He's rich, he's smart, girls gather around him all the time, and he has always gotten first place on his exams... well, until Kujou transferred in his primary school class. She was quiet, plain, and poor, yet not once has she failed at beating Yanagi, both in academics and sports! Yanagi has made it his life goal to defeat this girl Kujou, and ten years later, as they enter college, he just might finally win! This is the story of their last game.
Volume 1: Kimi to, Shiawase., Hidamari no Niwa
Volume 2: Wasureyuki
Volume 4: Ninkoi
How should I start ? I don′t know =w=
I don′t know what to say in the first lines when writing a review;
Last Game is a very cute and simple manga;
Yanagi, who is the smartest kid in their class -- the best in tests, track and all in all activities in their class. But when some new student, Kujou, transferred in their class, Yanagi didn′t remain in his top place. She was replaced by Kujou , who is now the best in all activities, though she is not full of herself, unlike Yanagi. They were classmates since Elementary until highschool, and Yanagi seems to have feelings for Kujou, though he is not much aware himself. Yes, Yanagi likes Kujou, but Kujou doesn′t seem to be aware of things called “Love”.
Ten years had passed, they are still school mates even when they are in the University, Yanagi had a girlfriend, but her doesn′t seem like to get over with Kujou. Yanagi declared to Kujou to have their Last Game, that if he can make Kujou realize her feelings, he will put a ring in her ring firnger -- will Kujou realize her feelings for Yanagi ?
The story is cute and simple. Though the narration or story-telling is not much good. Because they leaped through a long time, 10 years in only 3 chapters. But, yes, the story is still hand-able, it isn′t boring nor cliche.
The art is Cute and not much like some manga who′se faces are squished. Seriously, there is a manga like that, though I don′t want to tell what it is. Last Game′s art is simple, but cute and pretty. It′s not like something that is hurried for being passed late.
The characters are great, and they don′t make me want to kill them, like some characters in Shoujo, Romance manga. Who are seriously meddling in some couples problems. Their personalities really suits they, what was it again ? Their faces, is accurate to their traits, for example, Kujou, she is not sociable, and rarely smiles, in short, she doesn′t have that much of an emotion.
All in all, Last Game is really great! You should try and read it. This isn′t cliche nor overrated. read more
My first thoughts were that this was going to be one of those huge cliche manga that copied a great manga (ex. Special A)
It started out exactly like Special A-ish. You got the rich boy who's good at everything, and the poor girl who's also good at everything+love. It totally screams SPECIAL A!!!!!
I kept reading. Even though it was similar to Special A, it wasn't as competitive as Special A. It sorta gave a warm happy feeling.
It's a good read. If you liked Special A then go on and read this.
The last game is a great read if you like happiness and love.
I started reading Last Game just because I thought the plot was interesting, and also because the two main characters looked really cute together.
"Last Game" is a really simple shoujo manga. Even your rivals can become your friends... or something more meaningful. The first chapter really caught my attention and now here I am excited for more. If you're into romance and cute shoujo mangas (like I am), this one is perfect.
The story is quite interesting. You don't have to think too much and the plot is kind of predictable. Yanagi, a rich boy who was used to be the best in everything in his childhood got surpassed by the quiet girl in class, and we all know little boys don't like losing to girls. Now, a few years later, he still wants to be better than her at least in one thing. This is how they enter their last game, their last "competition".
I really love the art, it fits the manga type. You can understand what's happening because the draws are not confusing. The characters are well-drawn, they all have their own different features. Basically, the art is simple and pretty.
The characters are great. The two main characters' personalities fit into each other. I really love Kujou. Although she's the usual shy and pretty girl we see a lot of times, she's certain about her feelings and doesn't act like an annoying girl with a childish attitude. I don't have much to say about Yanagi, he's a really cool guy and is really sweet towards Kujou. The other characters are good too, they have their own unique personalities and give more emotion to the story.
The manga is still ongoing but I'm really enjoying it. I always get excited when a new chapter comes out. Like I said, if you're into romance mangas, this one is definitely for you. My heart is always melting while reading this.
I find this manga amazing. Maybe I wouldn't give this a 10/10 but a 9/10 if I wasn't completely obsessed with romantic stuff, but I am so... 10/10 (: read more
When we are young and naive, innocent and have a very vague perspective of the world around us, love can be a motivation to better ourselves and improve personality traits we realize are unpleasant or not particularly attractive. It does wonders to develop us as people and make us see ourselves in a better, more objective light. Is it any small wonder that people who are in a relationship and don't try to improve usually end up breaking up before long? People change a lot with time, and what happens when the same two people are around each other for so long?
This is what drives Last Game forward; the desire to better oneself and constantly change. The story is episodic by nature, often dealing with day to day activities and constantly improve for the better. This is splendidly done due to the cast of characters, constantly bettering and improving themselves. This works very well, and we see different sides to the characters through the various things they experience and how they handle them.
What also works very well is how this never feels repetitive, and there is a lot of progress throughout the various chapters and it feels natural and consistent, never beating the reader's head with it but never feeling forced or out of character. This means that they are well-developed while still maintaining the traits that made them likeable in the first place. While there are a lot of moments that feel a bit odd in terms of romantic interactions, this can be justified due to the characters' naivety and never truly breaks the reader's suspension of disbelief.
The character duo work extremely well, and Yanagi and Kujo are a joy to read and laugh at. Their dynamic works extremely well and their interactions are both hilarious and extremely refreshing, not to mention the fact that the majority of the manga takes place in college rather than high school and as such works quite well. Not to mention, of course, that it's very easy to get attached to them considering that the readers end up reading about them from middle school til college.
Their dynamic works well due to the various perspectives between the main duo that the manga revolves around, from a contrast between Kujo's simple lifestyle to Yanagi's sheltered one, to Kujo being very socially awkward in comparison to Yanagi being extremely social, to Kujo needing to study for her mother in comparison to Yanagi being gifted and not really needing to study to accomplish anything aside from his supposed perfection. All these traits are questioned and covered, if not changed over the course of the manga and seeing the characters grow from these traits is an absolute pleasure.
The artwork is solid and consistent, though there is a lack of effort as far as the background art is concerned in comparison to the facial expressions that the characters have. I never felt it was off-putting or hard to read through, however, as the art manages to be very accessible and never makes it difficult to comprehend what is going on. It doesn't reach any peaks, but it certainly is well-above average.
Ultimately, this is a very enjoyable manga that has a refreshingly easy-going and fun cast of characters, complimented well by its steady development and fun interactions. It's really fun read and is very easy to reread. I don't think this one will get anyone who hates it, in any case.read more