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Poor Mugi Tadano! Heartbroken after his girlfriend moves away, he takes a summer job at his friend Kazuki's beachside snack bar/hotel on a tropical island. It seems like the perfect plan - until he meets Yuu, who might just be the cutest person that Mugi has ever seen.


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Latest Release(s)
v.31 c.146 by Meraki Scans 23 hours ago
v.31 c.145 by GoManga about 1 year ago
v.31 c.144 by GoManga about 1 year ago
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Status in Country of Origin
44 Volumes (Complete)

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Pastel by Master_M2K

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User Rating
Average: 8 / 10.0 (806 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.95 / 10.0
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Last Updated
March 6th 2017, 11:13am PST



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Magazine Special (Kodansha)

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English Publisher
Del Rey (14 Volumes - Defunct)

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Weekly Pos #416 decreased(-13)
Monthly Pos #1026 increased(+238)
3 Month Pos #1518 decreased(-119)
6 Month Pos #1575 increased(+230)

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Pastel Ends After 15 Years 12 hours ago
so... how much progress is there in the story? over 2 years ago
Biggest WTF moment in Pastel over 8 years ago

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Nice going   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by KrisKelvin
December 8th, 2010, 12:26pm
The manga, so far, has been one of my favorite of romance shounen due to its honest and calm atmosphere of the story. The characters are well built and the drawings are quite something, but agreeing with some people here, I think the story lacks pace while keeping the conclusion. If it's like this, the readers seem kind of forced to follow through the story without considering their real-time track, making them in waiting for the progress that is near forever to be seen. I don't compel the story to be through irresponsibly, but adding more characters at this point is, harshly speaking, pointless. What is the point of adding a foreigner into the circle when it's clearly the time for Yuu and Mugi alone, except that there's some kind of intention of pulling out some fanservice? Are we going to see Yuu and Mugi get married? To me, Yuu seems to be the real antagonist here. It is not an innocence of lovers anymore, it is already an ignorance, irresponsible manner to the relationship. Some might see this as obstruction to get through; some, just like me, are getting impatient.
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Starts out awesome, but...meh   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by sentrythesentry
October 11th, 2010, 10:34pm
Pastel was good when it began. However, due to the slow releases and lack of drama, I'm getting really bored. Maybe others will enjoy the atmosphere of Pastel, and how lighthearted it is, and the insightful moments, but it is really dragging on, and it is weak. This series is more suitable to read right before going to bed.
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Oh for the love of god   
Rating: N/A
by Bankai5859
July 22nd, 2010, 9:16pm
seriously, this series is just dragging along. I remember when it was good, but now, dealing with these slow releases and lack of any action in the chapters, i'm starting to get bored. but i can't just drop a series, unless it really pisses me off.
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kinda like the story!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by lorgeinoh
July 22nd, 2010, 12:36am
so far it makes
me go dokidoki!

different situation
like all about romance!
and some comedi echi!

oh I also love the environment
of this manga!
natural I mean I live in a place
far from nature somehow it makes
me want to go to a place
that is relaxing and less pollution.

... Last updated on July 22nd, 2010, 1:31am
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Rating: N/A
by krytorii
March 19th, 2010, 5:03pm
The story starts out alright, although the arts not too good. The characters' faces all look the same, and all look like theyre 12 or something. The story dies down later on, and it becomes an "adventure a day" thing, which gets quite repetitive and tbh, I want it to end or something major to happen. The pacing is so slow a snail would have reached the end before this series, and the characters haven't really developed at all.

If you have nothing (and I mean nothing) to do for a few days, then go ahead and read it, although I would recommend that you spend your time reading something else.

Im not going to post spoilers, but I cant see where/when the author is going to end the story. Normally there's a goal to work towards in mangas, but in this theres nothing to look forwards to.
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melting boobs -.-   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by keristars
March 14th, 2010, 12:43am
This isn't a bad manga, but it's not particularly outstanding, either. It's a decent read if you're procrastinating about schoolwork or chores or if you need something for a long trip, I guess. It could be better, since it's chock full of clichés, like every other shounen romance I've ever seen, but again, it's not bad or anything. Just very average.

I wouldn't even bother to leave a comment,except that I can't get over the quality of the art. The backgrounds are amazing - they look absolutely wonderful. But the people! Everyone has the same face or hairstyle, with only very minor variations (maybe two extra locks of hair drawn in on one side, or the shading is different, or the face is slightly longer than wider), so it's difficult to tell the characters apart in many cases. For example, Yuu's sister Tsukasa, Mugi's childhood friend Manami, and his other childhood friend Sayuri all look pretty much identical at first. Mugi's exgirlfriend also has the same look. Sayuri is the most unique of the quartet for having visibly shorter hair, but the difference is really only noticeable if you're paying close attention or if she's in a panel with one of the others.

Also, for all the drawings of boobs and panties and so on, they're very poorly done. The anatomy is passingly good compared to some manga, but not if you consider how much time and attention these fanservice images receive. Boobs look like they're melting or are positioned poorly, legs don't line up with the hips properly, arms are disproportionate, and so on. It really bugs me when the camera angle is looking down a girl's shirt and the cleavage is completely unrealistic for the way the boobs are drawn, and this is almost every single time. The effect is pretty much that the artist hasn't studied anatomy drawing, and has instead just copied other drawings, or else isn't taking any care at all with it.

Also, this is a stylistic thing, but the way closed mouths are drawn is a bit uncanny valley. The lips are just plain weird, but I usually like the way artists with this kind of style do faces (particularly the eyes, though again, there's very very little variation except when variations are exaggerated to emphasize a particularly character type).

It's fairly easy to look past the wonky art to the story (though it still irritates me), but with the decidedly mediocre plot and the bad anatomy equal a less-than-great, if still readable, manga.
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Its been a long time   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by belliom
February 13th, 2010, 8:54pm
Even though it has been running for a VERY long time, it has only reached 113 chapters. I've actually stopped reading this for 2 years, so I was shocked how it has only progressed a tiny bit. This has been an amazingly long journey. But every time I come back to this manga, I have enjoyed Yuu's cuteness no less than when I started. Too bad Dynasty finally gave up on it.


... Last updated on February 15th, 2010, 4:58pm
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pretty good as a slice of life manga   
Rating: N/A
by pxhai
January 31st, 2010, 7:32am
First of all, don't let the description fool you. There's nothing serious about an adventure of love. This manga tells the stories of the everyday life of a couple of lovebirds, and it's good that way. And hell, the protagonist isn't so indecisive as in many other shounen. If you are looking for a stimulating manga, don't ever read this. If you want some peaceful moments in a lovely setting, then this is what you looking for. 9/10 by me.
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slow and easy plot   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by masayuki
December 3rd, 2009, 9:21pm
the story between the mugi and yuu is the main one, but the side stories with all the people around them are cool, and make the manga more interesting. right now im on ch. 113, and i haven't gotten bored yet. anyway, i think its got a great story and art if you're ok with its slow pace.

... Last updated on April 5th, 2010, 12:05am
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artwork is awesome but...   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by tran_genesis
August 13th, 2009, 9:18pm
its too long. sure, parallel was on the short side, but it ended before it started to trail off. parallel was an awesome read, loved the ending, but pastel on the other hand, is pretty dragged out.
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