Mizuhara Ritsu loves both the 2D beauties of eroge and elementary school students. Also, his friend Bungo is jealous of how he seems to be surrounded by cute girls—there's his little sister Miri, his tsundere childhood friend Akari, and kuudere Hatori.
One day, Bungo tells Ritsu about an anonymous blogger who writes about the future, and whose vague online self-description seems to match Ritsu. While initially assuming it to be a prank, Ritsu ends up letting his actions be guided by the blog's horoscope-like hints for the upcoming day...
This was an incredibly touching story that the summary description does not give nearly enough credit to. I tried this after noticing it just finished and thinking the art was kinda cute; it had cute girls so that was justification enough to at least give it a shot. And it was a good choice: the art was cute, not breath taking, but cute, and the story was very funny at first. However, it would be a mistake to think this is all fun and games. This had a Tragedy tag on the website that I read it on, and it deserves to have that tag added on here. The story was top class, and the true main characters draw real emotion from the reader. I was blind sided by the ending, but not because it wasn't well written; just because it wasn't what I wanted. Still, this is a great manga, and I am proud to have been the first to review it. And if you choose to read it, prepare to be overwhelmed by the feels.read more
One thing I'd have to say is that, Sca-Jii is one of the most intelligent, Manga, eroge writers in the market. Simply put, he has a sort of eloquence in his irony that is only disfigured by anyone else who reads his works. Boku To Kanojo No Renai Mokuroku is at times very difficult to read, by no means should anyone come to it with a passive mind. Doing so would be akin to treating James Joyce's Ulysses like The Hunger Games. Frankly, the matter of a fact is that, this manga has an emotional embrace which makes Clannad seem like just a hug, but not everyone will fully comprehend it, maybe that's simply part of its beauty. The story is absolutely outstanding when it comes to a manga.The Mundane nature of the first twelve chapters or so serve a much larger purpose in the last couple of chapters, so much so, your mind will be struggling to process what its read like attempting to run on a treadmill at max speed. Though the story is absolutely outstanding, it does come off as complex maybe rushed. There are times where it could have been stretched out in order for the audience to have time to understand what is going on. The only reason I don't personally detract score from this is because there is just so much plot happening anything else might ruin the flow of the story. Some might just find the plot and certain parts of it to be completely ridiculous.
Story 10/10 (-3) Mild polarity
The art is decent, however a little underwhelming to other works in the same genre (ecchi, harem romance) Nonetheless it isn't un-enjoyable just not particularly enjoyable. Some facials make me laugh, and most of its presentation fulfills the intended purpose, especially for the latter chapters.
Characters are a little more polarizing as some may view them as cliche because you've got your clutz-cum-shy-shojo (for a lack of a precise term), your kuudere, and the imouto and perverted protag (who is also a lolicon) however none of them are taken to the extreme and all of them have at least one unique quality about them (at least this Rei clone isn't a totalfucking rock). However some of the characters, I feel serve no more purpose than to be walking plot devices which is quite a shame. The protaganist serves to be one of the most human I've ever seen, as idiosyncratic as he is, I felt everything he felt and the development which he experiences conveys a definite change by the end of the manga. I also liked 2 other characters, while some minor characters felt a little lackluster and could have used more polish, like protag kun's friend he was kind of just there, I felt he could have done more for the first 12 chapters.
Characters 8/10 (+1/-2)
for the record Steins;Gate (the Visual Novel)l only made me tear up, I fucking bawled at one point in this manga; and its only 19 chapters! as opposed to roughly 40 hours of reading, so there's some food for thought.
If you enjoy philosophy and moe, this is the manga for you, if you enjoy philosophy this MAY be the manga for you, if you just enjoy moe you are going to think its shit. but I loved it, I really did its one of the best manga out there if you understand it, the emotional impact is ridiculous for a manga of this caliber but it isn't for everyone.
Loved it and hated it both at the same time. I came with an expectation of lighthearted comedy type manga (and for the most part it had the elements in it, although it was miss-tagged, but the story of what truly was going on had a big impact). the overall story (that I understood) was great, and ive got the gist of the story and many of the happenings but I am hoping to understand the fine details completely. It is a work of art (as the story will throw you off in some places) and a great recommendations for those who enjoy puzzles and piecing things together!read more