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Houkago x Ponytail

Houkago x Ponytail

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Japanese: 放課後×ポニーテール


Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 6
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 25, 2012
Authors: Tanaka, Teko (Story & Art)
Serialization: Bessatsu Margaret


Score: 7.741 (scored by 4700 users)
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Ranked: #18362
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Popularity: #670
Members: 8,250
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Chapters: /6


Natsuki, an otaku high-school girl who'd much rather spend her money on manga than pretty dresses, accidentally injures a creepy-looking mangaka Kiritani Taichi. To repay him, she agrees to be his character model until he fully heals. Kiritani-san turns out to be popular shoujo mangaka Ichijou Kiriko, who is also Natsuki's favourite author! What will become of these two?

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Kiritani, Taichi
Kiritani, Taichi
Sugawara, Natsuki
Sugawara, Natsuki
Seto, Soutarou
Seto, Soutarou

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Dec 1, 2012
High school girl, Natsuki, is an otaku and could care less about anything other than reading manga. While sitting in the park, she's approached by a guy who she believes to be a pervert and reacts by kicking him away, therefore, injuring him. At the hospital, she discovers that he's actually a mangaka (who she happens to be a fan of) and simply wanted to use her as a model for his next manga.

So far, it's a pretty good story and has its bit of uniqueness to it. Natsuki is a pretty entertaining character.
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Mar 13, 2013
"...Yes, just like you, someone with no chest or curves. IT HAS TO BE A SUPER PLAIN GIRL!"

HOUKAGO X PONYTAIL is a very cute manga. The protagonist, Natsuki, is a otaku. Instead of buying nice clothes and makeup, she spends her money on manga. Natsuki accidently injures a disheveled looking man (Taichi), that she randomly met on the street. It turns out that he is a shoujo mangaka, lot only that, but Natsuki's favorite author, Ichijou Kiriko. Not only that, but Taichi is actually a really handsome man! Taichi requests Natsuki to be his character read more
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Mar 20, 2014
Houkago x Ponytail is a nice and cute shoujo manga that is easy to read. Natsugi, a high school girl who is an otaku, unexpectedly meets a mangaka, Kiritani Taichi that appears to be creepy looking, and injures him!

In order to make up for her injury of him, she becomes his character model. After finding out he is her favourite author of shoujo mangas, the manga follows her perspective of day to day life of interacting with Kiritani, some scenes of herself and friends at school, a love rival and development of a new love?

The story isn't much different of some other shoujo read more
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Oct 9, 2016
This story is very simple and short - a high school girl and an older man begin their romantic lives...except the story doesn't really focus on that at all. Despite the character's having their defining traits at the beginning, their hardly ever brought up again. The two main characters are the only people that mater within the story and the others are just plot devices that aren't properly fleshed out. Every shoujo cliche is present here and because it is so short, I found it very rushed as well.

The only good thing I can say is that the art style is good, but other than read more
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