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From Mystic Iris:

Upon first sight Machida Yuki knows that she doesn’t want anything to do with Naruse Shou, but how can she keep her cool when he is a part of the basketball club she manages?


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Associated Names
Full Bloom Cheekiness
His Cheekiness is in Full Bloom
Namaiki Zakari.

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Mystic Iris

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15 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?

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Average: 8.3 / 10.0 (306 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.13 / 10.0

Last Updated
January 24th 2019, 2:00pm PST



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Hana to Yume (Hakusensha)

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Good but the MC is annoying  
by Literal Trash
September 15th, 2018, 9:28am
Rating: N/A
Everyone is complaining about Naruse and I get it like, I wouldn't like him that much if he weren't cute, but my main complaint is the MC. She is very annoying, especially when they started to date. She can't even be honest with him, she always wondered why he can't trust her, yeah its because you can't be truthful with him and say whats on your mind or when he actually does something nice for you (for once) you won't even thank him just push him away and then make up for it in a stupid way. Also she's extremely ignorant when it comes to friendships and relationships, the only good role she can play is a big sister. Overall the plot is pretty decent, the art is well done and the translations are as well good but if youre looking for non aggravating characters this isn't the story for you.

... Last updated on September 15th, 2018, 12:40pm
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Totally looove it...  
by tsuyoponnu-chan
June 13th, 2018, 5:58am
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
I can't understand why the other readers don't like this. This is a very great manga and I can assure you that. The male lead is not as horrible as everyone thinks he is. It gets pretty interesting after they start going out. It gets better as chapters go by. This is one of my fav shoujo manga after Kaichou wa maid-sama. The male lead truly loves her and is not selfish like some people think he is.
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Cute but  
by agartha
April 11th, 2018, 4:29pm
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
Holy crap the MC is annoying. Dense to her feelings to an exaggeratingly stupid degree. The love interest is kinda the saving grace in all this but not by much. Typical shoujo cool guy on the outside but he's a complete cinnamon roll(It kinda satisfies the typical cute guy secondary love interest that never had a chance motif in a lot of shoujo manga).

As for the story its your typical fluff romance, girl learning to accept herself kinda deal. Generic but not terrible.
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by spazzedout
March 5th, 2018, 10:39am
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
Its not as good as i hoped, the female lead is kind of annoying because shes so much like a tsundere, and the male lead is annoying, hes handsome but his selfishness is honestly a turn off, i feel like their type of relationship would not last in real life but since this is a fixed couple theyre obviously going to have a happy ending, i think that the 2nd guy is wayyy better than naruse. Tl;dr the manga is good if you only read it once and dont think too much about it, if you read it a second time you start to hate the characters
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Somebody else's fantasy  
by milkgreentea
January 27th, 2018, 2:10pm
Rating: N/A
I've read up to volume 6 so I don't know if he changes later, but as of now...if he wasn't considered handsome, I seriously doubt the commenters below would still pardon his behaviour and fangirl all over him.

Why I dislike his character:

Not humble - (the girl even states it outright; he's arrogant and self-indulgent). Let me ask you: if it's not because of his appearance, would you really like this kind of guy?

Selfish - does what he wants (like forceful kissing, or embarrassing her because, for his own amusement, he likes seeing her flustered), and KISSING HER WHEN HE HAS A FEVER.

Awful -he hits the guy she likes out of jealousy - the poor innocent guy (because she never confessed to the guy or showed her feelings, so how would that other guy know?)

(This last one will have overlapping examples)
Forceful - such as kissing (esp. When she doesn't expect it or want it - even when she doesn't like him yet and when he didn't even confess yet!!!), and also dragging her somewhere. Look, even if it's to cheer her up, there's a limit - don't drag her to a closeted room and then forcefully kiss her! If their relationship really continues (i.e. marriage) these kinds of behaviour is what often leads to domestic violence. I understand that this kind of thing is fan service, but by doing so, the author is conveying an underlying message that force is alright since he "loves" her. Even though the manga doesn't state it outright, it is encouraging unhealthy ideas like "he does that because he likes you." In reality, that kind of reasoning is very untrue - if he truly loves her, would he kiss her - forcefully - even though he has a FEVER? That's basically demonstrating that he puts his desires over her health.

