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.
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.
I hate rom-coms which the male protagonist are always willing to scarifice his career, dreams or even his life to win the lead female's affection and what makes it worse when the female protagonist into dense character who is oblivious to everything around her and doesn't even remembers the poor guy's first name until much later into the story. (Yes, it actually happens)
Plot:-3.5/10 It is painfully slow, the romance itself never progress only much much later when the story is almost about to end. I hate it when that happens, it is like author didn't know how to fill in the gap in between,
so now that we have every cliché you can imagine from a stereotypical generic romance novel where the male lead 24/7 does his best and every possible way for the female lead to realize his genuine feelings for her, sort of like a game which I remind you male lead introduced it on his own. Now, I don't have any empirical data to back this up, but it seems to me romantic comedies and romantic stories like this in general cause women to have unrealistic expectations of men and what love should be like? which results male protagonist in romance stories like this stereotype white knight that I see in almost most of the shoujo manga these days. My apologies if I offend any women who loves this manga!
Characters:-2/10 You have your rich male lead prince charming ready and willing to sacrifice physically, mentally and emotionally , your generic dense poor female lead and a third wheel who suddenly falls for our female protagonist because we need two godly handsome shoujo characters competing with each other. (It is every female's fantasy, I think)
Artwork:-8/10 and that this is the only thing I have to give credit for. The artwork is quite good, sadly for me author never deals with the real issues that this manga suffers from.
Enjoyment-3/10 I know, you all must be thinking (Why am I reading a manga from a genre which is targeted towards young women then?). Well because I will say it flat out that romance in shounen is a big no no for me. They are boring, shallow, empty and tedious and take a very long time to develop into something or mostly just leave it in cliffhanger for viewer's or reader's imagination but very few of them are exception like Horimiya just like there are many exception for me in shoujo too like Lovely Complex, Kare Kano and Mars.
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 (:
O K THIS IS MY FIRST REVIEW EVER I AM OVERFLOWING WITH EMOTIONS BECAUSE I JUST FINISHED THIS MANGA
Story - 10
!!!!!!!!!!!!!! need i say more without spoiling anything. see: Enjoyment
Art - 9
art is typical for a shoujo manga. just rly happy the mangaka didnt make yanagi look too much like the Typical Leading Male In A Shoujo Manga if u know what i mean. yanagi looks plain and blond and most certainly does not have long tousled hair and a stoic face which is amazing because u have NO IDEA how often that appearance appears in shoujo manga IT MAKES ME SICK. the art isnt
so good as would merit a 10, but it was ok and fairly consistent too considering this manga took like 4 years to complete
Character - 10
AMAZING kujou is amazing her determination to study and work hard for her dreams since she was a little girl is amazing. she deserves everything good in life because she worked hard for it. also shes not tsundere which is amazing because HONESTLY there are too many tsundere girls in shoujo mangas already. tho if i had to pick a fav character in this manga itd probs be yanagi even though hes tsundere. it is amazing how expressive he is you would think he is the Overly-Dramatic Leading Lady In A Shoujo Manga Who Overthinks Everything even though he is technically not (spoiler alert he actually is). also he is NOT COOL AT ALL nope he is completely dorky and awkward and really really spoiled and sheltered. which is why i like him bec hes not like those other leading males in shoujo mangas who are Too Perfect For Life and Women (im looking at u usui takumi). i love yanagi he is dramatic, annoying, funny, and MOST IMPORTANTLY VERY EXPRESSIVE and ANIMATED, which u dont really see in many leading males in popular shoujo manga who are all like 'wat do u want stop bothering me and my cold, cool facade u wont see through until after a hundred chapters when u have broken down by stoic walls'. i love him even though i wouldnt want him as a boyfriend because FUQ HE IS SO NEEDY. all the other characters are great. i love the astronomy club and my country boy KEI-CHAN. i love how they all developed as characters throughout the whole ordeal between yanagi and kujou. the characters are what makes this manga so great and enjoyable and FUNNY
Enjoyment - 10
I Love Everything the humor the romance the fact that THERE IS LITTLE TO NO CRINGE-WORTHY DRAMATIC SCENES amazing. im very nitpicky about shoujo manga because i hate mangas which are too much of an emotional roller coaster like nope no thanks im experiencing enough drama in my life to devote a portion of it to READING drama nope. this manga just had the right balance of comedy and romance that would satisfy such a shallow person like me lol if i could give it a 10000/10 i honestly would
I was reading Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun - my favorite shoujo at the time - when Last Game appeared as a similar manga. I went to give it a look and found it pretty interesting, so I kept going. I'm glad I did it, cause today I can say for sure that this is one of the most lovely stories I've ever seen. If you enjoyed Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun like I did or just likes romantic comedies with a salty drama, this is perfect for you. But I warn you: your patience will be tested.
