Login to add items to your list, keep track of your progress, and rate series!
Scene: The School Rooftop The hero (me, Junpei Manaka!) sneaks up to the roof to see the sunset. When he opens the door, he startles a mysterious beauty. She panics and runs away, but not before Junpei has caught sight of her adorable strawberry print panties...in EXTREME close-up. With that vision forever burned into his memory, Junpei embarks on a quest to find the girl, and the panties, of his dreams!
You must login to comment for this series! Register an account.
This is probably one of the best harem series out there. It still suffers from silly fan service, but it has a large amount of interesting plot and character development. The relationships change quite a bit, which drives the story forwards. The ending, although not what I wanted, was very enjoyable and naturally followed the development of the story.
Of course, there is room improvement. The series is too long, so there's a lot of boring filler material. Also, the relationships weren't dynamic enough. Some serious events, like a harem girl falling in love with someone else, that forced Junpei to make up his mind faster would have made the story more exciting and realistic.
... Last updated on July 31st, 2008, 2:52pm
Not Flawless, but amazing.
Oh boy... one of those who leaves you with a big hole in your heart after finishing it...
The bad: Sometimes it's gets hard to believe, because of the excessive use of coincidences and cliches, It seems like the author is trying to drag the story a little longer while not letting it evolve. For instance: I wouldn't Manaka ever act on instinct when he had the chance? It would be more believable if he did stuff and then suffered the consequences, even regretting later. The story would then be more believable and it would have more material to develop upon. There were these points where, instead of a natural flow, it was more like the author was pushing it in a certain direction, and that kept the manga from being richer. I also hated that...
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
the author just abandoned Satsuki at a certain point. In the last chapter she actually says that she likes Toujo and Nishino ¬¬
The good: One of the things that makes this manga exciting is that, the partner for the main character is never obvious throughout the reading. It went on for years, and because of that, even with it's flaws, the story had the opportunity continually develop in unexpected ways. New and valuable new characters kept being introduced, while the old ones become ever more interesting and lovable. It does a good job at involving the reader at an emotional level where you can passionatly cheer for, against, and worry about whats gonna happen.
In the end.. I think.. The flaws here, I mean, the usage of cliches and such, are mostly at a superficial level. When it comes to what really matters, this is NOT cliche-like AT ALL. Yes.. you could forsee stuff like panty shots coming and accidental falls, but thats it! And the amazing ending this manga had is proof of that. Now.. wow, what an ending.. It's really great when you spend this much time reading and the author doesn't let you down on the most important part. Probably the best ending I have read so far, I can name just a few that would be equally good.
So, even with its flaws, I give this manga a 10.
Specially because, this is one of those that you'll never forget, and might comeback once in a while to read again, and are probably going to look for other mangas with the same quality and theme.
... Last updated on October 14th, 2012, 3:08pm
The Best manga for me
I did not expect a lot from this manga at first. I've read it almost 4 years ago and stopped until last week. I started it all over reading it again. It's the only manga i read that gave me this feeling of happiness, it made me feel satisfied. The artwork and character development seems to be related to real life! Though i love reading manga all over again, this time, it made me feel that i should move on to the next chapter. haha! Though it is finished, Mizuki Kawashita is really great from artwork to story lines, how the characters develop and such. Overall, this is the best manga that i have read! Thanks to all that contributed to the development of ichigo 100%!
i will start by saying that i consider this one of the best romantic series i have ever read, and i will highly suggest that everyone reads it. I will admit there are some parts where the story stagnates slightly but, if u have time push through to the end. The reason i beleive this is so good is probably because it reminds me so much of my own life, and i hope everyone else can see some relation too but for me this manga is special since it is a reminder of what could have been. maybe some other people dont have the feeling yet or cant relate so they end up being haters but, i beleive that this is made by one of my favorite mangakas as they are able to create a new world that mirrors the feelings and events of this one, sure the real world isnt that echi (most of the time) but i beleive the relation a person will feel to this manga definetly makes it a good read, maybe even one of the best
best romance comedy EVEEERR!
