Gouda Takeo is a freshman in high school. (Both estimates) Weight: 120kg, Height: 2 meters. He spends his days peacefully with his super-popular-with-girls, yet insensitive childhood friend, Sunakawa. One morning, on the train to school, Takeo saves a girl, Yamato, from being molested by a pervert. Could this be the beginning of spring for Takeo?
Ore Monogatari!! placed first on the female ranking of 2013 Kono Manga ga Sugoi!, was awarded the 37th Kodansha Manga Award for Best Shoujo Manga in 2013, and the 61st Shogakukan Manga Award for the same category in 2015.
The series was published in English as My Love Story!! by VIZ Media under the Shojo Beat imprint from July 1, 2014 to September 5, 2017. It has also been published in Spanish by Ivrea España since December 2015.
The manga was adapted into a Japanese live-action film directed by Hayato Kawai that was screened on October 31, 2015.
everything from the first chapter got me hooked until the last. it was a nice closure though wanting for more it kinds of comfort you knowing that those three wonderful characters will be fine.
first and foremost the lack of toxic masculinity despite the very very masculine mc is what got me, the plot revolves on how he respects his girlfriend that he almost tiptoes around his own girlfriend but despite that this manga shows the most important thing about relationships: COMMUNICATION.
May it be an old relationship or a very very new one, as long as you communicate it will be okay.
and speaking of relationships, nothing
is ever toxic in all of the relationships here especially the friendship between takeo and suna. it is so pure and real that i myself was jealous.
gad, i love them all to bits this manga is one of the best.
So, I randomly watched the anime and enjoyed it so much I needed more... I'll say something similar to what I said about the anime. This isn't for everyone. You won't find much suspense or drama here, in the way that the genre is normally known for. That being said, this is a wonderful story and as a hopeless romantic, I am just fucking thrilled. I've never seen a story like this anywhere in this medium. Romance storys generally are dangled in front of the viewer with the cathartic coupling occurring at the very end or even not at
all. This happens in this wonderful story in the first few chapters and it continues to explore the actual interesting world of what happens after two people decide to be partners. It's amazing how rare this is in this medium and frustrates me to no end. That being said, I'll say I'm extremely biased to this type of story. My recommendation to you, reader, is that you give it a few chapters. If you don't totally fall in love with it, move on, this isn't for you. I know This will always be one of my favorites.
"Ore monogatari!Another shoujo manga,huh?" Well,that's what I guessed you would think.
And yes, you're wrong.One monogatari isn't your typical shoujo manga where the female character falls in love with someone super-handsome,smart and so on. NO! This is a must-read for all the manga-lovers, no matter what genre you like.You'll fall in love with the story, believe me.
Story : 10
The story is told from the perspective of Takeo a boy who's complexed by his huge appearance (he's introduced as an 2m tall and 120kg weight) and unappealing figure because his best friend,Sunagawa the super-popular guy who can make any girl blush, manages to "steal"
all his previous crushes since their childhood (unintentionally). One day in train,on their way home, Takeo saves a beautiful and friendly girl named Yamada from a pervert and since then she tried her best to repay him by making sweets for him and in the end,she falls in love with him. Takeo noticed that she's nervous every time she's speaking to him but he misunderstands, thinking that she fell in love with his best friend.
Art : 9
Well, I really really like the art. Per total, it's a typical shoujo artwork but the comedy moments are very very well done, especially Takeo's ridiculous expressions.
Character : 10
Takeo : the funniest character I've ever seen in a shoujo manga.Ridiculously huge, trying his best to let a good impression but almost everytime he fails.
Yamada : beautiful,shy and clumsy girl with an unexpected taste in boys in comparison with a typical shoujo heroine
Sunagawa : typical handsome and cold guy who has no interest in girls
You would love them,I guarantee it.
Enjoyment : 10
The feeling I've had while reading this manga is pretty similar to Lovely Complex because the manga is fun to read,easy and warming.
You might already have noticed that Ore Monogatari is not your common shoujo manga, and I would like to give a more detailed review so that more people starts reading this despite the hideous face on the cover. Believe me, this manga is really something!
Ore Monogatari is a shoujo comedy that fits most people's tastes, maybe because it's not like anything else you've read. However, if you're struggling with the idea of a gorilla looking protagonist, you could need some time to consider.
That shouldn't be too much of a bother, though, because Takeo is hilarious. This manga shows that looks really doesn't matter.
Storywise Oregatari focuses
on the same thing most shoujo manga do, and that is romance and comedy. Both of them are equally good in this story, and makes it really enjoyable. As the story keeps going, you'll find yourself fall in love with it more than expected.
The drama is the exact kind of drama you'd see in most shoujo manga, however, it's a little special in this manga because of our hero. There will be many misunderstandings, but it's cute and you'll definitely enjoy it!
Takeo makes a great protagonist, being very caring yet easily misunderstood because of his looks. You might think of him as a comedy relief, but he's got lots of good points (and this comes from a girl who adores bishounen). Eventually you will fall in love with him as well, you'll want to encourage him, and comfort him when things go wrong.
However, Takeo is of course not the only reason to read Oregatari, believe it or not!
The heroine, Yamato, is a very sweet and timid girl. You've probably seen her character many times before, but she's got something special to her as well. You'll realize what after you start reading.
Suna, Takeo's best friend, sounds like a real bother when introduced to you, but he's actually a really attractive character. For some reason, he's pretty pulled-back and doesn't show much emotion towards people other than Takeo. However, when you see him laugh together with his friend, you'll fall in love with him too. These three makes a great and refreshing trio.
Other than them, there are other characters like Suna's sister or Yamato's friends who all contributes to the story. Takeo will encounter more people on the way, and in the end, everyone will enjoy his company realizing that he's not as scary as he looks.
The overall art is adorable, you'll see a lot of pretty faces besides the main characters. Oh, haha, and then there's Takeo!
Takeo is drawn pretty roughly, but you'll soon get used to it and learn to love his character. His face is quite amusing, actually. The girls are really cute, and the style fits perfectly for a shoujo manga. There's nothing to complain about, actually. It's great!
I'm enjoying this manga a lot. I started reading it just recently, but it's really fun and you can't help but like it. Take a look at Takeo's face and then start reading it!
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