Jun 13, 2019
[This review (not really, just my thoughts), should only be read by people who finished Fukimura-kun Meitsu or people who don't mind getting spoiled.
It should be read thoughtfully, as it follows a linear line of thinking; you'll get lost if you try to skim. (I have some personal thoughts mixed inside)]
Funny, although it was sometimes repetitive. The love teasing was way, way too much.
The only things that made up for it was Eri hugging Fukimura in a bed somewhere in the middle of the manga (non-romantically) and her kissing him, for 1 panel, in the last chapter.
It really hurts to think that it is over, since I wasted quite some time (in 2 sittings: one at night, (about 2-3 hours), 1 the following day, from 12-16 (it was during exam session)).
This type of reaction and feeling of emptiness is felt by any man who witnesses a manga end with a character they really like in it, never to be seen again (except by non-canon fan made content).
But, even as I say that, my estimate is that my feelings for the manga will greatly deminish in 2-3 days, or even 1.
As it happens, this manga is not really unique, at least for the harem part and two of the girls (Shizuru and Surabe). The first one has a "tsundere girl who slowly realizes she loves the MC" vibe to her, the second one is better, but a little too affectionate and not serious enough. However, they are likeable and aren't piece by piece scripted architypes of female characters in manga/anime/LN.
Speaking of MC, he is a nice guy, yeah. However, I do believe he wasn't serious enough with his relashionships. In my opinion, he should have cleared things up a bit faster. (The damn, way too long, love triangle (more of quadrilateral))
The ending sequence started in the second to last chapter. It was good, in the sense that it didn't stretch itself, but was also bad, because it was toooo quick.
As I remind (or inform) you, the time-skip was in the last chapter, the only chapter where some (the) real affection starts, the kiss.
This, like what happens in many other romance manga, hurt me, but, I do feel relieved, in the sense that there was a serious sense of closure. There isn't a feeling of if their situation will be recked by life since it is (or at least I think that it is) implied that they'll live together and the girls married to the guy.
Obviously, this glosses over some serious problems, like stuff in the bedroom, so it still makes me a bit worried for their relashionship.
But, I think the author was right to end it here, since I probably would've started believing the fantasy world presented to me from the manga.
The art was correct, in the sense that it didn't make me think it was super hard to make nor did it impede my enjoyment. Not too worked, not too shabby; I like this the best, since, at least for now, I read quite quickly romance manga, since, at the moment I'm writing this, I'm a sucker for fuzziness of the heart and escapism of a reality that is disorganized (aka life (maybe like some of you)).
You should read the manga, but at the same time, not. I'm going to say this because I'm feeling this myself. There are conditions in which you should definitely, in my opinion, not read the manga.
[Slight disclaimer, some of you are maybe going to feel "who are you to judge in what condition and when I read manga".]
If you have stuff to do, please don't read this. This applies to a lot. If an imposed or self made deadline is close and you haven't prepared for it yet, and if it weren't for reading manga, you would work on it, you shouldn't definitely shouldn't read the manga.
If you have goals or fantasies that cannot be really fulfilled by reading the manga, don't.
If you crave for romantic stories and passion and don't have a girlfriend, don't read this. Two reasons, it's a serious teaser (you'll die of the suspense), and reading the manga will fake fulfill your desires,
the saddest feeling in the world...
post-separation emptyness disorder.
This feeling, when the manga is finished, is amplified if you try to fulfill something that you don't have by read this manga. You'll feel empty.
For me personally, because of my current situation, the separation from the likable characters and 2d girls hurts.
Stop reading this and get out of the building. Take a walk or something, I don't know; just don't bet your happiness on it. You are going to be happy, but when the inevitable end comes, you'll drown, in the feeling of remorse caused by parting with the world and/or the characters.
I'm saying all this because I am a survivor of many instances and periods of PSED (post-separation emptyness disorder, as mentioned earlier).
The pain hurts, and can only be avoided if there are people/friends/lover in real life, that you care for, love, encounter frequently, who have the same feelings toward you and whom you can trust in that they are with you for no ulterior motive, just because they like being with you.
Long preaching over, in the case that you're well off, you should read this manga, it's very good, that's all I have to say.
PS: My self-imposed unwanted advice is applicable to anything that you'll care too much for, be it manga, anime, book series or people. Have something to live for, and don't waste this manga by making it your shallow escape from your non-fulfilled life. It's funny and makes you feel fuzzy inside.
Reviewer’s Rating: 8
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