One day, on a whim, 20-year-old Minato dresses up in her friend's cute high school uniform and goes out briefly into the city. To her horror, she ends up running into her stepbrother, Tooru, who is actually only months younger than her. Since he's cute, and a notorious player, Minato has had to deal with constant jealousy and suspicion from other girls all through their school days.
Amazingly, she manages to convince Tooru that she's actually someone who just happens to look a lot like his sister. He is so convinced that he starts trying to date her and, for various reasons, she goes along with it. What started as a simple joke is now evolving into the biggest lie Minato has ever told!
This Manga kinda Annoyed me. It's about a girl who has a step brother and she fools him into thinking she is a look alike of his sister and starts dating him. If you're thinking "how stupid would you have to be to believe that?" Well in this manga there is a lot of lack in common sense. The main character's are too hard to relate to. They are in their 20's but yet don't seem to have the experience and common knowledge of a 20 something.The main girl doesn't get into funny predicaments or thinks up crazy schemes. She just continues to lead on her brother despite how much feelings he has for her "other" self. She never fesses up to him about who she is. By the 15th Chapter I couldn't read anymore. I felt like "why is she even doing this in the first place?" It just seemed cruel and selfish to me with no resolution or turn of events in site.
Some may like this, it's not terrible, it did perk my interest but in the end I just felt lead on like the brother in the story...read more
If you like deep psychology stories that take their time to show the characters' deeper layers, read this one. Kind of like Cheese in the Trap, at least one character is an intriguing mystery to you and you struggle to guess what that person will do next---All that on top of the standard step sibling forbidden love plus love triangles. Romance with deep characters and plot!!! yeah!
The downside is that the art is unique----not the standard pretty boy art that seem to be standard for shoujo's. The Mangaka is mostly a shounen artist, so the same characters who normally would be shirt-tearingly hot in the regular shoujo mangaka's work, umm, need some getting used to. But don't let the art stop you from reading this awesome story.read more
I personally started this manga because I was tired of drama, this manga made me literally fall on the floor.
Plot: A 20 years-old girl goes in town dressed with her best friend's high school uniform and accidentally bumps into her step-brother. He doesn't recognize her and the two of them started talking, the girl pretending to be someone else.
Characters: The main character is the best. She is hilarious, seriously, you'll love her.
The plot may not be too original, but the main character makes it very good. The manga may look stupid for some of you but I personally enjoyed it. You should totally give it a try. read more
This manga somehow surprised me. During the beginning, I was annoyed that the stepbrother Tooru wasn't able to recognize his own sister. This is something you have to live with if you want to read it - there are additional encounters were Tooru or other characters fail to recognize the protagonist Minato. Therefore this secret identity plot lasts over most of the available chapters (58).
As other people have already written the main good point of this Manga is the protagonist Minato. She is completely aware of what she is doing and that she is walking on thin ice. She knows in which situations there is a high risk of discovery (but usually decides to go along with them for her brother). Her motivations, actions and feelings are also consistent.
In short: I never had a typical facepalm situation in which I was angry about some stupid actions of Minato, in most situations I think I would have been more stupid myself.
(Things which are NOT a thing in this manga: wearing the same jewelry/clothes for both identities, messing up while handling two phones, using some information she shouldn't have ...).
In addition, Minato's appearance and nature are also very likable. It's just easy to root for her.
On the other hand, it took me some more time to like Tooru, who, in the beginning, just looks like a silent womanizing A-hole. But this definitely changes afters getting additional information about the siblings' backstory.
At last, I'd like to mention that it seems that the Manga is about to end soon (if the Mangaka doesn't decide to introduce some new arc with additional problems), so it may be a good time to start reading this.read more