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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.


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v.27 c.132 by Soul Scans (233d ago)
v.27 c.131 by Soul Scans (293d ago)
v.27 c.130 by Soul Scans (319d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
36 Volumes (Ongoing)

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Pastel by Master_M2K

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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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Serialized In (magazine)
Magazine Special (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)

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

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #684 decreased(-10)
Monthly Pos #917 increased(+36)
3 Month Pos #994 increased(+121)
6 Month Pos #1108 decreased(-24)

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On 3124 reading lists
On 840 wish lists
On 177 unfinished lists
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so... how much progress is there in the story? 550 days, 6 hours, 11 minutes ago
Biggest WTF moment in Pastel 1743 days, 6 hours, 47 minutes ago

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great for certain people   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by flapple
April 19th, 2009, 3:42pm
dont let the description fool you. it isnt a manga about searching for lost love. (well thats what i thought until i read it)

this manga is really good (for the faster readers)
if you are a slow reader, you will get very bored of this manga, mainly because it drags out the main plot. eventually, it gets better. so if you get past all the dragging it turns out to be really good,
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Dragging too mush ~ disapointed   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by jackblack901
April 12th, 2009, 11:20am
I really like parallel, so I start reading this pastel and expect it as a long version of parallel. At the beginning it meet my expectation pretty well, but stupidly the problem of this story is that it's too long =.= It starts with a good storyline but after that it become a slice of life story with no process at all. It is enjoyable but compare to other manga about "a wimp confess his love" like Ichigo, I"S, Suzuka it's much worse.

Another bad point of this manga is the character is a kind of empty. Even Yuu I didnt get any idea about characteristic, she is so cute, that's all =.=

... Last updated on April 12th, 2009, 7:33pm
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a good read   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by meeu
January 21st, 2009, 10:59pm
takes time to get used to the pace. i sometimes forget this wasnt just a romantic manga. but it's worth time given you waited volumes before reading it.

have a try and see

... Last updated on January 21st, 2009, 11:01pm
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Slice of life   
Rating: N/A
by gggjcjkg
October 28th, 2008, 1:01pm
I can see ppl complain about how this manga drag on, but they forget that this is heavily a slice of life series, not drama focus. And the nature of slice of life is Draggy.
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Rating: N/A
by providence
September 23rd, 2008, 1:56pm
It's a shame that such nice art is wasted on a bland story and dull characters. The mangaka intentionally drags out every scene, every chapter, every volume... it's ridiculous...
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Rating: N/A
by danielabda
August 28th, 2008, 12:20pm
"Mugi vows to search high and low for the beautiful Yuu, but will he ever see her again?"

Why? I dont get what he walked in on her and she leaves....thats understandable...if you see her again then apologize, but why promise to search everywhere for her....I can see where this is going already....
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Worth a read   
Rating: N/A
by metamike
August 6th, 2008, 11:25pm
However, if you hope on reading an ending, I wouldn't. Guess how many chapters have come out this year. Just this year, 2008.


Doubt it'll end in my lifetime.
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like it   
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by Makaveli
June 9th, 2008, 8:55pm
i like this manga but i stopped reading it cuz it took too long for new chapters to come out. im in chapter 62 or 63. its a good story but sometimes it jus drags on too long. its on vol 18 and ongoing so i guess i wont start reading it again until its done or close to being done cuz i hate waiting too long for jus a chapter.

edit: i hav been waitin for this to END....i stopped reading after chapter 63 cuz it was so slow, and from some of the newer comments, it seems like nothing really happened. and it is still not over.

... Last updated on July 19th, 2011, 1:53pm
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Tezuk4
May 8th, 2008, 6:17pm
the pace is a bit slow but i still like it smile
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Pretty Good...   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by zblueshell14
April 23rd, 2008, 8:56am
I have read many manga. Many of them I am still waiting for new chapters to come out. Some I have finished. Well I started this one a couple days ago and I have to say I LOVE IT. It's super funny and the main character Mugi Tadano is not that complex. Usually, in manga like this, the main character is usually a super complex character who battles with himself over who he should be with this girl or that girl, but Mugi is different. He loves Yuu and that's it lol. Well, I love it and don't really care if it has ecchi because i know that why some people bitch about certain mangas. It's just a regular slice of life manga that has some good art.
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