You might be thinking, "this is just a manga, why get so worked up over it?" That may be true, but what we read WILL unconsciously affect the way we think. If we immerse ourselves with stories portraying such unhealthy relationships as healthy, it would gradually become natural for us to think that such actions and behaviour is alright, that it's normal, and that it means he loves you - and that cannot be further from the truth. He may love you - but how much? Obviously not enough to put you before himself. A love that's self-seeking and self-gratifying.

Fortunately, the girl knows this before falling in love with him, so at least she's aware...not that it does her any good in the long run since she still falls in love with this arrogant jerk.

This manga indeed represents society's concept of love these days, especially in shoujo. More and more often, love that is selfish is now considered as romantic and acceptable, just because he does a few nice and sweet things for the girl and the author made him look cool and suave.
Real love is unselfish. This manga does not portray that - at least, definitely not the guy.
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Honestly... it's addicting  
by PhieX
July 30th, 2017, 7:20am
Rating: N/A
Upon my first reading of this manga, actually, I didn't really like it. There's some categories I didn't like (but I have tolerated it, and I rather like it now). The part when male lead was really aggressive toward female lead is disturbing actually (imo), like kissing when the feeling wasn't mutual etc. That seems sexual harassment, no matter how handsome he is. Though I should not taken it seriously, because it's a manga, it's for fun reading.
But then, I continued reading till the last chapter available in english, I can't stop wishing there's another release for next day. After the main main couple become canon, it's been fun to read. And I really hope this manga can hold till 100++ vols (if I'm not getting bored by then).

The characters are very drawn well. Even though female lead was seen as stoic girl at first, she's becoming more expressive. The only one who isn't really expressive since beginning is male lead. Seriously, he only has one expression throughout the volumes (I exagerrated it). The rest characters aren't important, they're there for the sake of storyline, after it's done they'll gone. You can see it from the volume covers of this manga. All of them is a potrait of two main lead (naruse and yuki).
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Gave me the feels  
by energizerbunny
April 4th, 2017, 5:17am
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
I can understand what other commentators have said about the protagonist not being decisive, but I found that really rang honest with the uncertainty a lot of girls feel in relationship and romance matters. Furthermore, I appreciated how the characters actually change and develop through this manga. I would say that in the majority of shoujo stories I've read (many of which I've still enjoyed) characters don't change in their personalities or goals from the first page to the last. Either that, or the development feels unrealistic. :\ Like you'd never see those transformations happen to such people in real life, you know?! But yep. In Namaikizakari, not only did I get plenty of "kyaaa!!" moments, but sincerely appreciated the character development in the two protagonists a lot.

... Last updated on April 4th, 2017, 6:41am
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dropping this...  
by aiceedeebee
April 9th, 2016, 1:28am
Rating: N/A
I mean, it was cute at first how she resists him but come on, you already confessed and such how selfish can you get? Like if you can't commit and be seriously involved with him then reject him at once - plain and simple.

She just became really really irritating with her one step forward three steps back and her indecision as the story progresses that it got on my nerves.

I usually like these types of stories (i.e. maid sama), but seriously after coming this far and with this amount of chapters, I just got annoyed with the progress of the love story.

I mean it was good, but yeah, I'm not gonna continue with it anymore sad
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After reading 31 chapters  
by Krimson
June 26th, 2015, 9:20am
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
Stubborn female leads are good but I hate it when they do nothing but avoid a guy stalking you for 31 chapters. Seriously, enough is enough. You either go out with him or you don't.
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by Bebe~
October 12th, 2014, 11:43pm
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
I think this puppy love manga is so cute! It has potential. I love how he declares his love in the first chapter. I'm tired of shoujo mangas with main characters taking 20 chapters to confess their love...NO! No Bueno. Those mangas give you unnecessary heart break
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