If you like your romances short, cute, and sweet, then you'll have a hard time doing better than Hitorimi Haduki-san to.
Story (9): The high school-aged sister of a twenty-something OL who has never dated anyone before sets her up with one of the sister's classmates. Thus begins the whirlwind romance of Haduki and Yukimaru, two people who have no idea what they are doing. It's a fast-paced story, focusing mostly on the two of them trying to sort out their feelings for each other. But it's just so darn cute and sweet.
Art (7): The artwork looks more shoujo than shounen, but it works... for the most part. It's a fairly minimalist style, but the character designs were pretty consistent and the backgrounds were just enough. The only problem was Yukimaru's hair-loss problem wasn't always drawn very well.
Character (8): Haduki is a great character. Insecure and childish, but desperately trying to be a grown-up. Yukimaru has an interesting back-story... but it's told almost entirely in one chapter, and feels rushed. As a result, his character is a bit under-developed. Haduki's sister and co-workers, meanwhile, are all great; all of them are rooting for the main character, but they also all have their own problems and insecurities.
Enjoyment (9): I started smiling in chapter one, and didn't stop until the manga was over. Heck, I can't think back about it without smiling. What more do you want?
Overall (9): My only problem with this manga was that it wasn't longer; not because it felt incomplete, but because I loved the characters so much that I wanted to spend more time with them. As I said in the beginning, if you like your romances short, cute, sweet, and melodrama free, then this is the manga to read.read more
*Might contain spoilers, I donno. Trust me I write this every time, but just be on on the lookout. I might overlook something and have a spoiler, so sorry ahead of the time.*
I loved this story, although it wasn't something drastically different from a average shoujo manga or romance manga, it set it's self apart by the atmosphere and pace the story takes.
A younger boy and older lady fall in love, the love itself is cute, and embarrassing. I was even a part of this manga and I felt my face heat over some of the parts in this. The only thing this story was really missing was the average conflict's romance books/mangas/animes have. Which I really like'd about it, due to it not having much conflict it kept it's innocent feel.
Wasn't ground breaking, however it was like a shoujo more than a shounen, which doesn't mean much since it looked appealing no matter what.
Character: 10 (Sorry I had to give it a 10, I loved the MC's so much.)
The character development throughout this manga was great, you see them grow alone as well as together to better themselves. It gave a realistic view of someone going through a first love, no matter what age they were.
Haduki-san grew so much in the short time showing her internal conflicts and much more.
Yukimaru grew out of his shell, and it just made me want to give him a high-five.
Overall Enjoyment: 9.5
Like I said above, I had a red face almost the full time reading. (Not saying much though because I get embarrassed easily.) But this manga was great, I loved the lightheartedness it had, it kept a somewhat quick pace, but didn't jump to fast. If you need something to lighten your dark heart from watching a horror anime, or reading something heart breaking, this manga is right up your ally!
(p.s: this manga may give you one of these three things: a heart, soul, or red face with a huge stupid smile. enjoy!) read more