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by Master_M2K on December 3rd, 2007, 4:11am

Rating - 8.8 / 10.0

User rating of this review - N/A out of 5
Story/Plot - 4 out of 5
Characters - 4 out of 5
Drawing Style - 5 out of 5
Enjoyment - 4.5 out of 5
Overall - 4.5 out of 5

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Plot/ Story/ Characters
Iís Pure is about a boy Seto Ichitaka, who has had huge crush on a cute girl in his class, Yoshizuki Iori. This may be the setting for a typical Romantic Comedy but Iís Pure is able to do great things with this plot.

The story starts of normally enough with us getting to know the characters and their typical personalities, but even with these typical personalities the characters are pretty amazingly developed in their own way, through so many situations. However this only occurs after the first couple lacklustre volumes. Once Iís reaches a certain point in the story it becomes truly amazing, in both the romance and comedy areas. Thereís also quite a bit of drama but it feels really strange as the manga went from a lot of laughs to plenty of angst. In the end it did go well with the overall story, where everything was able to resolve nicely.

Drawing Style
The artwork at the beginning was great, with a lot of detail being put into character designs, especially during the close-ups but it lacked detail in every other aspect. Nonetheless it didnít take long before the artwork of this manga reached perfection and it becomes difficult to find any faults, especially with the ecchi scenes.

Overall/ Enjoyment
Overall this turns out to be a truly in-depth Rom/Com manga that is so captivating youíll find it hard to stop, once you reach the latter half. It is really enjoyable to read but there are times in the story that may seem kind of dull, at least it was full of cliche moments to liven things up (hot springs). The characters also play a huge role in bringing the story to life and it's interesting to see how some of them developed nevertheless there were some characters that were only there for one purpose, like Ichitakaís perverted friend.

Well this manga is definitely recommended for anyone who enjoys a good romance, or feels like giving one a try.

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