At the beginning, the story may seen a bit of a
cliché: Yanagi, the boy who has everything: money, popularity, looks, brains and chicks, and Kujou, the nerdy, poor and quiet girl who doesn't talk with anyone besides her mom. Seemed pretty normal to me, but I kept reading because their rivality could be a funny thing to see since I love mismatched couples, and also because Last Game it's a shoujo narrated by the boy(!!), which it's really uncommon these days. There were just some points that I found unnecessary for the unrolling that made the story a irritating drama for a while, and later some things did not happen as I wished, but the story itself it's really good and it's worth the read.
The art is really cute. There are a plenty of details that make it look soft and nice. Some parts involving the main characters could have been drawed better, but Shinobu did a very good job, specially at the emotional scenes.
Last Game's squad is awesome. The characters are all very uniques and some of them have chapters that tell their backgrounds, which I find really cool. The two main characters are very different, but yet, made for each other. I love Kujou a lot. She's not like the usual shoujo protagonist, she's extremely smart, strong, kind and resolved. Yanagi is the full package; he's regardful and pretty much of a dork because of his feelings for Kujou, which I find really lovely. I also think Souma it's a very good supporting, I like his sarcastic side and felt really bad when sad things happened to him.
Because it's a slow romance, I have to admit: I got really sick of the waiting for things to happen. Kujou's attitude made me want to punch myself sometimes, but the comedy of the whole situation kept expelling the stress away. I've read a good part of Last Game at public places, like the bus, and sometimes I went through embarassment, cause it was really hard to control my laugh at certain chapters. I also cried at three of them - and thank God I read these at home, cause I cried hard. All the times I got angry because of the main characters were rewarded by the last chapters. The ending is so much beautiful, I don't think I will ever get over it.
This manga is amazing. I didn't gave it a 10/10 because it annoyed the hell out of me at some points, but as I said, the end rewards everything. It got a special place in my heart and I really hope for the anime adaptation.
"Why '6'? Why did you only gave it a score of 6? " is what you are probably thinking right now. (Especially, if you are a fan of this series)
I followed Last Game from the VERY BEGINNING of its serialization. From then on, I got updated on its chapters like a student waiting for a vacation, suspension of classes and early dismissals of profs. ( In literal sense, it means I really liked Last Game )
Let's talk about the manga.
Last Game is about a guy named Yanagi who was very proud of himself because his family is rich af. Then, a girl named Kujou
enters the story and told him that he shouldn't brag about something he didn't achieve on his own. Yanagi's ego got hurt and decided to get even with Kujou by making her fall in love with him and dump her the second she confesses.
The characters aren't deep but they aren't that bad either. The thing I like about this shoujo manga is that the guy, Yanagi, is the one getting flustered most of the time because of Kujou and the POV of the story is mostly from his side.(Considering this is a shoujo manga, it should be the girl doing the job right? But nah, it's the guy this time. That's why it's kinda like a breath of fresh air for me)
It may be from the guy's POV but the story does not in any way, lack sweetness and cuteness when it comes to execution. The pacing is slow, really slow, but the sweet moments, funny reactions of Yanagi and Kujou's denseness make up for the slow pacing.
