Published: 2004 to Feb 12, 2011
Authors: Furukawa, Shiori (Story & Art)
Serialization: Bessatsu Margaret
Score: 7.701 (scored by 2376 users)
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top manga page.
Popular Tagsdrama romance school shoujo
Feb 19, 2009
Feb 16, 2011
The story even though it’s told from Hime’s point of view it doesn’t slack on the rest of the characters and gives them all a chance in the spotlight. That was a nice twist from your average romantic stories. It doesn’t really follow any specific plot or set of guidelines, however, it flows really well in the everyday “normal” life of Hime and her Five friends. Even though the circumstances that they get into are highly exaggerated, it is extremely entertaining to read and see it unfolding.
The romance is gradual, but it’ there. At the beginning you see but a hint of it and in small minuscule doses that seem transparent at times it starts to add up. The characters who’s role were small start getting their own light and making themselves shine. It isn’t a sad manga, not in the sense that it will make you bawl out and cry. It’s refreshing and funny. The only similarity I could find it’s calling it Ouran High School Host Club with an attitude.
Asou has a unique voice, she is type of girl who with just one chapter showed she stands up for herself and won’t take attitude from anyone and that alone will make her a memorable heroine. Toshi is your average “bad boy” and is seen as a delinquent but hat isn’t the case, most of the time. The characters, all are friendly and rare. Even though it doesn’t follow the drama of villain vs. hero, they do go through ‘adventures’ and jump through their own metaphorical hurdles. There are so many diverse characters that there is one with every type of personality that the reader will more or less familiarize themselves with.
The art was fresh and not your everyday style. The characters were all interesting and it shows through in the way they are drawn with their own characteristics. Though the constant licking of lips or tongue sticking out gets old fast it stops being the case a few chapters in.
“Wherever we are, we are always under the same sky.”
Feb 1, 2009
Jan 11, 2010
There are so many elements that made it unique:
1. The girl isn't the prettiest, but she does fight for herself and stick up for herself and she's extremely smart (SHE IS NOT A DITZ)
2. The guys that surround her are not all that hot looking either, they are all smart, and they aren't all in love with her.
3. The style of art.
and there are tons more
So, the characters as well are nice. The artwork in itself is refreshing. There aren't big-boobed bimbos or extremely hot guys everywhere.
The progression of the story goes along nicely, not too much going on all at once, etc, and I truly enjoy each character!
All in all, I really enjoy the dynamic, the development of both the characters and the story, and the overall feeling it gives off! I would definitely recommend this to those who liked Hana-Kimi, Ouran High School Host Club, Special A, and Fruits Basket, among many others. read more
Mar 15, 2010
The art surprised me, since it wasnt something i was used to at first, but after awhile it starts to grow on you. And it wasn't like the artist was bad at drawing at all, it was just bolder than most mangas you'll read.
The story, i have to admit was kind of predictable, but still it was interesting. The girl may not have much common sense in her, but it's kinda of what makes her, her. Even though the story is kind of predictable, some of the characters aren't. And it'll just amaze you of what the author/artist was actually planning.
overall, I really enjoy this manga.
p.s. this is my first review :P read more