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Fuuko is a happy and cheerful girl. One day, two cousins, Daiya and Ichi, move into the apartment upstairs. Cold Ichi and mischievous Daiya gave a very bad first impression! All three are going to the same school as well! How will Fuuko's high school life turn out?
Note: Based on the manga, a TV-Drama was aired by the name "Love Buffet."
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I don't think there has ever been a manga that has taken me on a roller coaster ride with my emotions like this one has. I got so sucked into the story. I don't know..maybe it's cause I can relate to it? I mean a guy having feelings for you and then it all ending so fast. Anyway, I haven't finished it yet, I'm only on vol 12 but I really, really, liked Ichi and Fuuko. The mangaka built up the story between them so well! There was really something special between the two that Daiya and Fuuko just don't seem to have. I really think that Ichi and Fuuko should have just gotten together and the story should have ended right there. But that annoying woman had to come along...uggh. Oh well. It's better that Ichi didn't hurt Fuuko while going out with her. I don't know who she'll end up with but I can't stand her ending up with Ichi who said her tears are more painful anymore. A lot of people may not like the main character but I do. I admire her for speaking her mind and being able to realize the difference between love and pity and voicing out her feelings when she doesn't want the guy she likes to stop seeing a woman. Most shoujo heroines are too dumb to do that. Fuuko may be a bit of an idiot sometimes...but she's real. I mean..sometimes..who isn't an idiot in love? We all love. and we all get hurt. at least once in our lives. If it hasn't happened yet, it will. I love this manga for being able to portray how much liking someone can hurt effectively.That being said, I think people who have been hurt will definitely be able to relate to this manga more and appreciate its beauty.
... Last updated on December 17th, 2011, 12:30am
Discuting. I started reading this and I could see where it was going already , it was so boring, plain, bland just dispicable.i think its so pathetic to write a manga souly based on a crappy love triangle! I mean Wtf.I just kneeew it was going to be soo loong , why did it take 20 volumes to have a girl make up her mind about two very boring people i mean in other mangas this would only be considered as a small side story or something not the entire manga ! , I litually had to force my self to read 2 volumes but I just couldn't continue , I'm just shocked at how anybody can seriously read this and find it entertaining , its just soo pathetic , seriously why waste your time on such a pathetic excuse for a manga when there's plenty more meaningfull mangas .. I only read those 2 volumes because I was so desperate but then I couldn't take it and I skipped to the end and err it was just so urgggh? god urggh it makes me sick to think that people actually read all the way through(no offense) just don't waste your time ...don't . If I could give it a 0 I would .
... Last updated on October 23rd, 2011, 5:34am
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how could this high-school girl's life only circling around love problem? how could two so-cool boys keep hanging around in one so-normal girl? how could this manga even reaches volume 20?! so sorry for being so cynical =_='
... Last updated on July 8th, 2011, 1:53pm
I used to really like this when i started reading it. The drawings were very cute. But then the love triangle gets dragged out, and the girl becomes annoying. Don't build up so much intensity with one guy and then throw some tragic thing in that makes her go to the other guy..well i guess its fine because the author probably intended to make us cry.. but its just so obviously cliche!
When you think about it, this manga revolves entirely around the main character's love triangle. Its like there's nothing else happening in their life....
... Last updated on June 26th, 2011, 3:16am
Would have rated it higher if not for Ichi and his stupid, stupid thing
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with that despicable woman.
I mean, that was so depressing.
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I like Daiya and all, and I LOVE him and Fuuko, but seriously, those parts where she was building Ichi/Fuuko up just gave me CHILLS 'cause they had so much chemistry! And POOF! It just goes away by that stupid woman interfering. REALLY disappointing. Honestly. I couldn't handle it after that, 'cause I can't stand seeing Ichi sad.../hugs. Well, I read up to the part where she got with Diaya and stopped. There's my happy ending, don't need more drama kthxbai.
One thing, though. The art is GORGEOUS. I hated it at first, because I judge a book by a cover. But I couldn't stop reading, and the art just got better and better. Fuuko ends up as pretty as heck. And yeah, Daiya and Ichi get hotter as well. /drool
The crying moments are really emotional, too. Even though Fuuko's your typical shoujo herione, when she cries, you can actually feel the emotion instead of it just being like, "Oh my god. What a crybaby." So yeah. I liked that.
I recommend it to those who love drama that lasts forever.
... Last updated on June 13th, 2011, 12:41pm
At first i just trying to kill time by reading this manga but then i started to really into this manga. It get more interesting the deeper i read.The storyline is full of twists and turns that are done so in a way that is not predictable. So I'm pretty sure you might enjoy reading it. The whole time i really hate how the main character just can't decide who she like..which hurt daiya's feeling. I kinda feel sorry for the guy.I don't hate nor like ichi but NO HOMO but i just like she with daiya more... daiya he is always put up a smile when she hurt his feelings (tho he felt opposite but don't always show her a happy face b/c he doesn't want to her to know he really hurt by her) in front of her ..he may be a ex playboy but u know when a playboy who actually quit being a playboy for that 1 girl it mean he seriously in love with her. it can also be prove how deeply he love her. Plus he is a funny guy... well if you read you'll know what i meant.
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Seriously, licorice says it all. But I'm gonna say it again, and add on.
What Makes it Unique There is one thing that separates this manga form others, and that's that it has the all time most epic love triangle I have ever read in a manga (and that includes mangas like Vampire Knight and Nana, where I honestly couldn't tell who she'd end up with).
