Anna Koshiro has been friends with two handsome guys, Sou and Hinata, since childhood. She has a crush on Enamoto, a first-year high schooler, but she has difficulty finding a boyfriend as everyone always wonders about the relationship between Anna, Sou and Hinata.
One day, she goes to Sou's house and finds out that Sou has a girlfriend. She is not jealous, but she feels like she has lost him. On the other hand, Sou's girlfriend is upset about how Anna comes into Sou's room so freely and asks Sou not to let Anna into his room again. However, Sou disagrees and ends their relationship. Anna decides to overcome the odds and confesses to her crush. Enamoto accepts, but upon finding out that Anna has a boyfriend, Sou gets upset.
On their first date, Anna finds herself in her room with Enamoto. She tells him about something that happened in the past: She once had a chipmunk named Coco, and when it died, Sou and Hinata brought her another chipmunk and telling her it was Coco. Her mother had told her to treasure Coco as the two of them had used their own money to buy Anna another chipmunk.
Enamoto then shocks Anna by asking which one of them she likes. After she replies that the one she likes is him, Enamoto tries to kiss her but Anna gets scared. She wants to call for Hinata and Sou but she can't. They both suddenly appear after Anna kicks Enamoto away. Of course, she cannot continue dating him after what happened. Although she can't get what Enamoto asked out of her head, Anna is sure that the she will never be anything more than friends with Hinata and Sou. But what will happen when Sou confesses his love to Anna and asks her to go out with him?
After reading much of the manga (as far as my manga app has posted for now), I got on MyAnimeList (my most trusted source) to see if they have made it into an anime. Out of curiosity, I looked at the reviews. I was actually surprised to see what horrible reviews this manga had.
This is my first review. After seeing the horrible reviews, I made an account right away to write this.
I have made anime reviews in the past via YouTube, and I generally know what to look at, so it isn't like I am some amateur.
Nonetheless, let us begin.
I agree, the story is actually pretty unoriginal. But has anyone ever thought about why this kind of story is so overused? Because it is usually very popular. I do think the story is intended more towards female readers, as it is a love of one girl and two guys, but I don't think quite so many people in general would dislike it if they just read it without such high expectations. From this type of story, you cannot enjoy it if you expect too much. If you are narrow-minded, do not bother reading it because you will just be another hater of this manga. Despite the overuse of this type of story, I think the plot is well written out. It has annoying and boring parts. It has flaws. But then again, doesn't every manga?
Maybe it's just me, but I thoroughly enjoy the art of this manga. The chibi drawings are adorable and I happen to like the art style. This is simply personal preference within every reader though.
While I agree the characters are kind of cliché, I actually find them to be quite enjoyable. They are cliché, but they create a type of character foil that is not always conveyed in other mangas with similar plots. In case you do not know what character foil is, it means characters contrast one another. The main girl, Anna, is very much hated by readers because of how flawed she is. I personally like her. Readers expect the characters to obtain perfection since they aren't real life. The way she is, is exactly how we humans are in real life. People don't think about it, but that is why she annoys many readers. I think her character is a realistic personality that gives the story more of a relatable feel. As for Sou and Hinata, they very much contrast. It creates an interesting diversity for later in the story (it contains spoilers so I will not reveal what this is).
So far, I really adore this manga. If you're like me, and you read this manga with low expectations, you will probably (not a guarantee, but probably) enjoy it, as well. I love reading it and I look forward to when my manga app posts a new chapter every week for me!
It has flaws. I agree. It's not perfect, but no manga is perfect. I think this manga is very underrated. It is a bit cliché, so I cannot put it over an 8, because to an actual critic's eye, it probably won't be a very good manga, but this manga, to me, has a certain charm that other manga with this type of plot doesn't have.
A lot of people says this manga is not very original, but I say "So what?". It's story and characters portrays a real life story. I could say Anna portrays someone like myself. The art style is good and unique. The story is not cliche, unlike those story that are predictable. It's boring me. I love this manga, its born with thrill and excitement! I could say, I've fallen in love with Hinata~ It's so sweet. Hinata nor Sou doesn't blush, though but that also mean that the story portrays base on Anna's P.O.V. and furthermore, Anna idiosity is very funny XD. I love the
plot and the confusion is lovable!~ Something like a mystery-thriller manga! (without the criminal.xp) Somehow, I could say this manga is worth the time.
Oh, and lets count the morals. It tells more about freindship, so if your asking why its boring you, it because it focuses more on the friendship of the three. So please don't say its unoriginal. Its just too unique, it's blurring your eyes. XD. =^-^= »» (v•w•)v v(•w•v)««
Unless you are stuck in work like me i cant honestly say that this manga is worth the read. The main characters Anna is really, really stupid and because of this the story just keeps on running on the same tracks all the time.
Heres pretty much how every storyline has gone down so far -
1. Something happens
2. Anna misunderstands what just happened
3. She panics and does something ridicilously stupid
4. Anna cries
5. Somebody tells her she misunderstood.
6.Apology by somebody to someone.
7. She forgets everything she learned and simply does stupid things again.
The characters are not very well designed either. I think this manga is
meant for girls (im a guy) and maybe somebody somewhere can relate to these kind of problems but its not like the the main two dudes are that sharp either.
Sou (one with the black hair) is a total moron. Sou's main idea in the show is to have a crush on Anna so that their relationship as "Just childhood friends" is troubled. This leads in all kinds of lame scenes where he announces how he loves her and she cant deal with it and makes him angry. This got really boring, fast.
The other guy of the story (one with white hair) Hinata is meaned to be there really to just fix up the fights that Sou and Anna have. It was hinted that He was in love with Anna but unlike Sou, he preferred to keep it to himself. Luckily the writer of this story realized that this Love triangle of sorts is boring and kicked Hinata out and made him move to Tokyo. I think this was a smart choice because he didnt really have any reason to around other than look good. Now he is a sort of email-supporting kind of guy for Anna.
So Anna, where do i even begin. I have never seen main girl so stupid as her. She keeps jumping between guys and crying over it all the time. She keeps rambling over and over again how she cant fall in love with his childhood friend and still does it. I like how she admits how retarted she is for whining about it and then actually falling in love but that is short lived after she missunderstands something for the hundredth time and starts crying. If she wasent so cute i would have stopped reading this long before it even started.
With all that said i must admit that the show does get better around 20th chapter as Hinata leaves the scene and the last two graduate to high school. Couple of more characters were introduced who look like they could bring more spice to this series if they are kept as a part of the show...
the plot is so unoriginal in my point of view it`s the same idea of love triangle between childhood friends that was presented in different things
the characters are like all shoujo mangas but at the same time each one has it`s own specialty like sou who is always angry loves pokemon so much and hinata loves painting , anna is also a little different on how she looks at everything ,she is the type of character who is always confused about what she is doing
( i have to say that usually i hate this type if mangas when the heroine is
always doing the wrong thing and failing in everything but this manga had a little charm that i couldn`t understand maybe it`s because although it is a stereotypical manga sometime it`s hard to predict the events "
the art is cute not unique but cute and the chibi faces are adorable
so as i said this manga is not original so if you are searching for an original one this is not for you