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
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 and that is the chapter will always end wherein 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 wherein they will put all good ideas for happy ending while the part where the problem is fixed is in second to the last chapter.
Nonetheless this is a Masterpiece it will make you laugh and feel excited romantically.
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
Hajiotsu is that one manga that you will have trouble putting into words.
The romance is just too cute, like seriously. I grin in every chapter, and frankly, I creep myself out.
The story is something to notice, some may say that the premise isn't very original (it was for me) but the execution and to what I've read so far...SO GOOD!!! I can't help but fangirl over here (though I'm a boy). It keeps me involved even though a lot of the story is just one of those chapter by chapter events.
The art is very much to my liking, it's very cute (I wish I could
draw in that style, or draw at all haha).
The characters here are pretty well developed, though rather slowly. It's fun to see the main girl throughout the story as she runs into cute little problems and makes you want to say "aww." The main boy starts to be shown a little later than the girl, his thought process and such, but he is an enjoyable character who compliments the girl well.
And as to personal enjoyment...well I did give this a 10 overall due to my personal enjoyment, so yeah it was pretty good.
Currently, the manga is complete but is only translated up to chapter 22 (at the time of this review), I don't know if I'll be able to survive the wait.
Disclaimer: The manga listed in this article contain dangerous quantities of sweetness. We here at MyAnimeList are concerned for our reader’s safety, and strongly recommend seeking treatment for diabetes after reading any of these titles.