I love this manga. For soooo many reasons. It's so cute, funny, and entertaining. It's a little romance with food, what could go wrong?
It's about a girl who loves to eat and loves to help people. One day she decided she can help people by helping them make bentos for the people they like. But she really isn't a cook. So she enlists in the help of her classmate that she's all tsundere for and romance ensues.
It's kinda obvious how the story moves along. There's no real surprises, nothing too new to the general "I help other people but I can't help myself"
kind of plot. It just does it so well that I can't hate it for it. But hey, it gives you the recipe of what they make in the manga at the end, so that's a plus!
There's something specific to this story that really, really got me. Something that lands it that nine. One of the chapters is about an over weight girl and her crush. Typically you don't see over weight girls in shows/manga like this really being anything other than comical relief. But in one chapter, one of the girls she helps is over weight and very insecure about what she eats in front of people. She loves food but refuses to show other people that she does due to her insecurity. I connected to that on soooo many levels and I kinda don't wanna spoil her story for you guys, you should totally go read it and see.
It's pretty fantastic, for a romantic/dramatic/comedy about food. I have no comments other than It's pretty great. There was effort put into it, and a lot of love too.
The characters are fantastic. Period. The main characters all have progression, they all learn something and overcome something that changes them as a person. As much as you've seen these characters before in many other manga alike, these are kinda special. You won't forget how happy you were for the main character when she was able to (Insert Spoiler Here). You actually care about what happens to them and it's pretty great. Also characters don't disappear into an abyss. Supporting characters do make other appearances whether to help out the main character or just to be around. That's pretty great.
I read this twice. Once like 3 years ago, and once a few months back. I think I loved it more than I did the first time I read it the second time around, maybe I appreciated it a little more. It's just a good, heart melting read. I recommend it to anyone that likes a good romantic comedy.
I enjoyed the hell out of this manga. That's pretty much it. it's cute, silly, and it's about making food! What more do you want from life?