Mar 5, 2022
Not really sure why there's not been any reviews since this manga finished (especially as the later chapters are the best parts) but I felt this series deserved some appreciation...
Cheerful amnesia is simply put, a fun romcom journey with lovable characters doing cute things.
You have the two main girls who are obviously the focus of the story but there are a number of characters who affect the story and have their moments - from a sweet elderly neighbour to a hairdresser to Mari's mum.
I won't go into any details to avoid spoilers but this is filled with a lot of cute stories essentially following this
couple in their day-to-day life as Arisa re-learns many things such as what foods she likes, her relationships with different people and most importantly everything from the moment she met Mari until now.
While the story is generally over-the-top to emphasize the humour; the romance element is still there and is enjoyable. Don't expect anything tearful and heart moving but you'll still care for these characters throughout their journey, from their awkward beginnings to their exciting future ahead.
Normally when I see the comedy tag on a show or manga it's hit or miss. On this occasion I think the author honestly nailed it with the light hearted humour and fantastic art to go along with it. Arisa's facial expressions just fit really well with the situations that the character gets into, from the awkward moments to the more sweet and heartfelt scenes. I think this is where it really shines, I had a smile on my face throughout each chapter.
For the most part it's a wholesome heart-warming story with some well placed comedy throughout and some...not-so-wholesome scenes. I recommend this to anybody that wants an injection of pure happiness. This was a fun read and as the title says, a cheerful amnesia.
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