A middle school BOY and a beautiful OL, an extraordinary love story, from their meeting until goal in." Akemi is a beautiful OL, who is rather bored by the unchanging everyday life. To make things interesting, she plays a little game. A simple game. Every day at 7:14, she gets on her usual bus, picks another rider that piques her interest, and sits next to them. If they do a double-take on her, she wins her game. It was just supposed to kill time, but it turned out to be quite entertaining. One who is sleeping suddenly wakes up, one who is reading stops in realization... a short game. Still, a fun one. Until one day, she sits next to a kid who doesn't seem to take notice of her. Was he just pre-occupied? Maybe he's just too young? Akemi is irked, and finds that she has to up her ante, determined to win this game.
Game Over is an extremely light-hearted romance. No love rivals, backstories, or misunderstandings. The closest thing there is to drama is the main female lead, Akemi, being insecure; she thinks she's not good enough for Shouta, the male protagonist, because of their age difference. However, this only results in heart-warming moments as Shouta, being the smooth motherfucker he is, shows just how much he loves her whenever she feels insecure.
In the end, Game Over is a simple and cute love story about an adult who falls in love with a teenager. From that point on, we get to see Shouta mature and become a
man who can stand on equal grounds with Akemi. Akemi, on the other hand, becomes more child-like and acts like any teenage girl would due to the growth of Shouta, physically and mentally. These changes in both characters just leads to even more sweet moments.
The art is nothing special. It's not bad, but it's not great either. It's as simple as that. The character designs could've been worse.
The story really only has 2 important characters, Akemi & Shouta. Our female protagonist, Akemi, is initially portrayed as calm & collected woman who thinks she can get the attention of any guy. When Shouta is introduced into her life, we find out, she's far from mature. She's quick to blush and doubts herself. She's simply a grown woman with more of an adorable side than a mature one. As for our male protagonist, he's a good guy. He doesn't hide the fact that he's dating Akemi. He lets people know he's dating someone much older than him. Furthermore, he's witty and has a teasing personality, but he never crosses any lines. All of his actions and comments are just friendly, funny, & sweet. We get to see Shouta bring out Akemi's flustered and red to the ear side. Last but not least, Shouta's always there for Akemi when she's down. He always knows exactly what to say and how to show how much she means to him. The relationship of Shouta & Akemi is nothing short of delightful and endearing.
If you're in need of a romance, why don't you give this a try? There's no drama, you got likable characters, kisses, and a happy ending. What more could you want? Not to mention, the manga is only 5 chapters long, so just give it a shot.
I've always loved Mizutani Fuuka's works ever since i read Lonely Sheep , Lonely Wolf. The stories just gives you this warm feeling inside when it comes to the love between same gender or age difference. All of Mizutani's works kinda gives the message that gender and age doesn't matter when it comes to love and you should definitely take the chance that is given. Game Over's main story is quite enjoyable and although the artwork is not extravagant, it matches perfectly with the setting of the stories. The sub stories are pretty interesting too XD
Please do give the author's other works a try too:
Sheep, Lonely Wolf
-Like a Cinderalla
Game Over consist of 8 Chapters where the first 3 of them are totally different stories which are basically One Shot and the 5 other Chapters are of the same story.
This review is only about the 5 Chapters of the same story.
Well, romance Manga between an older female protagonist and a young male protagonist are so rare to find and if ever you find one then most of the time it never has a happy ending.
Game Over by Mizutani Fuuka is one of the best manga of this genre I've read and the manga has the cutest happy ending which really made me genuinely
Well due to the fact that the manga is pretty short I won't be giving any detailed summary about it else I'll end up wrapping the entire story for you.
So, briefly, Game Over is about a career woman who is around her late 20's falling in love with a young high school boy. The story is simple and super light without any drama and is straight to the point. The 5 chapters are "Time Skipping" like i.e, whatever started on the first page of one chapter ends on its last page and then after a long time the second chapter picks up with a new scene.
Seriously speaking, I've truly enjoyed the plot but I would have wanted it to be longer with more details and also more romantic development between the cute couple.
I believe that the manga had a lot of potential becoming one of the most popular and unique if its chapters were extended with more romantic elements and other major and minor details.
I would love to see an anime adaptation of this manga with more scenes included.
Well, Game Over is an amazing manga that is worth your attention! So, give it a try! ;)
This Manga don't play with fetishism, which is typical when talking of " odd couple". Especially in the perverse minds of the Japanese, I hope to seek their salvation.
I can't talk about a great character development or story when are only 5 chapters, but it shows since: " we met", some few problems in their relationship due to "complex" that drags, and the " happy ending ".
The characters are pleasant, if you look they superficially.
It's simple, if you don't want to waste time with what I just said, don't read this.
If this interested you, give a oportunity. It's not much time