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Alternative Titles

English: Pastel
Synonyms: Candy Girl ni Hanataba wo., Apricot Girl, Happy Ice Cream, Otoko wa Sore wo Gaman Dekinai!!, Weapon!!!
Japanese: ぱすてる


Type: Manga
Volumes: 44
Chapters: 219
Status: Finished
Published: Jul 10, 2002 to Jan 20, 2017
Genres: ComedyComedy, EcchiEcchi, RomanceRomance, ShounenShounen, HaremHarem, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Authors: Kobayashi, Toshihiko (Story & Art)
Serialization: Magazine Special


Score: 7.521 (scored by 46654,665 users)
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Ranked: #24132
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Popularity: #997
Members: 13,272
Favorites: 316
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Poor Mugi Tadano... The sixteen-year-old is heartbroken after his girlfriend moves away. To ease his troubled state, Mugi takes a summer job at his friend Kazuki's beach-side snack bar/hotel on a tropical island. It seems like the perfect plan-until Kazuki sets Mugi up on a date with Yuu, who's supposed to be, well, a little less than perfect. When Yuu arrives, however, she's not the monster that either of the boys had imagined. In fact, Yuu is about the cutest person that Mugi has ever seen. But after Mugi accidentally walks in on Yuu in the bath, the girl is steamed. When trying to apologize the next day, he discovers that Yuu has left the shores of paradise. Mugi vows to search high and low for the beautiful Yuu, but will he ever see her again?

(Source: Del Rey)

Included one-shots:
Volume 11: Candy Girl ni Hanataba wo.
Volume 13: Apricot Girl
Volume 24: Happy Ice Cream
Volume 34: Otoko wa Sore wo Gaman Dekinai!!
Volume 42: Weapon!!!


Pastel was partially published in English by Del Rey, who published the first fourteen volumes from December 27, 2005 to August 25, 2009, before becoming defunct.


Tsukisaki, Yuu
Tadano, Mugi
Murakami, Kiku
Sanmiya, Kazuki
Tsukisaki, Tsukasa
Haruno, Urara
Iwai, Megumi
Kayama, Hinako
Sonobe, Aoi

More reviewsReviews

May 21, 2018
LluisSama (All reviews)
----Disclaimer, I'm not a native english speaker and it might have some mistakes---

To be honest I don't know what happens with me with this manga. Even if is a typical romance with some ecchi I find it very funny and entertaining. I might have read all the manga 3 or 4 time in 4 years and each time I have read it i love it.

Well let's start the review:

- Story: 7
What to say, is nothing really special. Is just a story that a boy end up living with 2 girls and he is in love with one of her. The story it doesn't really focus read more
Oct 30, 2007
Master10K (All reviews)
Pastel is an interesting Shounen, Romantic, Comedy about the growing relationship between potential half-brother and half-sister. The story starts of as a typical "boy meets girl and then they somehow end up living together" but after the first couple initial volumes it just drags on with random stuff for 10 volumes, with the main relationship not developing at all. The only thing that keeps the story interesting during this time are the hilarious antics the characters get themselves into and the other relationships that develop in the time. Yet the fact that we have yet another "loser-kun" protagonist, will remain on your mind for the read more
Mar 20, 2008
edgewalker00 (All reviews)
87 chapters read so far

the good thing with pastel is that each character has a story. it doesn't really focus on the relationship that needs to be established between mugi and yu rather, it focuses on how parties deal with so as to drive down to that relationship.

pastel is definitely a cheesy manga with lots of lines that one could quote at. sometimes, that cheesiness causes the readers to dislike pastel put i believe that the 'cheesy factor' of the manga is balanced by how the situation is percieved by every character. thus, the story is seen from yu and mugi's perspective ON their relationship read more
Apr 8, 2011
krazy925 (All reviews)
Non-stop laugh out loud gut busting fun!!!!

That is one of the best ways to describe this series, I am a major comedy fiend for anime/manga so natural I came across this series after reading Ane Doki!. And I was hooked, the characters are as to be expected with any harem/ecchi comedy; however as the story goes along you tend to enjoy the characters more and more and that is simply because they all have a awesome personalities and realistic feeling back stories. Now this IS a romantic comedy mind you so no serious twists in the plot line just simple, slice of life read more

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