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Poor Mugi Tadano... The sixteen-year-old is heartbroken after his girlfriend moves away. To ease his troubled state, Mugi takes a summer job at his friend Kazuki’s beachside snack bar/hotel on a tropical island. It seems like the perfect plan–until Kazuki sets Mugi up on a date with Yuu, who’s supposed to be, well, a little less than perfect. When Yuu arrives, however, she’s not the monster that either of the boys had imagined. In fact, Yuu is about the cutest person that Mugi has ever seen. But after Mugi accidentally walks in on Yuu in the bath, the girl is steamed. When trying to apologize the next day, he discovers that Yuu has left the shores of paradise. Mugi vows to search high and low for the beautiful Yuu, but will he ever see her again?
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This manga is good.
There is a reason why its so many chapters in. The story does drag in parts, thats how it is for every manga at some point. What you get out of pastell is a unique story with interesting characters. Which is what we are all looking for right? There are some truly awesome moments so far, and its not even done. Whats better is that the characters evolve! They change around each other and what not.
There's fan service every now and then but not enough to make it silly, The art is amazing, like none iver ever seen before. the settings used in this manga are from the real world place. (the Author lived there as a child) I wait every month for a new chapter to come out, this is really the only manga I do that for.
Not any more slice of life than any other
I don't get why people give this a pass as a slice of life. It's structure is exactly the same as any other teen romance story like miyuki, I"S, and Ichigo. But worst, the story is so much worst.
Parallel has a better start but you can tell it was getting weak. The writer got weak in a mere five vol(if I remember correctly) work. Yet I'm still surprised by how much this drags, and how empty the characters are sometimes.
The problem with Parallel was that it never spent much time in school, where you could be reminded of how their enemies in class, and there was no real reason to hide the fact they live together after their parents return. Too bad the manga ends when it could have been most interesting.
Pastel's problem is similar but with no solution. It's just weak. They don't focus on school at all. So there's no real slice of life feeling to it. There's no progress at all. It's literally just him not working up the nerve longest than anyone I've ever seen. Then he does, and I stopped reading cause it sucked(i'll finish it later).
The good in this manga is what other manga of this type but with more flaws. Sometimes there's some nice insight, I'll admit to that. But that's such a small percentage when the rest are bland characters, that are rarely allowed to evolve.
great for certain people
dont let the description fool you. it isnt a manga about searching for lost love. (well thats what i thought until i read it)
this manga is really good (for the faster readers) if you are a slow reader, you will get very bored of this manga, mainly because it drags out the main plot. eventually, it gets better. so if you get past all the dragging it turns out to be really good,
Dragging too mush ~ disapointed
I really like parallel, so I start reading this pastel and expect it as a long version of parallel. At the beginning it meet my expectation pretty well, but stupidly the problem of this story is that it's too long =.= It starts with a good storyline but after that it become a slice of life story with no process at all. It is enjoyable but compare to other manga about "a wimp confess his love" like Ichigo, I"S, Suzuka it's much worse.
Another bad point of this manga is the character is a kind of empty. Even Yuu I didnt get any idea about characteristic, she is so cute, that's all =.=
... Last updated on April 12th, 2009, 7:33pm
a good read
takes time to get used to the pace. i sometimes forget this wasnt just a romantic manga. but it's worth time given you waited volumes before reading it.
have a try and see
... Last updated on January 21st, 2009, 11:01pm
Slice of life
I can see ppl complain about how this manga drag on, but they forget that this is heavily a slice of life series, not drama focus. And the nature of slice of life is Draggy.
It's a shame that such nice art is wasted on a bland story and dull characters. The mangaka intentionally drags out every scene, every chapter, every volume... it's ridiculous...
"Mugi vows to search high and low for the beautiful Yuu, but will he ever see her again?"
Why? I dont get it...so what he walked in on her and she leaves....thats understandable...if you see her again then apologize, but why promise to search everywhere for her....I can see where this is going already....
Worth a read
However, if you hope on reading an ending, I wouldn't. Guess how many chapters have come out this year. Just this year, 2008.
Doubt it'll end in my lifetime.
i like this manga but i stopped reading it cuz it took too long for new chapters to come out. im in chapter 62 or 63. its a good story but sometimes it jus drags on too long. its on vol 18 and ongoing so i guess i wont start reading it again until its done or close to being done cuz i hate waiting too long for jus a chapter.
edit: i hav been waitin for this to END....i stopped reading after chapter 63 cuz it was so slow, and from some of the newer comments, it seems like nothing really happened. and it is still not over.