Haruko Nanase wasn't always the brightest student, but through sheer hard work she successfully entered a prestigious high school and is at the top of her class. While riding the train one day, she witnesses a fight involving a guy wearing the same uniform as her. When the fight is over, he demands that she pay him a fee for watching it but she escapes. The escape is not to last though, because the next day the guy turns out to be in the same class, and worse, his seat is next to hers.
The basic is not really original, because more mangas are about a goody-two-shoes and a deliquent, but how this manga was drawn and written is orignal in it's own way.
It's about a smart girl. Haruko Nanase, she's the smartest of the class, alright. She met that deliquent guy and the story goes on~ The deliquent, Hachiya wasn't really much at school, mostly skipping it, because he wasn't really smart or something, but Nanase understoood that he just didn't even try to learn. So somehow they ended up as a kind-of-friends or something? Ahum, just go read the story if u wanna know ^^
(Ah i meant that the story wasn't really original, cuz in some kinda way the girl tries to get the deliquent guy back to school...in some kinda way.. (yea, repeated that.)
Totally lovely, great art, original in it's own way, and i totally loved it, the comedy faces were amusing as well..!
I loved it, even though i haven't read the last chapter yet, i actually think it's sad that it doesn't go on.. it's a great manga, and it was mostly about daily life, so why not go on? Is what i think. Ah but all in all, it was super enjoyable and that means:
Story (6): It's pretty run of the mill smartest kid in school ends up being forced to help the delinquent... not be one. Then by being together feelings arise, and then it's happily ever after. Except the ending of this story I liked and didn't like at the same time.
Art (8): The art in this story is really good and quite cute. It's the gem of this story hands down.
Character (6): The characters again are run of the mill, but it's still pretty funny to watch their interactions. Hachiya is wonderful and Haruko isn't annoyingly shoujo about her feelings.
Enjoyment (7): Even if it's your cliche shoujo I still enjoyed it, it was a good way to waste time. I wouldn't re-read it or anything, but it was still cute and fun to read.
Overall (6): It's a good short read if your looking for something not too different or anything. The art is cute, the characters are pretty funny and it was just a nice way to waste time
I decided to buy My Bambi because I really liked the cover art. Some manga artists’ comics tend to look like cleaned-up sketches or like the artist has some sort of horror vacui. However, this is not My Bambi, as Ozaki-sensei’s art and story made this short, four-chapter manga a pleasure to read.
My Bambi is about an overly-serious class representative named Nanase Haruko, who only wants to study and has no interest in other people, and Hachiya Chiharu, a delinquent who has not attended high school once since it began. The two first meet while Haruko is taking the train home, where she spots Chiharu engaged in a brawl. When he realizes her presence in the train car, he demands 10,000 yen for witnessing his fight. She distracts him and manages to escape, but later finds out on he is the student who occupies the desk next to her’s, which had always been empty.
What really struck me with this manga was that it does not prescribe to the theory of fixed intelligence. This theory being that whether you are bright or dim-witted is determined at birth. As I was not extremely clever or talented as a child, I also believe that the fixed intelligence theory is wrong. Now that Haruko is in high school, she is the top of her class, but before that she consistently ranked last. It was only a teacher’s intervention that sparked this change in her and made her realize she was not restricted to the smarts with which she was born.
The only thing that I can say I disliked about this series was its abrupt and unsatisfying ending. Unlike other series, which would fade out on a female protagonist’s inner monologue about her newly established romance, this manga chooses to end on a rather lack luster line uttered by Haruko to Chiharu. It also left me uncertain as to whether or not Chiharu understands that Haruko likes him as a love interest and not as a friend.
My Bambi is a must read for anyone who is no longer in the mood for the typical, overly kind and ditzy heroine. It ends where it leaves the reader wanting more instead of employing common tropes of the genre to keep itself going long after everyone has lost interest. read more