We have already established that the pacing is slow, and the slowness will continue...until one of the most cliche thing happened. ( I won't mention the chapter, but you'll know it when you get to that point. It's kinda like "I've been expecting this to happen, but not THIS early!") That's the point where everything became faster than a jet plane flying. ( Seriously.)
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.
***MINOR SPOILERS AHEAD***
(meh, it's shoujo, if you've read one, you've read them all so whatever)
This manga reminded me of my high school and college days. Actually, no, it didn't. Because if it did, I'd have killed myself long ago.
TL;DR - good/bad/the ugly
- Art is nice too look at, making it relatively easy read on the eyes
- It's not the worst thing ever
- 1 relatively good character
- Drama (oh the "drama")
- Full of generic cliches (dense MC? check! arbitrary love rivals? check! supportive, cheerful friend? check! takes about 3881123 years for feelings to be realized? check! generic girl somehow makes 2 hot guys lose
their heads over her? check! and so on ...)
- Aside from its premise it offers literally no unique concept
- Gets repetitive too fast (misunderstanding - one of the characters is really upset about it - resolved through some random BS that doesn't make any sense)
- Story (6 chapters worth of content stretched to 49+)
- Main duo (I hope they die young and unhappy)
- Absolute chore to read after 10th chapter
(as to why I read all 49 chapters, it's because I had 2 hours to kill, and skipping pages is easy enough)
Last Game is someone's version of "cute" and "innocent" romance. In reality, it's wishful bullshit made for lonely shitfaced crazies who have no clue what "dating" is. If you can truck through 49 chapters like me, and still have it in your heart to rate this thing 10, there must be something wrong with you. Seeing as, literally, all 4 reviews on the front page rated this 10, I absolutely had to write a review even though I had no intention of doing so, for it would have reminded me of what a shitty read it was. Nonetheless, here we are, so let's do it.
I don't consider this thing to have a story. Rather, imagine a piece of gum - and then imagine stretching it from America, all the way through Europe, to China. That's what the story of this thing is. If any remotely normal people were involved in the story, all 49 chapters would have been done in about 6. So, imagine a 6 chapter story being stretched to 40+. Do you know what that entails? It entails plenty unnecessary bullshit, overabundance of mentally fucked "drama", and truckload of 3 things being repeated over and over and over and over and over and over again. What are those 3 things you wonder?
1. MC - Why doesn't Kanjou see me as a man?
2. MC - Why is she so comfortable with that other dude?
3. Girl MC - Why are guys around me angry?
All 49 chapters are overloaded with such bullshit that, if it turned into actual bull shit, it'd have filled the whole Pacific Ocean. Twice. You can stretch a story to a certain degree, hell, you can even make it work, but this doesn't. It's obvious to anyone with a speck of brain that all 49 chapters could have been condensed into 6. How? Here's how:
1st chapter: Same as now
2nd chapter: Same as now
3rd chapter: He actually tells her how he feels instead of going roundabout route like a pussy
4th chapter: she rejects him, but quickly realizes that her life isn't the same without him
5th chapter: after some though, she realizes she also loves him
6th chapter: they're together
Label me normal, but I don't do well with characters that are as human as is my dog. No love story would ever play out this way. And, no, I don't consider this good escapism - mainly because it's annoying, boring and flat out insulting. Story of this thing is godawful and it really showcases just how gullible people are if they can buy this as a "genuine and pure love story". This isn't a love story. This bears no resemblance to love story. It's just overburdened crap without any redeeming features.
The only good point of this manga is the art. It's crisp, clean, comedy-drawn panels work and there are some nice shots here and there. There's a bunch of cute girls, bishounens, so if you're looking for that you won't go wrong. Definitely above average.
