Shite Okeba is compiled of four short stories, and a rather good read. If you prefer fluffy romances, this might not be your thing, since all four aren't really the dreamy type of story. (Well, the first and third hold a kind of cuteness though) They're the kind that pulls you in, makes you think and maybe even cry, while watching and considering the characters feelings.
The plotlines were rather typical for shoujo, but very well done in how they unfold.
Here a short summary of the four stories:
(caution, mild spoilers maybe)
Shite okeba yokatta yo & The Realization of happiness
A university student is hung up on her high school love, and thanks to a class meeting, she gets to meet the guy again.
After school kiss
A plain, serious girl is approached by a popular younger guy in her high school and has to deal with the envy of others.
Tell me you love me
A high schooler doubts wether the university student she's in a relationship with really has feelings for her, due to his seemingly cold attitude
My friend's boyfriend (1&2)
The heroine watches her childhood friend and secret long-time-love fall for her best friend, struggling wether to get between them, as tragedy strikes...
The art is well done, though nothing special, so i gave it a 7.
All characters were consistent in their acting, it was easy to see their feelings and reasons and follow their struggles. Despite the difficulty one shots pose to character creations, they didn't seem flat or stereotypic. (thumbs up!)
All in all, i quite enjoyed it and i'd recommend it to anyone who has a little time on their hands and likes good but simple romance. (simple as in typical plotlines, with the last story being an exception) ;) read more