Dec 10, 2009
May contain some spoilers, please read at your own risk.
This manga had a lot of loopholes. Events were too shallow and rarely were there any big conflicts or challenges, which makes it a lot less realistic. Also, events happen very fast and if any challenges are met, they are often resolved quickly by very random acts of hugs or kisses, which again shows the unrealistic nature of the manga. There was often a lack of capturing the right sort of emotions or mood that was needed to reach a certain point for a particular event to progress. For example, Hinako and
Mr. Hokari broke up, got back together and then married all in one volume, and we don't get to see the emotions or problems faced leading up to those events, we were simply told of what happened when Hinako tells Suzuna. This makes everything very cold and makes it harder for the reader to become engaged in the story between Hinako and Mr. Hokari.
I liked the drawings, it's very pleasing to the eye, and not difficult at all to get used to. The drawing style is also very suitable for a shoujo, romance type of manga.
Characters seemed a bit lacking in defining feature that can help you distinguish between one character and another. I had a lot of trouble distinguishing between Yuki and Fukami at the start, also Inabe and Eichi.
I enjoyed this manga greatly for one reason; I find it to be a great comical relief from reading other more intense romance mangas like Hana Yori Dango. It serves as good get away point and just not have to get overworked up in very conflicting situations. However, this enjoyment was only achieved because I had read it at the same time as other mangas, I can honestly say that on it's own, it's unlikely to be as enjoyable because you will find a lot of things lacking in this manga.
Hence, although I highly enjoyed reading it, it wasn't because the manga itself that captured me, but merely the timing of reading it. I recommend to anyone who wants a light, cheerful manga to read to ease the mood.
Reviewer’s Rating: 7
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