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Description
Poor Mugi Tadano! Heartbroken after his girlfriend moves away, he takes a summer job at his friend Kazuki's beachside snack bar/hotel on a tropical island. It seems like the perfect plan - until he meets Yuu, who might just be the cutest person that Mugi has ever seen.

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
ぱすてる
纯爱涂鸦

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Latest Release(s)
v.27 c.132 by Soul Scans (230d ago)
v.27 c.131 by Soul Scans (290d ago)
v.27 c.130 by Soul Scans (316d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
36 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

User Reviews
Pastel by Master_M2K

Forum
2 topics, 21 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.1 / 10.0 (768 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.05 / 10.0
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Last Updated
November 7th 2013, 12:09am PST

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Year
2002

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Magazine Special (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Del Rey (14 Volumes - Defunct)
JManga (14 Volumes - Defunct)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #641 increased(+26)
Monthly Pos #870 increased(+83)
3 Month Pos #1005 increased(+110)
6 Month Pos #1123 decreased(-39)

List Stats
On 3124 reading lists
On 840 wish lists
On 177 unfinished lists
On 257 custom lists

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Forum Posts
so... how much progress is there in the story? 547 days, 3 hours, 45 minutes ago
Biggest WTF moment in Pastel 1740 days, 4 hours, 22 minutes ago

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Oh for the love of god   
Rating: N/A
by Bankai5859
July 22nd, 2010, 9:16pm
seriously, this series is just dragging along. I remember when it was good, but now, dealing with these slow releases and lack of any action in the chapters, i'm starting to get bored. but i can't just drop a series, unless it really pisses me off.
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kinda like the story!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by lorgeinoh
July 22nd, 2010, 12:36am
so far it makes
me go dokidoki!

different situation
like all about romance!
and some comedi echi!

oh I also love the environment
of this manga!
natural I mean I live in a place
far from nature somehow it makes
me want to go to a place
that is relaxing and less pollution.

... Last updated on July 22nd, 2010, 1:31am
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END!   
Rating: N/A
by krytorii
March 19th, 2010, 5:03pm
The story starts out alright, although the arts not too good. The characters' faces all look the same, and all look like theyre 12 or something. The story dies down later on, and it becomes an "adventure a day" thing, which gets quite repetitive and tbh, I want it to end or something major to happen. The pacing is so slow a snail would have reached the end before this series, and the characters haven't really developed at all.

If you have nothing (and I mean nothing) to do for a few days, then go ahead and read it, although I would recommend that you spend your time reading something else.

Im not going to post spoilers, but I cant see where/when the author is going to end the story. Normally there's a goal to work towards in mangas, but in this theres nothing to look forwards to.
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melting boobs -.-   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by keristars
March 14th, 2010, 12:43am
This isn't a bad manga, but it's not particularly outstanding, either. It's a decent read if you're procrastinating about schoolwork or chores or if you need something for a long trip, I guess. It could be better, since it's chock full of clichés, like every other shounen romance I've ever seen, but again, it's not bad or anything. Just very average.

I wouldn't even bother to leave a comment,except that I can't get over the quality of the art. The backgrounds are amazing - they look absolutely wonderful. But the people! Everyone has the same face or hairstyle, with only very minor variations (maybe two extra locks of hair drawn in on one side, or the shading is different, or the face is slightly longer than wider), so it's difficult to tell the characters apart in many cases. For example, Yuu's sister Tsukasa, Mugi's childhood friend Manami, and his other childhood friend Sayuri all look pretty much identical at first. Mugi's exgirlfriend also has the same look. Sayuri is the most unique of the quartet for having visibly shorter hair, but the difference is really only noticeable if you're paying close attention or if she's in a panel with one of the others.

Also, for all the drawings of boobs and panties and so on, they're very poorly done. The anatomy is passingly good compared to some manga, but not if you consider how much time and attention these fanservice images receive. Boobs look like they're melting or are positioned poorly, legs don't line up with the hips properly, arms are disproportionate, and so on. It really bugs me when the camera angle is looking down a girl's shirt and the cleavage is completely unrealistic for the way the boobs are drawn, and this is almost every single time. The effect is pretty much that the artist hasn't studied anatomy drawing, and has instead just copied other drawings, or else isn't taking any care at all with it.

