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Hiyori, a small and timid girl, goes to school for the first time in a year since an accident left her hospitalized. Follow her as she struggles with her social skills, tries to make friends and maybe even a little bit more...?
ひよ恋 小雞之戀 日和之恋 绯色恋 รักเล็ก ๆ ของยัยลูกเจี๊ยบ (Thai) 雏之恋 A Shy Girl in Love Flying Love Hiyo koi Hoa mắc cỡ (Yukimaru Moe) Little Bird Love
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Girl is super annoying
The protagonist (Hiyori) is so shy and emotionally-weak that it just becomes incredible annoying to read. She literally cannot do anything without the help of others and cries at every chance she gets (probably every chapter she is crying). There really isn't any character growth in her throughout the series. Typically, other protagonists like her learn to become stronger but this girl stays the way she is until the very end. It's honestly frustrating to see a character as weak as Hiyori is.
... Last updated on January 17th, 2017, 1:10pm
Good enough to pass time I suppose. As many earlier posters have said, it sticks to the standard cliches - Valentine's day drama, pretty childhood friend rival, guy rival causing jealousy etc. Not exactly bad, just boring. I got tired of the protagonist - aside from her timidness and insecurity about her height, she ends up being the typical 'kind girl' and has very little going for her otherwise. Main guy is the usual 'refreshing' lead, nothing new. The side characters were somewhat entertaining.
... Last updated on February 6th, 2017, 9:49am
If you're looking for something cute and amusing, and not very *deep*, then this might be right up your alley.
In terms of its genre and target demographic, it's quite fair to say this is one is on the better half side of things. It isn't bad, and is very spot-on in its light-hearted humour.
I suppose it all boils down to personal expectation of what you expected to read when the plot basically involves what it says on the tin.
On the comments about the height difference being absurd, it's part of the point of the story? Not necessarily as a point of struggle, but more as a something used for fluff and humour.
If you're thinking about the contortion involved for the couple in this series to have a realistic kiss or whatever *eye roll*, then, really, I'd love to see the oppai girls, so very much common shounen, have actual back pains once and a while, not to mention the pain of having DD-cups, that they should already struggle to hold up, getting squished when they try to kiss their significant other. Talk about contortion pains.
Also, and I'm saying this as a girl (whose reading selection is widely varied and not restricted to shoujo, which very much includes all kinds of porn), is it weird that I started reading this mostly to amuse myself in reading something that very much looked like Non-H loli? Ok, I'll admit, it's pretty weird.
No, she's not a prepubescent girl, and, Yes, there's such a thing called Size-Difference Kink. Albeit, it's used here in a non-H way.
I found it cute and something enjoyable to read when one is in the mood for fluff. It doesn't have a lot of surprises, and, yes, it's typical shoujo, but at least it doesn't have random rage-inducing tropes just to keep things exciting/angsty.
Give it a shot, it just might surprise you. Or you'll hate it enough to come back here and give it a 1, a common reaction to typical shoujo. Heh.
... Last updated on November 2nd, 2015, 9:00pm
If you're looking for something new, original, refreshing, or even slightly different, look elsewhere. It uses a bunch of popular tropes common in any other shoujo manga and can't even use them 5well. For example, there's the popular boy and unpopular girl cliché. Kimi ni Todoke uses it MUCH better, considering how we actually see how the romance between the two develops. In this manga I honestly can't tell why he likes her aside from the fact that she pushes him to confront his troubled feelings for another girl. Does he like her because of the insane height difference and that it would be interesting to be seen with her? Because I think that's the only difference she has from all the other stock character girls that have liked him. His relationships with his childhood female friends (the tomboy and the pretty love rival) are ten times more interesting than the main plot! And one of those girls is a side character who is jokingly called a boy at times!! Why should I be interested or sympathetic with Hiyokoi if she's the most boring character of all That and she hides in a locker, unnecessarily cries a lot, is pretty clumsy and didn't really have any friends so he helped her gain some. Like how could someone popular , who has met tons of unique people be remotely interested in someone who has the personality of a rock? Like the entire romantic development between the two is where he sees her as a little chick, a BIRD. I.E. A PET. He's taking care of her as if she were a baby and he were a babysitter. He's done so much for her but she's barely done anything in return so I can't possibly see a reason for his attraction to her. Honestly, the beginning of the manga was alright. There was an event in the first few chapters that were slightly different but then it just drags and drags on once her newness is gone and she gets accepted by the class. After that, the awkward boy comes and ughhhg it gets worse and annoying. Basically, go ahead and read this if you're a huge shoujo fan, however don't expect much fluff bc the slightest bit of romance gets cast away (literally) the next day bc she gets too embarrassed EVEN WHEN THEY'RE DATING. However don't expect anything new at all from this manga. I've read 11 volumes and I can't think of a thing that is new and exciting so you are MUCH better off checking out some of the other popular shoujo that can actually pull of these clichés decently.
