"Progressive Rejuvenation Syndrome." This is an extremely rare disease causing the inflicted person to gradually become younger. The main character of this story, Munenori Agawa, is the only person that could save Rena Amami from this odd disease. Agawa's saliva is the only thing that can halt the disease from making Rena younger, so they must kiss everyday in order for her to survive. This causes an immense amount of conflict and drama between Agawa and his new girlfriend, Sayako Asou. This triangle relationship story tests the capabilities and limitations of human love.
(Source: Gantz Waitingroom)
Volume 9: Nijidama Punch
Volume 10: Psychic Duo
Volume 11: Nijidama Bonbon
First of all, don't judge this manga based on its synopsis. In one word this work is in my opinion outstanding.
The story at first seems ridiculous (and I didn't want to read it at first for it), but as soon as you get into it you can't stop reading what will happen next.
The personalities of the characters are very well fleshed out, with their strong and weak points.
The art is very good as it is.
I enjoy reading this manga and look forward for more works from its author.
Before, you guys start reading my review. I need to say 2 things!
1. My review contains minor spoilers, I tried my best to keep it low as possible to not to ruin the experience for you.
2. I have added my own personal views and opinions too.
-This manga is so hilarious, yet serious and intense at the same type. It has a prequel, but it isn't necessary at all to read that. Both have no relation, I read this first because I didn't find the description of the prequel that interesting. As for Cupid no Itazura II, I loved it. I finished it in one go without holding my horses. Although, it might give you some NTR vibes, but trust me it doesn't have anything related to NTR or any other annoying elements. Since, I am a guy who hates NTR to the core and it is going haywire these days. The best thing about the series is the climax. A perfect ending I was hoping for from the begin.
Story: 9.5/10 (I don't think, I am ever gonna find a story like this. Author has a habit of making new stories with unique settings like this. This is what makes this manga so good.)
Characters: 9/10 (The characters and their nature is what steals your interest. You gonna love their expressions in different situations. The only thing, I find disappointing is that. I didn't get to see the adult version of Rena again.)
Art: 10/10 (It is by the same author of "Kono S wo, Mi yo!". So, I don't think I need to say anything more, but if you didn't read"Kono S wo, Mi yo!". I recommend that too. Both have similar artwork despite being old. Both have clear and fluent art that makes you want to read more and more.)
Enjoyment: 9.5/10 (The Synopsis might seems idiotic at first, but after you have read first few chapters, it will grow up on you. All I have to say about this is that it is a masterpiece. This is my 2nd time reading it. )read more
If you still want to read go on but you're just wasting time .Just open it on a manga website and read .
Sakuranbo Syndrome is one of the overlooked gems as far as manga is concerned .Why such a good story isn't more popular is a mystery to me .Perhaps because of the synopsis which gives off the impression of another generic harem manga this diamond is avoided .On to the review then .
Story - 8
This manga's story is it's selling point .
You might feel that the synopsis is weak and nothing new but the execution of this manga's story is amazing .With many emotional moments it truly doesn't bore you and developments a times are shocking .This is a manga that made the most out of it's story with no cliche events or unnecessary ones .Even the rare filler chapters are used in developing the story further .Expect a unique story that you've not seen before and you won't be disappointed .But the story might also be why this manga isn't so highly rated .The ending for me was extremely disappointing and left me cringing at its poor execution .I hope this doesn't dissuade you from trying it however .
Art - 9
This manga has sex scenes .Well they're obviously not at hentai's level but they're borderline and well drawn to boot .This is as good as slice of life manga gets when it's drawn .There are no unclear emotions ,unbelievably androgynous characters or any other imperfections of the like so the art is one are you know you won't hate even if the manga somehow doesn't sit with you .
Character - 7
The weakest point of the story isn't weak .The cast is fairly normal with no unrealistic features .Character development indeed takes place for those who want to see it so do not worry .If I had a problem it would be that their reactions a times seem a bit forced .Not that they aren't realistic but reacting a different way might have been more so .Still the cast does it's job well .Very realistic for slice of life ,very likable ,very interesting .
Enjoyment - 9
At a point I had only 5 volumes of this .After reading them in a sitting I panicked because my internet wouldn't allow me to get the remainder .It was on my mind all day and I couldn't calm down until I got them .
Overall - 8
I liked this enough to give it a 9 but I think 8 is a better score considering how badly it ended for me.Bringing in statistics in my reviews is a habit of mine and so I can say that on MAL ,as at the time of this review 68.4% of the readers of this gave it a between an 8 and a 10 .Hope I've convinced you to read it . read more
I saw this manga just looking for a new story to read since weekly manga was turning so bad and I finished other one called Aku no hana. Back then i couldn't imagine that it would be one of the best manga that i've read so far. By reading the synopsis one could say that it's not a big deal (just like one review comment), but the performance is just so awesome that i couldn't stop reading it.
The characters are credible, the author doesn't force their behavior (although he does for the situations...a bit) and I respect that a lot. They all have a well-formed personalities and it makes you thing that they are acting like real humans would do in that situation.
Since English isn't my mother language, i can't really put in word what that manga had supposed to me, so please, enjoy it yourself and read it. You won't regret it ^^read more