Sawa hates Judo. She was once really good at it, but boys always rejected her because she was so strong. Now she's entering high school and the gorgeous captain of the Judo club has selected Sawa (against her will) to be the club manager! He also claims he knows her from the past... How will Sawa deal with managing the sport she hates most, especially since the captain seems to like her!?
What a waste! The mangaka surely knows her way around almond shaped eyes and glossy hair, but that's about it. To call the storytelling juveneille would be pushing it. Three abrupt chapters, two of them almost completely without a segue, introduce you to our heroine who has lost faith in her penchant for Judo as boys don't find a strong woman appealing, as well as our lead bishie who is supposed to play a tough but gentle lover role. Groan!
The plot was moderately novel, but even though the heroine apparently used to be good at Judo, she still needs rescuing! Why?! Why are females pushed around so damn much in manga everywhere?! So Sawa cannot recollect how Aoi knows her, but she's determined to prove him wrong. So she dutifully goes about managerial tasks for the Judo club and somewhere along the way becomes infatuated with Aoi. Much later, she'll realise he may not have been kidding that he's from her past after all...
Anyway, I would not recommend this manga even for it's artwork. Shoujo like that can be found in Shiiba Nana's and Miyasaka Kaho's work. And personally, Aoi wasn't all that attractive. Maybe this kind of bishie artwork is more likely to appeal to an action/mecha oriented audience. But as far as the romance and shoujo genre go, this was a solid dissapointment of a read. The heartbeat stopping scenes were barely moving and no character development or story advancement really occurs much. You're better off skipping it.read more
Warning: Oresama Ouji is very cliche so please do not even bothering reading it if you're looking for something with a lot of originality.
Story: A girl named Sawa doesn't like judo anymore because it always scared guys off. However, she is forced to deal with it again because she is in a judo club. A guy named, Sumikara, forced her to and he is also the captain of the judo club. Anyway he claims that he knew her from the past and that's when her life becomes sort of off.. Yeah I pretty much rewrote the summary for the story but there wasn't really much else to put for the story.. and if I put anymore it would give a way like everythingl.
Art: The art was cute.. it never really bothered me so uh yeah not much to add to that.
Character: It was pretty rushed how the characters reacted to one another even if they knew each other from the past.. I felt there should of been a bit more getting to know each other instead, but since it's a story of three chapters I guess I really can't complain.
Overall: I think that this is a good short story, and if you're looking for something that'll pass some time and aren't too picky about how things are rushed and uses ideas over and over; you should definitely read this.read more
Very cute, the drawing style really drew me into it (it's so adorable! to me it was very much like Kouga Yuns, of Loveless, art style). This story was pretty unique, as far as I can tell anyways haha, and had a cute love from a jealous-possessive type bisshie and a girl who only wanted to be cute enough for guys to like her. My only problem is the story ends so abrubtly T___T But definately worth the 3 chapters it fills if you're bored and looking around for some oneshots.
The shoujo-lover in me really wanted to believe that this would be an amazing Manga. I like the art style and find that the mangaka has done a good job with drawings... but the way-too-cliched storyline and overly shallow characters really takes away from it.
Storyline: The storyline, as mentioned, is very cliched. There's a girl and a guy, the guy treats the girl as his slave, the slave falls in love with his kind side. It's been done. To death. I found almost no originality in this plot or any of the situations.
Characters: They're unbelievably shallow. Granted that the mangaka was doing her best to give a good storyline in 3 chapters she should have given the main character, Sawa, at least a little more depth. How shallow can the girl be if she fully has the capabilities to fight for herself, yet plays the helpless damsel in distress part for the entire series? This series offended me as a female because it's as if the message was that perfect women are damsels in distress that should never show their own potential and wait for their princes to arrive. What the hell?
Overall I think that the only reason I found to read the series to the end was my appreciation of Aikawa Saki's art-- and boredom. I don't recommend the series for those who want a really moving storyline with interesting characters and such. ... maybe I'm being pessimistic? If all you're looking for is another romantic series to add to your list maybe this is worthwhile reading? It's not deep but the story is still there.read more