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Nekota and Hoshino were always arguing at school, but in reality, Nekota actually has a crush on Hoshino. One day, he finally gets up his courage to tell Hoshino his true feelings, but she rejected him with mixed feelings. Feeling sad, Nekota goes home to find that his dad is remarrying another woman, but the catch is that Nekota has to live alone with the woman's daughter while the two parents go to Europe. The daughter of the woman, however, is Hoshino... What will happen between the two while they live together?


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Parallel by Manick


User Rating
Average: 7.9 / 10.0 (768 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.85 / 10.0
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December 11th 2014, 6:04pm PST



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Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by Aenonar
January 9th, 2008, 11:21pm
Really good manga. I love the drawings and characters. However, since I read Pastel first I could always figure out exactly what was going to happen and were continually comparing them. I think I prefer Parallel above Pastel just because it's not as dragged out with filler chapters etc, and I wish I had read this one first. I'll have to rate it at 9.5 because there were so many similarities between them that I could hardly tell them apart at some points. Even the characters looked very alike, and had similar names..

... Last updated on January 9th, 2008, 11:23pm
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I loved it.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by JJTang
November 10th, 2007, 4:12am
It's quite the amusing story. The plot devices (namely the main character having to move in with the girl) I personally love, and for the same reason, I love Pastel as well.
Kobayashi's artwork is awesome in my opinion. I just love how he draws faces and hair.

Like someone else said earlier, Pastel uses the same plot devices but expands more where this work left off. It also drags on more with episodic filler chapters though. The only thing I didn't like about this manga was
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the typical unresolved open ending left for the reader's imagination on what happens to the couple after they get together.

... Last updated on November 10th, 2007, 4:13am
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this is older   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Chimasternmay
September 22nd, 2007, 7:55pm
humm so the same guy who wrote this wrote Pastel, this was pretty good, and i guess the guy who wrote it thought that the story should be expanded, maybe that is why he later wrote Pastel, and makeign it longer.

... Last updated on November 17th, 2007, 6:38pm
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Simple, cliched romantic comedy ^_^   
Rating: 7.8 / 10.0
by Master_M2K
September 14th, 2007, 12:22pm
Average boy meets girl and they somehow end up living together, pretty simple but it works well with the story.

The artwork is really average, just like this manga and even with poorly drawn male characters at least the girls look good biggrin

Final Thoughts:-
This is a decent romantic comedy and even though it's incredibly similar to it's successor Pastel the story never dragged on. Of course being a typical shounen romance it's packed full off cliches but at least the male protagonist character isn't so submissive, it's just the female protagonist that can get quite annoying. ^_^
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Rating: N/A
by kamasutra69
July 11th, 2007, 11:11am
i read several mangas like this
good art but nothing special
usually perverted stupid main hero or perfect main heroine.
im sick of this
i cant laugh anymore
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I like it..   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by palabasa
June 28th, 2007, 1:53am
its nice and sweet...and yes, there a lot of similarities with Pastel, its like a spin-off or something, like version2(or 1?which is first, parallel or pastel?)..anyways if you liked this one, then you'll surely like pastel better...pastel is a bit complicated and deeper than this one(it should be, coz its longer), but the protagonist is better here, more open with his feelings and also an ace in baseball..

somewhat amazing though that a guy like him could be like by almost any cutest girls he met, haha..

... Last updated on June 28th, 2007, 1:54am
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Zacharias
May 24th, 2007, 11:55am
Compare this with pastel. Guy meets girl and falls in love with her but they turn out to be non-blood-related-siblings.
Nevertheless this 4-volume 'short' story has a happy ending.

... Last updated on May 24th, 2007, 11:56am
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My 2 Cents   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Phiiyrael
April 28th, 2007, 9:44pm
Well its just like pastel but even though it might feel recycled it still has good art and a good feel to it. I liked it alot and if your into shounen romance then this is should be on your list for sure. I recomend you read pastel though, it just seems like an all in all improved version of this. I probably missed something cause i dont know why its called parallel, I'll reread it in a few months and find out.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by traziemykel
November 18th, 2006, 10:45am
Mmm a really great manga, nice story... kinda like his second work
Mm.. amust read!
anywaiz. i love this mangaka's work
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My little comment   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by EvilMoO
October 28th, 2006, 10:37pm
This story is good, but Pastel is better. I feel that there is too much unbalance between the two main characters, unlike in Pastel where each person has something that balance the lack of something in another person.
The development of art/story in this manga tend to become better toward the end (i.e it looks so-and-so at the beginning). Surrounding characters are also nice, especially the big sister! Nice comedy! I will be enjoy reading this
manga from time to time.
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