This manga is best used as a source of laughter.
Apparently over in Japan girls who read manga have a height obsession as intense as Japanese otaku boys' big breast obsession. Thus it has become a convention in shoujo manga to have the boy be at least a head taller than the girl, and often skinny enough to blow over in a wind to boot.
In this case, though the boy is several heads taller than the girl. They look silly, almost grotesque, together, and I suspect tjat managing a kiss standing up would be a major contortion struggle for them. Conventions in popular fiction are hard to deviate from, and this mangaka didn't bother to here, when she set out to write a story about an extra-short, shy girl. That's fine, I guess, for the girl readers--although I bet even some of them are put off by the sheer unliklihood of such a coupling.
As for boy and men readers, since very few of us are several heads taller than the girls around us (especially in Japan!), the vast height difference between the boy and girl in this manga makes it too hard to identify with the main guy in this story, and too easy to laugh at the grotesqueness of the whole proceedings.
True, the manga is not aimed at us. But if you're going to set out to write about an extra-short girl and her struggles, it would seem reasonable to shorten her bf a bit. I would think if these two were somewhere in the same height ballpark the relationship would come across as more equal and companionable.
... Last updated on June 28th, 2016, 2:36pm
I really loved this manga at first, but at nine volumes long it has kind of started to drag. I like the characters, but they don't really seem to grow as the series goes on (Hiyorin is, arguably, the exception to this). There aren't really any surprise twists, and all the love rivals and triangles introduced seem rather like forced drama rather than something potentially threatening or interesting to the main pairing. The romantic development is also slow almost to the point of glacial, which wouldn't be too bad if there was something else to focus on - but there isn't.
That said, it's light and fluffy and super sweet, and I have held on for thirty-some chapters now. The height difference thing is cute, and other than that it's typical shoujo fare, so if you enjoy that and are looking to read something just for smiles, this is pretty good.
... Last updated on May 17th, 2013, 5:23pm
Art is nice...
Story?... well, I suppose I don't care that much for the main leads, but the best friend and Kou are interesting to read about, but not bad. Overall, I'd say this is a nice manga to read on a slow day. Nothing more.
At first I thought it was ok...
But then the story started pissing me off more and more. I originally read this because I was like "ooh! A story about a short girl like me!!" but it just really gets super boring and repetitive very, very quickly. Main character starts little by little to have more confidence, but of course, not when it matters the most. EVERYONE loves the lead character, which honestly, made me start to hate him because he was just so unrealistic. Also a story that focuses on everyone finding "their true love" as seen with the main character's friend being paired up with the guy who was suppose to be the love triangle (they didn't even reach the love triangle stage and already the author is setting him up to be with another character). Very unrealistic and boring "slice of life" there are so many other shoujos out that that cover this same topic much, much better.
about what you would expect.
To me this is so BORING and more than a bit repetitive. i read this because of all the good reviews it seemed to have. I should have passed. It's not a bad manga if you like cliched shoujo (to the extreme) and reading the same thing chapter after chapter with the only difference being the situation. if it were a bit more face paced, I'd probably stick with it but I've read 7 volumes already and there's still very little progress. I know it a slow romance, i just didn't think it would be at a snail's pace. So once again not a bad manga if you like a slow progression and looking for a laid back manga; just don't expect many heart thumping suspenseful moments.
Cute in a Weird way
Huge Height Difference and these are the sort of things that actually annoy me when i don't find the Couples Compatible but Hiyokoi surprisingly did the reverse for me
Characters are really good, even the side characters are investing enough for me to NOT have any particular character that i dislike (another Rare for me)
Story is Cliched alright, but this Social outcast Couple thingy makes it an Interesting ride all along...you get this amusing feeling of how people around them react and how they respond to certain situation albeit Awkward ones
The Female lead starts out weak like most Shoujo leads but along the way she starts to accept the new things around her and gradually find Confidence for her lack of height
overall recommended....very cute manga albeit in a weird way