Wow. Im surprised nobody made a review about this yet. I suppose I will be the first one.
To start off, I wanted a random romance manga to read because there was too much action/adventure in my system. This manga is worth reading, but is not all that great.
Story - the story is set into five different arcs. Each arc represents the different types of girls the main character can hook up with ( so the first arc is with one girl, the next arc is with another girl, and so on). The story tends be a little too fast paced (the couples fall in love
after a course of three chapters), so everything seems to be a little rushed. The story lacked good (if at all) drama, which let me down because we all know that drama is what makes a good romance work actually romantic. I gave the story a 6/10 (Fair), because the plot actually deserved that much. Not good, but fair.
Art - This is where it gets good. The art is fantastic and enjoyable. The romance scenes match with the artist's style. 10/10 (Outstanding)
Character - The characters are kinda eh. Each new arc supplies us with different types of girls with different personalities. One is shy, the other is bossy, another is playful, etc. The main character stays the same throughout the manga. The way he treats each girl after he has fallen in love with them are the same. Nothing new here. 6/10 (Fair).
Enjoyment - The enjoyment is satisfactory. The way the author/artist thought of different options (the girls) for the main character to choose was creative (even though it was based off of a game. I didnt know this until after I read it). 7/10 (Good)
Overall - Overall, the series was enjoyable. It was worth the read, and I recommend it to anyone who has the free time to read this. It will keep you entertained for a good 45 ~ 90min, so read this if you have that kind of time to spend. 7/10
A series of short, melodrama-free, feel-good stories, each of which will leave a smile on your face. Shounen artwork, shoujo character development, and seinen relationship pacing (the characters actually, you know, kiss each other regularly!), but with minimal fan service and no sex.
Story (7): This is an omnibus manga with five stories; in each one, the same protagonist falls in love with a different girl. Of the stories, Mao is my favorite (childhood friend becoming lovers), Eriko is the most unique (emotionless genius learning to feel), and Yuumi is probably the worst (that's the shy classmates working through mutual crush).
None of the five are groundbreaking, but all are blessedly melodrama-free, all of them are paced nicely, and all of them are horribly cute and pleasant.
Art (8): The girls are cute and the backgrounds are pretty enough. Most of the little details are right as well. For instance, the soccer scenes make sense, the food is appropriately revolting (it is supposed to be), and background music is incorporated into the artwork in a nice way.
Characters (8): The main is a bit of a blank slate. He's neither spineless nor super aggressive, reasonably smart and athletic but not exceptional at either, is admired by his sister but is not a sis-con... all in all, a fairly typical high school male. The interesting characters are the girls:
- Mao is the popular childhood friend, hiding her insecurities with brashness (though not a tsundere)
- Asuka is a driven soccer fanatic, trying to realize her dreams at a school without a girl's soccer team
- Mitsuki is a sheltered rich girl who dreams of a knight in shining armor
- Eriko is an emotionless, bored genius, trying to figure out what love is--and why it is necessary.
- Yuumi is the shy girl trying to gain confidence and break out of her shell.
These are all stereotypes you've seen before, and yet they are all given enough depth to feel like real human beings with real problems.
Enjoyment (8): It's a feel-good series from start to finish. At no point do any of the stories drag or get bogged down, and at no point do any of them ever succumb to melodrama.
Overall (8): If you like romance manga, you'll like this one.