The food loving and pure-hearted Sumire Misaki's family is moving to the same town where her mother and father met and fell in love. Sumire's mother tells her that it's a town where she'll fall in love, and it she meets her first love in a very unexpected way: the good-looking Kaduki Miyamoto, as he tries to escape from his home. Through an unfortunate set of events, the wheels of fate have begun to turn for Sumire, as Kaduki is more than he appears to be. In fact, he's a traditional dancer! Will Sumire's first love be a happy one? Or does a bumpy road await her?
I found this manga quite enjoyable. I'm quite surprised that it's not very high ranking, and has received little attention. I found this manga on mangafox, and started reading it because it was counted as one of the top 13 for quite a while. I checked it out, thinking that reading this was a total waste of time, but I soon regretted it!
The story's your typical, "Boy meets girl-falls in love, Girl meets boy-not sure about her own feelings" type of manga. At first, it might seem a bit weird, but keep reading on! It's just like Bleach, it seems that it's a bit boring in the beginning, but once you keep reading on it gets more interesting by each chapter. This story is short, but full of suspense. It has a LOT of ups and downs, so it gets really interesting. I truly recommend this if you want a suspenseful but short love story! :)
I just love the art for this manga. It's not that detailed, but I can really use the words "handsome" and "cute" and "pretty" for the art used. The scenery is also nicely done. I like the way that the artist was very skilled at drawing the kimono patterns. I also LOVE the chibis that the author drew. They're so cute!!! Overall, I think the art in this manga is splendid, but I didn't rank it as 10 because I still prefer a bit more realistic faces for the characters.
Okay, don't get me wrong, I really like the manga, but I just don't think that the characters are too strong. I understand that Kazuki is very protective of Sumire, I can feel that, but something about the characters is not making me very sure of their personalities. Looking at an actor's point of view, I would think that they're not sticking to their character's personality too much, but instead just following the script. I'm a bit disappointed in the character development too. But I still think that they're quite well-designed, and at least "spirited".
I enjoyed this manga very much! It was very suspenseful and unpredictable, unlike some other manga I've read. It's funny, it's moving, it's just wonderful. I was a bit disappointed by the fact that it was so short, but it was worth it. I guarantee that it is going to be enjoyable manga to read, even though it DOES get a bit weird sometimes.
I really liked this manga, and enjoyed it a lot too. I like the fact that the manga-ka was traditional by including Japanese dance into the story. I also liked the ups and downs, and the character's personalities. I think that this is a really good manga if you like the traditional love story kind. =]
I have encountered the story of Koi Hirari a million times in different variations. It's the same with the characters. There's a really cool, talented guy from a rich family. Then there's an ordinary girl who's never been in love. Shockingly, they fall in love. But his family is not too thrilled by her humble origins. And yes, there's also a jealous brother, the other woman who brings additional conflict between the characters. If it weren't for the art by Mitsuki Miko, Koi Hirari would be just another generic shoujo manga. However, her beautiful art which makes you feel like there's more to the characters and to the story than there is make this manga rather enjoyable. So if you're a sucker for nice art, and you don't mind yet another mindless plot, there really should be nothing to stop you from reading Koi, Hirari. read more