English: Love at Fourteen
Synonyms: 14sai No Koi, Love at 14
Published: Jun 30, 2010 to ?
Authors: Mizutani, Fuuka (Story & Art)
Serialization: Rakuen Le Paradis
Score: 7.721 (scored by 2644 users)
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14-sai no Koi is a typical school romance of two high school students, with many comedy scenes. The chapters have very few pages, and the art is very poor.
The two characters act "mature" in front of their classmates, but when they are alone, they act like 14 years old kids in love.
I think this is a very poor manga and a bit boring.
The story is light, comedic, and... it's really light. The situations aren't exactly unique, but the comedy doesn't make it feel cliché at all- the focus is on the blooming love, not so much on the whole "persona" thing IMO. My only comment is that I wish they would elaborate more into these little snippets we get- each chapter is roughly ~20 pages each, so I think this manga would be better read once all the chapters are released. Idk, waiting periodically just for 20 pages for this kind of a manga doesn't seem worth it :P.
Art-wise, I was honestly expecting more judging from the cover art I looked at prior to starting the actual story. However, as I read further, I began to appreciate it- it's clean, consistent, and cute. The facial expressions of the characters are well-drawn by the mangaka and I especially like cute little Nagai-kun! Haha.
As for the characters, I must say I'm impressed by some of these characters. They share traits I didn't quite expect to see in a manga based in a middle school setting. [Not to spoil anything] but... let's just say I was surprised who gets a rival! Also, these odd characters make everyday scenes entertaining.
Hmm... as for enjoyment, I enjoyed it. Do I need to elaborate on this further? It's a refreshing look at young love. I read it and I remember my childhood.
Anyways, I'm going to conclude by saying: stop reading my review and get to reading the manga !! read more
Actually i was looking for a funny manga when i accidentally saw this 14-sai no Koi's synopsis and noticed there's something wrong with the chapters.
But honestly, i kinda satisfied i found this manga, because it's really enjoyable to read and has its own fun parts. Well, this manga story is about a couple junior high school that forced themselves to act mature at school, Kanata and Kazuki. But at the time they're both alone, they showed their childish and weak side to each other.
At first, i thought the story would be focused at how they keep their act at public, but i was wrong. It dominantly told us about their romance story and how the story developed. The story is very light and seems to be enjoyable to be followed.
The unusual parts is, this manga has a lot chapters with decimal number. You know, like chapter 18.5 and 21.5 (i don't know what it is called) and this is what i was talking about when i said there's something wrong with the chapters (imagine this manga already had 54 chapters, when the main story's still reached chapter 23). Even with this odds, but i like it since they're funny and still told us about the main story.
Even though this story's premise is about a 'mature' couple at first, but the story is not always about them. It's also told us about some romantic development of other characters, like a delinquent who fell in love with a teacher, or a transfer student who put its attention to some beautiful stranger, etc. I gave the story 8.
The art is not bad, even though it isn't looked like nowadays mangas. I gave it 7 for the art, since it's still enjoyable.
The characters, like i said before, this manga isn't just focused on the MCs. I gave 8 for it, since almost all of the funny parts was because of the character's personality. And of course, i enjoy reading this manga.
Overall, i gave 8 out of 10 for this school romcom story. If you are looking for some school-life romantic scenes, i recommend this manga. read more
On top of that, there's no real overarching plot that draws you in. Each tiny chapter feels more like a chance to put up a few pages that supposedly leads to an "awwww" moment or something, but most of them are cutesy rather than romantic and few of them have any sort of emotional impact at all.
Honestly, I feel like this is the manga equivalent of girls looking at pictures of cute puppies or kittens on the internet and probably not worth wasting your time over unless you really enjoy that kind of stuff.