Well, Sayonara Midori-chan became a precious manga for me recently. Not because i emphatise myself with the MC but because it feels REAL. I mean the whole plot, the story, its your typical slice of life; not just ın genre, it makes you feel that you're living there. Tbh, its simplicity and realness was the main thing that won me. So now, i am going to rate quickly.
The message of the story is quite good and it shows the typical friendships and relationships that everyone's been through. (Like i said, it is REALİSTİC)
You might not find its art sympathetic. Personally, i
am not a fan of Minami Q-ta' s art. Plus, its a manga from 1996 so bear with it. But still, there is something about her. I can't say that i totally didn't like the lack of details.
They are realistic and limpid. The girl is your typical tightlipped girl with not much friend. She has to work for make her living. The main boy is your average never-do-well. I bet while you read, you'll imagine their real life versions.
Its a short one, so you shouldn't raise your expectations too much. This is a good, short Josei manga without action. I enjoyed it.
Finally, before i finish my review, i just want to add that after i finished this manga, i directly looked at its rankings and i questioned our system of scoring. I still don't understand it. For me, Sayonara Midori is highly underrated. It may not be everyone's taste, but it sure is good.