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A Secret Cellphone Novelist x The Most Popular Boy in School = Love missions of Absolute Command!
Yukina is secretly the all time best selling cellphone novelist, Yupina. She's in a tight spot since she's never wrote any stories about love before. But for all her reader's sake she'll try to experience what love is like. When she accidentally picks up Shigure's student handbook and discovers his true face, she blackmails him. "Fall in love with me!" The ultimate Love Mission starts now!
Himuro Yukina, known as the "Absolute Zero Snow-woman" is a cold and observant girl. In addition, she is actually a popular cell phone novelist who goes by the name of Yupina. Sadly, with no other human contact than her cousin, Yukina is unable to express more romance in her novels. Kitami Shigure, your so-called "typical bishounen", who is really a womanizer, has fallen into Yukina's trap when she blackmails him, and they end up "love-acting" for the sake of their respective secrets.
Watashi ni xx Shinasai! won the 36th Kodansha Manga award for best children's manga.
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Strong to weak
This is one of the manga where the female starts out strong and ends up weak. The first chapter was good, but all the others were bad. If you're looking for a strong female lead, read this as a one-shot.
Good premise but...
I must admit I loved the premise of this one with the girl being an observer of people, a popular writer and an outcast in class and the guy being very popular but actually shallow and full of himself. But the story quickly disintegrates into a mashup of the usual cliches and it took effort to get to the end of this one.
I feel like I should've expected it to be like that because while Tooyama Ema is great at cutesy stories with shy female protagonists and some lighthearted cliches, I shouldn't have expected much from Yukina who seems strong and aware about human nature but really can't see anything in regards to herself. Not to mention the story she was writing just came across as bad fanfiction. Unfortunately, that's believable as being a massive success, just look at 50 Shades of Grey.
Ultimately, I can't recommend it because it shows a lot of promise early, and then just gets irritating. Unfortunately, the promise of something better really makes the rest of it seem worse than it is.
Cute art, as Tooyama usually has. But not much more. If you really want to read a cutesy story about young love, a shy protagonist, love triangles, family drama, middle school celebrities and growing in confidence (with extra sides of cliches), get a few volumes in and that's what you'll get from then on. So I suppose I could recommend it for you if that sounds like a story that would appeal to you.
lead on and let down.
honestly i could say a lot about this anime but all im really going to say is i feel lead on and let down. the art was very good though and i for the most part really enjoyed the characters just felt like they were not used to their full potential. also i don't know why the smut tag is on this because it is most defiantly not smut.
Started out well, and then just slowly drifted down.
When I started reading this, I was really curious and then it started becoming "muh ideal guy muh sparkle muh difficult problems" and so on. I had some hope when Hisame appeared that he'll wreck the party, but he quickly fell short.
I'm not even sure how I finished reading this. The ending is really obvious.
... Last updated on April 9th, 2016, 3:30am
From a manga to being enjoy to becoming lackluster
A manga that provides some entertainment in a certain level, I wouldn't say it's perfect as it suffers character derailment especially from Yukina, other characters does not have that same problem as much.
I like how the author added more characters to bring something new, admittedly not original,but the characters weren't just carbon copies of each other, they had distinct personalities with different flaws and they had good screen time. With adding more characters not to the point of abusing it it won't get too repetitive. The only problem was when Hisame character interaction with Yukina gets extremely irritable with all the character derailment, the hisame mini arc single handedly ruined the series.
Overall a once good, but now terrible read especially at the last 20 chapters as that is where the series declines heavily, it suffers from being too melodramatic over such small things, I wouldn't blame readers if they started to become irriated
... Last updated on April 10th, 2016, 11:39pm
Well, I Started Out Liking It...
I was really into this at first. I've been following it since the first chapter came out, albeit half-heartedly, and I recently reread the whole manga from the beginning until the chapter when
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Shigure says he doesn't like cell phone novels and she gets all shattered and heartbroken.
After that part, I was like, "uh, what happened to our badass, don't-care Yukina? It's quite the disappointment that she became so weak after being so independent and fierce before. If the author manages to save the series after that blunder, maybe I'll try again, but for now, it's a great big nah.
From strong to weak
This is those type of manga where the female lead starts out as strong, then becomes weak as the story progresses, you will reach the point where you won't even care what happens to her.
... Last updated on May 9th, 2015, 8:31pm
Attracting and Heart Racing!
I liked this series. It was really attractive and a quick read. A strong girl with a dense heart and a guy who doesn't want to get serious. It features unequal romance but still it has that unique quality to hold your attention. At the end of each chapter, you're like, OMG what will happen next. This would go on with you and you wouldn't know when you've reached chapter 40.
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She is going with the main hero only for the sake of novel and doesn't seem to realise that she is in love and does things that makes the male lead get angry and leave. That is one low point.
i don't like the extra characters except Sensei. Rest are just irritating and page wasting.
Captivated with a single glance...
And I don't mean that in a good way. For some reason everyone is on this girl. I guess it's typical shoujo stuff, but not even a sliver of realism is found. No one is letting up either when her first love pops up. For two guys to go out of their way (who kind of share her in a weird way)-- totally team up and charge at this man is bizarre, and very awkward to read.
I read up to volume 9, then skipped towards the most recent chapter in volume 18 and realized I missed very, very little.
I used to love this manga
I remember being in high school sophomore year and printing out the colored pages (I think those scans were from when it was still being scanlated by Nagareboshi) to put them in my wallet, something I try to forget. I also remember reading the first volume and thinking the author was a genius. I absolutely loved this manga back then. I loved the art because it looked cute (especially the art in the beginning and in the covers, goodness gracious the covers!) and it was sparkly and I loved sparkly then. The idea of the story, too, seemed ingenious to me. I think my sentiments were near to 'WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE?' and 'THIS IS THE BEST MANGA EVER!!!!' It was fun to read and it hung at good parts. I had taken an extreme liking to the characters as well because they were amusing. Especially Yukina and Shigure. Shigure was a bit close to the typical shoujo male love interest but I really liked Yukina because she wasn't a pushover, she wasn't vanilla (I mean the irritating vanilla type) and she didn't mind (much) what other people said about her. I absolutely thought they and their interactions were very amusing. At that time, I would have definitely given this a 9 or a 10.
When Akira was finally fleshed out, however, I felt that things started to go downhill. And it just reached a point that to me it had taken a dive and I couldn't bring myself to read it anymore. The art changed, the story became irritating (even Yukina and Shigure's relationship which I used to really like, well actually it's the only thing I find just tolerable now..but also, not really), irritating characters started showing up (yes Mami, I'm talking to you. Is that name right?) and I got tired of it.
I also remember being extremely depressed and angry that my beloved manga had turned out the way it did. Maybe my tastes just changed? I don't know. It's possible. It was the time when a lot of the things I liked changed, including genres of mangas and novels. But something definitely became... MEH. Maybe that's just me? I don't think so, though. The friend to whom I recommended this also felt the same way. So, the rating of 3 is for whatever remains of the manga I used to love. I used to squeal and roll on the floor (partly literally) every time Yukina and Shigure had lovey-dovey time.