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From Viz: Mimori Kosaka's dream comes true when she's accepted to the Meidai Attached High School and gets to wear their super-fashionable uniform! She's excited about having a fun freshman year of high school, but things don't turn out as effortlessly as she had hoped.
Includes the following side stories: Volume 1: Basically Pure-Hearted Volume 2: Kiss the Mike!
東京少年少女 Basically Pure-Hearted Kiss the Mike! Tokyo Boys & Girls Tokyo Boys and Girls Tokyo Shounen Shoujo
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Super, super dumb. Every single problem that occurs, EVERY single one, is just really, really dumb.
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Your game got wiped because nail polish remover spilled on it? Well it's kind of your fault for spending months producing a game and having only ONE COPY OF IT. You broke up with your girlfriend because you thought her not sleeping with you meant she didn't love you? Maybe you should stop FORCING YOURSELF ON HER and wait til she's ready. A girl keeps pestering a guy to be her boyfriend and he straight up tells her she's not interested? No, he doesn't need to apologize, because he has every right to not like a girl. And he doesn't need to apologize his friend who also likes her... because... seriously, what? And no, her behavior is not ADMIRABLE, what the hell!
I stopped caring after two volumes and skipped to the end, while reading the summaries that were in the beginning of each volume. And then I realized that the next three volumes were filled with more stupid problems because this manga is jam-packed with angst and ~*~*teenage issues*~*~. Also the girl was really annoying. Haru was completely right, she butts into other people's issues that are utterly and completely not her business. I think that's mostly why all these problems seemed so dumb, she kept making such a big deal out of them.
A solid effort...
It's important to remember that, despite being released in the US later than Hot Gimmick, this is actually an early work of Miki Aihara's. Therefore, you have to be a little more forgiving of art/plot mishaps.
All-in-all, however, I enjoyed this series. The art was a little rough, sure. The story not as compelling as Hot Gimmick's. BUT... It's a solid effort, nonetheless. I enjoyed it. It kept me amused for five volumes, which not ALL manga can do. I also felt that it was the right length. Not too long, not too short. Just right. The ending was satisfying.
And it was fascinating to see how much Miki Aihara's art has changed over the years! She's truly gone from average artwork to really unique and enjoyable art. It's nice to get a glimpse of where she started out to really see just how much she's advanced.
Which isn't to say this art is BAD... It's just not great. Average.
I really enjoyed this manga. It involves your usual love triangles, where the girl is overly caring, and there's tons of drama--but somehow, I was still hooked while reading it. I find that the relationship between the Mimori and Haruta is more realistic than most shoujo series. I'd definitely recommend this series!
... Last updated on January 7th, 2007, 4:46am
good story, but the art is so...terrible! lol. It almost ruined it for me. I think miki aihara should continue this story sometime. It has one of those nonending endings if you know what I mean.
... Last updated on January 28th, 2007, 10:26pm
Entertaining. Funnay. But.. the whole Nana thing got on my nerves.. I think if I could truly learn to hate people, instead of feel sorry for them, I'd hate her.. Bewootiful manga overall. Silly Kuniyasu.. Oy oy oy!!!! Ran! Show Nana yer kewl socca moves!!
Not the best around, but a worthwhile read
I loved Haruta. XD I thought his reason for "revenge" was soo cute. ^___^
Kaniyusa was like... ugh. *__*; I loved him. >>; BUT I STILL LIKED HARUTA BETTER.
Ran was so... desperate. And Nana... yuck
I enjoyed this manga. ^^ The art - as several other works by Miki Aihara - is quite simple but as you read on you get to like it (or at least I did). Although it has several clichés of shoujo manga it has other things which are not that usual.
The fact that Haruta could not accept that he actually hated her because she used to (and still did) like her was very cute and childlike (they do say there is a thin line between hate and love). It's very usual for little boys to treat badly the girl they like. ^^
All in all it was a nice shoujo manga.
I read this a LONG time ago when I was still in high school, but for me it's one of those that I wouldn't mind reading again and again. I thought it was so cute!! Brings a smile to my face just remembering it :-D
omigosh! I love Miki Aihara's works!
It was good
I wasn't expecting much from this manga but after reading it, I liked it. It was a pretty good story, with okay art. Miki Aihara's artwork is so different from her other works, but it wasn't that bad. I actually wanted to read more of this story, too bad it's only 5 volumes long.