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Story needs more depth. There are many situations in the story that aren't handled as well as how I've anticipated. Unrealistic relationship development. To be honest, I hated how easily Hotaru forgives Kousuke about everything. Content: 6.5/10 Creativity: 2/5 Art: 4/5
... Last updated on March 15th, 2014, 12:56pm
Focus shifted from triangle to obstacles
This one started out promising and even continued on the same tangent, a girl torn between an obviously unattainable love for her sensei, and a one sided affection from his younger brother, her classmate. I mean the ending was predictable to many, but it was fleshed out decently.
I'm not saying this story exploited its full potential in the least, because it didn't and not least of which was because this female lead has to be one of the most god damn annoying hicks out there who is constantly given to impulses, insecurity and indecision. But possibly to keep this cash cow going, Aikawa Saki started on a completely different trajectory once the love triangle is resolved. And she does it in a most boring manner. I felt the pacing and drama just went all over the place after chapter 15 or so, so if you're really keen to read this, I recommend you stop reading after the love triangle resolution.
... Last updated on January 23rd, 2014, 12:30am
Not for me.
Art - Not spectacular, but Okay Pacing - Quite Decent Story - uhhhmmm...huh. Characters - Oh for God's sake, if I see one more bland, useless heroine again I'll-GWAAAH
Okay, I don't hate this series, but there are some aspects that really draw my ire (from reading way too much ridiculous shoujo mangas). Probably the worst of them all is how I (the reader) is forced to care about the cliched romance of 2 boring characters. To be honest, I was more interested on how the guy handles that situation with his ex-gf or how the teacher guy resolves this inner conflict about wanting his brother's gf.
This is the usual shoujo romance manga: cliche, 'cute' (yeah, I'll admit it is), and..to an extent, exhausting to watch.
But of course, this rant just means that I'm not into THESE kinds of manga. My little sister really loves it, and I can't share my opinion without hurting her feelings. I'm also not saying that bland manga is suited for mindless girly girls. Heck, if I was a bit younger, I'd fawn all over this series. However, due to my long experience with complex storylines, deep characters, epic storytelling, and simply...Japanese manga awesomeness, my standards are raised a bit too high.
It's great for girls to be dreamers ^^. One tip: Just don't mix up the real world with the one drawn on paper.
... Last updated on December 15th, 2013, 2:14am
Started out Okay
My opinion went down because of the ending. At first I thought it was actually interesting and enjoyable. I liked how they grew to like each other more and more. But the ending seemed rushed and made the whole story seem so childish.. So I'm mixed
... Last updated on April 26th, 2013, 8:14pm
For someone who completed the whole series...
I think it was OKAY. Yes, plain OK. There's nothing too good for this series. First, the art is plain. It's not that good, yeah, clean lines and edges but I don't think its really a great art. I personally deem that the art of the mangaka is pretty mediocre because I almost see this kind-of-art to nowadays-manga.
The story is bland, predictable and cliche but it's still tolerable. It's like those manga where you exactly know what will happen next so you skip to the next page to know that you're correct. It keeps you entertained because you know exactly what will happen and you will just wait if you ever expect something wrong.
The characters are annoying. Yes. ANNOYING. but that exactly what it attract me. They are dumb, plain and fake. Just like what normal people are. lol. But what is truly annoying the heroine's eyes. I stand against them! I think it's overly drawn and screaming like "I'M SO HOPELESS!! LOVE ME!!". Too needy. But overall, the characters itself are quite likeable (in an annoyingly way, just like what I said)
Overall.. It's OKAY. Nothing great. You won't miss a part of your life if you don't read like other manga but it's not like wasting if you ever read them. I quite enjoyed it (Mostly the time of waiting for their updates).
I recommend this to those who doesn't have anything to do.. like if you don't have anything to do except to kill yourself, then read this manga.
Not always a good story at times...
I find that this manga is a very typical shoujo, but typical doesn't mean that the story is bad. I actually enjoy a lot of other shoujo manga because those characters are very likable.
In this manga, generally like most the characters, but at times, I feel like the characters are immature in a bad sense. I understand that this manga is for young girls (i'm not that old xD) but, the actions and decisions reflect badly on the characters, which leads to me believe that this manga is sub-par since the story is character-driven (bad development of characters = bad story).
I don't necessarily hate it, but I don't always enjoy the story because it can be pretty bad. I hope the characters develop positively, so this manga can gets a full 10
... Last updated on March 18th, 2013, 6:26pm
I love this series!!
i'm one who loves the typical shoujo manga cliches though. i absolutely love the artwork in this! and all of aikawa saki's mangas! its such great art and the story is really good! it keeps me entertained. i just wish it would get more chapter updates so i can finish this series! D;
update: OMG. REALLY?! thats it?? That was the ending? The ending sucked! It was so rushed and so stupid...it was a good story and she could've made the ending amazing, but it was a terriable ending. i'm disappointed.
... Last updated on July 12th, 2013, 12:15am
Ugh, spare me..
Typical, boring, predictable... the only thing that kept me reading until I gave up on chapter 3 is the male lead, Kousuke, but I think I was hoping for the impossible. The characters are flat thusfar, and the heroine is one of the most... She's a terrible heroine with no redeeming qualities. She seems like one of those shoujo girl types who trip a lot, are clumsy, tear easily, etc. Sigh~ extremely boring, my eye was twitching every two pages. The art style is fine for the most part, clean lines and all, except I really despise the heroine's eyes; so large, so shoujo-ish, are they supposed to telegraph her 'innocent' and 'lovable' nature?
... Last updated on June 21st, 2012, 10:48am
The art style is not distinct and the expressions have no effect. the plot is typical, and the characters have no depth. A teenager could have written this on fanfiction. Rated 3 because the artist deserves some credit for putting in the effort to rehash the same crude out there.
I stopped after 15 pages, including the cover, of the first chapter. I gave it a try because many people complimented the drawing, and after all, I think I am a person who can stick to a series just because of the art style. However, I was very disappointed. The drawing is not bad, yet it is a very stereotypical way of drawing manga: girls with HUGE, shining eyes that look fake and show little emotion, guys with pointy chins (imo, the guys were drawn a little better but still not in a very manly way)...
May be I am too harsh? I will leave it up to you to decide. But, personally, when hearing about good art, I will think about something more like drawing styles of Maruya Kae, Hinako Takanaga, or Mamahara Ellie, which are way more unique and distinguish the mangakas well. Well, if there is anything that might save the drawing style of this manga, then it is the chibi images. Ratings: Plot: N/A (not patient enough to read more than 15 pages) Art: 7.5/10 (not good, not bad, typical, the .5 is for the chibi drawings)