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Mugi is a chubby girl with a kind spirit and beautiful smile. She is comfortable with her weight, but thought that she would never have the opportunity to fall in love. When she meets Tagami, a boy who is a "pochama," or someone who likes soft and squishy things, love has a chance to blossom, and Mugi comes to realize that she loves herself as is.


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Associated Names
Pocha mani
Pochama ni

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Status in Country of Origin
8 Volumes (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 8.4 / 10.0 (186 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.13 / 10.0
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Last Updated
April 26th 2017, 8:47pm PST



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Bessatsu Hana to Yume (Hakusensha)
Hana to Yume (Hakusensha)

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Weekly Pos #715 increased(+153)
Monthly Pos #1252 decreased(-71)
3 Month Pos #1167 increased(+101)
6 Month Pos #1313 decreased(-354)

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by fishical
January 6th, 2015, 6:47am
Because the female lead is 'chubby', she tends to be more mature than most shoujo girl leads. And this is what i really enjoyed: she knows what she is and she's learning to accept the insecurities that come with it. The artwork is very beautiful. Even though the female lead has a rounder face - her positive personality makes her very pretty. Of course, the male lead is also beautifully drawn.

My peeve is that the relationship started with a fetish, which i found a little disgusting. The problem with this is that her "chubbiness" is emphasised a little bit too much. Imo, sometimes it feels like he's dating her because of his fetish but then the fluff moments in the manga redeems this. Overall it's a cute read.
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by supmaguire
October 22nd, 2013, 1:16am
I really like how this manga smashes through traditional shoujo stereotypes--the heroine doesn't get skinnier and drastically change her appearance for a guy. Two thumbs up for how the mangaka took a risk and veered off the typical shoujo course!!
But to play devil's advocate, I think it would be interesting if Mugi became skinny by accident and if any trouble would arise because Yukiya IS a "chubby chaser"... Is his love that strong?

Later addition: it seems like the mangaka is drawer her bigger the later the story goes on..? I don't know why; maybe people were uncomfortable with her being in-between--not fat but not skinny either. Honestly, I thought she was normal-looking in the beginning but then again, this is Japanese standards so...

... Last updated on August 3rd, 2014, 6:03pm
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Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by HummingBird0o
August 4th, 2013, 11:30am
i think its best if it was one shot !! ... plus she should lose weight .. its not healthy to be fat >.<
i thought it was cute at fright .. but when i start to continue reading it ,find it silly :l anyway it was ok
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wth is wrong with being a chubby chaser?   
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by SAimNE
July 5th, 2013, 3:27am
everyone in this manga is so fricken mean just because a dude likes chubby chicks o.o. i wont say the guy doesnt overdo it, but everyone seems to consider him insane or something just because of having that preference to begin with o.0
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Somakemi
January 28th, 2013, 11:57am
My initial thoughts for this manga was how absolutely adorable Mugi was, besides it rare to see a shoujo manga with a chubby girl as the lead. This is a definite must read if your sick of shoujo stereotypes, and want a refreshing and cute story.

... Last updated on January 28th, 2013, 11:58am
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Rating: 6.5 / 10.0
by Saons
January 9th, 2013, 4:53pm
I do feel that this panders to the demographic that is chubby high school girls in Asia, but the "chubby-maniacs" mentioned in this manga do exist. It is interesting to see a rare topic like this chosen.

Oh, and it's also adorable at parts.
It also does have some really good points about accepting yourself and liking yourself for what you are.

It's a standard shoujo cupcake, but with a different kind of sprinkle on top.
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by arouraleona
January 9th, 2013, 4:18am
Mugi's friends (and everyone else) are right, he is a bit creepy. But that doesn't stop the relationship between Mugi and Tagami from being pretty darn adorable. I feel that the issue of Mugi's weight is treated very well; yes, it is a plot device, but she isn't really treated badly for it. She does repeat her feeling that she felt as a chubby girl that she would never find love, which is sad. But not an untrue expression of how many overweight girls feel in HS. The skinship is the creepy part, but it's done that way on purpose to highlight Tagami's obsessiveness (his preaching to other males of the virtues of plumpness in chapter 2 is very amusing).

Yes, he is a bit bizarre, but there is no question that the attraction Tagami feels is not simply physical, but that he likes her for her as well, and the same in return. Thus far, he treats her very well, and she does the same for him. I do like his friend, though, who offers to give Mugi the number of a lawyer if she wants to sue Tagami for sexual harassment. lol.

The art is good, though the shinny ball thing isn't my favorite. And it's just generally super cute. I suggest giving it a try!
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