A girl asks Katsuragi Shouta to take a picture of her with Enoshima in the background. Embarrassed by her cuteness, he takes the picture and runs away. He later finds out that she is an actress by the name of Shinomiya Sana. A TV drama, Koisome Momiji, will be shot in Shouta's town and Sana will be starring in one of the lead roles, as a passionate girl who wholeheartedly chases after the guy she loves. However, Sana has never experienced that kind of love. To practice for this role (and maybe truly fall in love) Sana asks Shouta to be her boyfriend!
Koisome Momiji is a pretty standard rom-com that uses lots and lots of cliches you can see everywhere else in this type of manga, which isn't necessarily a bad thing.
The story is predictable, and the reasons that the heroines fall in love with the main character are laughable.
Very good art, characters are detailed and reactions are well drawn.
Characters follow typical archetypes for this kind of manga, but still manage to be very entertaining. Main character is kind of a textbook example of a rom-com manga though and falls flat.
Scratched that rom-com itch for me and was entertaining throughout.
Short, fun manga
if you got some extra time.
The one shot version was what made me read this. Why? It had a pretty good plot line despite being a little cliche. The serialization was something else with a different beginning but still had the nice entertainment of romance, love triangle, harem, comedy, cuteness, etc....yeah ikr. Not gonna spoil much of the manga but here's my thoughts.
Story-10: Why? The interaction between the two main characters r pretty priceless when it comes to romance.They first met with a lovely picture and scenery which leads to their romance(serialization ver). Sana asks Shouta to help her experience love by letting Shouta pretend to be her boyfriend for
a drama show. It's nice watching them progress over obstacles despite being cliche which includes a harem like situation and a tsundere. All i have to say is despite being rushed and axed it had one of the BEST ENDING compare to other axed/rushed mangas. FYI THANK YOU FOR THE NO HAREM ENDING.
Art-10: Obviously the art isn't eye hurting but rather very nicely drawn and eye catching. Nothing much to say but i enjoyed the art.
Characters-9: There are like 5 characters that is in 90% of the manga. 2 being the main hero and heroine which are pretty kawaii together. Despite Shouta being a wimp(something most nice guys can relate like me)talking to most girls, he progresses to be a MAN at the end! Sana is pretty much the ideal girl of any guy and her greatest secret of why she chose him...not telling. The other three are Shouta's two best friends(or the one he hangs out with the most) Umine and Yoshitaka who helps Shouta with his love life while Yui(aka Nana) is the love triangle n Shouta's ex-crush in primary school. Kotori WAS a b!tch at first but wait till u know her side of the story.
Enjoyment-9: Love the story and art and character...but its frustrating when Kotori showed up and how Shouta always end in a difficult situation/ with no balls til the end. But they didn't distract me much bcuz it was funny and emotional...especially when Nana...u'll have to find out what scene.
Overall-10: If you like rom com-ish mangas and a great ending then this is something you should read despite being axed a little early. Comparing to the one shot version and the serialization....one shot had a great story with the 8 maple leaf but both endings r satisfying.
Short romantic-comedy manga have their flaws and of course the have their advantages. The advantages are, it's always refreshing to talk about romance, so romance is one of the best genre to explore and it's always fresh. Flaws are, cliches, ecchis, drama-queen, over-reacting art, over-extended arc, and you will know who's gonna end with whom. Heck, it has more flaw than advantages.
But here i am, writing this review early in the morning. It's 5 am here, in Indonesia.
So my friend about 10 hours before this review gave me this manga. So i read it. One page(Actually it's the second page, but it's still counts because
that single second page that made me hooked). One page was all this series need to hook me in. It's the art. I don't easily say 2d girls are pretty but this one is a rare gem. Shinomiya Sana standing at the coastline asking you to take her photo made me hooked into this series.
As for the story, well, what can you expect? Like what i've said before, cliches, cliches everywhere. Ecchi too. Still, this series prove to be different. It doesn't have a over-reacting art, doesn't have a drama queen, and this is the most important, it shows that idols are human too. (I didn't mention Shinomiya Sana is an idol? Well now i have.)
I don't blame you if you don't want to read this, because it's pretty understandable. You don't want some cliches, you don't want some mainstream Rom-Com-Ecchi. The last, (this is the most important, almost every rom-com has this) you don't want a series where you have already know how the ending would be.
This is a really great one shot. I really wish it wasn't a one shot though. It has a nice story line and great characters. The art and comedy was fantastic. This one shot really pulls you in through the romantic situations and like able characters.
I would recommend this to anyone who likes a good romance.
Thank you for reading, I hope that this helped in anyway possible. :)