Ichiko is all set to move into her new dorm...except there isn't any space left! She ends up with a key to a small apartment nearby. But she's not the only one assigned to it...! It happens to belong to cool older guy Ran, and he isn't too happy with the new living arrangements!
One can argue that by giving the readers what they want, the story should be ranked a bit higher. I'm a total sucker for happy endings and marriages and babies and all that stuff, but... I think I need a bit more than 2 volumes for me to really believe in it. I didn't feel invested in the characters at all, nor did I think there was any development - or if there was development, it happened between the characters and they left the readers behind. -_-
I do think the artwork is nice - the girl is super cute, and the guy is super hot. Even the student body president with the glasses was cute. =) So that is that.
Nothing was wrong with the characters, I found the girl likeable - she worked hard, struggled with her feelings, and came out successful as a student and a woman. The guy was apparently amazing at everything, not sure how he can be a 2nd yr student and the headmaster but whatever.
It was a nice short read.
With nice artwork + OK character personalities.... battling it out with an undeveloped, shallow plot and undeveloped character personalities... a 7 is a good score to sum it up. I mean, it won't take up much of your time, so if you like shoujo, just go ahead and give it a feel-good read, it's not like it was a bad manga or anything. =) Just wish it were longer and more developed, I think.read more
Wait.......whattt?!! why did it end?!!! God i fell in loooove with this manga and mangaka!!!XD
first! if you a shoujo lover dont read my review just go find the manga and read it!!!!:D
Now! this is my first review so forgive me if it's bad or somethin key?^__^
i'm not that shoujo fan but when i first saw that art and the cuteness i wanted to read it so f***** badly!!XD
Everything in this manga is perfect to me!!!! the art ...Amazing hot guy cute and not stupid girl!!! nice plot!!! Everything!!!!:))
it goes around ichigo's moving into a school dorm.She is a cute 15 years old girl(not stupid and clumsy as all the other shoujo's girls that i hate so much:\)
she finds out that she cant live in a dorm because of some thing i cant rememberXD
She gets an apartment near her school but guess what?? it belongs to the hot 16 years old Ran-kun!!! who is surprisingly the school chairman>read more
I must admit Kumagai Kyouko's art is nice. The art is probably the best thing in this manga, with a handsome mail character, and cute chibi style panels.
However, there's a serious problem with the story, the rushed pace of events not being the main issue in my opinion. Aside from the usual cliches and the stereotyped characters of the genre, which this manga doesn't avoid; I really cannot bring myself to understand why the author decided to make the mail character a 16 year old boy. The characters age is the main problem. First of all, he doesn´t look like a 16 years old boy at all... he looks much older. But, that aside, how is it that a 16 year old boy managed to become a school chairman? It doesn´t make any sense. Shouldn't he be still studying? Ok... he may be some sort of a genius who finished school earlier... but if that's the case, shouldn't it be explained somewhere? How is it that everybody takes it so naturally?
As a general rule, when something out of the ordinary happens in a story, it should be explained or accounted for somehow. I say "as a general rule" because fairy tales or parodies, for example, don´t always require that much explanation... but this is neither a fairy tale, nor a parody... nor does it pretend to be intentionally absurd. If there is an explanation, nobody bothered to tell us... we are supposed to take it as granted and accept it just like that.
I understand adult-highschooler relationships may be a sensitive issue for many people. I wonder if this has anything to do with the author's decision. But making a sixteen year old boy chairman of a school is not the best solution, and making him treat others as brats is even worse... as if he weren't one himself. I even wondered at some point if there was some sort of translation mistake.
This is a problem of character design and development, which proves character design is as important as the plot itself. If I cannot believe in a character, there is nothing more to talk about.
There are also other issues such as a series of events related to the female character´s first love which are just too random, or the fact that we never get to fully grasp who the antagonist is.
I'm giving this manga a 5 because of the art, and because it is a somehow entertaining and easygoing story to read.read more
This is my first review first, so please bare with this. I was only able to read 2 chapters.
All I have to say about this series is that it had potential. I liked the whole theory behind the plot, but what I did not like was them rushing the story as quick as they did. Usually in Manga's like this you would have the whole: girl meets guy; girl hates guy; girl finds out that the guy is a decent human being; girl falls for guy; and then girl and guy get together.
Right from the get go you get no sense of development the girl at first doesn't like the guy for about a page, but then she starts to fall for him. What's worse is they fit as many manga cliches in one chapter as they could and make it dare I say 'choppy' from the 2 chapters that I have read.
I was quite disappointed because the art was great and I was looking forward to reading something amazing, but all I got was nice art with a story plot that seemed to have been sped through. Just think of a 6 or 7 volume series crammed into 2.read more