No matter how many times I kept rereading it, I still cried every time.
From the man who created Nisekoi, brings us a heart-wrenching tragedy that will surely make you shed a tear once you have completed it
With only 52 pages Komi, Naoshi managed to come up with a story that makes you truly care about the two characters and what they are going through, and what happens to them in the end.
If you have 5 free minutes out of your day, then you should read Tokidoki. You won't regret it :)
One thing; This will hit you right in the feels.
I normally dont really get feels, and i am often seen as emotionless, but his one touched me.
Its a one-shot. Its not long, and because of that I did not expect much in the beginning, but oh boy i was wrong
But even though its not that long, you will get hit right in the feels in the end.
Its a small ride though a lot of emotions, Everything form Happiness, Sadness to fear and love.
I was left without words, when i finished it.
The art was great, it somehow fit the story perfectly.
The story well, that
was even greater.
The Characters, they fit the story perfectly, the main characters, we dont really got to know them, in a way concerning backstory, family and that stuff, but then in some way we really get to know them in a way that will hit you in the feels..
I some way i wish this would get a longer series, but in some way just that one chapter was satisfying enough.
Tokidoki is the latest One Shot by Naoshi Komi,despite the small length it has been better in many aspects than his previous work but this isn't the first time that someone came with a Melodramatic plot which portrays strong emotion and tragic in the expense of logic and character development, tbh, it relies heavily on getting the reader emotional to create a fake sense of attachment to the uninteresting and bland characters, the closest thing I can relate it with is Hollywood flick "The Fault in Our Stars"
In short,it follows a girl with fatal heart disease and got few countable years to live, until
he meets a boy who changes her life over a short time but life isn't meant to be easy and the tragic plot twist happen.
It's just 49 pages with fine art,go check it out.
JUST READ THIS ONESHOT!!!!! ITS FRIGGIN BEAUTIFUL!!!!! (except if you plan to wait for more than a oneshot to enjoy this more, but this oneshot itself is magnificent)
Komi Naoshi is most famous for his work Nisekoi which I enjoyed myself since it was very light and just sparked the young romantic-comedy side in me, but Nisekoi was lacking deep emotions and the capacity to make the reader see relationships in a more sophisticated way since it is a harem which mostly focused on making the reader giggle and the characters funny. This work of his on the other hand still is very enjoyable though
not a harem but its plot just hits deeper in the feels.
THE ONLY THING LACKING IS LENGTH TO FURTHER DEVELOP THE CHARACTERS AND TO LET THE READER BE ABLE TO ABSORB MORE EMOTIONS.
Im really hoping for more!!!
As a manga artist, Naoshi Komi is best known for Nisekoi, a light harem with a plethora of humor and reaction images. Given the shift in premise from a comedy to a more dramatic work, my initial thoughts were whether or not Komi could really pull off the poignancy necessary for this type of one-shot to work. With the quality of the Nisekoi one-shot, I went in with relatively high expectations (even though I wasn't expecting the story to wow me given how Nisekoi ended).
Tokidoki is the story of young love covered by the shadow of health problems. Komi is clearly aware of the
inherent cliches present in the genre, starting the story off as generically as possible. The characters are introduced very quickly (Tokidoki is 49 pages, and there are only two named characters), and the plot dives in immediately.
The length does the story no justice here, but you get a good sense of the wonderment felt by Takagi as she discovers new things. Unfortunately, the whole basis of the disease is a little contrived, and again, although it was basically designed to fit the basis of the one-shot format, the true sadness in falling in love with someone that is ill comes from dealing not with the immediacy of the death, but the fact that illness is often protracted and drawn out. Dealing with the illness shouldn't be an afterthought to the fun, it should be a larger focus of the work, or it loses its impact. Thus, the actual plot points feel tacked on more than anything else. I would have loved the story even without the disease backbone just as a story of young love. Framed differently, Tokidoki could have easily lost the melodrama while retaining what makes it feel nice, the mutual development of feelings, discovery, and even something as trite as being in the light music club. The ending is the weakest part, with the melodrama played up to 11. I enjoyed Takagi's conclusion to an extent, although her meteoric rise seems like it was there just to throw the readers a bone. How Komi ends things with Iijima really didn't play off of the my emotions well and accomplishes about the same thing as him just getting hit by a bus.
4/10, easily the weakest part overall, and although constrained by the length, I point to one-shots by artists like Inio Asano to show that finality that feels out of the blue isn't really necessary to make the reader feel a connection to the characters.
