16 of 16 chapters read
Like most shoujo mangas, the were cliches, love triangles, forbidden love, etc. But for chocolate cosmo, it all seemed to be tied together, there were unexpected twist, and also a fair amount of lighthearted humor. That made reading it addicting.I rank the story an 8 out of 10, because despite it's good nature, it was still slightly over predictable.
As I've said, the artwork is truly something else. Now, it is not realistic, but it is beautiful in a way only a true contender to the phrase 'shoujo-manic' could understand. The art made the predictable story line bearable. (And almost made me wish, Hagi was real)
As for as character goes, I found each character to be memorable. With a strong leading heroine, a childish and charming protagonist, and a even more charming, antagonist, and a group of well structure friends. It made the story really come alive. I found every character to be lovable, unique and at the same time, I was able to relate with them.
Not including the long hiatus on updates. I found that while I would instantaneously read when there was an update, I did not lose any sleep pondering when the next chapter would be released. While it did keep my attention hanging on every character's words, while I was reading it, when I was done with the newest update, I didn't feel incomplete that there wasn't a next chapter. Hence, I'm giving it a ranking of 8. It was very enjoyable, just not great.
Overall, I'd recommend this to artwork adoring fan girls, with a fetish for handsome teachers, and tangled relationship. I recommend this only to those who have patience for cliches, and adore love stories, no matter how simple they turn out to be. read more