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Synonyms: Balancing Toy
Japanese: やじろべえ


Type: Manga
Volumes: 2
Chapters: 11
Status: Finished
Published: Nov 13, 2010 to Dec 1, 2011
Authors: Yamakawa, Aiji (Story & Art)
Serialization: Bessatsu Margaret


Score: 7.521 (scored by 2097 users)
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Ranked: #36152
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Popularity: #1662
Members: 5,877
Favorites: 47


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Jan 25, 2015
ZeroHumor (All reviews)
Reading this manga is like waking up in a scenic meadow with warm sunshine and a gentle breeze brushing past you. There's something inherently calming and satisfying about the experience, and you'll leave it feeling somewhat enlightened, glad that you were willing to give it a go.

Balancing Toy is a shoujo manga by Aiji Yamakama, and for those of you who have read 'Tomodachi no Hanashi', you'd be well acquainted with this mangaka's pleasant art style. Unlike the typical shoujo, this one doesn't really have much of a central plot to speak of, nor a goal it's trying to gravitate towards. It's a true read more
Jan 1, 2018
EarlOfDoom (All reviews)
This manga is very heartwarming and leaves you with a fluffy feeling once you've finished it~

It's a slice of life, dealing with a young girl called Haru, her stepdad Seiji and their friends and acquaintances and their relationships. The basic story is in itself nothing new, the ending is very open, but works well (especially when compared to the ending of a similar manga, 'usagi drop' and how that wrecked the entire story).

The characters are all very cute and likeable, even Chii-san (Seiji's friend from college and potential love interest), whom I was sceptical about at first, turned out to be very pleasing to watch. read more
Dec 17, 2018
Hime-han (All reviews)
This story was a great read. From the first chapter, I felt like you could really get drawn into the story, and really get to know what the characters are like. Funny enough, it was not until the second chapter that I realised that, they are in fact daughter and father (shock!) Honestly, I had no idea, they seemed like siblings to me (ahaha...) Either way, I enjoyed this story, as it is super heartwarming, but also sweet, and I felt like it really drawn me into their world. With each chapter, you find out more of the main character's relationship, and how much they read more