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Synonyms: Haji-Otsu., Hajimete no Otsukiai., First Time Romance
Japanese: はじおつ。


Type: Manga
Volumes: 5
Chapters: 33
Status: Finished
Published: Sep 24, 2010 to Mar 24, 2014
Genres: Comedy Comedy, Romance Romance, Slice of Life Slice of Life
Theme: School School
Authors: Unohana, Tsukasa (Story & Art)


Score: 7.381 (scored by 58055,805 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #34992
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1049
Members: 13,264
Favorites: 141

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Himari Ashihara has always attended all-girls schools. Because of this, she has virtually no experience with men and thus is unable to understand or deal with them at all. Her friends, Shuuko Tokiwa and Yae Kashino, decide the best way for her to overcome her problem is to confess to someone.

Gathering her courage, Himari asks Satoru Kai, a boy she crosses paths with while walking to school, out on a date by the river. To her shock, Satoru accepts. Unsure and taken aback, Himari makes a deal with her friends: if he shows up at the riverbank, she will continue dating him—and if he is not there, she is allowed to apologize and say she has mistaken him for another person. Anxiously waiting at their meeting place, she is surprised when Satoru makes an appearance, marking the beginning of Himari's first ever relationship.

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Mar 24, 2018
Ginorin (All reviews)
Other reviews will probably give you a good idea of how the manga is so I'll take a slightly different approach.

If you want to see an example of GOOD supporting characters and good friends, read HajiOtsu.

The story itself isn't anything to boast about, but it feels nice to read a manga where the MC has a great pair of friends who aren't just helping him forward but also looking out for him and for each other.

That, coupled with the sweet story and great art will definitely result in a nice read anywhere, anytime. Can't say I will re-read, but can't say I don't want read more
Feb 21, 2017
wildape (All reviews)
this is the first time i reviewing something solely because i want it, well i just finished it and the way to describe the story was.... so sweeet, diabetes symptom alert.

the story is about a girl who fear to all male because she always think that boys/male are frightening creature that always eat from rice cooker, crush her hand if they hold it and other many bad image about boys that she has. then her friend tell her to try overcome her phobia simply by just confessing to strange boy out there. so she remember a guy who she always pass by in her way read more
Oct 8, 2017
kenichishinichi (All reviews)
Honestly this manga is one of the best romantic-comedy manga I have ever read. It doesn't contain any "fan service ecchi effect" and love triangle or NTR. It is about two couples dating while Himari, the main heroine, sort out her feelings because she just ask Satoru, the main hero, out to fix her fear of men and as a test of courage. What I love in this manga is not only the interaction between them but also their interaction between their friends especially when their friends are giving them some advice. Also the best thing in this manga is again that there is read more
Jan 5, 2019
Eliasmon (All reviews)
Story: 7

I always try to read every romance manga that appears on my way, doing so I have read a ton of "clichés".

This is not a bad thing at all, they are called clichés because they work just fine.

This story is just as basic as it can get, girl doesnt have any idea of how to talk to boys, she then meets a boy and she starts to experience love.

The story works fine, and with the artwork it really excells the embarrassment of the characters which I find quite cute.

Art: 9

Dammit, everything its cute in this manga, girls blushing, boys blushing, it looks extremely good.

Overall: read more

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