Nakamura Mei is a very simple high school girl. While at a cafe with her friends, they bump in to -none other than- the model Shirou's table. Mei apologizes and that's when Shirou notices something. Grabbing her he takes her outside with him and reveals that Mei was once a kids model—and that he's her idol-otaku!?
Hmm...surprised that nobody has written a review for this manga yet. It's a cute read.
It's a sweet, light-hearted story about a plain girl, Nakamura Mei, who once was a popular child model, but due to certain reasons she quit the modelling world and went on to a normal school-life. One day, while at a cafe with her friends, she bumps into a famous model, Shirou. She apologises, and that's when Shirou immediately senses something about her. Grabbing her to a private place, he mentions her past as a child model and reveals something surprising about him...and due to this meeting, Mei is suddenly dragged back to the modelling world.
Not the most original story, but still quite heart-warming. People have mixed views about the ending, but personally I think it's very realistic and completely satisfying.
I have always loved Takagi Shigeyoshi's art. It's so clean yet beautiful and compliments the story very well. Once again, she never fails to let me down with her art. I have always thought that her and Morie Satoshi's art was very very similar, and it turns out they're twin sisters O_O
Haha, I love all the characters. I found Mei to be really sweet and charming, and Shirou's true character was quite surprising, but I still love it. All the other characters were also amusing, and I didn't have the feeling of wanting to punch the computer screen because of an irritating character, because I didn't find that any of them were. Well, maybe a few were, but they were only side-characters. The character development was quite good too; Mei grew stronger throughout the series and so did Shirou.
I really enjoyed this series. It was so sweet, fluffy and touching, perfect for those who just want a light read to wash the hard feelings away. For those who want something more serious, maybe this isn't the manga to read, but even so, I found it quite memorable.
Overall, I give it an 8/10. I really wish that the series was longer, but that's my only criticism really. The ending, I found was nice, but some parts of me really do want a sequel. Ah well, good read though. Another great work, Takegi-sensei!