I will try to not ramble, but I always feel like I need to leave a long involved review for things- which I know is not necessary- but it still ends up like that.
It was short- but fun. However if you don't know the characters from Kimi Ni Todoke or Aozora Yell I can't recommend it. I didn't know the female characters, but I wasn't felt feeling lost because I knew Pin and Tooru from Kimi Ni Todoke.
I think someone who, like me, has only seen one of the 2 parent manga, can get the gist of what's happening.
It's not complicated, really easy to
understand and made me interested in Aozora Yell- where I wasn't interested before. I haven't started reading it yet- so no idea if I'll like-it, but the main thing is it made me look at Aozora Yell again where I had already written it off since to me it sounded boring.
I have no complaints with the story- if it was a stand alone with no parent stories, then that would be another story all together- it would be too short, too this or too that but it's not so I'm not worrying about that.
If you know either Aozora Yell or Kimi ni Todoke's artwork you'll feel comfortable. As I stated above, I did not know Aozora Yell.
But I do know another manga by it's mangaka- that one is called Koukou Debut. So I am familiar with the art style of that mangaka.
That being said, the art of both the mangaka blends well in this. Their styles match so well that someone unfamiliar with their works who might see the manga but for whatever reason doesn't see the author's names, they might think it was one person.
It's a seamless blend.
AsI stated above- I don't know the characters from Aozora Yell yet- so I can't say much for them, other than the fact that as someone who doesn't know them, they were funny and fairly likable right off the bat. They made me interested in Aozora Yell.
As for the ones from Kimi ni Todoke. They were fantastic, I love Pin, he's one of my favorite characters. He was displaying more of his funny rather than his serious side here. I actually like him best when he shows both at the same time. But he was still fun to watch. As for Tooru- I haven't seen enough of him in the kimi ni todoke manga to get a good feel for him, I don't hate him or like him. But he was very amusing here too in he last page or so, I loved the reaction to him from the girls from Aozora Yell.
I enjoyed it a great deal more than I expected given that I am familiar with only 2 of the 4 characters in it and it's only 8 pages long. I would have liked it more if it was a bit longer, but I can't have everything.
I think anyone who knows either one or both the main manga series will like this. Even if you only know one, I think it's a quick, funny thing to read, adds some more depth to the stories and is easy for those who know the main series to understand.