Mugi Suzuhara was a normal teenager, until her beloved older sister disappeared. Shortly after, her parents died in a suspicious car accident after saying they had found her sister. Mugi tries to break into her sister's high school, Shoukei Academy, one of those super elite high schools, to find evidence, but she is almost hurt by a guard dog when she's saved by Kazuya Midou, a rich and powerful student. He makes a deal with her that she can look around the school as a substitute teacher if she acts as a housekeeper for him and his three male boarders - who happen to also be very popular Shoukei students.
Volume 1: Baby Love
Volume 4: My Fiendly Robot
Volume 6: Fairy Tale
I'm not good at writing reviews, but I'm surprised no one has written a review on this yet.
You have the typical love triangle between a strong, beautiful, hard working girl, and the 4 handsome men of the house. They all have different personalities, but there isn't much character development throughout the story, but that didn't bother me.
The story is basically about a hard working girl called Mugi who has just lost her parents to suspected suicide, and her sister has suddenly vanished. Throughout the story she searches for any clues about her sister and parents, whilst gradually falling in love and overcoming her loneliness.
I really liked the art work because it was very smooth, clear and beautiful, if I had to pick at anything it would be that the men's noses looked a bit flawed to me.
What I particularly liked:
The artwork, how strong the female lead is (she doesn't whine a lot about her circumstances, she always tries hard and never gives up), the tension about what's happened to her sister.
What I particularly disliked:
I wish it was longer (25 chapters are too short for me), how all 4 of the men eventually become romantically interested in the female lead.
Sorry this review isn't written well, I just feel this manga needs to have a review so people can enjoy reading it as much as I did. read more
Warning: If you're looking for a shoujo manga that has anything with quality in it, do not read this manga.
The reason I managed to finish this manga is because I kept on hoping this manga would actually become something worthwhile to look at. The set-up was good, but the execution was awful (story-wise). I liked how the heroine, Mugi, was investigating her sister's disappearance, and at times I even felt a thrill as she got clues and would run into trouble.
However, any trouble that arose always ended fairly quick; it was anti-climatic and flat. You can even figure out why her sister disappeared within 14 chapters of this; the mangaka really did a good job of making this manga a no-brainer and uninteresting. She would show characters, such as the vice-principle and French teacher do some odd acts to foreshadow I suppose, but by doing that she shows everything about how the story is supposed to unfold (unlike where it's supposed to be a teaser to keep you gripped, the opposite happened-- I was like "not surprised at all by this development." BORING). Instead of a show-not-tell story, it was a tell-and-show story. The supposed mystery wasn't a mystery. And if that wasn't enough, any clue that was ever found got repeated 5 times within the same chapter (okay, that's an exaggeration... 3 times), not sure why she would do that.
Anyway, I know this a shoujo manga, so it's known for it's romance. Yet, the mangaka even failed at that. I know this manga for being extremely dull. The link between Mugi and every single guy character who falls for her is weak; it's rushed, you don't feel a particular connection with any of the pairings. None of the other characters surrounding her make an impression either.
I'm glad I'm done with this manga, and I would never read another one of the author's works again. Like this one, the other story summaries seem bland and cliche. It's no surprise the author doesn't have another series going on longer than this one.read more
This is a manga about a girl who's parents died in an accident and her sister disappears so she goes to investigate where her sister went. She goes to a school, some stuff happens and boom reverse harem. The rest is her finding her sister.
The characters in this are what you would expect from a reverse harem. Nothing really special other than the main character is pretty strong willed. The most interesting thing about this manga is that it is told completely from the perspective of the main character. What you know about the other characters are only the small things that get revealed to the main character. This is totally different from other mangas i've read where you get lots of flashbacks and every character gets a few chapters so you learn all about their characters. Not in this. For example there's a character who used to do kabuki theater, but then stopped and doesn't like talking about it. And that's it. You never find out why he left or really anything else about his character.
As a result you end up in the dark about a decent amount of stuff. You don't even get to know much about the "accident" that killed her parents. You only get told that police said it was an accident but the main character thinks it was murder. You don't get told why she thinks it's murder or the particulars of the accident, you just know that it happened. In addition you are never told how her parents were connected to the conspiracy she unravels. This doesn't hurt the story much, but it leaves you wanting to know more.
Overall I found this very enjoyable the recommend it to anyone interested in shoujo, romance, or reverse harems, and I would have rated it an 8 but the end was to odd it gets knocked down to a 7. When you learn the truth behind the conspiracy you think, "whtat? really? people were killed for this?" If you take a realistic estimate it actually doesn't make sense. If you take best possible case it makes more sense but then you would have to question as to why that place had that particular thing. It's kind of a giant plot hole but other than that, the journey there a bundle of fun. Read it!read more