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.
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
to school who once pick her key chain by chance. she mustered the courage and confessed to him but surprisingly she got accepted by the boy. so it's begin their first, cute, sweet, awkward love story... the story was focus mainly on how the two of them act to each other and get the advice from their friends... since it's their first experience going out with someone. no love triangle, no bullshit drama, no intervention, no depressing situation, only the pure first love story from two highschooler
it's not only from girl perspective, it also from the guy perspective which is very much similar with the girl perspective(about the shyness and how to act as a couple).
i could say its seinen with much shoujo feeling yet still have shounen type romance feeling too.
the feeling really similar when i watch ore monogatari and working. really recommend for sweet romance lover
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
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
no NTR or love triangle which is very unique for a manga where there are a group of girls and boys.
Well there is something that bothers me in most of the romantic happy ending manga, the last chapter will always end in a way the problem is fixed and they live happily ever after, this made me somehow unsatisfied and I think it is more satisfying if the last chapter is where they will put all good ideas for happy ending (such as getting Married or having children).
Nonetheless this is a Masterpiece it will make you laugh and feel excited romantically.
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