Unknown to her classmates, Yukina Himuro is secretly the popular cell phone novelist Yupina. What they do know, however, is her cold demeanor and icy glare—earning her the nickname "Absolute Zero Snow Woman"—so they tend to avoid her.
But as of late, Yukina has run into a bit of a snag with her writing: her ratings have gone down, so she wants to incorporate romance to bring them back up. And since Yukina has no experience with love, she cannot properly convey it in her writing. While seeking to change this, she runs into popular and charming student council president Shigure Kitami. During said encounter, he drops his notebook, and, to Yukina's surprise, she finds the names of the girls who have confessed to Shigure inside. She discovers that he uses his charm to manipulate girls into confessing their love for him just so he can reject them, and that his real personality is nothing like the one he shows to the world. Confronting Shigure with this information, she develops a plan: to blackmail him into teaching her about love. But when Yukina's cousin and only friend, Akira Shimotsuki, becomes jealous and confesses his love to her, Yukina may find herself with more help for these "missions of love" than she asked for.
Watashi ni xx Shinasai! won the 36th Kodansha Manga Award for best children's manga in 2012 and was listed in the New York Times best seller list twice for two different volumes. In 2011, the manga's circulation was reported to reach 120 million.
The series has been published in English as Missions of Love by Kodansha Comics USA since November 6, 2012.
I changed my mind multiple times about this manga, infact, if it wasnt for my inability to put down a story half way then i doubt i would have finished it.
But im glad i did.
The art was nice, it wasnt amazing but i dont really have any complaints. The story on the other hand is where i had issues. It started off well, however part way through it got a little weird. I understand the need for character developement and distinguishing the difference between new and old relationships, but there are moments where the characters dont frel quite right. There becomes a point where it
feels like the drama is well..... overly dramatic. Bring in new people, bring in the drama, but there needs to be a limit to how many love triangles and fake relationships and fake feelings for people there are. Towards the end of the manga it gets better and i enjoy the conflict between the two writers and the resolution between the mc and her lover was spot on. I had a bad feeling that the author was give an unrealistic "i accept everything about you immediately" ending, but instead it was close enough to realistic with just enough love story ending to satisfy readers (or at least me).
In conclusion, the manga is worth a read if you can put up with an insane amount of drama and wont give up half way through. However i would not go out of my way to recommend this manga to anyone.
The art is good, and the story begins with a fun blackmail situation, it's also fun to see how the Yukina uses her experience to write her cell phone novel. But the enojyment stops there.
The development is horrendus, and the love triangle (square, pentagon) is forced beyond believe, and the shoujo tropes are exhausted. The story takes a turn after the 15 first chapters or so, and it's just bland. So so so bland. The characters have no consistency, and their developments are just weird.
I think Mami, Yupinas love rival, and Shigures younger brother, are the only two that actually keep in character and
have a thourough and believeable character development over the course of the story.
I guess the reason this manga has such a high score, is mostly due to reviews and scores based on the first few volumes from 2009-2010.
It's abou a girl who blackmails a popular boy to do love tasks with her so she can write about that on her cellphone novel, cus she never experienced love and she is super kuudere.
The story was so so: At the beginning everything was very interesting. The characters were well built and the flow os the story was going well....Then half the story goes down hill. The main character starts to get so annoying, and even thou it has a slow pace it takes forever for her to understand things. The only reason I kept reading was so I could know the end, which was
very mediocre, mainly beacuse there was a second love triangle that was not resolved in the end and they had a very open end. Of course the main couples gets together but the way they rosolved things was so stupid like "oh so you just gonna say that and everything is fine? well that was easy" (I'm talking about the problems the guy had with his family). Also, the problems that could be solved so easily had soo much drama.
Well, I understand that the story has the "drama" gender in it, but I just feel that pointless drama makes the story poor.
The art was beautiful: That was the main reason I kept reading. Everything is so detailed and so cute. Definetly a masterpiece.
The characters: The main girl was meh, she started as cool but ended up kinda weak. She had a nice development half way but the other(ending) half I was like "Why did you do that?!"
The main guy was very cliché, I hated him, but he started to get very likable at the end, when he started to say things and show action.
