Synonyms: And Then Suddenly, My Partner of Fate, Suddenly, the marriage partner showed up
Published: 2010 to Oct 2012
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SynopsisThe government uses genetic information to determine what people would be best matched to produce the best offspring possible. Once the youngest of the two is over 14 a letter is sent to both homes telling them when to meet at the coupling center, where they meet their new fiance and are given one week to get to know each other to see if they want to marry. There are multiple stories in this, each lasting a few chapters, telling different tales of how couples deal with their pairing.
Sore wa Totsuzen, Unmei no Aite ga, what a long and hard to remember name. Series name aside this is a fantastic manga that takes shounen romance in a very different way than you typically see and is great because of it.
Because the series is not one long continuous story, but instead a collection of smaller ones it is able to do so many things that other mangas can't. The first thing being is that things actually happen!
I won't point fingers *cough*Nisekoi,To-Love Ru,Umisho,Nagasarete Airantou *cough* but there are some shounen romance mangas out there where NOTHING happens the entire time. Every chapter just ends with no development and nothing really changes, but not here. OH not here, those other mangas that will not be named suffer from the fact that if they make a real development then, what are they going to milk off of when they have their happy couple?
Sorry if that whole thing just seemed like a rant but it needs to be said just to point out how in this manga, because they are a bunch of short stories they are able to make actual developments in the romance. Crazy isn't it?
It's a simple overall story that is a great set up for all the different couples you get to know. Every couple is very different and deals with things in different ways. Plus there is no obligatory onsen or beach chapters.
Solid throughout the whole thing, everything looks good and sharp. All the character designs are great, they are unique without being over the top.
This is where it shines the most to me. Instead of the generic male protagonist who can't talk to the girl he likes and gets fidgity around ecchi stuff surrounded by his uninspired harem with generic girls who don't even act like real people, we get our main couple for the next few chapters. All the characters in every couple are varied, realistic, and interesting. Since there are less characters they get more focus and are so much more developed than what you normally see. If you were going to meet your new girlfriend for the first time wouldn't you be nervous? Of course, but wouldn't she also be?
What can be said, I enjoyed it the entire time. Never a dull moment. And maybe you aren't digging one couple, skip it. The next one might be more your style.
Great manga, I don't know why you are reading my long winded review still instead of reading it already. read more
Both of these romance titles revolve around the creation of relationships as a result of a government initiative.
Both have a theme of picking your marriage partner as a teenager through a society approved method, in Sore wa Totsuzen a computer picks the partner genetically while in Happy Project it is through a month long summer project during high school. Both have the partners being picked at a high school age and promise a partner that will be a perfect match.
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