Judo-loving Mitsuka has been looking forward to finding her true love since starting high school. While walking through the park one afternoon, she encounters a cute boy napping on a bench. The next day a new coach arrives at Mitsuka's judo club. And who turns up? The cutie on the bench of course! His smile makes her heart race, and her name on his lips makes her face blush. But there is just one minor hangup....he's her sister's boyfriend. What's a girl to do? (Description from Fateful Encounters)
Of all the one-shots I've been looking for when a need for romance caught me, I had to encounter this. This so called manga is an embarrassment for all other shoujo one-shots that people like to read (often when bored), and while there are many surprisingly good ones, this one shot is probably the worst ever.
It's a shame that such a simple, classic story (the title says it all) is so goddamn ruined. Well we all know what happens in the end I suppose, but I won't spoil anyway. Her sister had absolutely no reason to do whatever she was doing in this whole
story, actually her illogical actions are the only thing that led to story, which really makes no sense.
Very poor. Everywhere I look, space was filled with stars, flowers, tears, cloud, and anything else capable of being used to fill up empty space. I guess the mangaka was rushing to finish it. I wonder why did mangaka wanted to finish it anyway, it's horrible.
Awfully undeveloped, shallow, and way too cliche. The girl is idiot, like any other, only wanting to kiss, and make love with the guy trough the whole story, her sister is an idiot for even dating a guy when she had no reason to, and we pretty much don't find out anything about the guy himself. Only that he's perfect that is. How unoriginal. Did I mention there isn't even kiss in the end, but that's why there is a rather weird scene which seems to be our couple making love right in the middle of the park. Oh well, that's how it looks to me! -.-
There wasn't any. Period. How could I enjoy, considering everything I wrote so far?
Yeah, this one-shot is the perfect example of how horribly bad can a manga get.
Please, use your time better and read any other shoujo one-shot. I bet my manga taste on the fact it would be better that this one.
"I Love My Sister's Boyfriend" is not, by any means, a good manga. It does most everything wrong. But I refuse to personally bash the mangaka. Making a manga can't be easy, so I applaud the mangaka for putting in the work that they did, and having the bravery to show their work to the public.
That being said, this manga takes on a cliche and overused premise and bends it into something almost cringe-worthy. The story is simple, and thus has the potential to be manipulated and tweaked into something extremely enjoyable. Sadly, there is no dimension in the plot of this manga. It is
more than predictable - it takes those cliche routes in an annoying, unpleasant way.
The art in this manga isn't my cup of tea. There is little, in my opinion brought to the table with this style. An overuse of fluffy effects, sparkles, and screen-tones are placed distastefully in every blank spot. Technical drawing errors flood the pages. Manga is never guaranteed to be anatomically correct, but it is supposed to be pleasing to the eye, or look better than the real thing.
The characters are unmemorable, empty shells with little personality and faulty emotional portrayal. The moments that they have are unrealistic. These characters have no aspect of deepness to them and, unfortunately, just do not get the job done.
This manga got a two for me because I didn't find it overwhelmingly hate-worthy, nor disgusting. Just bad in a solemn, unemotional way. Overall, you've got a cliche, sluggish, and badly done manga with a very out of place ending. I wouldn't recommend it, but whether or not your curiosity gets the better of you is your own personal choice.