The reason this love triangle is so epic is because it's not your average shoujo where the heroine either: a) only really likes one guy the whole time and the other guy is just there to make him jealous or b) kind of likes both guys, but then ends up picking one over the other.
Instead, the mangaka chose option c. There is no 'kind of' about the way this girl feels. Each time she loves, it's for real; you can tell she only loves one person at a time. And yet, she still loves both of the love interests at some point in the story, and they both love her. And she goes back and forth in such a way that it whoever she likes at the moment, you believe that that is who she is going to end up with. But her feelings change, and you realize that you really can't know who she'll end up with. Heck, the scanlation is on chapter 119, and she could still realistically end up with either one of them.
In a lot of mangas, there will be a situation where a likes b and b likes c, but this manga is great because it's more like sometimes a likes b and b likes c and sometimes c likes b and b likes a. So the train of unrequited love has a tendency to switch direction.
Which is why, no matter which guy you're rooting for, you're going to feel really sad at parts.
Anyway. Moving on.
Plot Kind of just said. It's a shoujo romance, so not a lot of depth in the plot, but if you like romantic tension and love triangles and are tired of predictability and knowing that one guy doesn't stand a chance, then for sure try this out.
Art I think the art is lovely. It's typical shoujo style, but the bodies are proportionate (I HATE unproportionate bodies) and the faces are spaced well and stuff, so yeah . . .
Characters All of the characters (including side characters) have pretty good personalities, and none of them are super annoying.
Fuuko: She's an average shoujo girl: bright, cheerful, short, a little dumb, etc. But even though she blushes and cries, I don't find it nearly as annoying as I so often do with shoujo girls. With her it feels less stupid and more real.
Daiya: He's the class clown/playboy type character. I think it's funny, because usually those types of guys aren't the ones the girl ends up with, but in this case, as you'll discover in the first couple chapters, he's actually the one she starts liking first.
Anyway, he's also really cheerful and caring, though he doesn't believe in love (everyone has their flaws), but generally he's the sort of person you'd want to be around. And he isn't one of those unnatural characters who never do any work but then somehow magically get As in all their classes. He does even worse in school than Fuuko.
Also, he cleans and cooks (neither Ichi or Fuuko do)
Ichi: He's Daiya's cousin and the other love interest. He does really well in school, but he can't cook/clean to save his life (he's clumsy). He's actually the one I'm rooting for, because to me he's slightly less stereotypical than the other two. By that I mean, he's mean. Not just to everyone, but to Fuuko (even when he likes her). I know it's common for male characters to act mean or whatever, but he's for real. He acts more than a little full of himself for being so smart, and when Fuuko gets really upset over how ugly she thinks she is, he doesn't try to tell her she's not (which I totally kept expecting him to do - I mean, he likes her, so you'd think he'd at least sometimes act like it). But he doesn't.
Also, he has a different way of liking Fuuko. By this I mean, while most of the time, no matter what they were like before, when a manga guy starts liking a girl he starts acting extremely nice to her and getting super worried about her, Ichi isn't like that. He'll occasionally treat Fuuko well, but usually he's just mean to her (she's mean back, though, so it's okay) and when she asks for his help with stuff like schoolwork or swimming, he won't try to be understanding, and he'll get annoyed if she can't do things. Once she was out in the ocean, and she couldn't swim very well, and whereas any other manga guy would have probably gone out to rescue her, Ichi just stood on the shore and told her to swim already, that it wasn't that far.
At the same time, though, he can act concerned if he wants to. It's just harder for him (he does show his affection - in weird ways, though).
Overall, this was really good, as far as shoujos go, and I would suggest it to any shoujo fan.
Edit: Also, the guys in the manga blush too, which I liked. I hate it when only the girls blush.
... Last updated on February 1st, 2011, 3:35pm
Applauds to Nanaji Nagamu
I'm not that big of a fan of shoujo manga where there are unrequited loves, love triangles, lots of drama, and weak female leads. Personally, I find them to be predictable and very, very unoriginal. However, Parfait Tic is one of the exceptions. Although the art looks silly and the summary boring, this manga is by far one of the best ones I've read, especially in terms of the plot and how well it captures the reader. The storyline is full of twists and turns that are done in a way that it doesn't become predictable, and the drama in the manga is balanced, so that it doesn't become too ridiculous or too boring. This manga made me laugh and cry, and there were so many emotionally powerful scenes that I probably used up an entire box of tissues the first time I read it. While the story does start off a little slow, if you stick with it for a couple of chapters, you'll be hooked!!
... Last updated on May 8th, 2013, 12:25pm
Don't judge a book by its cover like I did.
I avoided this manga for a long time. LONG TIME. And now that I'm reading it I can't wait to find out what happens next! The beginning was boring (childish, silly, blah art), but then the storyline started getting better and better until I finished reading the last scanlated chapter some time after 3am. That's over 10 hours of non-stop reading, folks. Ridiculous. The story makes me laugh, cry, and I don't know how many times I've screamed (aloud) in anger at the characters and their dumb mistakes. Or laughed so much and so loudly my family members want to know what the heck I'm reading. But I love it and I highly recommend it.
I still love this manga. I didn't think I'd love it though. The first time I saw the cover I instantly went: "ew", but the art is actually gorgeous. Flawless actually.
Read this if you don't mind one or two love-triangles, read this is you actually like to NOT know who the girl will end up with, read this if you're into romance and comedy. Try reading it, despite the many comments on how it becomes a little bit too much towards end.