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Synonyms: Candy Girl ni Hanataba wo., Apricot Girl, Happy Ice Cream, Otoko wa Sore wo Gaman Dekinai!!, Weapon!!!
Japanese: ぱすてる
English: Pastel
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 44
Chapters: 219
Status: Finished
Published: Jul 10, 2002 to Jan 20, 2017
Genres: Comedy Comedy, Romance Romance, Slice of Life Slice of Life, Ecchi Ecchi
Theme: Harem Harem
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Magazine Special
Authors: Kobayashi, Toshihiko (Story & Art)


Score: 7.491 (scored by 48854,885 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #29252
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1287
Members: 14,494
Favorites: 318


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Volumes: /44
Chapters: /219


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


Apr 9, 2023
Pastel is a romantic manga series that has a loyal fan base and has received mixed reviews from critics. Some people appreciate the touching love story and strong characters, while others criticize the story as clichéd and unoriginal.

However, if you enjoy manga with romantic and slice-of-life genres, then Pastel can be an enjoyable read. Despite some criticisms, the manga still has fans who love the sweet and heartwarming love story presented in it.

Therefore, whether or not Pastel is good depends on the reader's preferences. If you enjoy this genre, then this manga can be a good choice for you.
Jun 15, 2017
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (132/219 eps)
This is a very strange manga. For one, it went on way too long. The stories became very repetitive around volume 18. By then all that needed to be said had been. A few volumes after the various confessions take place, there isn't a whole lot of meat left in the story.
In general, I feel that this mangaka's best work was his other series "Parallel" which is 4 volumes.
In specific, for reasons unknown, by volume 27 there was a drastic change in the art style, and by chapter 132 it was so bad that I ...
Mar 18, 2019
Preliminary (10/219 eps)
I never write reviews but this manga will be an exception because I hate it so much.

(Includes major spoilers)

The art is very mediocre. It's clear the author isn't bad at drawing, but it seems rushed in a lot of parts. The characters often look weird and unnatural, which makes the ecchi parts strange and uncomfortable. Also, the art looks like so many other mangas, which makes it boring. But again, it's not bad, it's just not good either. The art is important for a comic, it's the reason I don't just read a book.

The characters are plain and copies of every other character from ...

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