Sep 24, 2008
GirlxGirlxBoy is a Slice of Life, Yuri, Romance about a messed up love triangle. Well the title basically gives it away but it doesn’t tell you how bland this school life romance really is.
The story for this manga was practically trashed, in the first couple pages, once the love triangle is established. Fuuka Aoyagi is a girl who’s always hated boys ever since she was bullied by Itta Oosugi and his gang in Elementary school, and she has relied upon the help of her close friend Riri Furuya. Since then Fuuka and Riri have become lovers however Riri has a change of heart and
confesses to Itta but it turns out that Itta actually likes Fuuka and that is the point this manga falls into a downward spiral. From then on the story is about them all sticking together, while each of them endeavours to get their other half to fall in love with them. Sounds interesting but it’s rather stupid and the story itself felt very random on the other hand, one good thing that came out of it was in establishing the problems that come with the different forms of romance.
Well the characters involved in this circular love triangle were fairly realistic and it was great how it portrayed each of their mindset. However their actions were sometimes baffling and they appear to lack any distinct personality that anyone can identify with.
Though where this manga really let itself down is in the artwork. The artwork is just piss poor and everything is so sketchy, which allows me think that even I can do a better job. Well it’s not all bad and I’ve certainly seen worse but I just couldn’t get used to the character designs, because they are really basic and the mangaka seems to lack consistency when drawing them.
Overall GirlxGirlxBoy is a manga that could have done better without such a weak plot. I really thought that the concept of a circular love triangle would be exciting but it’s executed poorly. Let’s get this straight, I love yuri but I didn’t like this manga because not only is there barely any yuri but the regular romance is played down as well, which leaves you with mostly slice of life. So you should come into this with low expectations because at least you won’t be disappointed.
Reviewer’s Rating: 6
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