Also, this is a stylistic thing, but the way closed mouths are drawn is a bit uncanny valley. The lips are just plain weird, but I usually like the way artists with this kind of style do faces (particularly the eyes, though again, there's very very little variation except when variations are exaggerated to emphasize a particularly character type).

It's fairly easy to look past the wonky art to the story (though it still irritates me), but with the decidedly mediocre plot and the bad anatomy equal a less-than-great, if still readable, manga.
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Its been a long time   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by belliom
February 13th, 2010, 8:54pm
Even though it has been running for a VERY long time, it has only reached 113 chapters. I've actually stopped reading this for 2 years, so I was shocked how it has only progressed a tiny bit. This has been an amazingly long journey. But every time I come back to this manga, I have enjoyed Yuu's cuteness no less than when I started. Too bad Dynasty finally gave up on it.

10/10

... Last updated on February 15th, 2010, 4:58pm
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pretty good as a slice of life manga   
Rating: N/A
by pxhai
January 31st, 2010, 7:32am
First of all, don't let the description fool you. There's nothing serious about an adventure of love. This manga tells the stories of the everyday life of a couple of lovebirds, and it's good that way. And hell, the protagonist isn't so indecisive as in many other shounen. If you are looking for a stimulating manga, don't ever read this. If you want some peaceful moments in a lovely setting, then this is what you looking for. 9/10 by me.
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slow and easy plot   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by masayuki
December 3rd, 2009, 9:21pm
the story between the mugi and yuu is the main one, but the side stories with all the people around them are cool, and make the manga more interesting. right now im on ch. 113, and i haven't gotten bored yet. anyway, i think its got a great story and art if you're ok with its slow pace.

... Last updated on April 5th, 2010, 12:05am
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artwork is awesome but...   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by tran_genesis
August 13th, 2009, 9:18pm
its too long. sure, parallel was on the short side, but it ended before it started to trail off. parallel was an awesome read, loved the ending, but pastel on the other hand, is pretty dragged out.
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This manga is good.   
Rating: N/A
by PlinkoTink
August 8th, 2009, 2:14am
There is a reason why its so many chapters in. The story does drag in parts, thats how it is for every manga at some point. What you get out of pastell is a unique story with interesting characters. Which is what we are all looking for right? There are some truly awesome moments so far, and its not even done. Whats better is that the characters evolve! They change around each other and what not.

There's fan service every now and then but not enough to make it silly, The art is amazing, like none iver ever seen before. the settings used in this manga are from the real world place. (the Author lived there as a child)
I wait every month for a new chapter to come out, this is really the only manga I do that for.
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Not any more slice of life than any other   
Rating: N/A
by Hell_Clues
July 7th, 2009, 10:15pm
I don't get why people give this a pass as a slice of life. It's structure is exactly the same as any other teen romance story like miyuki, I"S, and Ichigo. But worst, the story is so much worst.

Parallel has a better start but you can tell it was getting weak. The writer got weak in a mere five vol(if I remember correctly) work. Yet I'm still surprised by how much this drags, and how empty the characters are sometimes.

The problem with Parallel was that it never spent much time in school, where you could be reminded of how their enemies in class, and there was no real reason to hide the fact they live together after their parents return. Too bad the manga ends when it could have been most interesting.

Pastel's problem is similar but with no solution. It's just weak. They don't focus on school at all. So there's no real slice of life feeling to it. There's no progress at all. It's literally just him not working up the nerve longest than anyone I've ever seen. Then he does, and I stopped reading cause it sucked(i'll finish it later).

The good in this manga is what other manga of this type but with more flaws. Sometimes there's some nice insight, I'll admit to that. But that's such a small percentage when the rest are bland characters, that are rarely allowed to evolve.
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