English: Insufficient Affections
Published: Feb 22, 2008 to Nov 22, 2010
Authors: Takashima, Hiromi (Story & Art)
Serialization: Comic High!
Score: 7.751 (scored by 978 users)
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top manga page.
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Nov 20, 2010
There are a lot of things in this manga that do seem a little odd, though - Tomoe's instant acceptance of Kurose, not to mention his sort of love-at-first-sight deal - but hey, it's a manga. It's actually rather hilarious to read since it's all from Kurose's point of view and he has the most ridiculous inner thoughts. xD
Some parts a little gross - not pedo/sexually gross, but just in Kurose's lack of good hygenics, etc. Overall, really fun to read though; both he and Tomoe are adorable. The art is simplistic and thin-liney but very nice. There are also a few great color pages thrown in. read more
Nov 2, 2011
Surprisingly the only down side, and reason I did not give it a perfect score was the for the ending's un-originality. If you even have read a Shoujo or Josei Manga where there is a younger girl and a way older guy you can pretty much guess the outcome. ex. "Bunny Drop" read more
Jul 15, 2012
Naturally, one would think that a man almost old enough... well actually, DEFINITELY old enough to be her father, falling for a 13-year-old is a variety of things such as unacceptable, disgusting, unnatural, pedophilia-alarming and allover in need of dialing the 911.
So then, what happens when such a man actually truly falls IN love with such a young character on such an awesomely romantic level that has nothing to do with her age or body? We get a cute little and completely wacky love story, of course! So you definitely don't have to worry about loli/ecchi stuff in this one. Need I remind you that this is seinen. They take their hilarious plot seriously, no pantsu included.
As for the artsy bit, it is surprisingly good - quite messy at times, but all is fair in characterization through art, or something along those lines. It thankfully lacks the shapeless designs we tend to call "original characters", while they're pretty much pulled out of the textbooks. No such thing here! Not to mention, we were blessed with quite detailed surroundings and scenery. Kudos for that wonderful effort!
Characters themselves are... quite different. Their interactions are very fun to watch, but I'll admit, at times, it seems a bit forced. It is hardly anything big enough to ruin your enjoyment, but still, it's there. Just sayin'.
Our hero.... well, we pretty much got him covered, but is he an enjoyable character? If you like comedy, I'm sure he will be. Plus, some might like his rugged out design that looks like he just crawled out of bed - similar goes for his personality.
The female protagonist is a bit typical of a school girl, but she's thankfully not a whiny brat like most of them tend to be, nor does she jumps to conclusions right away, like most shoujo-tastic heroines do. She is quite a refreshing sight, in fact. One of the rare young heroines I genuinely like.
The final grade? A very sweet, very funny romantic read that will surely melt your heart into a puddle; or at least provide you with many good laughs if you're not too much of a love-lover. Recommended with all of my feels. read more
Dec 2, 2012
This manga is more centered in the comedy rather than the romance, and there is barely any ecchi. Also, lacks of moe, and since there are lolis in it, it should be full of it. Also the art wasn't very good. But it was not bad, I liked it a bit, but I don't really recommend it.
Jul 2, 2012
I love Kurose, he's hilarious.