Nina, Zero, and Ichii are back! This time for the Advanced Magic test! The object of the test is-yet again-a crystal drop that looks like candy! When Nina accidentally swallows it (again!), it's up to Zero and Ichii to protect her until it comes out. The only trouble is, all the past participants are back, and only little fragments of the crystal drop will come out of Nina at a time! (Source: Baka Updates)
Other Stories in the series.
Vol 1: Milcute Vs Lollipop
Vol 4: Sidestory
Vol 6: Minus 0
I enjoyed the first series of Mamotte! Lollipop, and I truly ship Zero and Nina, so I went into the sequel with quite high expectation... only to be back with a sour taste in my soul.
To be fair, it probably fell flat to my face because a full romance story are never really my favorite genre, but this sequel still feel a bit too much. I honestly regret ever trying to read this sequel. It might be better if I just read the first series and just leave it at that.
This series literally doesn't tell any story aside from the romantic life of the characters. I read this quite a while ago so I don't really remember, but for some reason Zero and the crew are back to earth to do another exam, and just like before, dragged Nina into their problem. Not weird, though, since now she's officially Zero's gf. But yeah, the story is just that. Completely identical to the sequel.
Well it also told the story about how Nina getting into Zero's family, but that arc is so silly I seriously can't feel anything for her.
It's still the same to the previous series. It's decent, and the design of some new characters are good, nothing much can be said on this aspect.
The thing about this sequel is, as I've said above,the story completely identical to the first, aside from the fact that our main couple finally realized their feelings toward each other. And so, all the cast already have their character established. This resulted in the reader already able to guess what the characters are going to do, and thus created a boring reading experience. In other word, no character development for a whole 6 volumes.
And as I stated before, Nina already realized that her heart is attracted to Zero, and now she's actively seeking affection from him. Or should I say... aggresively. This is actually the worst downfall in this manga for me. Nina literally reduced to a slut that can only think about her significant others all the time. And for some reason Ichii still had his eyes on her, and at some point trying to seduce her... and succeed. Her behaviour is just so silly and irritating it instantly reduced her character worth in my eyes.
It had so much downfall that I wasn't sure if I want to finished this or not, but ultimately, I still managed to read all of it. The series is silly, but the humour aspect is good and still enjoyable. I do like the art too, one of the reason why I picked the original series in the first place.
Overall, I give this manga 6/10. It wasn't a pleasant experience, I had to cringe several times when I read it, and tbh I stil regret reading it. If you like the first series, I suggest to just accept the ending and leave it at that. There's nothing to gain to read this sequel.read more