What isn't above average, though, are the characters. Ya-whatever dude has got to be the biggest pussy-wanker in manga ever. This guy doesn't deserve a woman in his life. He should be left alone and forgotten like a piece of trash he is. If you love someone for 10 years and do little to nothing about it, just kill yourself. It goes to show just how weak people are if they consider his character "nice", "pure" and "lovely". But it's no wonder, I guess, because THIS is the guy that gets "friendzoned" 100% of the time in real life, hence why people can relate to him. He's the representation of everything that's wrong with "nice" guys who "always" get "friendzoned". If you don't want to be "friendzoned", do literally opposite of what he's doing. Good job. Now you have a girlfriend.
Our other MC, Ka-whatever chick is the type of a girl no one sane would ever like. She's that girl in high school you'd just stay away from because keeping the conversation up with her felt like climbing a mountain, bare-handed. Not only is she dense (I mean, describing her as dense is an insult to actually dense people), but she's just not ... interesting. For 49 chapters, not once did I think "oh, I finally get it why the dudes love her". No, not a single fucking time. I was never able to get why are all these good looking guys falling in love with her. She never does a single thing that warrants it. Literally the reason is "she doesn't judge people by the way they look or what their parents have done". There you go, her characterization is now complete. She wouldn't even work as a side character, let alone the main interest. Nothing about her is interesting. She's just an insane bore.
Rest of the cast is whatever. MC girl's best friend is kind of interesting and probably the highlight of the entire damn thing. There are a few other fun characters, but most of them are just background fodder. Oh, there are also two arbitrary rivals that appear, for which (no, I won't even refer to them as human beings, because they are not) you couldn't flip a single fuck. I used to be fat, but now I'm thin - that's my character development. I used to be judgmental but now I'm not - that's my character development.
If you're a lover of stupid, generic, long overdue for ending, stretched to hell and back shoujo bullshit, you'll consider this manga to be your God. On the other hand, if you appreciate normal story without random BS being thrown in every goddamn chapter, making the whole thing make less and less sense while amplifying annoyance levels by nine thousand, you'll do well to stay away from this.
My friend recommended this manga to me, so I decided to check it out. I thought I would really enjoy this manga, but I actually wanted to punch my computer screen half (if not most) of the time as I was reading this. I feel like I'm one of the few that don't actually enjoy this manga.
STORY: The story is nothing special. It's nothing that I haven't seen before and it's not really my cup of tea. If you've read S.A, you will find the story line really similar to that (not saying that it's the same, just the same general idea). It's REALLY predictable,
which I'm not too fond of. I don't really enjoy continuously reading through chapters and chapters when I know what will happen in the end.
ART: The art is great. I actually really love the art and I think most of the characters look really cute. Yanagi is the cutest, of course. ^w^
CHARACTERS: Kujou is one of the most annoying characters I've ever encountered in a manga. I constantly want to reach through my computer screen and punch her in the face because of how dumb she is. Yes, she may be number one in everything academically and sports-related, but she is completely clueless about the world around her. It's so frustrating to sit there knowing that she has feelings for Yanagi but doesn't know it (probably super frustrating for Yanagi more than me). The other characters are somewhat likeable, but I really don't like most of them. Or maybe I haven't really gotten the chance to like them because they're just really flat characters that haven't really been developed.
ENJOYMENT: Did I enjoy myself? It passed the time, but I'm not sure if I exactly enjoyed myself. I only read it because I'm currently on winter break for college and there's nothing to do.
OVERALL: It's a cute manga, I admit. But it just seriously drags on for chapters and chapters on end. The characters are somewhat dull, and Kujou makes me want to slap her on the face most of the time.
I didn't like it at all. I felt that it progressed at a soul-suckingly slow pace, chock-full of overused and generic tropes, cliches, and characters, and to top it all off, the ending was a rush job that felt like it mocked the reader's intelligence by shoehorning in fake, absolutely pointless drama, that could have been solved had the protagonists simply talked to each other like actual human beings.
