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From Viz: Sachie Wakamura just lost her mother, and her estranged grandfather has shown up to take care of her. The only problem is that Grandpa is the head of a yakuza gang! Sachie tries to continue living her normal life, but she can't run far since Rakuto, one of the most popular guys in school, is part of her grandfather's gang and her new protector. Soon, Sachie finds herself falling for her bodyguard. But she's the granddaughter of Rakuto's boss, so she can never show her feelings for him. Can Sachie find a way to fit into her new family and seize her chance at romance?
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I liked the manga and I felt like it wasn't too slow. I guess the author pulled off a clueless female lead better than other authors I've read. I knew sometimes you just want to punch it into the characters' imaginary heads that they love each other. I felt like the author grew throughout it. I hated the beginning because it was so fast, but it gets a lot smoother as it goes along, the art gets better too.
The only problem I have with this manga is that I didn't really understand Azuma's story. It ended kind of. I'm not sure really. I got the gist of what he would eventually go on to do but there was a chapter that seemed like it was supposed to be a big climax for his story that I just didn't get. I really am not sure what the author was trying to get across to me.
... Last updated on November 5th, 2011, 3:03am
Cute but really slow
Sachie and Rakuto make a cute couple, except that doesn't happen any time soon. In fact, this is an extremely slow romance. However, the story was still entertaining with no irritating side characters.
Awesomely cute story *.*
This was the first manga i've ever read, and what can I say? I simply love it, and I wished is continuation, but the story ends well, and that was what I wanted. I love the plot, those Yakusa guys that are really all butter hearts, the love than Rakuto has for Sachie, and the way Sachie's really dumb, really, she is the most dumb character of all time, always thinking Rakuto was being so nice to her only because he was her guardian xD but she has a really strong personality and that is really adorable ^^ I just love the fact that they were they first love. It's really a awesomely cute story
i like this story a lot. i dislike some aspects- Sachie's lack of book smarts, Rakuto's expression of feeling receding in the last chapters, Akuma's ending etc, etc
but the feelings come across well, i enjoy the heroine's personality and Rakuto's emotional growth descriptions i like the flow of the plot and nothing too redundant occurred.
Couldn't put it down
While I was reading it, I couldn't put it down. Stepping back from it, however, I find it lacks a certain sparkle. The characters don't seem to be fully there. There just seems to be something lacking in their makeup. Having said that, I did find the main character's personality a nice change from the typical shoujo heroine, but it was inconsistant throughout the series. Overall, I found this a refreshing manga, and one that I will read to the end. The characters are all nice, and it is comical in places. Sadly it just misses that magical element
... Last updated on July 7th, 2010, 10:44am
Really liked it!
Although it's the typical shoujo, i really really liked this manga! It went by so fast that i feel sad it's over now =(.. I do agree with the other's about how it could have been better. I mean there's so many situations the mangaka could've played with but nevertheless, it was a great read =). Awesome!
wow. i didn't read chapter 30-38, but it's not like I've really missed sth. ... and jep, it IS typical Shoujo stuff. but hey, good art and nice yakuza heroine. That speaks for it.
This series started with a strong female lead and a unique setting. A few volumes later and that female lead seems to have lost all of her strength and turned into nothing more than yet another cliched shoujo heroine. The setting is also wasted, as it is used for nothing beyond being a secret that is always in danger of being exposed. The end result is entirely generic. I think I could have tolerated this series better if it had just started out generic, but when I think about what it *could* have been I can't help but feel a little cheated.
It had potential, but...
the mangaka didn't really pull it off. Pity, really.
Sachie's personality that she had at the start has spiraled into a 'ba-dump'ing, blushing shoujo stereotype in every other panel. The artwork in it is good at best. I'm still a little interested with what's going to happen next, but I'm not going out of my way to seek out releases.
I love this manga. It is basically a typical shojo/romance manga with a Yakuza twist. The characters are interesting and the art-work is pleasing.