English: Peach Girl; Peach Girl: Change of Heart; Peach Girl Authentic
Synonyms: Brzoskwinia, Peach Girl - Change of Heart
Published: 1997 to 2004
Authors: Ueda, Miwa (Story & Art)
Serialization: Bessatsu Friend
Score: 7.561 (scored by 3344 users)
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top manga page.
Popular Tagsdrama romance shoujo
Jul 6, 2008
Story: Rather than having a really thick plot, "Peach Girl" mostly follows the complications in the love life of the main character, Momo. And believe me, there are LOTS of complications. It can be overdramatic at times though, and a bit unrealistic too. However, the story is quite addicting.
Art: As I mentioned in my review for "Peach Girl: Sae's Story", I really like the art. I think it's because it's more realistic than the art of some of the other mangas I read. I particularly like the shading of the lips. The cover images are nice too, although some of them make Momo look kind of slutty.
Character: This manga has some great characters. Momo makes a good lead character, although her love drama can be wearing, especially in the later volumes where she has to choose between Kiley and Toji. Speaking of them, Kiley is definitely one of my favorite characters. I have found myself laughing out loud at some of his comments numerous times. Sae is an EXCELLENT antagonist, and easily a hatable character, although, she becomes more sympathetic in the later volumes.
Enjoyment/Overall: I loved this manga. It was the first manga that I ever completed because it was so addicting. If you're looking for a good romance drama, you might want to check this out. But if you don't like drama then you might want to stay away from this because this has quite a bit. read more
Apr 25, 2010
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Mar 30, 2010
This was a good story, had good art, and decent characters. But while I rate it high, I really didn't enjoy it too much. But that's because it's pretty dramatic the entire time, and when things are depressing, I feel depressed too. And the depressing portions of the story really outweigh the light-hearted moments.
Though overall, based on the ending, you can call this Manga a Happy story. At least in the same way that the Little Mermaid is a happy story, lol. It ends in a somewhat depressing manner, but still leaves you feeling happily satisfied, because not all is bad.
So have fun reading this. I finished it in 2 days, but since I spent so much time on it, it felt like it would never end, lol. I'm glad it's over, cause now I can move on to other manga.
I give this Great overall rating. And I would recommend to people who enjoy good drama. read more
Jan 16, 2013
The story itself is a unique idea, but is poorly executed. Most of the chapters consist of Momo complaining about how people view her as a slut and isolate her because of her tan skin. Not only is this highly unrealistic, but brought to the utmost extreme. Let me explain what I mean.
Most people might think of her that way at first glance, but they most likely wouldn't isolate her as much as the characters in this manga did. It was as if every single character in this manga was a complete idiot. Not to mention, all of the characters always fell for Sae's tricks. Who is Sae? Sae is the conniving little bitch who makes it her top priority to make Momo's life a living hell. Basically the plot consists of her doing everything possible to Momo. Even going as far as to have someone rape her.
Which brings me back to the plot being unrealistic, with millions of plot holes. Not only is the extent that Sae goes to unrealistic, but how the characters react to it are unrealistic too. The whole entire time Momo acts like a complete idiot. She continues to do nothing about what Sae, even when Sae was blackmailing her. The whole entire time, she could have reported Sae. Yeah, it wouldn't be as "exciting", but it would be the smarter thing to do. But no, instead, Momo continues to complain about how much her life sucks.
They also never explain why Sae would go such extremes just to ruin Momo's life. What does she have against Momo? Instead of answering these questions, the writer decides to just throw more unrealistic dilemmas at us to keep the story going.
Then there's Kairi. The only interesting character in this show, who shows the most character development. Not to mention, he gives the manga some comedy. The comedy is probably the manga's best point. You can't help but laugh at many of the scenes.
While all of the characters in this manga seem to be idiots who lack common sense, by far the most boring and painful character to see....is Kazuya. He has absolutely no personality. It was honestly just plain painful reading his dialogue. He makes everything needlessly dramatic, instead of taking the smart way out.
To be honest, it is an interesting read, I admit that I somewhat enjoyed it for some of the chapters. But the whole series of basically just Momo switching back and forth from Kazuya and Kairi. Sae going to ridiculous lengths to ruin Momo's social life. It not only lacks common sense, but also any real development.
As for the art, it was nothing special. Wasn't bad, but wasn't really good either.
I apologize for any misspellings or grammar errors in my review. read more
Jul 27, 2012
Let's start with the story. I'll give it a 6. It's a love triangle between two attractive, popular guys and an average (forgettable) girl. It's not very original at all, but really, most of us read this kind of stuff anyways, don't we? Meh, I guess it's passing.
Though, I was kind of bothered by the constant theme that was going on. Basically, it's a whole tangle of misunderstandings throughout the manga. It's like none of the characters really trust each other. I'll get to this later.