The other character ( wont say who) had a very nice development, they changed for good and weren't useless for the story to flow.
I did like the story but as I said the author didn't quit stalling and that was infuriating, I got bored at the second half.
It's a good story if you have patience and love that useless drama
I really loved this manga, i really really did. But then the story began to go way retarded, and bland, boring, stupid, and most important keyword of all: pointless.
Plot 6 - I thought this would be an interesting story at first, the kind where the main character slowy realises her feelings, but no the author had to go all the way to make a totally useless and predictable twist here and there and tried to spice up the story a bit but instead she screwed it up. Now the entire plot is running in circles over and over and over and over and
over and over again. the same scenes, the same drama, the same plot. there is no actuall mysteries or guess work in the story no matter how much the mangaka tries the plot remains predictable. I almost feel story for her and her idiotic ideas. There is only one question throughout the entire series "who will yukina choose akira or shigure?" I already know the answer and I bet 99.9% of the fans do to. The plot used to be interesting, but not anymore. The entire plot has now officially turned into a circle with no meaningful progress what so ever.
Art 6 - I should have given it higher points I know, but the more the chapters increase the lamer the art gets, usually people improve their art style but this one just got crappier.
Characters 2- I can hear people complaining about my score from a mile away. But let me explain how bland each character gets as the story progresses :
Yukina- She used to be so cool and cunning not letting anyone get the better of her or take advantage of her. But in the later chaps, every single bloody person gets the better of her, shigure can bully her easily now (and he does abuse her don't deny it), akira can force himself on her, mami can insult her in any way she likes. And the cold-hearted awesome character yukina used to be turns out to be a crybaby. Geez, change of character much?
On top of that she can't get her decisions straight, at one time she's like no akira can't be my loved one, the next minute she's like I don't have a bond with shigure I like akira more, no shigure is the one I love, but akira is so much nicer, but shigure promised to cure my weakness. In short yukina has turned into Bella, and WxxS has turned into one of the millions of bland shojou mangas out there.
Next shigure - Shigure used to be cool too, the not caring type, the type that used everyone and once he got bored he dumped them, the type with a hidden persona. After that he fell in love and kinda changed but its not that big of a problem, after all it was expected. BUT what wasn't expected was the fact how immaturely he handled his feelings. At first he denied his love for yukina until it dragged on forever, and ever. And when he decided to confess and finally make the plot go somewhere, Yukina rejected him. After that when Yukina declared her love for shigure after some chaps, shigure didn't do anything, he just stood there and did NOTHING, and the next cahpers of the manga continued as if nothing had occured after that. The same circles the same pointless love triangles had taken oever again.
Also did I mention shigure has absolutly zero personality in the later chaps, he is like a slow emotionless doll with zero expressions. I swear he has no feelings, even if he does, it doesn't show at all. This is how the mangaka takes a completely cool character and sucks the life out of it.
Akira- Akira was an awesome chracter, and like the other chracters in this manga he got a awful personality makeover. I can now say he has turned fully into an "edward". Bye-bye awesome akira, i'll miss you.
Mami- the only reason i gave the characters section 2 out of 10 is because of mami. I would have given it a 1 outherwise. She is the only chracter that is atleast realistic and has emotions, not to mention a personality. The only character that people can relate to and doesn't stand there all day doing nothing. Even tho she is a minor character she unlike the rest she has some meaning to me. I would even care if the mangaka killed off the other characters.
Enjotment 5- I really enjoyed the beginning. If I had only read the first volume and dropped the other four volumes I would have rated this 9. But now I had to resist the urge to rate the enjoyment section 3, thats how much I started hating this manga. This manga is lucky i rated enjoyment 5 instead.
Overall 4- Four is a good overall I guess, I have seen worse manga. And hey at least this didn't have ecchi in it, although yukina's mission did get alot awkard.
But back to the point, you want to know whether I recomend this manga, if you only plan to read the first volume, then I do recomend it. Otherwise I prefre if you don't ever pick up this piece of garbage. And before closing this I already know how many negative points I am going to get for writing this, in my defense I was only expressing what I believe to be the truth after all I did actually love the first volume, the rest not so much.