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.
TL;DR - This is one of the most enjoyable shoujo to date that I have ever read. Also, Sunakawa is awesome.
Ore Monogatari!!, or My Love Story!! is a great manga. It provides a nice breather from the usual cliches of shoujo anime, and the majority of the story is about overcoming issues in a relationship and learning how to talk things out.
This review contains spoilers.
So Takeo, our main character, is a really big and kinda ugly guy who never gets the girls. He saves some girl named Yamato from a molester and she falls in love with him. He also likes her but assumes
that she prefers his handsome best friend, Sunakawa. Fortunately, Sunakawa is a total MVP and he basically sets them up, so they start dating.
I honestly expected the story to be pretty boring. After all, if it's a romance where the two love interests literally get together in the first few chapters, it would be pretty disappointing.
Boy, I was wrong. The entire relationship was such goals that I didn't know whether to laugh or to cry. I really loved the interactions between characters, and Takeo was the comedic relief in the story, which is surprising, because it's usually the main character's best friend.
Takeo is also a likeable character. His denseness isn't on par with that of Raku from Nisekoi, but he's not a Gary Stu like Kirito from SAO. Plus, there isn't really a plot, so he's a pretty flexible character. Also, he's a nice guy. He likes to do nice things. Except he gets horribly misunderstood a lot, and this is where Sunakawa usually steps in and uses handsome boy magic to save the day.
Yamato isn't really focused on as much in the manga as in the anime. However, from what we can see, she's a nice girl who likes cooking for her boyfriend. She's basically the root of all problems, because Takeo is constantly worrying about her feelings and her wellbeing. She's a little boring, but she has her moments.
The ending was pretty unexpected. It wasn't on par with the bullshit from Darling in the FranXX, but it still wasn't really the best.
Suddenly, Takeo and Yamato have a fight. Not their usual cute little arguments, but a legitimate fight. Takeo gets depressed and basically gives up on all his hopes and dreams of being with Yamato.
Sunakawa was literally the saving grace of this manga. When he slapped Takeo across the face, he was basically making a statement, and it was extremely satisfying. But I'll talk about that later.
The story was, overall, fun to read and very enjoyable. It had very little substance, but it did what it was intended to do and did it well.
I have no major issues with art as long as it doesn't look like the author drew it in his sleep. My Love Story!! didn't really impress me at first with the meager art, but it's rather appropriate for this specific manga.
We talked about our two main characters already: Takeo, the strong, nice guy who can't really say no. I mean, he often wonders about whether he should prioritize certain things over spending time with his girlfriend. His facial expressions are placed in exactly the right places and definitely deserve a laugh.
Yamato is your typical shoujo maiden. She would make a good wife. She's a little bland, but when she isn't, she overflows with a burst of emotions that makes it feel very much real. Her first attempt at kissing Takeo was pretty cute.
But the true savior of this manga's characters was none other than Sunakawa.
The best friend usually doesn't get much credit. Lately, shoujo authors have started to forget that there is a need for another male, as in the case of To-Love Ru.
But Sunakawa served his role perfectly. In the beginning, it is revealed that all of Takeo's crushes have fallen in love with Suna. But he turns them all down - not because he dislikes them, but because they badmouth Takeo behind his back, and he's too kind to care.
Sunakawa is the most human character in the manga. He met Takeo purely by luck, because they lived together, and became best friends. A lot of the time, it doesn't really seem like Suna cares much about Takeo, due to his ambiguous personality. But the more you read, the more you realize that it's quite the opposite. He even helps Takeo study so he can go to the same college as Yamato, while he takes quite a blow both physically and mentally.
Sunakawa's got his own problems and faults. He's got an annoying sister who likes Takeo, is constantly asked about his own relationship by others, gives advice to Takeo, covers for Takeo, and generally does his best as a support character in their relationship. And Takeo is obviously grateful, but Sunakawa deserves more credit.
The real defining moment of their relationship is when Sunakawa slaps Takeo across the face near the end of the manga. Firstly, Suna stays true to his promise, which is that he will make sure to take care of Takeo if he ever runs astray from his devoted path to Yamato. Secondly, Suna reverses their roles: Takeo is the big, strong one who usually pressures Sunakawa into doing things. But this time, it's Suna who rises up and does something no one expects him to do.
Sunakawa is the one friend we all wish we had, and he is the sole reason why I am dishing out a perfect character rating.
I loved reading this manga. It was nice and short, at just 52 chapters, but it seemed long enough to provide satisfaction while reading it. Overall, I would recommend it to just about anyone.
The manga is not without its faults. Again, like any other shoujo manga, most shounen readers or viewers will be frustrated at the lack of plot. But I personally thought it was a vey engaging and interesting story that deserves more attention.
"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.
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