A mixed feeling about this manga. This work explores the theme of reality vs expectation/dreams/hopes, but the authors' stance is poorly supported. The author certainly concludes with a statement, but I think that this conclusion wasn't concluded well throughout the work.
Story (POSSIBLE SPOILERS): a simple story of boy wanting girl, but girl doesn't want boy, so boy wants to impress girl. A definitive resolution to this, with clear conflict and resolution.
Characters: back-story and background of the boy (Uchida) is not very well established, and just given by the author as something we're supposed to accept. The girl (Akari) is established much better. The most likely
antagonist (Maki; I say "most likely" because there doesn't seem to be a particular antagonist, but Maki says, behaves and does things that would classify her as an antagonist) comes out of nowhere and her development and arc are poorly handled. This is not a deal-breaker, as what's happening during the work is what is interesting and what we're supposed to care about.
Art: clearly 2000s art. I believe that comics, cartoons and manga are fundamentally a visual form of art/communication, therefore art style is critical. All-in-all, I like the art.