Tsubaki is a girl who loves making her younger sister's hair pretty every morning, but she doesn't think that kind of style suits herself! On the day of her High School Opening Ceremony, after she failed to be the top student (who usually makes the ceremony speech), she finds herself sitting next to the actual top student of the 1st years, the worst rude guy ever, Kyouta. Because of his saying bad things to her she purposely cuts his hair. Kyota requests that Tsubaki pay him back "with her body" but Tsubaki pays him back by fixing his hair and making it even shorter! Afterwards, Kyota unexpectedly kisses Tsubaki and swears he'll make her his woman.
Why am I still reading this past chapter 11 when it becomes painfully obvious that the mangaka can't decide whether to make the hero a quintinssential martyr or a slick bad boy with an inner goodness that shines through only when the heroine is in distress. Groan, I don't know why!
This story starts out ordinarily enough when a straight laced but feminine and talented girl ends up attending her back up choice of high school but still isn't the top student there. That rank goes to a heartthrobby fellow Kyouta who alternated between teasing (read humiliating) Hibino and assisting her when the situation escalates out of control. At first, it's very much a copy of Bokutachi wa shitte shimatta only meaner coz this girl has a callously selfish younger sister and suffers from extremely low self esteem. Eventually she makes friends, but of course end up fallng in love with the molester who apparently makes booty calls for senpais in their classrooms!
But WAIT! Suddenly, it's not enough for the mangaka to just have a normal romance with cutely drawn albeit cliche conflicts, so we're bruptly thrust into this situation where the fiend Kyouta develops a painful past which disallows him to trust Hibino and other women. So while he wants to... well... "make her his woman", he doesn't want a confession, even though he says he'll do "things which she's dreaming of" if she asks him to, because that means she will betray him! Haha, it gets even more comical along the way! I'm guessing more trials and tribulations ensue, but really, you have to be plenty patient with the sluggish plot and the pathetic dialogue to get there.
Plus points... The art is very dreamily gorgeous, for both male and female characters. The story really manages to mortify the reader at times and I wanted to run away from the computer screen sometimes when Hibino was teased or exposed! The few intimate scenes are steamy without being tasteless and many novel mini suplots are portrayed realistically, especially fashion. Also we don't just have a single track minded heroine here, Hibino is very focused on grades but she loves making hairstyles and fashionable clothes and wants to find love as well.
I recommend reading this one when the scanlation group changes hands, coz the one available right now hosts a rather awkward translation and bad quality scans.read more
This is my first review, for the sole purpose that this manga is HORRIBLE. I can't stand it. After every chapter I keep thinking that maybe something in going to change or some new BETTER drama is going to unfold, but no. Disappointment after disappointment. The beginning isn't actually too bad. Tsubaki is happy-go-lucky at first and cute, and of course then there's the dreadful bullying. You would think that she would have enough character to stand on her own two feet. Wrong. Instead she takes it all like a doormat, and when the playboy/jerkiest guy of all time does ONE nice thing for her, she's head over heels. She keeps talking about how he's "helped her all this time" or "saved her" but in reality, he just puts her down, uses her, and even molests her just for a stupid game. she refuses to accept the fact that he's a mega tool. So while the art may be decent typical shoujo art, the story and character development are seriously lacking. For the love of nerdy girls everywhere: don't read Kyou Koi wo Hajimemasu.read more
That awful, terrible manga is for devotees of immature, arrobant coarse, moronly boys like Tsubaki Kyouta and for devotees of stupid, facile sluts like almost every girls in this manga. Honestly It's just king of sh*t... I'm really disappointed becouse I expected something else. Hibino Tsubaki was hopeful but for the time I saw more and more that my hope is wrong. Hibino still has in my eyes a little of respect but the fact, that she was with this moron for the almost all manga, is horrible. She fell in love with him and fighted about his favour although he attacted her on the frst day at school, he lough of her, menace her and on the first date he almost rape her - wtf??!! Okey, somethimes the guys are shy or don't know how to get a lady and the girl must to do the first step but right here It was just an unnormal. End after she got him, he was the same idiot that on the beggining, he mock and lough of her, her garb, her behaviour, even of her dreams! Is this something wrong that somebody want to wait for do have sex? That school was brimfull of sluts, even Hibino's sister Sakura was a slut, she was only 14 years old and right then she did have sex on right and on left with everyone who will go to her and smile. That is disgusting!!! She is disgusting! That all school is awful! And Tsubaki Kyouta is the worst person of this school and this manga. Probably that's why he was the most popular on the high school. Well... Morons adore another morons...
Hibino Tsubaki still was herself although horrible boyfirend and awful sister, she didn't change, that's why I have a little respect to her, but her boyfriend didn't deserve on that nice, polite and sensitive girl. That kind fo idiot deserve only on one of that stupid girls with high school!
I checked another mangas of this autor. They was more horrible than this manga, omg... This is warning - If you hate this kind of vulgar story and this kind of stupid characters, run fast when you will see this autor! In every mangas was a scenes "almost rape", arrogant harassment boys and very young vular girls which splay legs for the random. I repeat - run away when you see her name!
That manga makes me sick and to young girls she has disgust sex and love with a man to rest of hers live. I don't recommend.read more
I stumbled upon this one day and started reading it, I don't usually read love mangas but after reading the first chapter I realized that the main character, Tsubaki, reminded me of my girlfriend from junior high. I am no Kouto (the other main, the boy who sweeps her off her feet), but I felt a personal connection to the story as many of you might. A lonely girl who doesn't fit in, but catches the eye of the most handsome guy in school and changes to be with him. I have only read up to chapter 23 because that's all I can find translated. I must say that the story seems to be evolving into a good plot though from what I have read. I think this will be a good manga once completed, but all the scans and translated versions I have seen for this manga is sub-par. I still thank the person doing it cause I know I cant, but I would wait for the manga to get father along and maybe a pro translator to pick up this series before I would jump into it. I am still reading it weekly though. Also I am trying not to spoil but pay close attention to Tsubaki's sister in the beginning, I didn't pay much attention to her but she is turning out to be a big part of the plot so I went and reread some of her parts to get a feel for her. I didn't pay attention the first time cause I was so wrapped up with Tsubaki and Kouto. Also I probably misspelled the names, only because I have seen it translated different ways in each chapter lol.read more