this "caring about each other" atmosphere. Sometimes they were silly, Iori was self-centered, and Ichitaka was liking her mostly because of her beauty and reserved nature. But they are kids after all, and their attitude towards love was rather realistic. Maybe I should rate it after all)
You have to first of all understand that these stories you refer to are usually about virgin kids who have never experienced love, so admitting their feelings is hard for them to do, especially when they are not sure how the other person would react, as they might lose them. Now, in our case here, Ichitaka is particularly careful of expressing his love for the girl he likes since long ago, another (the first) girl he fell for turned him down, making him insecure. He does not want to do anything that would make her hate him. I think we read such stories because we want to put ourselves in the main characters' shoes & have a great experience of our own. After all, it s nigh-impossible to find such perfect girls in real life.
If you want to see what happens when the protagonist does not care about the girls & goes all the way with them, I suggest watching the anime version of School Days. The ending is a lesson about the result of apathy.
Perfect rebound manga for Suzuka
I needed a romance manga to cure the ache in my heart left by Suzuka, and this manga did a fairly great job of doing just that. Art is really good, and unlike what some others said, IMO the comedy moments have great art too. The hotsprings scene was so funny. I would also be lying if I said some of Ichitaka's fantasies didn't get me hot and heavy myself hehe.
The ending was good but just felt a bit abrupt. I definitely saw it coming though. I mean, from the beginning of the last chapter, I had a feeling things would end that way. Anyway, I definitely recommend this manga to others.
Strange, but good.
The ending was a bit sudden, and the whole "famous girlfriend" thing was kinda weird. Even so, it was a great manga overall, and I really enjoyed reading it. The artwork is pretty good, and so's the plot, I'd definitely recommend this to someone.
Best romance manga I've ever read and will probably read. Just read it, it's brilliant.
Just couldn't Give this an 8
The story drags on way too long to give this an 8/10. I felt that . I''s is one of the first animes that got me into the Japanese manga world but with years of reading many mangas' I just can't give this a 8/10 because of the protagonist.
The protagonist is way too indecisive and is being a wuss to confess to the heroine. It took him years for them to finally be together, which felt way too long and draggy when you read the manga. I love this manga but as a person that is reviewing this manga I just couldn't give this an 8/10.
Overall I still recommended this manga since it is a classic and has an old school kind of feeling when you read it(if that made sense lol).
It's been quite a while since I read this manga so I can't say much.