It had the potential to be something unique. It could have explored the dynamics of its college setting and its impact on the protagonist's relationship but ultimately the plot and characters could have been thrown into high
school and there would be no difference at all.
If you like characters and character development that occurs at a realistic pace you won't find it here. If you like manga that try be just the tiniest bit unique by adding a level of depth to the characters, setting, and plot, you won't find that here. Sure, I won't deny that the manga has decent art, but it doesn't matter when the story lacks any redeemable qualities.
Last Game is a waste of time. I don't recommend it.
Last Game is pretty much my most favourite shoujo manga I have ever read. Compared to other 'typical' shoujo manga, this has a very interesting story.
One day, a girl called Kujou enters her new primary school class. She came from a sad background and 'poor'. There is a boy called Yanagi, has is the top of every class. Kujou is the typical dense girl, quiet but very smart. She beats Yanagi at everything, but Yanagi is used to being number 1 all the time so he declares Kujou as a rival.
10 years later, fate comes between the both of them. They meet again. Yanagi
decided to play the final game with Kujou, to see who loses or wins.
The story is very exciting and it isn't too fast to cope or too slow that you want to die of boredom.
The art is very pretty as well and you can tell that the illustrator really put some effort and time into it.
The characters are very interesting, but the best thing is that each of them have a separate background and finding them out one by one.
I would rate it 100/10 but sadly I'm not allowed to. >.< It would be those types of manga when you start you can't stop until you finish it. I can't wait till the next update of Last Game comes out.
Hello... this is my second review, still newbie for make review.... so please forgive me if there are many mistakes in my review...
This is the first manga who make me to try buy a manga. Lol
Altough I've read and watch many manga and anime about Romance Comedy-School story, but I think the story of this manga have some different with others. Somehow make me interesting. But, I think this manga little similiar to Kimi ni Todoke, but the character and some story in there wasn't. Both of them, have a good Story and Character, but for enjoyment I'll choose Last Game
Story : 8/10
Telling the two
of collages who had been friends since childhood, exactly when they in 5th elementary school. The Male protagonist was the son of a rich and famous family. He's rich, clever, both in academics and sports, also he's handsome and have many girl fans (not girlfriend). Everyday he spent his time for studying and concelling to get a good grades. but all of it suddenly fallen after a poor, plain, quiet and cold girl was transferred to his class. She's Kujou. She has beating all grades both in Academics or Sports and defeated Yanagi, the male protagonist.
After know the Kujou's life, why she like that, and can beat all the academics and sports grade, he desirous to defeat Kujou with himself. He followed Kujou's for ten years to enter into the same school, until they go to university.
in senior high school, he began feel to Kujou after the accident Kujou mother's. And when they collage, he really fall in love with Kujou.
Though Kujou still plain and quiet like was child.
And the Romantic-Comedy story began...
The plot of story same like usual Romance-Comedy story
Art : 8/10
For art, somehow it really cute and simply. I not too obsessed to art, but it remembering me to other manga. It looks similiar with Akagami no Shirayuki-hime's art. But overall the arts have a simply style and not too excessive for the depiction
Character : 9/10
This is the main points why I love this manga
The Female protaginst, yup, Kujou! A plain, poor, cold, quiet err... one again, and strong girl! I love her character. She's very love her mom, for her, mother are really important than everything. She will dropped down if her mother got some bad situations.
For girl, Kujou is a rare girl. she is the type of the girl who if fall in love, will not looked the status of the boy. And, Yanagi knows that, so he trying to get Kujou became his girlfriend.
For Yanagi, he's a kind and handsome boy. And also rich. He's famous among girl. many of them wanted became Yanagi's girl friend, but no many of them have a long-related with Yanagi.
When he fall in love with Kujou, he tried hard to get her. Poor Yanagi
And for other character too, they not rigid and very colorful for the story. Making the manga cheerful, fun and not bored when reading.
