Himuro Yukina, a girl feared by most students for her piercing glare, is secretly a famous cellphone novelist, Yupina. While searching for material on 'love,' something she has never experienced, she stumbles onto Shigure's, the most popular boy in school's, secret. He is actually a serious womanizer who writes down all his accomplishments in his Student ID book. Cleverly using this evidence, Yukina blackmails Shigure into love-acting and teaching her about 'love.' But Akira, Yukina's childhood friend and cousin, is not happy at all with this turn of events. Used to being the only person who's not afraid of Yukina's glare, how will Shigure react to Yukina's sudden shift in attention? How will he respond when the love-acting becomes more than just acting for him?
Watashi ni xx Shinasai! won the 36th Kodansha Manga Award for best children's manga in 2012 and was listed in the New York Times best seller list twice for two different volumes. In 2011, the manga's circulation was reported to reach 120 million.
The series has been published in English as Missions of Love by Kodansha Comics USA since November 6, 2012.
I really loved this manga, i really really did. But then the story began to go way retarded, and bland, boring, stupid, and most important keyword of all: pointless.
Plot 6 - I thought this would be an interesting story at first, the kind where the main character slowy realises her feelings, but no the author had to go all the way to make a totally useless and predictable twist here and there and tried to spice up the story a bit but instead she screwed it up. Now the entire plot is running in circles over and over and over and over and over and over again. the same scenes, the same drama, the same plot. there is no actuall mysteries or guess work in the story no matter how much the mangaka tries the plot remains predictable. I almost feel story for her and her idiotic ideas. There is only one question throughout the entire series "who will yukina choose akira or shigure?" I already know the answer and I bet 99.9% of the fans do to. The plot used to be interesting, but not anymore. The entire plot has now officially turned into a circle with no meaningful progress what so ever.
Art 6 - I should have given it higher points I know, but the more the chapters increase the lamer the art gets, usually people improve their art style but this one just got crappier.
Characters 2- I can hear people complaining about my score from a mile away. But let me explain how bland each character gets as the story progresses :
Yukina- She used to be so cool and cunning not letting anyone get the better of her or take advantage of her. But in the later chaps, every single bloody person gets the better of her, shigure can bully her easily now (and he does abuse her don't deny it), akira can force himself on her, mami can insult her in any way she likes. And the cold-hearted awesome character yukina used to be turns out to be a crybaby. Geez, change of character much?
On top of that she can't get her decisions straight, at one time she's like no akira can't be my loved one, the next minute she's like I don't have a bond with shigure I like akira more, no shigure is the one I love, but akira is so much nicer, but shigure promised to cure my weakness. In short yukina has turned into Bella, and WxxS has turned into one of the millions of bland shojou mangas out there.
Next shigure - Shigure used to be cool too, the not caring type, the type that used everyone and once he got bored he dumped them, the type with a hidden persona. After that he fell in love and kinda changed but its not that big of a problem, after all it was expected. BUT what wasn't expected was the fact how immaturely he handled his feelings. At first he denied his love for yukina until it dragged on forever, and ever. And when he decided to confess and finally make the plot go somewhere, Yukina rejected him. After that when Yukina declared her love for shigure after some chaps, shigure didn't do anything, he just stood there and did NOTHING, and the next cahpers of the manga continued as if nothing had occured after that. The same circles the same pointless love triangles had taken oever again.
Also did I mention shigure has absolutly zero personality in the later chaps, he is like a slow emotionless doll with zero expressions. I swear he has no feelings, even if he does, it doesn't show at all. This is how the mangaka takes a completely cool character and sucks the life out of it.
Akira- Akira was an awesome chracter, and like the other chracters in this manga he got a awful personality makeover. I can now say he has turned fully into an "edward". Bye-bye awesome akira, i'll miss you.
Mami- the only reason i gave the characters section 2 out of 10 is because of mami. I would have given it a 1 outherwise. She is the only chracter that is atleast realistic and has emotions, not to mention a personality. The only character that people can relate to and doesn't stand there all day doing nothing. Even tho she is a minor character she unlike the rest she has some meaning to me. I would even care if the mangaka killed off the other characters.
Enjotment 5- I really enjoyed the beginning. If I had only read the first volume and dropped the other four volumes I would have rated this 9. But now I had to resist the urge to rate the enjoyment section 3, thats how much I started hating this manga. This manga is lucky i rated enjoyment 5 instead.
Overall 4- Four is a good overall I guess, I have seen worse manga. And hey at least this didn't have ecchi in it, although yukina's mission did get alot awkard.
But back to the point, you want to know whether I recomend this manga, if you only plan to read the first volume, then I do recomend it. Otherwise I prefre if you don't ever pick up this piece of garbage. And before closing this I already know how many negative points I am going to get for writing this, in my defense I was only expressing what I believe to be the truth after all I did actually love the first volume, the rest not so much. read more
Great story about an unpopular high school girl who writes cell phone novels in her spare time. Her peers are scared of her because of her intense glare, so she's never had the opportunity to experience "love." When she hears her fans want more love stories, she decides she needs to experience love for herself so she can write about it and ends up blackmailing the most popular boy in her class. Although he puts on a facade of being the perfect guy, he's actually a jaded womanizer and has little respect for the people around him. The two of them battle it out, him trying to shake her off while she forces him to go along with her.
Great heroine. She has her weaknesses, but she's strong-willed and has her own interests, opposed to a lot of shoujo heroines who only think about love. She also manipulates the hero well, usually beating him at his own game, another thing you don't see too often in this genre. As for the hero, he's more of a jerk than usual, and more than once he sets the girl up for an unpleasant experience, trying to drive her off. He's also one of those types who only shows his real face to the girl, while everyone else thinks he's the perfect guy. The story is paced well; 8 chapters in, they're beginning to have feelings for each other but are still more enemies than friends.
Good story and good art. Slightly more smutty than I was expecting considering how young the characters look, but it's still fairly innocent. The romance is fairly small-scale, not a bad thing, just don't look for hardcore "destined to be together" elements or anything, it's not that type of manga.read more
I LOVE IT!!!! its a classic romantic manga story with a bit of a twist i love her character which is strong but at the same time has her bit of a soft side and the main guy character is the typical popular acting evil but inside he really is kind ^_^ i love the two main character combination this is a manga to read and have in your list.
I'm not usually one to write reviews, but I just felt that I had to write one for this great manga.
The story interesting, with a rather overly-observant girl being shunned by her classmates, yet at the same time they're dedicated fans of her mobile phone novels.
She tricks this popular guy into doing love related things to her, so that she could understand love and begin to write about love in her novels. The way their relationship develops is what really captivates you; they slowly but steadily become very different people to the façade they show to the world.
The best thing in my opinion about this series, is that the characters are flawed- one is afraid of opening herself up to others, the other manipulative. Not being a fan of perfect stereotypical moe characters, this really did make the manga stand out.
Overall: If you're looking for a strong romantic drama, then I'd definitely recommend this ;Dread more