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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!
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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.
you will not regret reading it, specially at the end
it started really nice and then developed well. the last volume you won't stop reading till till its all finish. off course with many scenes that will make you jump excited to know what will happen at the end and how will this end up.
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%!
Good series - glaring problem
Overall I really liked it this series. There was quite a bit character development, however the ecchi seemed out of place. It was probably going to be up there in my top 5 romance mangas. 'WAS' being the key word. This is obviously a controversial subject so I won't go into too much detail on my thoughts, since they mirror the opinions of others.
What really surprised me what that after finishing it, due to the ending I actually felt like I wasted my time reading this manga. This never happened before and hasn't happened since - and I have read some really crappy manga recently. I can only conclude that it's because I saw it as such a good series up to that point that the ending felt like a waste of a great series. It's like being at the crest of a roller coaster and instead of going down the tracks it just falls off the side.
It actually still bothers me today when I think about it. Anyway, without the ending as it was, I would probably have given this series a 9. The ending just didn't make a lot of sense after all the other developments and build-up. :sigh
Must read romantic manga.
I just had to register for Ichigo 100%. I read the manga back in 2005-2006 for the 1st few chapters and forgot about it until last week. So I went ahead and download every chapters (we don't have shop selling Ichigo 100% around here).
IMO, the ending is Perfect!! Although it did felt rushed, actually it was quite well done, considering the mid story moves pretty slow. Many questions were answered. It plays with readers emotions, absorbing us as we continue reading. Ichigo 100% is a masterpiece of romantic comedy manga. Read it whether you despise ecchi or not. Even without the tons of eechi scenes (except few that essential), Ichigo 100% could still pull it of and still rated as a masterpiece.
I also felt Ichigo 100% deserved to be a live action, a full high school romantic drama, without the ecchiness/fanservice, unless in certain scene where they are essential. I think it'll succeed and set pretty high benchmark, given only essentials scenes are filmed and follow 100% manga's storyline. Well, if I had the money, I would have gone to Kawashita-sensei with this drama proposal.
Seriously, whoever did rate this manga as at 1 or 2 or 3 or 4, should be kicked in their butt. I could only say this, (could be spoiler alert!!)
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Ookusa create 82 accounts to ruin Manaka's life
. hahaha... XD
Recommendable to people who...
...prefers reading about a very indecisive protagonist who apparently can't decide upon several girls who he likes whose strong points often conflict with his love choices. It rather takes long to get to the point and often have scenes and conversations that have been rehashed from one chapter to the next tenth or so.. But, the ending surely does impress everyone and questions keep on coming!
If you are a guy who has even 0.001% interest in reading a romance manga, read it. If you are a girl who wants to try out a shounen romance (and don't mind ecchi), read it.
Ichigo 100% is THE harem masterpiece. The love triangle is done extremely well and all of the girls like him sincerely and not due to other confining reasons. The situations are realistic as in there are no supernatural or impossible factors in the story... if you know what I mean.
Ichigo 100% is one of THE best shounen romance out there. Harem aside, you won't find much completed shounen romance at this level, and don't even bother comparing with ongoing ones. It is superior to I''s and can compare with Video Girl Ai. Nisekoi finally ends and becomes the lengthiest Jump romcom, but it doesn't hold a candle to Ichigo 100%.
People usually complain about two things in this manga: Manaka and the ending.
Manaka is labelled as weak and pathetic, the typical shounen wuss. Which is probably true. But this just enhances the harem aspect of the manga so much more. A mature audience may despise this indecisive kind of character, but hey, they started off as middle schoolers. Manaka is an accurate portrayal of a real life kid who never had a girl love him before. Enough said.
The ending. People complain how the ending was unsatisfying and stupid in general. To me, the ending is mediocore, but that depends on how you look at it. The ending is very open, and if you think abou it, it ends when
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he is reunited with Nishino, but he would work with Toujo in the future on their dream film. So it could've went either way if continued, and it's up to you to decide.
In other words, the ending beautifully kept the harem, or, all the characters grew up and moved on. Your take. I have reread Ichigo 100% several times and the ending is bittersweet, not incomplete in comparison with other harem manga.
Ichigo 100% is good because it's real. It is like looking into the memory of a boy's high school romance. It practically shouts out ROMANCE, SCHOOL LIFE, and YOUTH.
... Last updated on August 12th, 2016, 3:58am
great manga, but a slight disapointment
over all this was a fantastic manga... however, i gave it a 9 because Manaka doesn't end up with who i want him to,
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Aya, and chooses Tsukasa instead... to be honest, this kinda pissed me off
... but i still recommend this manga to anyone who is looking for a good story
this manga could become a head ache if u are not patient enough.There are many scenes which can be cut(majorly ECCHI).But story become pretty good after sometime.Ending is much more better though (actually i don't like the ending but it IS that i still remember almost the whole story)
Art is good (the type u'll need for an ecchi manga)