Enjoyment : 9/10
For me, this is very enjoyable to read and surely will not make you bored. I don't feel tired when I read this manga for one hour in a book store, lol. The story make me interesting, and they have a good and cute character.
Very recommended for who like Romance-Comedy manga
I don't really know how to write a proper review. It's been a few days since I finished this manga and I still haven't moved on. So, I decided to write my own review for this. This is my first review so forgive me. ;_;
The story isn't something new. A rich boy falls in love with a poor girl. It has the word "cliche" written all over it. I am not even a shoujo manga fan but I've encountered this plot more than once. That doesn't necessarily mean it's bad though.
The art is amazing. No complaints here. I like the art so much
I even made it my profile picture here in MAL.
Just like the story, the characters' personalities aren't new either. Most of us will probably agree that this isn't the first time we saw a cocky guy MC that later changed when he met a girl he likes. This also isn't the first time we see an overly dense girl MC who doesn't have the slightest bit of knowledge about romance. Nevertheless, it's still fun to watch as the MCs develop into a more mature version of themselves in the later parts of the manga.
Nothing much I could say here. The fact that I am writing my first ever review on this site should show that I enjoyed this manga a lot. I can't stop giggling when I was reading this manga on the late hours of the night. When I got to the end, I felt empty. I knew I really enjoyed reading it and I wanted more. I wish I took my sweet time reading it, but it's just so good that I can't stop.
As I wrote previously, the story wasn't new but I'd still recommend this. Looking at the way the MCs changed by the end of manga made me emotional. It was a fun ride, full of ups and downs. The comedic parts weren't bad either. I rarely give ratings higher than 8 so this is as high as it can get. Definitely worth reading, for me at least.
I have read many mangas and have watched many anime series and movies that is love related . Having read and watched so many animes .. It can't be helped but compare and contrast each one . If I have to describe this manga in 1 word I would pick the word 'cliche' . Why ? This manga is similar to Special A , Maid-sama and all those typical anime romance plot.
The first time I read the synopsis I had that negative thought in my mind , '' Oho , this another
dense poor girl and a rich boy kind of story ..'' Despite this - thought of mine I still gave this manga a shot . But mmmeeehhh .. Just reading the 1st 3 chapters made me yawn of how typical the story is .
Sorry for this negative review of mine.. Overall the manga is a 2 'dreadful' , except the art of course .. The art was wonderfully made. If you are one of those girls that loves to read typical love story lines then go on and read this..BUUUUUUUUUUUUT If you want to unfold the meaning of ''love'' in the most creative way as possible then I recommend you to start watching Studio Ghibli movies .. It does not only tackle about 1 kind of love but many . :)
Stay kind and positive Otakus~! Happy reading and watching~!
Kimi ni Todoke meets Kaichou wa Maid Sama meets Special A. If you like those three mangas/animes then I'm a hundred percent sure you'll like this manga.
It takes that concept of Kimi ni Todoke of Kujou the main girl, being a shy girl who in this manga is (Sawako)who before idolized Yanagi (Kazehaya). But Kujou is dense about how she feels about Yanagi.
It takes parts of Maid Sama like Yanagi being rich like Usui, and a gentlemen, only caring about Kujou. Like Misaki, Kujou has a part-time job and puts family over everything else.
Last Game takes the concept of Speical A of how
Hikari hates loosing to Kei, but in reverse. Yanagi hates how he loses to Kujou.
The only think that I don't like is how they're in college but they way they're drawn makes them look middle/high school. But overall I would recommend this. It's a very innocent love story of two oblivious people falling in love with each other.
I'm a kind of person who likes anime over manga in terms of shoujo genre. So, this is quite is my first time I've been enjoy reading a shoujo manga... So then, here is my review on Shinobu's "Last Game".
What I like about this is, "Last Game" doesn't mostly talked about love, it's on how they could rely and be with their friends especially the present relationship between Yanagi and Mikoto, also, with their circle of friends.
