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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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v.31 c.146 by Meraki Scans 1 day 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

3 topics, 29 posts
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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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Serialized In (magazine)
Magazine Special (Kodansha)

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English Publisher
Del Rey (14 Volumes - Defunct)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #57 increased(+346)
Monthly Pos #822 increased(+442)
3 Month Pos #1304 increased(+95)
6 Month Pos #1420 increased(+385)

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On 3257 reading lists
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On 105 completed lists
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Forum Posts
Pastel Ends After 15 Years 1 day 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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its so cool   
Rating: N/A
by me
June 22nd, 2005, 6:40am
so cool i love this manga , the story is comedy and raomance series , i like all the charecters , my fave is mugi and kazuki , u just get really sad when u realize that u read all the chapters and u have to wait for the next one to come , this an amazing series u should read , u r sad when they are sad and happy when they r happy
its really cool
thanx xoxo
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This manga is good.   
Rating: N/A
by PlinkoTink
August 8th, 2009, 2:14am
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.
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Pretty Good...   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by zblueshell14
April 23rd, 2008, 8:56am
I have read many manga. Many of them I am still waiting for new chapters to come out. Some I have finished. Well I started this one a couple days ago and I have to say I LOVE IT. It's super funny and the main character Mugi Tadano is not that complex. Usually, in manga like this, the main character is usually a super complex character who battles with himself over who he should be with this girl or that girl, but Mugi is different. He loves Yuu and that's it lol. Well, I love it and don't really care if it has ecchi because i know that why some people bitch about certain mangas. It's just a regular slice of life manga that has some good art.
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Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by berial666
April 23rd, 2007, 2:03pm
15 volumes and its still ongoing?? when is this series gonna end? i mean the feelings between Yuu and Mugi are always the same, but noone dare confess.. this situation is pretty annoying imo.. i'd hope we could at least see some more about Yuu's side of the romance, yet we just get to meet new and useless charas who keep saying Y&M make a nice couple togheter, aahh the only reason im still folowing all of this is the art and the fanservice, the plot already died long ago (i swear, if yuu ends up saying she fell in love at first sight, i'm really going to Japan to kill Kobayashi:-D)
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great laid-back ecchi rom-com   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by armuk
February 3rd, 2007, 4:04am
a very nice ecchi/comedy/romance in slice-of-life fashion. one of few mangas that gives a very 'homely' feeling, while having both ecchi/romance, which just add to the goodness. the main character is not the typical retard of these kinds of mangas, and the girls are also pretty good. the art style is different, but is well suited to this kind of story. pace is a bit slow, with the 1 a month releases, but that just enhances the laid-back feeling, though faster releases would have been nicer. overall, a great, and my favourite, slice-of-life ecchi rom-com.

... Last updated on February 3rd, 2007, 7:47pm
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pastel is awesome   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by devilhunter250
December 21st, 2006, 10:41pm
this manga is too good.
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My little comment..   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by EvilMoO
October 28th, 2006, 10:19pm
For me, it is perfect in all aspect (story, comedy, art (cute!), speed (I'm a mole with a slow brain, so I like slow pace). This one is better than Parallel, Orange road.. I enjoy reading this story repeatedly smile Before this one, I was readying something like Berserk,..Maji,..Azumi,.. and last, beside this one, I'm following Open sesame, as good as this one.

... Last updated on October 28th, 2006, 10:21pm
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quite ok actually   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by quick brown fox
September 13th, 2006, 9:51pm
Not one of the best, but definitely acceptable. Honestly, the story flows slowly, which ain't really the best option, but not bad actually.

The art is ok, quite cute actually, but sometimes too plain, to the point that you can't decipher each character's reaction to an event.

A longer carbon copy of Parallel, up to some extent. Harem-ish too (somewhat), but not unbelievably so. Ecchi scenes are rampant, but since the characters are geared up to be more cute than sexy, you won't react to it that much.
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Rating: N/A
by Anonymous
June 23rd, 2006, 3:09am
its such a cute manga :)
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by Anonymous
June 12th, 2006, 6:40pm
I think it's a great and a really cute manga. Somehow though, I can't wait for it to end!
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