Wakamatsu Masato lives with his step-sister, Miyuki, whom he does not have blood relationship with. Their father is always working oversea (in fact, he has not appeared in the manga at all...) and left the two of them living by themselves in Toukyou. Miyuki is cute, nice, sensitive and very popular among guys around Masato. Masato has a girlfriend at school whose name is Kajima Miyuki, who is pretty and gentle, the ideal dream of every high school boy. It took years for Masato and his sister to realize whom they love and care most after a lot of events. The manga is very nicely written, with excellent layout, interesting story and character developments, refreshing art style and filled with youth and emotion. It also shows the dramatic improvement of the author's skill.
Recently read this. I am a fan of Mitsuru Adachi's works, and I enjoyed Miyuki despite its age. Unfortunately the last volume completely threw me off with its resorting to romance comedy conventions by making the main characters' relationship unrealistically evolve. Needless to say, I was NOT rooting for the main couple in this manga, and was heavily disappointed by the resolution.
I really enjoyed reading Miyuki after finding out about it following an anime of one of his other works.
It's a nice change from a lot of Adachi's mangas, of which i've mainly read the ones with sport themes.
I think the comedy is what really pulls the manga through, as the Adachi really has his own unique style of comedy that i've never seen in another author. Plus he also knows how to keep the reader tense with anticipation with the 'romance' segments.
The art style is fairly old but it fits with this type of humourous setting and characters. Plus it's a welcome change after
all the other mangs i've read seem to look the same but also i'm a fan of the art even since i first picked up his work.
However i felt as if the characters hadn't been developed as well as the could have been through the course of the story, which is a shame since the premise is good.
I would've wished the manga was longer than 95 chapters to help flesh out the characters properly. I say this because the last volume of the manga felt very rushed, where everything was quickly brought to a close, not spending enough chapters on the finale as done with the rest of the story.
But that isn't to say it wasn't an enjoyable read. The antics and humour are a good reason to pick this manga up.
I can give this manga a 7, a good romance manga by Adachi.
This manga is dated, so it's not for everyone, romance mangas get dated easily, so it's something to consider before reading.
Story - 5 - This manga drags a little more than it should have, and lacks a real story, it's all about the characters relations, i like this style of manga but some people may not. It has a conclusive and good ending that will no disapoint any reader.
Art - 7 - I can't call it dated since Adachis recent mangas have the same art he had in 1980, the backgrounds are beautiful
as always, the caracters are simple designed and easy to read, not an ugly style but not really beautiful characters.
Characters - 8 - This manga is all about the characters, they are fun to see, they make this manga fun to read, but you will get tired from the side characters after some time and it is when you feel the manga has started to drag, but you have to finish it for the ending.
Enjoyment -8 - It was a nice read, 95 chapters is more than enough for this story, it has some unessary chapters but i would recommend this manga.
Overall it's a solid 7, fun read, not a great manga, the average romance comedy that is hard to find today. I recommend it if you are out of better options in the romance comedy area.