The author illustrates the character's emotion so perfectly. I could feel their love with each other, see the dumbness of Mikoto, and the embarrassing moments of Yanagi just
by reading it. As if I was in that story.
This is worth reading!
I really recommend this manga. Thumbs up!
Hmm? This will be my first time to.. Well~ Write a review about a manga. And err~ Especially it's the "Last Game".
Actually, I'm curious about this manga because my otaku friends keeps on talking about this. That they love reading this. Something like that. Then~ It started last day that I read this manga. And it's quite like similar to the other manga's out there. But I do love Kujou's personality as well as Yanagi-senpai. :33
But.. I just want to say that every writer, mangaka or person is unique in their own personality as well as their talents. Soo, I think this is just
similar to others but not like the idea that it was like copied. I do love the mangaka of this manga to make a good manga like this. ^_____^
After having read the reviews to this manga, I thought I'd give it a try and see if it were as good as people said. But all it gave me was a massive headache.
The story is cliche, the protagonists start off as rivals then slowly start developing feelings for each other. And by slowly, I mean painfully slowly. It's as if the author didn't know how to fill 50 chapters so she just used the typical, over-used scenario where the main character is completely unaware of her feelings and everyone else's. Even if they spelled it out for her, she still didn't get it. So
we spend more than half of the manga trying to get Kujou to think for herself and acknowledge her feelings.
If you're not a fan of dense, air-headed girls then this manga is not for you because besides her kindness which I appreciate, that's all she really is. It's hard to believe that someone who excelled in all subjects of high school, has no idea what having "romantic" feelings for someone means. Most of the time she is in this dazed, dream like state which you think might be because she's thinking a lot, but really, she's just oblivious.
The other characters on the other hand, are at least more tolerable. Yanagi is probably the only reason that made me continue this manga; he's very genuine and dedicated to Kujou. Without his effort, their relationship wouldn't have progressed anywhere so I really respect that he tries so hard for her.
Over all, it's your typical shoujo manga that's to be read to pass time, but I didn't enjoy it. I wanted to finish the story but turning the pages felt more like a chore than a genuine interest so I gave up.
This series is cheesy, predictable, and something we've definitely seen before (Special A, Kaichou wa Maid-sama, etc.) -- and yet it is probably the most endearing thing I have ever read in my entire cynical existence. Because of that, it deserves a complete 9/10.
Seriously, this manga is CUTE. Like ridiculously so. The main character, Yanagi, and his one-sided rivalry/crush on the ever-oblivious Kujou are an absolute blast to read about. Yanagi's inner turmoil is a riot, and Kujou is crazy earnest and sweet in her own stoic way. I don't think I've grinned and giggled this much from a manga series ever -- and
I read a lot of cute things, so that's saying something.
It reminded me a bit of Ouran High School Host Club, where Yanagi is Tamaki (obviously in love with the oblivious heroine in a way that is almost hilariously pathetic while also being the cutest thing in the universe), and Kujou is Haruhi (a simple girl who lives her own life without caring about what other people think, easily beats others in skill and strength despite being a delicate little flower, and for the most part, has no idea that the hero likes her and often gets annoyed with his silly antics). And I mean this in the best possible way.
Plus, the artwork is really beautiful. The characters are gorgeously designed, and the setup of each page is very easy to follow and plays out like a hilarious and adorable movie in my mind. Even the love rivals are fun to read about. I didn't hate a single character, which is rare for a shoujo manga. To be honest, Kei Souma -- the other guy who falls unexpectedly in love with the dense, unassuming girl that is our heroine -- might be my favourite one. The fact that the series wraps up perfectly with a heartwarming little bow is a bonus.
Overall, this manga is definitely worth the shot if you like quirky-cute romantic comedies with blushing boys who can't seem to catch a break. I definitely recommend it! Now excuse me while I rush off to read everything else Amano has ever published because this was so damn good I'm having withdrawal symptoms...