Synonyms: Koibana! Koiseyo Hanabi
Japanese: コイバナ! 恋せよ花火
Published: Aug 2007 to ?
Authors: Nanaji, Nagamu (Story & Art)
Score: 7.331 (scored by 2239 users)
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2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
In the case of this manga, I would disagree. I have stuck with it for 44 chapters, and I am now at the point where I have zero interest in what is going on. I'd say the only thing this manga really has going for it would be the art and the cute dogs. It is well-drawn, which is why I was able to stick with it for so long. But the characters are just horrible, and unlikable characters. I think the only character I found any enjoyment in would be Sasa. And he is a side character. The majority of the characters have little to no development, they are plain stock characters. The main characters also have very few, if any, redeemable traits. Maybe it gets better in another 20 chapters, but I don't plan to stick around to read that long. read more
But gradually, I like her and the story more and more.
At first, I thought it would be a typical shojo drama, where a girl who hates guys will fall in love with a handsome guy, then go out and from time to time, some problems will arise. - but after I've read 59 chapters, I think, it isn't like that at all.
But this is somehow a very realistic shojo manga - but aside from her phobia of guys.
It shows you that it isn't that easy to make someone fall for you and also the problems between friends, lovers, ex-lovers ect.
I like this story a lot, because the plot is not only about the main girl, but also the lifes of her friends are partly shown. You can see many different characters and how they behave and what they actually are thinking.
The main girl isn't perfect - She makes many mistakes, but this makes the story more realist. There are many situations, where (I think) most of the people would have done the same. I could really put myself in her shoes.
I also like the main guy, who can often guess what the girl thinks and say it straight forward.
All in all, I think this story is really great. Only the beginning is rather cliquey.
- by the way, this was my first review, so I hope I was helpful and that I didn't write too many unnecessary things! :D read more