Published: Feb 20, 2012 to ?
Authors: Morishita, Suu (Story & Art)
Score: 8.181 (scored by 2987 users)
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top manga page.
Popular TagsNo tags found
May 22, 2013
Hibi chouchou is a romantic (and i said ROMANTIC.) love story about two awfully shy youngsters in their adolescent years. And yes, they've never experienced love before, so they're a little awkward. Our heroine, suiren, is a young timid lady whose pretty popular among both girls and guys, which is a bit different from most shoujo heroines out there who looks out of the window while talking to their friends, claiming that they have to get a boyfriend fast and such. Our young main hero, the karate hottie kawasumi, is painfully shy and awkward, too, and he's never interacted with a girl before. That's pretty weird and unrealistic, considering that her mom is a woman, but oh well. This is a shoujo manga. Anything can happen. Follow the two, along with their trusted besties, in their struggles to realize their own feelings for each other, and to find happiness along the way.
The art is very beautiful. I cannot complain about the high quality level, especially the facial features of kawasumi. Oh yes, kawasumi looks very hot with his glasses, indeed. *megane fetish mode* suiren looks very pretty, but not the type of beauty that i was looking for in a heroine. Oh well, her looks are good enough. The cleanliness of the art is impressive, too. The mangaka's mood and tone is easily shown with the way she draws her panels. The fresh mood and light hearted feeling is well and equally maintained throughout. What a skill!
The overall plot is indeed slow paced. The REAL romance was given after 20 chapters or so. But, the wait was worth it. There are times when the first few chapters are full of faces and expressions by the two main characters, which was pretty puzzling, since i've never seen such a wasteful way of wasting papers. But, later on, i realized that the snapshots of different angles of their faces and bodies capture the deep and translucent emotions of the said characters. Those shy and dreamy glances, their shaky sweaty hands, the awkward turns of their heads, very wonderful.
After reading chapter 22, a relatively new update, i subconsciously blush so furiously, making squeaky squeals, banging my fist on the couch i was leaning on, and running around the house. I am seriously dumbfounded. Kawasumi's embarrassing moments are effing adorable, i want to gobble him up. His flustered face while telling his close friend to stop making fun of him is so cute it makes me want to run outside naked. The romance level was very little, yet very high. There's slow development, but it was really big. It's not much of a progress, but it'll tug your inner heart strings. You'll understand when you read it.
It's my first time encountering such a purely innocent love story, given that i've always been into those straightforward and 'mature' types of romance. But, reading this gave me so much happiness inside. I cannot express how much blessed and delighted i am that i was able to read this manga. i also realized that i've been like this with my first love when i was second year in highschool. I could feel how the heroine felt. Her shyness, the nerve wrecking awkwardness, the moment where you pass by him and you turn around to stare at his back, all of those romantic mushiness. I've seen my previous self in the form of suiren. Oh, how adorable.
I am really serious, guys. I want you to read this manga. This can either bring back those freaky nostalgic memories when you were still in high school with your secret unrequited crush, or you'll feel very euphoric, experiencing a pure and shy kind of romantic bluff on cloud nine. read more
Jun 29, 2013
Oct 19, 2012
Oct 19, 2012
Its has it moment when you're smiling and you don't know it. Then you get all warm and fuzzy.
Its a cute shoujo manga.
Jun 12, 2013
(a shy girl and nice + shy and strong boy )
drawing very nice and very personalities in beauty as well as
events was a little slow but this is better than haste.
Sep 16, 2013
Hibi Chouchou certainly caught my attention with the cute title name. So I just started this manga today up to date (33 chapters) and once I started, I couldn't stop.
Hibi Chouchou is about Suiren, a very quiet girl that doesn't really know how to talk to others (besides her friends). She is extremely beautiful thus causing to be viewed as the "Takane No Hana"(flower that is unreachable) by everyone else. The story starts off with her in her first year of highschool. She enters school and as usual she is eyed by everyone around that she's cute, pretty, etc. While everyone is staring at her, she notices that one boy isn't. She becomes very obsessed with this boy from that point on.
The female main character Suiren, isn't developed very well which is why I graded a 7. Of course I know that is the way her character is supposed to be, but it gets frustrating. The male main character Kawasumi I found to be very original. I love how the mangaka made the main boy have glasses, tough, yet very timid when it comes to love. The characteristics and personalities of both these characters together are so strong by how similar they think and act!
I squealed in every single chapter. And of course, every chapter leaves off in a cliffhanger. The good thing is that the antagonist isn't strong, so one will enjoy the story much more.
Very well made shoujo. The adorable art style just makes the story flow through easier. It's cute and refreshing and will make you think that there truly is young true love. I certainly received many feels and squeals. I highly recommend this manga if you want to read an extremely soft non-hentai vanilla. It truly is the definition of "kawaii". read more