1. Kanojo no Honnou
Following a break up, distraught Natsume bumps into Aiji-kun who is just on his way to deliver a love letter to a mystery girl and so in her rage and bitterness, Natsume lies to Aiji-kun, completely unprepared for his response.
Mana's mother is about to get remarried but who is this? Why does he know her name? It's the first time her heart has ever beat like this!
3. Mekakushi no Joousama
Yoriko is a bit of a coward and is always being bullied. When delinquent Maki stands up for her she falls for him in a moment, but he only says she's irritating and moves on. Wishing more than anything she could talk to him normally, how far will Yoriko go to draw his attention?
Ichimiya Ai is known as "The Devilish Girl" who frequently changes boyfriends. When kouhai Natsu confesses to her suddenly she agrees to go out, only to find him very different from her previous boyfriends. So why hasn't she broken up with him?
The stories were all cliche and maddeningly shoujo (if I can use that word as an insult). The plots were so very predictable buy the second page, if there was any plot at all - which there wasn't.
The art is beautiful. At least the hair is. The hair (and tears) is flying everywhere so I guess the artist didn't really feel the need to draw backgrounds. I gave this an eight on the hair alone... I like it when the hair looks good. Except chapter 5. Read it and you'll see.
Exactly what number two represents. Dreadful. The only reason
that I didn't put it as pathetic is because of the heroine in story 4. Her attitude - only in the first 3 pages of the manga - didn't seem as pathetic as the others.
As I said, it's the hair. I also did like it when the guys wore and earring... it then showed in practically every panel, drew my eye to it like a magnet. I also liked the sex scene in the first story, although that was the only one with any smut and lasted only 3 panels.
If you like cliched stories with pathetic girls and enamored boys, and the same tearful ending (not in a tragic way) to every story, then this is the manga for you! A match made in heaven. It'll suit your needs perfectly. Maybe I'm not being fair, but this is my opinion after reading it. But really, the hair...
NOTE: I have only read 2 of the 5 chapters, so this review isn't going to be as full or detailed.
To be completely fair, I haven't read all of Kanojo no Honnou's chapters, so I gave this manga a slightly higher ranking than I should have. The stories were very predictable, firstly. And speaking for myself, I hate mangas that I can easily predict (and I am not quick-witted). It was also pretty simple and plain. Nothing stood out for me, but it wasn't too boring that I just had to stop. On a quick side-note, there is hardly any smut. So please don't
be disappointed if you wanted a lot of that.
The art was this manga's strongest point. It was really beautiful. I love how this mangaka drew the characters' hair. Such detail sets high-standards for many other shoujo mangakas. The scenery was too simple and plain, though.
Unfortunately, the characters weren't creative. For typical shoujo mangas, the girls are usually whiny and cry a lot. I expected that, and that's exactly what I got. The girls were the stereotypical "shy, weak, and fragile" type, and the guys were the "cool, popular, and hot" type. I was fairly disappointed.
Nonetheless, somehow this manga was really enoyable. Actually, for you single maidens (like me *laughs*), Kanojo no Honnou will make your heart throb and melt.
Okay story, amazing artwork, and great enjoyment, Kanojo no Honnou is a great manga. It really is a cliché plot, but is a good read. Really, it's a love-or-hate manga. You could love the way the characters are percieved, or you could hate the over-used, cliché plot. Some of us like that *laughs.*