Kaori Fujimiya is always alone because all of her happy memories, including time spent with her friends, disappear every Monday. Deciding that he wants to be friends with her anyway, Yuuki Hase tries to get close to Kaori each week, wishing that she would one day call him "a friend."
I started to read this manga because I was fairly interested in the development of Hase and Kaori's relationship after watching the anime. If that's the main reason why you're thinking about reading this manga I can reassure you that it will be a waste of time.
First of all I can only state my opinion after jumping into this manga after I have finished the anime. I really liked the anime and how the characters where interacting with each other which is why I wanted to give the manga a try.
The art still mainly stays the same but the way the mangaka illustrates the patterns
is quite disturbing. The story is told more like an omake.
I still enjoyed the manga though. It's just that I wouldn't recommend reading it after you have already finished the anime...
There are some more information that are added but don't really change the conclusion. The anime basically covers the whole manga's story but is told in a more suitable and likable way.
The art without being of my favourites its good enough not excellent but well made.
The main characters are good developed maybe a little bit longer it could be better, what i feel its that some things get dropped but not resolved, but at least they struggle with their feelings in a good way.
the supporting characters are very poor. The mangaka leaves some ideas about them but never develops anything and only use them to fill, at least two of them.
The idea is quite interesting and some of the feelings during the story are well driving
but the way the manga comes to an end look pretty vague it's only i can say without making any spoiler. And the way some other things are resolved are mehh.
After being building some ideas the mangaka just leave everything *even in the epilogue* like just imagine, and that its for me the biggest problem of the manga., a lot of things could be better developed
This manga honestly took me by surprise. I'm not normally a fan of manga or anime like this, but I was surprised to find myself captivated by One Week Friends.
In a nutshell, One Week Friends is the story of a girl named Fujimiya Kaori, who loses all memories of her friends every week, and boy named Hase Yuuki, who decides to make friends with her every week, despite her forgetting all about him over and over.
Looking at that overview, I didn't expect the story to offer much, but boy was I wrong.
The manga kept me rooting for the characters
the whole time, hoping beyond hope that by some miracle, Kaori wouldn't forget her friends, and that Yuuki would finally express his true feelings. The twists in the plot kept me eagerly awaiting the updates and for that reason alone, the manga is worth a shot. The reason I only gave the story a 7/10 is because between the exciting events and plot twists, not much really goes on, and often it takes a while for the story to pick up the pace. None the less, a good story line.
The art style certainly came across unique, almost pink and fluffy at times. However, it never failed to capture the 'dramatic' scenes, and for that reason an 8/10. I'd give it more points, but occasionally it came across as fairly basic, for that reason, only 8.
The characters fit in perfectly in this manga, all with different personalities and traits, as well as individual roles in the story. I like how the story doesn't always revolve around Kaori and Yuuki, but also involves their friends Shougo and Saki. 8/10.
Overall, I would recommend reading this manga, or at least giving it a shot. It's a true test of friendship, which will leave you crossing your fingers for the characters.