May 2, 2022
Right so here everyone, we've got Sekime-shinaide, Sekime-san–a nothing and I *mean nothing but wholesome* manga. It's a very simple plot; the same ol' high school romcom that most who read it can enjoy. Now I've read some other reviews here with low ratings and... I can't say they're completely wrong about Sekime-shinaide being quite typical to all the similar romance manga and stuff etc., but it actually gives a heartwarming feel. Of course that "feel" is pretty much subjective, however, this manga is really all just sweet fulff vanilla.
(Also TL;DR at the very last part btw- all the same, really =3=)
Sekime-shinaide is a
slice of life so what exact plot do we have here? None. It's just about the relationship development between the two mc's which is pretty cute ngl (however some may find it repetitive and boring, perhaps even annoying–but chill bro, it's a simple story so see it simply without expecting anything =3=..)
Tbh, I can't actually remember why these two fell in love in the first place ._.
There is absolutely no drama. None of the characters receive any backstories whatsoever, so this whole manga is literally: "the everyday life of a high school couple (consisting of popular girl and ordinary boy who blush in every chapter) and friends ft. a few adults and little sister.."
The characters... are all nice. That's it. That's literally how you can describe each and every character in this manga; "nice."
Nothing very interesting about them. Th'all have similar personalities and not much of a distinction among any of them. It's not truly a bad thing tho- perhaps it's better than a super annoying chara who's there just for plot convenience. Well, all the extras in Sekime-shinaide are for plot convenience.........
But I did enjoy the relationship of Takadono (mmc) and his friends cause you can see they're real bros ig lol
However there is no amusing character. In my opinion, the author might've focused on developing the relationship among all the characters so perhaps, in order to not make things difficult, the result was like placing the exact same amount of delicious batter into each cupcake mold and identically placing each topping as it is– what I'm trying to say is, although the characters are good- yes, they're good characters- they all have the same amount of everything the other has. Just average and nice, every single one of them.
No probs with the art here folks. It's all good.
It's a cute style, kinda chubby faces and bodies. Simple and nice to look at (but not the kind I'd be willing to stare at all day unlike, let's say, JSHK/TBHK).
Certainly, I did enjoy this manga, without a doubt. All of it was vanilla, sweet fluffy, plain, cute and simple. Look, this story, Sekime-shinaide, was not meant to be taken seriously. It's a romcom for goodness sake~! Don't expect fanservice because here we don't have any–and that.. is actually what I appreciated the most. Seeing how most high-school romance have intercourse chapters, I was glad to see this one did not.
It was refreshing really, but it could have been more. The main issue is truly the lack of expressions with the characters, but eh. It's a smooth ride, and the relationship development between the main characters is good. It wasn't rushed and you can compare the Sekime (fmc) from the earlier chapters to the last (unfortunately not Takadono/the mmc..)
So I can recommend this, yes, but it's better to read if you want to relax. When there's nothing important going on cause you won't really get to enjoy it (unless your tastes are opposed to mine ofcs ^^; there's no need to try it out if you think reading this particular manga is a waste of time).
Warning you tho: "Sekime-shinaide Sekime-san" is only a pure innocent and completely nice manga–nothing more and nothing less.
Reviewer’s Rating: 8
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