Ririko is a hardworking girl who has been performing the role of a mother in her household after the death of her own one when she was five. When her father, a handyman, is stricken with illness and admitted to a hospital, Ririko decides to take up the role of a handyman to help her father's business in his absence. Her first client is a rich teenage boy with high expectations of his helpers. Will she be able to satisfy him?
If you in a mood of reading a shoujo manga, this is the manga you should be reading. It has similar tropes as many other popular manga such as Kaichou wa Maid Sama, Horimiya, and Last Game, but there are several aspects the author implemented that made this manga a bit more enjoyable.
First off, this manga avoids any unnecessary melodrama. Even though the ReRe Hello's plot is almost the same as other romance manga (a rich, young male and a poor, hard-working female falling in love), the story didn't focus on the difficulties of their backgrounds. The manga tends to stay light-hearted and focuses
on growing love between the two MCs.
The characters too were quite different than the usual shoujo characters. The female MC is funny, inspiring, and over-all realistic. She isn't the typical quite, shy girl nor the headstrong, tough girl. Ririko is more composed and levelheaded in many unknown situations that comes in her way. It was a breath of fresh air reading her character after experiencing countless of other shoujo female protagonists. If you are annoyed of the "tsundere" trope or the shy protagonist, I can almost guarantee that you would enjoy Ririko in ReRe Hello.
Now onto the main guy, Minato Suoh. He too isn't exaggerated personality wise. Of course we must have a over-attractive character in a romance manga, and he takes the cake. Minato is indeed the rich, handsome boy who lives alone in an apartment. We are first given the impression that Minato is gentle, but we later discover his true colors. Minato isn't a sadistic jerk, not at all. But he isn't the Prince Charming as he appears to be, and that isn't a flaw. What I appreciate of Minato is that he doesn't play around or gets overly jealous. He is also composed, and he deals with problems without making a big scene or drama.
The artwork is also one of the many reasons I picked up this manga. There are some panels I questioned, but overall, it's nothing to worry about haha.
Even though drama makes a romance manga exciting, the author made sure to have some conflicts to keep it interesting. The obstacles as well as the lightheartedness kept me interested all the way, but ReRe Hello may have utilized the "love rival" a bit too much for my taste.
Overall, I would recommend ReRe Hello to anyone wanting a good romance manga. If you are itching for drama however, I wouldn't read this. But if you want refreshing romance story, then definitely check this out.
"Should I keep it a secret from him? ...No, it's better to be honest."
ReRe Hello does not get nearly enough credit for its unconventional approach to shoujo manga. I am surprised MAL didn't recommend it to me sooner, as it proved to be a rather solid selection from the genre.
The unique aspect of this series comes from the straightforwardness of its leads. My favorite mangas usually boast strong supporting cast, but this was one of a few that relies more heavily on its main characters. Minato and Ririko make a capable couple; she is studious, reliable, domestically talented, and physically strong,
while he is wealthy, loving, and athletic. The obvious criticism here is that they are too far above reproach, and some planned character flaws would make for a more realistic story. Indeed, Minato's pettiness when it comes to his family is never really called out, but this is because the mangaka included such a trite plotline that was inconsistent with the actual character.
But ReRe Hello shines as distinctly different from its shoujo peers whenever a conflict is presented. Rather than tortuous, ongoing misunderstandings between characters, Minato and Ririko show themselves to have strong communication skills and demonstrate resolve in figuring things out. Have you ever rolled your eyes at how a character will be "determined" to follow a course of action, only to have some other character convince them otherwise within the same chapter? You don't have to deal with that in this manga. Of course there are still small complications or misunderstandings (to keep the story alive), but you won't find yourself tearing out your hair at the main girl's timidity or lack of confidence, and you won't have to justify any cruel behavior on behalf of the main guy.
It's a casual manga. Most of the settings are altogether normal (i.e. no plane-chasing sequences or diving into rivers). Even Minato's wealthiness doesn't become a barrier between the two, which is such a relief in this genre.
I recommend it for a light, weekend read!
ReRe Hello is a cute, refreshing shoujo manga with surprisingly considerate, normal, but still lovable characters.
The plot is really promising: Ririko lost her mother when she was 5, therefore she has to take care of her father and her younger brother. Minato the male protagonist has the same loss and a broken relationship with his father. There is a huge distance in their financial and social position, but still a slowly growing relationship starts between them.
Despite of the really dramatic background, Rere Hello doesn't want to be more, than an entertaining shoujo manga without any real dramatic moments. The problems and situations of
the first 20 chapters are typical shoujo moments without any new or really surprising turns. To tell the truth, I could bear with more drama and I wanted to know more about Minato's background, but maybe in the future. Fortunately the story doesn't have any exaggerated comedy - however, it has a lot of funny moments, mainly with Ririko.
Characters: It is the point where I can strongly recommend this manga to shoujo fans. Ririko is a really outstanding female protagonist - she is kind, considerate and (really important) she is composed. Whenever she faces with a new situation or feeling she tries to understand it and give a proper answer. No crying, no tantrums. And what about Minato? Well, he is kind and handsome :) The supporting characters are typical shoujo figures - I cannot say any special of their their contribution (although, I really like Hata).
The art is very nice, similar to the leading shoujo manga's (Ao haru ride, Hirunaka) style - I really liked it.
Altogether, Rere Hello is an entertaining shoujo manga with really lovable characters and artwork, with a promising plot and with the chance to see more dramatic moments. If you like shoujo, you should definitelly give it a try!
ReRe Hello is a good story. But I really expected more from it. It's that type of shoujo where u have to wait 20 chapters for confession and it was really annoying. The plot is so promising, but there's no drama and not much comedy either. MCs are ordinary, without special characteristics. Story is sweet and cute on it's own way, but I was too annoyed that I had to wait so long that I can't even feel it's cuteness.
Art is good.
So, for me this manga was boring to read. I couldn't get attached to characters.
If you're ok with so stretched plot, with classic
shoujo elements than you might like it.