The twins Maria and Noeru (Noel) have always lived together and are very closely linked. When Maria decides to enter Morinomiya School because of the beautiful eyes of its basketball coach, Noeru, who refuses to be separated from his sister, decides to enter the same establishment. Unfortunately, there are no places left for boys. He thus decides to pass himself off as a girl! But school life is not easy when one must constantly play in a comedy! Especially when Noeru rapidly falls in love with Miyu, a fellow classmate, while he himself is courted by another student.
Well first of all, i think this manga a boring story, well a shoujo manga and gender bender is not my type after all, but after reading it for a couple of chapter, suddenly i felt in love with this manga.
The story evolves around Noel a boy that has a Siscom(Sister Complex) and trying to protect her at all cost, including disguising himself to become a girl, just to take Maria, Noel's sister back to his school, that was the first story, but the story having more development later in the chapter, that makes this story not Siscom anymore, more like Light Love Romance, i
must admit, the romance is not really complicated, yet it's very refreshing.
The art on this manga, well when you see the year this manga published you already know it, not really good but not really matter, as long i can differentiated who is who.
None of the character is amusing for me, i just love Noel and how development he had, not mention Maria, but all of the character i love Ryuuji Sasa the most, at first you probably not noticing him, because he didn't stand out too much, but later in the manga this guy become most of the important role in this manga, trust me the plot for Maria's love affection is really great.
I really enjoy this manga, the gags really stand out, and as i said before this manga is a light romance, so don't expect too much about complexity, every i finished one chapter i'm always smiling, not grining or amusing, so a nice manga if you like light romance, and don't expect much of Ecchi scene just cause Noel lives in Girl's dormitory. You perverted.
Overall this light romance is really suitable for you who wants to take a different pace from a complex romance, the joke not lame, not much character that make me angry, nice pace development, and the ending just hillarious, i tell you this don't keep an embarasing photosticker in your photo album, if your girlfriend going to see it. ^^
Mint na Bokura was a thoroughly enjoyable manga for me. I'm often disappointed by the lack of good characterisation and a strong storyline in manga and anime, but this hidden gem caught my eye after a single chapter.
While the art style is not particularly outstanding, it works well with the story and the humorous moments within the manga. The chibi drawings highlight the points where the characters look like absolute idiots, and thus I found these to be some of the funniest moments. I gave the art 8/10.
The plot was not heavy with drama, but nonetheless the mangaka constantly kept me guessing as a
whirlwind of relationships and rivalries kept popping up between characters. It seems to me to be a very realistic representation of high school life, while being entertaining and comedic. 9/10.
The characters were exceedingly well designed. On the surface they seem simple and cutesy, but the truth is that they seem very real in their interactions with one another. It brought me right back to age 14 with such compelling characters that broke from convention by having unique interests and perspectives on life, and that made such human mistakes. I gave the characterisation 10/10.
I enjoyed this manga very much - it was fast paced, funny and kept me coming back for more. I gave it a 9/10 for enjoyment. Overall I gave it 9/10 because I found it entertaining and I would definitely read it again and recommend it to others.