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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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A beautifully written and drawn manga. Put aside the ecchi part, because this is still a magnificent manga even without the ecchi scenes. The twist of plots is just so great. All emotions - happiness, sadness, anger, jealousy etc are blended nicely. Somehow, it makes me realise not to laugh at other people's dreams. Oh, for crybabies out there (I'm not), perhaps a box of tissues is good as the story approaches the ending. Definitely a ten.
the best thing about this manga is that you can't even begin to describe the qualities that make it so great all you can really do is read it and let the story grab onto your heart.. then at the end you'll understand how powerful it was through your emotions
many elements of the plot moved me... but by far, the most impressive part of this manga is the ending.... it probably has the best resolution ever created for a graphic novel
some faults still lay in it, like the overuse of cliche ecchi scenes.. (the occurrence of them is scarce compared to other romance mangas like to-LOVE-ru and Love Hina) however.. the unique and touching plot completely covers up these trifle mistakes, which is why I give this series a perfect 10
I hated this manga. the only good point about it is the fact that it is written very well to the point that it can hook you in except from that it was a total disappointment. this manga was the very reason that i came to HATE "harem" genre. the art is likable but the basic concept is simple but the execution of that concept is really terrible. the main character's indecisiveness gets boring and hateful after the first couple of chapters. this manga is terrible and does nothing but leaves a bitter taste at the end. compared to her some of her other works such as Lilim kiss which was totally brilliant but ichigo SUCKS 100% and i think that is an understatement.
... Last updated on September 23rd, 2009, 4:31am
its been done a lot, but this work stands out
As another user said it, this manga is an emotional rollercoaster. In this series you will find the archetypal romantic comedy characters, but what sets this work apart from others is the author's depth and attention to character development. Being a romantic comedy manga, the obligatory 'falling over; oops I'm top of you' was present in abundance, which is something that I just cannot bring myself to appreciate; its too predictable. I am not a huge fan of the artwork stylistcally, but I must also say that the author's attention to detail in both artwork and character development is remarkable, in comparison to other shounen works in the same genre.
I didn't find this series to be very humorous. There were certainly a few LAWL moments, but they were few and far between. For me, the main character's indecisiveness and emotional confusion were frustrating, and rather hard to believe, but I feel like its a character that young adolescents can relate to.
At some points, it felt like the author was dragging things out to buy more time to develop the story further, but it seems like the author had a clear idea of how [he] wanted to end the series, and the author's focus on that goal allowed me to focus more on the present storyline. I also felt that many of the side characters that were introduced midway through the series seemed superfluous and underdeveloped.
The ending was tragically disappointing, and perhaps there aren't such things as happy endings in reality...but isn't this a shounen work? I suppose I would have appreciated the ending a bit more if this were the first romantic comedy I was exposed to.
So, in conclusion, I'd say this series is worth a read, if you don't mind lengthy reads and endings that don't make you feel fuzzy inside.
... Last updated on July 9th, 2013, 12:57pm
The ending was so sadd... But that's how the world works.
I think thats the best ending that 1 can actually have. its really interesting to see how the relationships developed and that junpei stayed on his love and waited for her. its the ultimate romantic end although its not the character you should like but just how innocent it is is just great... to hell those would are not clever enough to see that
Ichigo 100% was entertaining and beautifully written. It had plenty of those cute, adorable, and tear-jerking moments throughout the manga.
The artwork is amazing and the characters are interesting. I actually liked the main character. Some people rant about being indecisive, or picking the wrong girl but that's nothing. I thought the indecisivness was well managed by Kawashita. She used it to show how very difficult it is to choose when a person loves more than one person. What were people expecting? For Manaka to brush off all the other girls from the beginning and get in Aya's panties within the first few chapters? That kind of harem manga is crap. Development between the girls was moslty proportionate and it again added to the difficulty of the decision in the end.
The only complaint I have is that one or two of the girls seemed to fade out later into the story. I'd have preferred that they were not introduced as love interests or given a bigger role.
I you're looking for a manga where the male lead only has eyes for the first or *main* girl, then don't look here. If you're looking for a manga where the lead is a player, or does everything right all the time, don't look here. If you're looking for one where everyone's straightforward without shyness or embarassment, don't look here.
Read if you want a little innocent, heart-warming romance.
... Last updated on April 20th, 2009, 10:03am
Which girl do you like
I Loved this manga, but didn't like the lead male doubts (at one point it becomes annoying)...And well the ending depends of which girl you like the most... Very recommended
Great. But for some reasons, you may dislike it
I like harem and this is the twist harem I have read. Even harem means many girls like one guy which is the main char but in most of harem we can figure out the couple the story will end up with very soon. But in Ichigo 100%, the guy is unexpected stupid and dumb when most girls is so nice =.=, so it's hard to find out the answer till very last chapter.
This fact makes 3 major effects to the reader: Firstly, it's extremely addicted. You cannot stop rushing to the ending after reading a couple chapters. Secondly, frustrating because Manaka is a wimp when the girls is so ecchi. I always think that if I'm this guy, it will be hentai ^^ Lastly, we mostly meet an unsatisfying ending, especially if he does not choose the girl which you like! Take a look, you will find a lot of comment and discussion about the ending and a lot of ppl even rated 1 point because of it. ( Really 67 ppl did it, so Ichigo 100% never can get a high average rate as it deserve^^)
Besides, it has an awesome artwork (best ecchi ever in my opinion), fun, school life story is also pretty good. Most characters was built deep and particular even you may dislike them. So, If you dont care that those upper effects will annoy you. This is really a good one to try.
... Last updated on April 29th, 2009, 7:44am
i really like this manga and i even cried a little, but the start is rather annoing. i locked this manga up after 3 chapters and tried to read some other stuff, the mainchar was terrible annoing and unlogical. good thing i gave it a second chance, and i was even satisfied with the ending, although there are lots of people who do not agree and rather wanted to see another ending.