HOLY CRAP!!! Never have i felt the need to express my appreciation to ANY MANGA before..... and i've read a TON!!! this is one of the few series that i felt actually tugged at the reader's heart... Granted... the first few chapters were kind of lame... but as the story progressed, it became more immersive and was just... impossible to stop reading!!!
the personalities of the female characters were very distinct, something few mangas have when it comes to harems... and the romance was ACTUALLY THERE!!! love hina is a great example of a romantic comedy were comedy outweighted the romance 100:1 ... but in ICHIGO 100%... OMG IT'S JUST SO GOOD AND FULLFILING!!!!
all the talk about dreams realized and heartbreak and love actually gives the manga emotion... i read the whole series in 5 days because i just couldn't stop once i started reading.... the emotional rollercoster relates soo much to actualy life... it makes me wish i was a japanese student though >_<
art was fantastic, i like the storyline better then the art though, but the way the mangaka drew out the emotions and the tears were FANTABULOUS!!! i wish the series would just keep going and talk about their life in and after college years...
i give this manga a 500/10 .... read it now or you will forever regret it!
It has the typical Shounen ingredients; an indecisive protagonist, a love polygon, ecchi scenes in almost every chapter, dragging on forever, unnecessary drama, misunderstandings coming on over us out of the blue and so forth. I will not not deny this, and clichéd series like this can make for an enjoyable story, too, especially if the art is beautiful. HOWEVER what totally blew me away was the ending. It was unexpected and sweet! Junpei finally mans up and chooses his girl. I will not say which one. That is for you to find out. But I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by this turn of events. Not many Shounen mangaka are this spunky! Therefore, mostly because of the exceptional ending, a 9. If it had not been so good, I would have given this a much lower score.
... Last updated on March 7th, 2012, 7:29pm
Well in my opinion this is one of the best, if not the best comedy/romance manga's that i've read up till now. And i've read a lot of them... a lot. Anyway, generally it was normal comedy/romance scenes... The kind of scenes before the whole "borderline h" genre. Anyway, what differentiates this manga from general comedy/romance manga's is the ending. Whoever is interested in reading comedy/romance should read this one... and i'll tell you this... you won't guess the ending . I'd give it an 11 rating if i could because this manga is that exceptional. My rating... 10.
My English quite bad, so I’m sorry in advance.
When I read the synopsis about a boy look for a girl wearing strawberry panties… i said, this is stupid. However, I tried to read. I found out this is good. Very good story actually.
This story quite similar with “I’’s” , however strawberry 100% is better. Very detail story, good character development, and mixture of emotion… I like it a lot.
Pros: The art was nice. The constant twists and turns keep you wanting to read more.
Cons: OK, here is why the ending sucks. It has nothing to do with which girl you personally like the best, or which you think is the best for the lead character. The ending sucks because it means that he put Toujou (and himself) through the wringer for four years for absolutely nothing. It says everything that they only way the author could think of to keep people from dying from pity for Toujou was to make her an extreme, world-class success in her career. Otherwise, she'd just have been this shy girl who fell for an idiot, then went on to a mundane life emotionally damaged.
Also, there was no way this needed to be as long as it did. How many times to we really need to see character X trip and land on character Y, and then have character Z appear and jump to the wrong conclusion? Apparently, this author thinks 50+.
Ultimately, there is a big difference between something that uses tricks to make you want to keep reading and something which is actually enriching and thought-provoking.
Great manga with lots of emotions
First time I read this manga i was surprised at the beginning. It was awkward but intriguing. After reading on this became a highly addictive manga. The plot had a great outcome of events. The characters are great characters you really can feel attached to. When a character feels heart broken or cry you will truly feel sad ( i admit to tearing up at times yes im a wuss). This is one of the mangas that i actually thought about throughout my day. In my head it was like who will he choose? I kept thinking about it alot because i felt for the the characters. But since the connection with the characters are very strong you may be sad if your favorite is not chosen at the end. But, because its hard to please fans of all the different choices, the author did a great job trying to make everyone happy. I loved all of them and only wished for multiple endings for each different girl but this ending is still great.
The art in this manga is perfect. Girls are attractive even when their is no ecchi. The ecchi in this manga is at an appropriate level. It is used in a romantic and loving way, not the absurd "everytime i move i jiggle" type of ecchi. It is used at the right time just like relationships have.
I simply love this manga to death. The emotions you get are so strong, anger, excitement, love, sadness, pity, joy, etc. It is just an amazing read for every romantic reader. This author is amazing and this manga is one of my all time favorites. It it a great transitional manga if you just started reading romantic ecchi manga after reading all those action ninja, pirate, shinigami, etc manga.
All in all a truly magnificent read and if your reading these comments just read the manga and Im sure you'll love it.