In a rainy spring day, first year high schooler Midori Saezima saw a tall, handsome fellow student took care of a stray kitten. Without knowing the boy's name, she fell in love with him at the first sight. Due to sickness, Midori returned to school three days after summer vacation -- only to find out that she was "volunteered" as a candidate for student council. After a series of embarrassing accidents, both she and the mysterious boy she had a crush on, Akira Sudo, were elected as members of the student council. Being the first student council of this newly established high school, they are about to create "new traditions" for their school and a bittersweet love story for themselves...
Yet another masterpiece by Yazawa Ai! Even though it's one of her older works, it's still absolutely great. The art seemed to me a bit off at first, but once you get used to it, it doesn't bother you anymore. It's such a sweet and real story. Some people criticized the main character for "crying too much". I didn't mind that, personally, I guess it's a thing of personal taste. If you are a fellow artist, you will enjoy this story even more so. I could relate to it on such a level it was like reading about myself and my best friends. It's
a story about growing up, letting go, pursuing your dreams, and just learning how to deal with all aspects of life... :) It has that sort of complexity that makes it real. Happiness, sadness, humor, it's an emotional roller coaster!
I highly recommend this manga, especially if you are a fan of Yazawa Ai. You will definitely enjoy it.