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.
I would almost say that it's a shame that simple, classic story (the title says it all) is so goddamn ruined but than again, the title DOES say it all, and ruins it on its own even without diving in and finding out how fucking terrible this is. The actions
of the sister, illogical as they are, are the only thing driving the story to begin and end, which of course makes it just fucking stupid.
Characters? What characters?
No "enjoyment" whatsoever.
This one-shot is the perfect example of how horribly bad can a manga get and what happens when you think anyone can do it. Please, use your time better and read anything but this. I'm sure a minute of porn would be better in comparison.
"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.