Next, the art, a 5. I never really liked how the characters were drawn when I was reading it. I mean, even the guys have big lips and (lower) eyelashes. I just can't stand how the guys are drawn, and not to mention the main "bitch" in this story, Sae. Her lips seem to be totally strange in how they're colored and drawn! But as the manga goes on, I suppose you get sort of used to it. Though, I'm still sort of disappointed. I want to see bishies, you know? It's the sort of feeling I got when I was reading Boys Over Flower manga. Not very satisfying at all.
And now, the part I've been waiting for, the characters. A 7. Let's review the characters one by one, shall we?
Momo (the main girl). I'll say it again, she's an average (forgettable) shoujo heroine. She's pretty impatient and makes rash decisions. I hated how she always jumped to conclusions when a misunderstanding would occur. When I was reading the manga before, I guess she didn't really seem that bad of a heroine. But now that I look back, I'm just like, damn, the guy that Momo ended up with definitely deserves a better girl. Why did they all fall in love with her, anyways? She's so... annoying.
Next, Toji. There isn't much to say about him. He's like Momo, but worse. He's constantly being toyed by Sae and falls for misunderstandings all the freaking time. He's not even that handsome, man! And he's so boring as a character! Whenever a problem would occur with Toji, I would think, WHY DON'T YOU FREAKING EXPLAIN IT TO MOMO. Ah, I found the word to describe him. it's totally dense.
Then there's Kairi. He's the only okay one in the series. He makes you laugh when the manga is making you irritated, and he's the one who sees through Sae's manipulative acts immediately. He's constantly helping out Momo and whatever, which made me sort of mad. In genereal, he's very refreshing compared to all the other characters.
And lastly, there's Sae. You know how in every shojo manga, there's that bitch that always comes between the relationship between the heroine and the main bishie? This is Sae. To me, she's the original bitch. Everytime I read a shojo manga, I think back to Peach Girl, and to Sae. "Sae was definitely much better than her." What do I mean by this?
Basically, she's the backstabbing friendbitch. She's jealous of Momo, so she tries to steal her guys. She plays dirty (and pretty slutty) and she manipulates the other characters. You'll definitely hate her when you're reading Peach Girl. But now that I think back, I actually really like her. Mostly because I hate all the other characters (besides Kairi) anyways. I love how every other character falls right into her plans, and how bitchy she is. She messes everyone's relationships but in a way, she creates a relationship as well (which may or may not be a spoiler... shhh!).
But while you may hate her initially, as the story goes on, she starts to change a bit. You see her weaker sides and she gets much, much more tolerable. Hell, you might even harbor some sympathy for her later on. You'll see what I mean. It's what I always say: "There are always bigger assholes than the one you'll meet".
There's also some other characters, but I feel that if I reveal them here, it won't be the same unless you read it yourself. These characters may or may not be love interests for the characters I've listed above. They definitely make the plot more interesting to read, and change some for the better and for the worse.
Yeah, I've said a lot of bad stuff about Peach Girl already. You're probably already veering away from this manga. But don't! Even though it has the crappiest characters, it's strange. My enjoyment? A 9.
Here's the basics of Peach Girl:
Momo brings you the face palms.
Toji brings you the sighs.
Kairi brings you the laughter and smiles.
Sae brings you (depending on your opinion of her) the pain/the fun.
Mix all these characters together and it's pretty damn entertaining. Trust me.
Though, now that I think about it, a lot of the situations were way unrealistic and out of hand. But that's what makes these sort of mangas so damn interesting! I totally enjoyed this, even if it made me cry sometimes. If you're as sensitive as me, you'll feel sympathy for many of the characters and their situations. But you'll also feel rage. Lots of rage. Maybe I'm just a masochist and I enjoy the frustrating situations that Sae brings on. Who knows?
And thus concludes my review on my first ever manga read. It was pretty damn terrible, but terribly interesting. Overall, I rate this story a 7. If you're looking for a typical shoujo manga to read, this is to be read. But be prepared to cry, to rage, to be taken on a massive wave of drama. Ah, I found the perfect word to describe Peach Girl: Dramatic. And that's exactly what us readers love to read, don't we? read more
Aug 21, 2012
The plot focused mostly on the love conflicts, but the conflicts got extremely tiresome after a while, and believe me, they happen all too often. Momo is constantly wallowing in self pity and it truly is depressing. She nevers seems to be able to enjoy anything without somebody ruining it or becoming depressed herself.
The art style wasn't to my taste, but it is just my personal preference. I prefer the art style of Arina Tanemura, but I'm sure there are some readers who will enjoy this art style. It doesn't really detract from the story at all, seeing as it is still easy to tell what is going on.
The characters all seemed to have some kind of past problems, which affect how they act around each other. I found that most of the characters were really unlikeable, simply because they couldn't get over themselves and teir own problems.
Bottom line is that I didn't like Peach Girl at all and felt that it was a waste of time. I wouldn't reccomend this manga, but that is simply my personal choice. read more