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.
It's cute and fun. I love his hair. (Youll know who i'm talking about when you read it)
Story: 7 Typical Shoujo but it's nothing bad. Our female lead falls in love at first sight. Our male lead who has a history. They end up on the school committee and through tasks fall for each other. Our female lead cries at everything, but its okay that's just her personality. It doesn't get annoying like other mangas. Our male lead has an invisible wall in his heart. These go through romance rollercoasters like normal high school students do. Themes such as "You don't know what you had
until it's lost" are apparent in this manga. Also learning more about relationships after stepping out of one. It's realistic.
It is easy to understand how feelings were developed even though I wish I would have gotten to see more of it. Haha. I have to say I was cheering the second male lead on too though even though I knew it wouldn't work out. Hahha, spoiled it just now huuuh? But you can't help but love his personality and how well the two got along.
Conclusion: Read this. If you've run out of popular shoujo, give this a try.
The heroin is not an angel suggests the title and yet it looks like she is.
Ai Yazawa's codes
We won't lie to each other, we can recognize the work of the incredible Ai Yazawa: an authentic drawing even if it is less worked than Nana's (1991/1994 VS 2000/2009), a retro style, charismatic characters, very funny moments, permanent doubts and an atmosphere that vacillates between lightness and questioning.
Privilege your own happiness?
Like all of Ai Yazawa's works, I can read this shojo over and over again with the same excitement. Unlike "Nana" "I am not an angel" or "Tenshi Nanka ja Nai" shows the story of high
school students. And yet, despite their young age, we find the characteristics of all human thoughts: favour your own happiness or that of those you love. This happiness can sometimes be incompatible, we do not always get what we want.
A touching heroine
Midori just wishes to spend good moments with friends and live happily with the one she loves so much: Akira. However this boy turns out to have a complicated past that forced him to hide his emotions. This is a huge difference in their couple: she shows all her emotions whereas he hides its.
To sum up
You will see friendly characters, touching scenes, strong links between each character, a light atmosphere despite twists and turns, shōjo short (8 volumes).
Special reference to Chapter 31 (Volume 7) <3