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From Del Rey:

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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Latest Release(s)
v.32 c.150 by Meraki Scans 4 days ago
v.32 c.149 by Meraki Scans about 1 month ago
v.32 c.148 by Meraki Scans about 1 month ago
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Status in Country of Origin
44 Volumes (Complete)

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User Reviews
Pastel by Master_M2K

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User Rating
Average: 8 / 10.0 (806 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.94 / 10.0
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Last Updated
February 7th 2018, 6:36pm PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
Magazine Special (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Del Rey (14 Volumes - Defunct)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #223 increased(+195)
Monthly Pos #779 decreased(-370)
3 Month Pos #457 increased(+242)
6 Month Pos #592 increased(+373)
Year Pos #1163 increased(+534)

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On 3278 reading lists
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Forum Posts
Pastel Ends After 15 Years about 1 month 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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Dragging too mush ~ disapointed   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by jackblack901
April 12th, 2009, 11:20am
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
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like it   
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by Makaveli
June 9th, 2008, 8:55pm
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.

... Last updated on July 19th, 2011, 1:53pm
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dragged out for tooooooooo long~!   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by DawnFlower
February 2nd, 2008, 3:52am
it starts out real sweet yet kinda cliche - a guy likes a girl because she's gorgeous (I really don't like that approach one bit) but because of her circumstances, he doesn't dare show his affection to prevent making things even more difficult for her.

But after the first 10 volumes, it seems the author ran out of things to write about yet he still wants to drag it out for some quick cash. Even after the supposedly climax being the confession from the protagonist, things are still going very very slowly and uneventful (volume 16 17 onwards) - basically going nowhere with no real complications and answers to speak of.

plus I think the contrast is too much - the girl looks just too good, acts too stereotypical and basically provides a lot of fan service for nothing much really.

way to ruin a very promising story - I know he's rushed to write up stuff, but I think it'd help if he had an outline for the whole story. Gives us some complications, some heart breaking moments, just..... something...

this series is put in my... wait till 2-3 volumes come out before reading it - category.
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I guess...   
Rating: N/A
by xdeLiiRiOus
December 27th, 2007, 1:53am
I've read the first few chapters of it, and I didn't like it at all and I guess I stopped after that. The art was nice, very bubbly and warm, but I just don't like the character Yuu. The author has made her too hollow, she's seems.. empty... you know? Even though she's one of the main characters... I still think she seems quite hollow, it's like as if there's something missing from her, but we just can't pinpoint it.
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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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Good at first, but quickly started just dragging on and on...   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by tanstaafl
January 12th, 2008, 8:53pm
As of V16 C85:

I really liked this series at first, but it turned into a real drag after the first few volumes. In the beginning it felt like a real story about two people learning to live together and the changes and growth in them and in their relationship as they got to be friends, dealt with other people, etc.

But then the story stopped moving, the character development died, and the relationship between Mugi and Yuu just stopped going anywhere. In volume 16, they've spent most of the last three years together, yet they got along better, communicated more, and seemed closer together at the beginning of volume 3 when they'd only known each other a few weeks.

The other thing that bothers me is that, after the first couple of volumes, the relationship between Mugi and Yuu seems to get more and more lopsided. Mugi always seems to have Yuu's interest at heart, he looks out for her, tries to be loyal to her and is a pretty good friend to her. Yuu often takes Mugi for granted, doesn't really seem to put much into the relationship, and rarely shows any interest in being loyal to him or being a real friend.

At the beginning of the series I really liked Yuu, but now I'm almost wishing Mugi would dump her and find somebody who is more interested in being a good friend and working at building a relationship with him.


I've pretty much given up on this series. Started out with the potential to be a good story, but eventually wound up as nothing more than a sit-com: just a string of diconnected episodes with almost no plot or real story line to tie things together and keep it interesting.

... Last updated on March 21st, 2008, 5:21am
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It's very entertaining!   
Rating: N/A
by TPoles
April 22nd, 2006, 9:36pm
I found the story very fun and enjoyable to read! It became a must read to me!
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Rating: N/A
by danielabda
August 28th, 2008, 12:20pm
"Mugi vows to search high and low for the beautiful Yuu, but will he ever see her again?"

Why? I dont get 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....
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Rating: N/A
by providence
September 23rd, 2008, 1:56pm
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...
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Boring like hell   
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by fontain
March 16th, 2008, 2:37pm
Well nice art, it's cute, pretty but ... empty.

Given that the female & male lead are too perfect, too gentle, they have no spirit, so nothing happens. Only the side characters are living.The author should have hired someone better to write the little part of the story between the beginning and the end. Well I forgot to say that I stopped reading in the middle, too disappointed by the evident filler.

Come on, each chapter begins like the heroe wanting to confess. Then, he got the good mood, the great timing, to do it and the chapter ends with a "no I can't say it, she is just too cute". Ok now take my previous sentence, replace chapter by volume and you got the pattern of the serie. Very angry too have wasted my time on reading it. You want romance and no sterile romance (in fact, there is absolutly no romance) read something else like I's, Suzuka. It is a real flaw since Pastel is labelled as ROMANCE genre?!?

Really don't get caught by the great drawing quality. There are many other "cute" manga. Pastel belongs to the superficial manga that count only on the drawing to sell, like many others but at least in the other ones there is some action battle. Pastel really FAILS as a "romance" manga.

... Last updated on May 14th, 2008, 2:59pm
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