Hinatama is a slice of life about friendship. It's a sweet, cute, feel good type of shoujo that is without drama, one of those with little kids and cute characters.
This is about being the new kid in town, in a small town where everyone else knows everybody. And in this case the new kid in the small town is a blond guy of mixed race from the big city with his family and younger siblings.
It's tags are slice of life and friendship and comedy.
For some silly reason on the boards of some reader sites, this little manga was getting a lot of hate it does
not deserve because people were calling it "gay". It's not BL, yaoi or even shounen-ai - so it did not really deserve that, so just stop your bashing, people, really if you want to read those find ones with those tags.
Hinatama is a cute shoujo manga about two guys becoming best friends, that's it. It's friendly for all ages. But as a shoujo manga it is written to appeal more to Girls rather than guys - even though the mc's are guys, so that is the reason for it's cuteness and sugar sweetness.
It is not deep, more light, cute, and refreshing. It's a good manga to read if you just want to smile and not cry. :)
This manga would appeal to readers who like stories where taking care of little kids is the theme like Gakuen Babysitters. Like the type of manga to read on a lazy summer afternoon. So if you want a cute, lift your spirits sort of story this is a good one for that too. :)
The art is bit more comic than typical for most shoujos and the main lack of this manga is depth, but that is sort of not it's point.
It has rather all points of light with no darkness for contrast - but that is also not it's point.
I found it cute and sweet, but not particularly deep or life changing.
Therefore, I would probably give it a 7.5. or between a 7 and an 8.
This manga just completed so it did not have a review yet - I hope this tells you whether it would appeal to you.
reviewed by inzaratha for reviews for the unreviewed.