Sakurai Sayuki was born with sharp eyes that make her look like she's always angry, even though she's not. Because of her looks, students around her misunderstand her as a bully and scary girl when in fact she's "a romantic." After 15 years without a boyfriend, she started off her high school year with hopes of love...
I picked up this manga when it was first published and freshly translated. I instantly fell in love with the artwork. And that might be the biggest reason why I kept with it, despite it's late updates.
Like most shoujo mangas, the were cliches, love triangles, forbidden love, etc. But for chocolate cosmo, it all seemed to be tied together, there were unexpected twist, and also a fair amount of lighthearted humor. That made reading it addicting.I rank the story an 8 out of 10, because despite it's good nature, it was still slightly over predictable.
As I've said, the artwork is truly
something else. Now, it is not realistic, but it is beautiful in a way only a true contender to the phrase 'shoujo-manic' could understand. The art made the predictable story line bearable. (And almost made me wish, Hagi was real)
As for as character goes, I found each character to be memorable. With a strong leading heroine, a childish and charming protagonist, and a even more charming, antagonist, and a group of well structure friends. It made the story really come alive. I found every character to be lovable, unique and at the same time, I was able to relate with them.
Not including the long hiatus on updates. I found that while I would instantaneously read when there was an update, I did not lose any sleep pondering when the next chapter would be released. While it did keep my attention hanging on every character's words, while I was reading it, when I was done with the newest update, I didn't feel incomplete that there wasn't a next chapter. Hence, I'm giving it a ranking of 8. It was very enjoyable, just not great.
Overall, I'd recommend this to artwork adoring fan girls, with a fetish for handsome teachers, and tangled relationship. I recommend this only to those who have patience for cliches, and adore love stories, no matter how simple they turn out to be.
I actually read this by mistake...i thought it was something else. I only noticed when the plot didn't go quite how i expected lol.
Its a cute story but not original or anything amazing.
The story goes, Sakurai meets a boy at the beach, they have fun, spend the day together, and then it turns out they go to the same school.
She vows to look for him once school has started.When she finally does see him again, hes addressed as Sensi.Turns out hes her economics teacher
[i think its actually meant to be home ec teacher, they talk about family and cooking not the global market...].
The story continues with Sakurai learning to sort out her feelings and deciding what she really wants.
The character development on sakurai's part wasnt bad, I actually liked her a lot. She's blunt, honest, actually has a backbone...
Hagiwara [sensi] was left kind of vague. Whatever he's thinking and feeling isn't clear, he just happy-go-lucky and all smiles.
Yuushi's character was also pretty good, he's very relatable. I liked his character progression and although the concept isn't new, i liked what he did for the story.
One complaint, I don't get the title. After reading what the author explained chocolate cosmos to mean, I'm confused why she decided to name the manga after it.
It wasn't a bad read, I'd recommend it.
Would I read it again? Probably not.
Yes, this is a class shoujo manga where everything has pretty much already been spelled out for you without even reading it. I haven't completed it yet [there hasn't been any updates in the past month] but it's really cute. The artwork is simply AMAZING and very pretty. It reminds me of Arina Tanemura's work, though hers is more complex. However, it's a common story. A girl falls in love with her teacher whilst her childhood friend sorta is also in love with her...but she's too dense to realize it. And she, for reason, hates this guy anyway. So the rest of the story is
probably going to involve her falling in love with her friend. But I'm curious to see how this will happen and whether it'll involve the sensei's intervention. The teacher is sooo cute and lovable. READ IT! Even though it's predictable, it's adorable and I see a lot of potential for it.
Before I even started reading, I knew I would love this manga.
I have always loved the author (Haruta, Nana) and her art is the best!
I've read Stardust Wink and Love Berrish; they were awesome!
Back to the main point. This manga started out as Sakurai Sayuki trying to find a boy she loves. Though, because of her sharp eyes.. people have been thinking that she is always angry; even though she isn't. Her two best friends Shiori and Mina tries their best to help her by taking her to the beach and going to basketball games. While she was at the beach once, she bumped into
a guy who looked young and handsome. They started to talk and she found out he went to her school. She immediately fell in love. Later, she found out that he was her home economics teacher. She started having doubts about her love and didn't know if it was good to love him or not. You gotta read the manga to find out what happens, but it's worth it. The manga is so cute and I love it soo much!
The art is awesome, but I felt like the ending was kind of rushed. If there was more chapters it would've been great!