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From etc: Ran's dream is to meet a prince, one of those you see in fairy tales. After several years Ukyo is back... to become her prince? With Ran living in her own fairy tale world and Ukyo not able to express his feelings and thus bullying her, how will this couple work?
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No, it's bad
This manga tends to have very serious things going on, but somehow attempts to treat them like they're not by trying to make it funny. It does not work.
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In the first chapter, we meet the male protagonist. In the past, he's been a bully and cut the female protagonist's hair. They meet again, and guess what he does? He cuts her hair. Again. You could say it's just trying to be comedic, but the whole situation just screams insanity. He then pretty much forces her to be his girlfriend, and then forces her into a makeover. He is also incapable of being nice to her, and actually physically slaps her. Maybe it's the art or something, but every time it happens, I fail to see the humour in it. There are mangas where the the characters slap each other in jest, but it just doesn't work in this one. A couple of chapters later, the guy forces the girl into the woods where they get lost, all because he thinks if he's on the brink of death he'll be able to confess to her. So, basically, he's trying to kill himself or put himself in a lot of danger. Which leads her into danger as well. What is wrong with this?
Oh, and did I mention he's always making her cry?
Skip by this one, even if you're a fan of the author's later works.
... Last updated on January 3rd, 2013, 5:43pm
In life there are up and DOWN
And I just have to face it after forcing myself reading this twice: It's just bad.
I don't like the aggressive bullying and aggressive stupidity in this manga. How George Asakura came up with it, I have no idea but to dismiss that maybe she could not explain her ideas fully towards the readers here (which is utterly unlike her style and genius).
But, oh well.
... Last updated on August 29th, 2012, 2:38pm
This manga was ridiculously bad from the very beginning. I don't understand how people can say that it's a shoujo, therefore this sort of story is acceptable because it's not meant to be realistic. (Being considered a shoujo is not an excuse for a bad story and terrible characters.) I see nothing appealing about a story where the main characters are abusive idiots that fawn all over each other one second, only to fawn all over another person the next second.
Initially I was only upset with Ukyo's character. Being abusive and rude as a child is one thing, but continuing this behavior as a high school student is unacceptable. I can understand being shy when up close with the person that you like, but that is no reason to cut her hair and publicly insult her. I was a bit more forgiving of Ran at first because I believed that she was merely a naive girl, but my forgiveness faded after two chapters when I realized that she wasn't naive; she was a complete dolt.
There were two reasons why I gave this series as high a rating as I did: 1. I thoroughly enjoy this particular mangaka's art style. 2. The two additional chapters were quite good.
Abusive guy and idiot girl
I can read mangas where the story is light hearted with characters like these, except I couldn't stand this one. Why? Because it tries hard to come off as light hearted (crazy idiot personalities), except it sprinkles it with real drama on top of it.
We've got a guy who abuses the main girl, who's frankly an idiot, and he's constantly stepping on her, telling insults, doing all sorts of horrible things, despite the fact that he actually kind of likes her. The idiot girl takes all the abuse, because she's an idiot of course, and a loyal puppy.
Well, scratch that loyal puppy part because neither of them are. They're idiots. I couldn't stand them.
Oh and a warning:
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They cheat, both of them. I'm telling this because I absolutely hate mangas in which the characters cheat on each other. Again, this is not the kind of stuff they should have in a manga that was supposed to be light hearted and crazy fun, because the mangaka dragged the manga down with these realistic elements. It doesn't match at all.
However, I do recommend the two extra chapters at the end, because it's about the main character's cousin, who was in love with her all this time. It's a story about how he finally gives up on her and finds new love. Now that's the kind of story that fits the mood and art. Not the main one which is crazy bad.
So read the two extra chapters at the end, then move on.
... Last updated on January 15th, 2012, 11:22am
It was funny. I enjoyed the first volume and was ripping my hair out later. I think that it could possibly have ended after the first volume and I would've been fine. It just got to irritating later. Ukyo really ticked me off after a while and as much as I liked Ran, I really wished that she would just stop chasing after him. I know that love isn't supposed to be easy and it's not always sweet, but I don't think it's supposed to be an emotional train wreck either.
The characters were a little extreme, but the manga itself was hilarious, and i enjoyed this manga ALOT! People are forgetting that this is manga, and shoujo manga at that, (not reality) characters and situations are exaggerated.
... Last updated on February 9th, 2011, 1:52pm
this is one headache giving manga i hate these kind of stories where there's more hurting then love! definitely dont like stories that got this annoying girl who will not give up she's just a loser kind and the guy he should know better then think that she let him go, what does he aspect from her if she sees him kissing another girl! it hurts to much plus knowing that he still likes that ex- of his all she can do is give up rather then keep hurting.
really wonderful extra~~
I didn't actually read the main story lol but I read the two extras, which are in the perspective of the minor character of the main story. I could get the gist of what happened in the main story and I think it's pretty cute. Anyway the extras were GREAT. It was so sweet and I felt so happy for the guy by the last page that I felt like crying. So sweet and romantic. <3
I should hate it but I love it
The girl is completely delusional and the guy is a complete jerk. Normally I hate these types of characters but together they make for one neurotic couple which I find absolutely funny to read about.
This is a very exaggerated version of what happens in real life relationships. It's an extreme version of what happens when people have unrealistic expectations and don't know how to communicate or handle their feelings.
If you don't take this too seriously and don't mind the extreme you may enjoy this one.
This manga pisses me off. That "prince" didnt look like a prince to me at all. He's selfish, violent, childish.. ugh! And that girl is stupid STUUUUUUPID. The ending was so "what?", I didn't get it. Waste of time, definitely.