Komi has always had a very clean, crisp art style that accentuates the characters while being simultaneously very cute. Tokidoki doesn't push any boundaries here, but retains his distinctive style of emotive faces and depicting the beauty of the characters well. Definitely some good reaction faces to be found. The art style fits the middle sections - which are far more Nisekoi like - perfectly, and even as the story gets sadder, has a way of showing emotion very well. Backgrounds and the like are also very high quality, no complaints whatsoever.
8/10, again, nothing out of the ordinary for Komi, but he sets a very high bar as far as character design and general art style goes.
There are only two real characters to focus on, and without getting into spoilers for the (albeit) short story there is only so much to say. Iijima Hato is your generic anime protagonist (lampshaded slightly by his introduction as a normal teenage guy), that works hard to make a girl happy. This is really all there is to his character even with an "unexpected" plot twist attempting to add depth. Takagi Hatsu, the female protagonist is slightly more interesting, mostly because Komi is able to avoid some of quiet school girl tropes. Her character goes a little too far in the other direction, but it's mostly an attempt to add cuteness, so it's relatively acceptable. Both characters show their personalities mostly when interacting with each other, without the many of the constraints of the dramatic cloud that floats over them towards the conclusion
6/10, while not bad, the characters in the middle section are really what bring this one-shot together. Their personalities there shine through best when enjoying life as teenagers should, and not during what should be the dramatic climax of the story.
Komi has a way of making characters that are fun to read, and Tokidoki presents no exception. It was a blast to read, and even with my complaints about the story, given its length, I have no real complaints about putting up 25 minutes of my time to read it. If nothing else, it brings up good points about the pros and cons of the "illness ridden" character that seems to be very popular in many more melodramatic works in a simple package. The light art and legitimately fun to read interactions was enough to carry the bad taste of the melodrama, and I recommend anyone that has even remotely enjoyed his previous works to read it.
This is my first review, Nonetheless I will try to share my experience with reading this one-shot manga. This short story in my opinion shows the nerve wracking feeling of anticipation, The feeling that you know that someone or even your life will end at a point, and that not all fun memories last forever. The story is simple, but despite its simplicity it still finishes off with an unexpected turn which can lead to some readers feeling a sense of closure, or the feeling of emptiness.
In short, give this one shot manga a try for it is one that doesn't leave the readers
a sense of incompletion, plus it is only 1 chapter which is only 49 slides long.
I was surprised, never really thought that would happen.
For a one-shot manga, it's a one whole package of a story. I didn't expected anything because I thought it was going to be a love story, similar to Nisekoi's one-shot. In the end, it was satisfying yet unacceptable.
Story: Simple but great execution (and I can't move on about it.)
Art: For a one-shot, it really has a beautiful illustration.
Character: I must say unforgettable (cause its sure hit through the feels.)
Enjoyment: It's appreciative that I really want to see this as a manga series.
Overall: I do recommend this and your not gonna get disappointed.
Story: Was interesting enough and touching enough to keep me reading but the plot twist at the end was so melodramatic and put such a bad taste in my mouth that I almost stopped reading. It was passable but would not reread. It brought back the bad memories I had from his previous many, Nisekoi, which I ended up hated for it’s extreme padding and reliance on harem tropes which I do not find appealing especially in a story that was supposed to be a Romcom.
Art: Pretty good, a little to glossy though. The same art style from his previous manga Nisekoi.
Characters: were okay until
the end when the boy’s motivation seemed so unrealistic.
Since it’s only one chapter I’d recommend you read it any way but my enjoyment disappeared by the end.
A one-shot brought to you by Komi Naoshi, the creator of the light-hearted comedy harem manga called Nisekoi. At first, you will think that this one-shot will be full of laughs and light-hearted moments. However, it's the opposite.
This one-shot features 2 main characters, yet it still made us cry in just 1 chapter. The story is just heartwarming, the character development is great, in just a few months, they became friends from just a simple situation, heartbeats. The characters are just normal, yet, those characters are special in any way.
The art is quite detailed and nice, they put out the effort to draw good.
a MUST-READ for all the people who likes a heartwarming manga.
This is a One-shot worth reading. It has everything a One-shot should..the art is great...the story is a masterpiece..(Pro tip: watch out for the twist at the end)..If you are a fan of the School Drama,you should try it out...
The Romance in it too is sweet and subtle......
I loved it because it matches with my idea of a romance story...sweet,subtle and believable...
Besides the plot twist at the end appealed to me as well...
I hated it ....well...because it ended.....I could have managed ten more chapters.
