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Nekota and Hoshino were always arguing at school, but in reality, Nekota actually has a crush on Hoshino. One day, he finally gets up his courage to tell Hoshino his true feelings, but she rejected him with mixed feelings. Feeling sad, Nekota goes home to find that his dad is remarrying another woman, but the catch is that Nekota has to live alone with the woman's daughter while the two parents go to Europe. The daughter of the woman, however, is Hoshino... What will happen between the two while they live together?


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Hạnh phúc tình cờ

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v.1-4 c.1-19+EX by Anime Waves over 13 years ago
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4 Volumes (Complete)

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Parallel by Manick


User Rating
Average: 7.8 / 10.0 (791 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.75 / 10.0
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March 20th 2016, 5:56am PST



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The "Reader's Digest" version of Pastel   
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by Geese1
March 28th, 2008, 8:43pm
As others have pointed out, this is basically the exact same story as Pastel, just condensed down to fit into 4 volumes. It seems like the author liked this story so much that he decided to expand upon it later on, as the ideas, themes, and characters and situations are almost carbon copies.

That's not to say this is bad though. Far from it, it's a very enjoyable story with fun characters, decent (although not great) artwork, and a really nice ending that leaves you with a smile on your face.

And in some ways, it's more enjoyable than it's successor simply because the story is a lot tighter, meaning you're not given a lot of extraneous chapters. This one deals exclusively with the two leads, and any other back story we may get is only in relation to how it affects their relationship.

However, while this does have a lot of benefits, I personally kind of prefer the slower pace of Pastel, in which the characters are given more time to grow and develop, and we get a lot more time to know and care about both the leads, and the accompanying players.

Also, like I said, while the artwork is good in this, if you compare it to Pastel you'll see that it still hadn't fully matured at this point, and is still somewhat rough around the edges, especially in regards to drawing the character's facial reactions.

Still, all in all it's a good entry into the romantic-comedy genre. While comparisons to it's more famous sibling are inevitable, that's still no reason to ignore this one, although I do think Parallel is better appreciated if read before Pastel. It's still definitely worth a look if you at all like the genre.
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My little comment   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by EvilMoO
October 28th, 2006, 10:37pm
This story is good, but Pastel is better. I feel that there is too much unbalance between the two main characters, unlike in Pastel where each person has something that balance the lack of something in another person.
The development of art/story in this manga tend to become better toward the end (i.e it looks so-and-so at the beginning). Surrounding characters are also nice, especially the big sister! Nice comedy! I will be enjoy reading this
manga from time to time.
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My 2 Cents   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Phiiyrael
April 28th, 2007, 9:44pm
Well its just like pastel but even though it might feel recycled it still has good art and a good feel to it. I liked it alot and if your into shounen romance then this is should be on your list for sure. I recomend you read pastel though, it just seems like an all in all improved version of this. I probably missed something cause i dont know why its called parallel, I'll reread it in a few months and find out.
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Worth reading.   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Stalin
January 31st, 2008, 7:27am
This is a great story, feels a lot like a test run for Pastel, but it's still a really good story. I enjoyed it.
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cliche, but good   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by pxhai
September 19th, 2008, 12:09pm
This one is a typical HS shounen romance, yet refreshing. It's good for relaxing yourself after work, or when you are fed up with all those action/bloody/weird manga.
Ok, give it a 9/10.
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Addicting romance   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Conquestor
August 5th, 2008, 5:15pm
Parallel is by no means a genre defining manga. However, it takes know, formulas, and improves on them.

Great characters and story (Albeit pretty generic. At least the author added a few twists), with good art and progression. Basically a nicely done, but fairly standard comedy/romance.

... Last updated on November 29th, 2009, 1:12am
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Zacharias
May 24th, 2007, 11:55am
Compare this with pastel. Guy meets girl and falls in love with her but they turn out to be non-blood-related-siblings.
Nevertheless this 4-volume 'short' story has a happy ending.

... Last updated on May 24th, 2007, 11:56am
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Great manga!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Sevodax
December 5th, 2009, 4:59pm
I really enjoyed reading this manga, too bad it was so short...I really wanted more, but I guess I`ll read Pastel next(made by the same mangaka) which, if I`m not mistaken, has a similar story! ^_^
I won`t give a review since there are already more than enough written before me!

And for the guy before me: Please, before making a comment/review/etc, learn to write!

... Last updated on December 5th, 2009, 5:02pm
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Falimdur
March 31st, 2009, 3:12pm
I really like this manga, i read it twice and both times it was very enjoyable. if you want to read a pretty nice romance, read this stuff.
the characters are authentic, the story is neither to heavy nor to light.
and especially the artwork is very nice, just look at some random background pictures. most of them are welldrawn and have many details...
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Rating: N/A
by jeffreymgibson
July 27th, 2013, 1:32pm
This is semi popular but I don't really get why. It's a typical run of the mill Japanese love comedy where they fight like cats and dogs the whole way through. I didn't like the ending and and I was never really sure if it's more than a one sided love. If Pastel is really similar to this, then I would rather shoot myself in the head before reading 35 volumes of something like this.
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