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The story is as I said a romance comedy and from the very beginning it's easy to see. At first I thought it was going to be another generic run of the mill romance/comedy stories. And for the most part I was right in terms of the story structure. It has everything a typical story of this genre would have. Hero has a love from way back when that he can't remember, but he made that fateful promise to marry. A accidental bumping into for both the heroine and the hero on their way to school, the transfer student...etc. Point is the manga doesn't do much in the way of mystery. From the get go I found myself calling everything, and nothing really surprised me.
Usually this is a big turn off for me, and it would have if it wasn't for the incredible character's and their development throughout the chapters. I found myself not actually hating any one of the hero's love interest, in fact it was surprising I didn't hate the hero himself. Raku proves to be a good hero not to plain and weak but also not at the other side of the spectrum as well. He was seemingly the perfect balance being aware of just enough to make think he isn't totally retarded. But being just dense enough to keep the story still moving. On the heroine's part all of them though of the typical gambit: girl next door, tsundere...that kind of thing, still brought something unique to the table. The nice shy girl didn't over sell it and she wasn't ditzy. Instead the tsundere and the main heroine were the ones to hold that title.
Above all that though was the development between the characters, it didn't feel rushed or as if they started liking each other for no damn reason. It was smooth and almost seemless not having spikes and lulles. Every chapter contributed to the growing affections of the characters. Which made it seem to me like it could be real. It also made it so that I found myself cheering for all the heroines instead of one couple. Above all this the author puts in a good dose of humor that isn't old and reused and is great at switching between the serious moments to the funny ones. This made the romantic parts feel genuine and not cheesy which is what I like.
The story is still going so I can't give it a definite score. But I will say anyone who wants to watch a group of characters grow at a very real pace with a good touch of humor, and if you don't mind over looking the very predictable twists and turns this story has then this is for you. 7/10 read more
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The art was good, and probably was one of the strongest points to this manga. Which is what it needed to be seeing as how most of this manga seemed to be geared to fanservice. And that's what it was probably was because the story took a nose dive real fast. Not to say it was terrible but it did seem some what scattered making you wonder if this was indeed the same author that wrote chokotto's sister. Well a hint could be seen in the beginning which was probably the best part of the manga to me. The few chapters started out pretty strong actually. It had a nice setting and though it was incoherent played out pretty interesting. At this point many of the jokes that would later be reused (much to my dissappointment) were fresh and enjoyable.
It had the feeling the it could be a strong and rather enjoyable romantic comedy. Something different a little stronger of a romantic interest, same kind of plain hero but really that's almost to be expected of the forumla....Then it came to it's first story arc. No spoilers will be said but it was interesting a very nice spin on a very old kind of story. But around this point was when it took a harder fall then Lady Gaga's career. It turned into a crazy mess with things that really just didn't make sense. Seemingly trying to pull through using insanity and trying to top the last weird thing. To a point where I was seriously thinking about setting fire to my computer.
It was clear that the writer lost his focus seemingly crossing from a ecchi romance comedy to just an ecchi comedy. Though he seemed to understand this and return to his old formula. But with just a little less spark turning it into a very average story. Very eposidic little character development and less development between the romance interest and the main character. Instead it seemed to shift it's focus on satire and the development that was done was mainly to Kagari(Hikari's sister) and takechi than to Hikari and Takechi. Setting it up for the ending which was sudden and with little back drop aside from a few mentions in earlier chapters. As fast as it comes is as fast as it ends, leading one to believe the author wanted to end this as painlessly as possible. And he did a good job to because the ending wasn't nearly as bad as I expected it to be though it wasn't any award winner , more of a blah.
Leaving a very unremarkable if not bitter memory of how much potential the manga had and how much was wasted in the prusuit of cheap laughs and ALOT of fanservice.
4/10 overall nothing big if you're bored one day and want to read a manga to waste time or for some cheap laughs this is your manga, other wise move on. read more