At the end of the story,you will probably be wishing for more..as is the case with many One-shots...
One-shot lovers would definitely be
Lastly.. Komi-sensei fans...you would definitely not be disappointed with it. It ticks every one of Komi-sensei's signature manga styles..
I would highly recommend it for those looking for a good story..
Note: First time to write a review so pretty nervous :(
(any suggestion or comments to improve my review is gladly accepted)
TokiDoki one-shot is one of the best manga I've ever read . First of all I'm not unto manga this day and not read a lot much of it but TokiDoki is like drawing my attention.
But then when i read it omg... What a great art style and the story is pretty good too.
My heart skipped a bit at the part of the plot twist it kind of left me speechless.
Main Characters fits the story perfectly although we didn't have the chance to know
them much but the deliberation of the information about them is pretty satisfying
I wonder if they made this one movie it would be a pretty big hit , but One-shot Manga is a job well-done...
If your looking for a Drama-Romance genre of Manga then Tokidoki is one to read although its a one-shot it will hit you right in the heart...
Komi, Naoshi have done great work making this one shot.It was better than nisekoi and also twilight.Hoping that upcoming manga from koni gets popular.The story starts with girl takagi hatsu having health problem.There comes the main hero name lijima hato who always peek her the rest you guys read.It will be best.
It was great art.Each character was drawn great with expression,feelings and happiness.The background was drawn beautifully.The funny moments was also drawn funniest.
From my opinion the characters were suitable to their own possiblities.The characters were good looking and funny.
I really enjoyed the manga.My soul was shocked
when reading the last part so go on and watch it now.Small pages,Great story and Dem feels.
THANK YOU KOMI FOR GREATEST MANGA EVER.GIVING IT 10/10.HAVE A NICE DAY.
Writing this review after I just finished this story. And I'm now thinking why even thought I knew very well it would be something that hits me hard I still went and read this, I must be some kind of masochist and anyone reading this probably is at some extend. just from the summary, from the first panel of the manga you know already what you are getting into but it's only natural I guess to be curious and to test yourself.
I've been reading a lot of drama and romance manga but those manga normally act as some kind of roller coaster where you just
go up and down with the emotion, that is if its written or drawn in a well enough way to make you react. However when picking up this story you already know that is is going to be sad, they announced it to you right away. It's with much anxiety that you dive into it, knowing that it is coming, looking at the remaining amount of pages as you read it because you know it is a short, you expect what is coming and it is scary in its own way.
I am glad I read this and now ashamed of my tears.
It is useless to describe the story to deeply here since it's about as long to read the one shot as to read a full detailed review of all aspect of this manga. So if you think you can handle a few tears or want to feel sad/happy, Just read it, don't waste your time going through the process of choosing if you need to put this on your "plan to read" and when to start it because it is a fast read that wont take more than 10-15 min of your life away.
if you need more convincing, it is from the author of Nisekoi, most people probably know this manga and either love or hate it, Usually the people who hate Nisekoi however will still agree that the art is still great. that said the same style is very present in this manga so it is good art.
It being a short, there is a need to cut short on Character development and make the story simple, I think it was done well enough here, there's really 2 important character in the story and as you read you kinda get what kind of person they are, the story is very straight forward from what the summary says, it doesn't lie and there isn't enough page to deviate to much from it so you are getting precisely what you are told you will be getting.
I truly enjoyed this, It shows that even though it felt like Nisekoi was dragging for a while near the end, the author still isn't short of producing something good. with this I'm really looking forward to see what his next work will be in the future.
It's hard to write reviews for oneshots like this one.
It hard because the stories are short, and giving away too much is too easy.
So to make this short and to avoid accidentally handing out the enjoyment of exploring and discovering every twist and turn of Komi Naoshi's latest brilliant one-shot...
Let me just say this.
Komi Naoshi is a sadistic man.
He's a genius.
And he will make you cry over and over again with his creative one-shots.
Toki Doki is no exception.
This one hurts.
This one hurts a lot, and you'll love the pain, 'cause it's so bitter-sweet and beautiful.
The art was amazing, the story and everything was really good.
even though its just a one shot it really makes you feel attached to the characters with just those small amount of pages. if you have at least a few minutes to spare just try to read this, its worth it.
Its pretty obvious that it has depressing ending even at the start but there's more to it than just some teartearjerker.
