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Love Roma is a story of love at first sight - literally. When Hoshino sees Negishi for the first time, he asks her to be his girlfriend. Shocked, Negishi nevertheless agrees to allow Hoshino to walk her home, where he explains why he is in love with her. Touched, Negishi begins to feel something for this strange young boy from her school.
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Completely hilarious and heart-warming to boot. The characters are unique and lovable, from the first to the last of them, and the humor is always enjoyable and oftentimes unexpected when, as it's been pointed out, it deconstructs what you've come to expect from a romantic comedy. This series needs to be read by anyone who wants to laugh; yet I have a feeling that this is one of those series that stay with you for a long time after you finished them, and might put a smile in your face just by remembering them. I know I'll remember Negishi and Hoshino warmly, and will come back to them again, one day.
It was pretty good, the art is very plain and it felt like a regular person drew it, which helped me connect to the story better. With the art being all right at best, the story was tons better, great funny, love, and weird moments. It is great growing up story, and it will be one of my favorites.
This manga was so adorable and sweet. At first it seems very simple, but as the story progresses their relationship develops and you begin to see their cute little relationship quirks. You can't help but be happy for them while simultaneously relating to some of their first love experiences. I appreciate that there was very little drama filling the pages. The little drama there was seemed to fit the story and the situations very well.
I'm rarely put off by art styles, so this manga didn't bother me one bit. If anything I like that it was different than the norm, and it didn't take anything away from the story line. For those of you who decide not to read this just because of the art, then it's your loss.
Cute, sweet, funny, and even philosophical at some points, this is the romance manga everyone should read. The art is definitely unique but that doesn't make it bad. In fact, by the time you get into it the art is the ONLY way you could see them being drawn. Besides, it's not the art that makes it great, it's the characters. Five volumes was only too short for me.
Sweet and simple
Compared to most shoujo manga, this story is really strange in that there's no bullying, neither of the main characters are super popular or particularly good looking (although they certainly are very cute!) and well, basically nothing super dramatic happens. I wouldn't think this is seinen if I didn't see it tagged as such, but it is such a sweet story I recommend it to everyone, male, female, old or young. This is really a high school romance story. You can really feel the growth of the characters, and it's very realistic in its portrayal of relationships. In this story you get all kinds, unrequited love, mutual love, respect, and so much more. This is one of those stories that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Although the art may seem strange to you at first, it really grows on you (at least it did to me), and the simple style is fitting of the sweetness of the story. I'm finding it kind of difficult to put my feelings into words but, to put it simply, you should read it!
I actually thought the character design was decent. But the mangaka had crude, thick lines, and the characters' faces literally looked distorted or different in every panel (This was improved later on). Sure, this manga managed to avoid every cliche in the shoujo world, but that didn't make it interesting. There was rarely any conflict because everything was easily and quickly solved by the simple and straight-forward leads in this book; and maybe that's more realistic.
There were suggested mature themes in this book, but the art is a tad bit too simple and childish to put 'sex' in this manga. It just...doesn't work for the amusement of the reader. How Hoshino boldly expressed his desires to Negi...was really awkward.
Definitely unique, but not exactly in a good way. This manga gives you some laughs, but I just can't say...it was my cup of tea.
The story is wonderful. Simple and lovely. The love relationship is so innocent and sweet that it really feels like high school love relationships. It isn't like a typical shoujo manga would be but it is a different pace at the relationship.
I will admit that the art style is somewhat crude and weird that it did made it difficult to read in the first place. But after a while, you get use to it.
It is a must-read romance, if not, a different pace in romance would be suggested.
This manga is just, well the only word is heartwarming. There arent any sudden cliffhangers or massive climaxes like you find in other romance mangas, and to be honest very little happens, although this works in its favour. It just gives you a warm fuzzy feeling inside, while also making you laugh. It doesnt get repetitive, and you get used to the unusual (but fitting) art.
By the time you reach the end, you really feel like you've gotten to know the people in the story, they always behave in character, and well, I honestly havent read anything like this before.
I highly reccommend this to anyone and everyone, dont be put off by the art, it really suits this manga and you'll have accepted it before you finish the first chapter. I promise you wont regret reading this.
... Last updated on April 17th, 2010, 6:10pm
Unique manga which goes it's own way
An adorable little manga. It's should make you laugh a lot and the characters are pretty entertaining to watch. The narrative style is similar to Yotsubato, plain and simple but very heartwarming and funny in it's simplicity.
teaches you a lot
I first read the description, I thought, this is ridiculous and I probably wouldn't like it, but to my surprise, I was wrong... dead wrong. I actually this as one of my top favorites, with interesting art, a pretty out there concept, and good character development. However, the thing that really gets me is the message. I didn't get it at first, but as read along, I received a message that went along the lines of "give love a chance". I really believe that everyone should learn this because in today's society, we should learn to give love a chance and maybe everyone will be a little bit happier.