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Tsuyogari (FUJIWARA Kiyo)  
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[From Esthétique]:

Kikuchi Ima's first love was her sister's boyfriend, who is 11 years her senior. Nine years later, she meets him again ... and this time, he is her homeroom teacher. What will become of this one-sided love?


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Associated Names
つよがり (藤原規代)
Show of Courage

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Latest Release(s)
c.Oneshot v2 by Esthétique over 9 years ago
c.Oneshot by Esthétique over 9 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
Oneshot (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 6.9 / 10.0 (199 votes)
Bayesian Average: 6.87 / 10.0
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Last Updated
February 6th 2015, 7:50pm PST



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Melody (Hakusensha)

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this is just pity   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by YanaseRyoko
November 16th, 2016, 11:26am
I love the art, the drawing was quite good. But...

I don't know but this is wrong, he's only gonna use her as a replacement. I don't see love here. I don't believe in him. Its too short I was hoping for something, but didn't happened.
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Would have been better if it was longer   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by ariasaven
August 15th, 2014, 7:21am
Art is okay. The plot was good, too. I really adore student-teacher relationships. smile
But... It would have been better if it was longer. It left me wondering about several things.

1. When did he fall in love with Ima?
2. They just overcame the obstacles? Just like that?

The plot was too much for just a oneshot. The potential was there. Too bad.
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read it at the right time..   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by otakuness
June 26th, 2010, 9:05pm
i have read this now.. and im currently in love <i think..> with my math teacher!!! i call him square root of 3!!!! and im the other square root of 3!!! <333

anyways.. its cute... the drawings are sparklyyyy...i wopuldve think that its corney.. if not for the relation!!!
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pretty good.   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Yenoh
April 29th, 2009, 3:59pm
some people below had no mercy on this i have to disagree,this manga was actually OKAY.not the best,but just fine.i love how ima was trying hard to be known as her by her sensei ^___^
i'll give it an 8/10
since i like the scene where she writes "call my name" or something like.that was really brave of her.
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Selfish Leads, Lovely Art   
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by autumn_rise
April 20th, 2009, 5:45am
This one-shot was, as has already been said, completely predictable. However, predictability isn't something that bothers me in shoujo one-shots, because it's very common. It was the total lack of emotion that I felt towards either character or their relationship that did this one in. The female lead is annoying, and she is so enamored of the male love interest that we never get any personality from him--we just see him as this perfect, tortured individual. The older sister exists not as a character, but as a barrier for the two leads being together... Except, wait, she's not much of a barrier at all, because they never stop to think about how this might affect her. I found them both to be utterly selfish and unlikable by the end. The only real saving grace to this one-shot besides that it is only a one-shot, rather than volumes of this same material, is that the art is quite lovely.

... Last updated on April 20th, 2009, 5:46am
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Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by un3xpectedfate
April 7th, 2009, 6:03pm
There wasn't really much to this oneshot. Everything was predictable and very cliche. Nothing really happened, and it was boring and a chore to read. Only read it if you're really bored.
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Rather predictable   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by TsukiYue
March 9th, 2008, 11:11am
I didn't think that it was that great to be honest. I like the art but the storyline was nearly predictable. The heroine was rather childish and irritated me incredibly at the end. I mean she talks of becoming a "fine woman" yet her last action didn't convince of that at all. It just proved to me that the two main characters don't belong together.
I think that the story could have expanded on her slight inferiority complex with her sister or could have had a different ending with her working harder and becoming the woman she wanted to be.
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Why..? It was good...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Yasumiko
March 9th, 2008, 7:04am
How come people are giving this such low ratings ?
I found it pretty good from the beginning to the end. The art was nice and the storyline even made me get teary eyes because I found her one-sided love touching. It turned from bitter to sweet and was not so unrealistic.
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