[cant even write a short review for a one shot wth]
why is it so hard to write a review
i wished it was a series though the plot and characters were really
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ I forgot this oneshot was on my list. I heard it was a fairly popular oneshot, though. The name “Tokidoki” makes it sound like it’s going to be cute, and it was when I breezed through it. At first glance it seems like a tender-looking school manga about precious first love, perhaps even a shoujo, but it’s definitely not that. You can tell it’s something more when you see the beginning.
The mysterious disease is unique and saddening, but the mangaka sets up the reader for this tragedy by mentioning Hatsu’s death on the first page and having the rest of
the story act as a flashback. It seems to take away the surprise from the story, but of course the mangaka has more ideas in store as the manga progresses.
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ What I like best about the story is how Hato helps Hatsu enjoy what life she has left. In the beginning of the story, the readers know next to nothing about her except that she’s fairly reserved and is unfortunate to be diagnosed with the bizarre “koku haku disease.” However, as he takes her out to amusement parks, the beach, and tells her to try new foods, we get to see the real side of her. She’s a sweet girl who wants to know the world. After she tries these wonderful new things, her personality sparkles. Her reactions are greatly exaggerated as she’s so amazed at everything she’s trying, and she’s the most innocent high school student anyone could know.
At the same time, we easily see what a kind person Hato is. He has a lot of fun showing Hatsu around town, but he’s also happy to be spending time with a new friend. It’s exciting to really get to know someone like this, especially since he thought she was just a shy girl who liked to keep to herself. I was initially thinking that maybe he was drawn to her in the beginning because she was pretty, but later on I changed my mind. Hato is a genuinely nice person and if he does like her romantically, it’s more than for her appearance.
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ This shounen artwork is a little better than I’m used to; it has a somewhat shoujo feel to it but does retain the curves and angles that shounen has. I’ve seen this art before as this manga is done by the same mangaka who wrote “Nisekoi,” so if you liked the art there, you’ll like it here as well. It’s kind of fresh-looking, pretty, and has some great shine to it. In comedic moments, the characters blush ferociously and look very cute. The lines might look a little sloppy sometimes, but otherwise the artwork is very easy on the eyes.
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ My expectations are just a little too high when I get around to reading a popular manga, but since this is a mere oneshot I didn’t hear that much about it. It might have been the mangaka’s already-made fame that made this one a little well-known. Nevertheless, it delivered more than a normal oneshot does. It made me giggle a few times but it did get a bit sappy. The romance is cute and I liked the characters, especially Hato. Due to the unique premise, it’s definitely a story I’ll remember.
Story - 10
Better not talk about this one because I can't trust myself to ruin the ending. However, the story is beautifully touching.
Art - 10
Again, it can only be described as beautiful. The cover is the most amazing art in manga I have seen in a while.
Character - 9
How the two characters develop is sadly very interlinked with the story and yes, I still don't trust myself.
Enjoyment - 10
A rollercoaster of emotion, I cried, laughed and cried again. The raw emotion is what makes this one of the best things I have ever read.
Overall - 10
In the end, this is difficult to
describe without ruining the perfection it holds. Being a one-shot, I wouldn't expect too much from it. However, this has turned out to be an amazing journey in only 50 pages.
Warning: some spoilers ahead
For a one-shot, this was amazing. They characterization was excellent given the length and I really became attached to the likable characters. The story, while sad, was inspiring and hooked me in. It relies heavily on "the feels", but this is most likely because there is no other way for it to be impactful with such a short length. I' m a logical and less emotional person and I have probably cried 3 or 4 times over a story, and those were only light tears, but I was actually sobbing at the end of this. It left be somewhat depressed the
whole rest of the day and even after that.
Overall, it's amazing. However it suffers from the one thing that makes it so good. It is a tragedy. Tragedies are extremely impactful, which is why so many people like them, but people generally prefer stories with happy ending, including myself. Knowing the characters will die, I could not enjoy and wouldn't want to re-experience a manga or anime series for this story. Maybe I'm being unrealistic, but I think the story would honestly be better with a happy ending, no matter how illogical it is or sounds.
I still love it though.
Just when I thought I have prepared my heart for some tearjerker scenes because someone's gonna die - based on the first pages of the manga, I thought wrong. 💔 I haven't prepared enough. You will still cry anyway!😣😢😭
What I love about this oneshot is how it teaches every reader to "Live life to the fullest!" To live without regrets. That every second is worth living for! Questions like, "Am I happy with how I live my life right now?" will cross your mind as you finish reading the manga. You will have some sort of realization about your life - that's what happened
I salute Komi Naoshi for creating Nisekoi and TokiDoki. I recommend them 100% ❤