Yukimi is her real name but everyone calls her Bambi. She is the student discipline committee member who locks students out of the school if they're a minute late but herself sneaks cigarette breaks on the roof. Lone wolf (Dhole, Asiatic wild dog) transfer student Tetsu (everyone pronounces it Tooru) Nagasawa who hops the fence after she locks it and breaks her cigarette in half when he finds her on the roof, yet he is a super nice guy to a mother and baby on the train. Bambi already has a boyfriend but will the wolf steal her heart?
If you are asking to yourself something like "should i read this manga?" or "this manga doesn't look very interesting" "its a little cliche?" please listen to me. This manga is beautiful, i really changed me a lot because the characters are so mature and they went through a lot. Yukimi is an incredible protagonist just like Tetsu, they really deserved to be happy and i'm glad they are. You will enjoy this manga? Yes. You will feel happy? Yes. You will cry? A lot. Besides of that, you finish this manga with a smile in your face, with a good sensation. Please give it
This is my first review. I have never written one before, but now I'm feeling that I need to do it because this story is amazing.
It's a shoujo and, obviously, it has some cliché events but anyway this story is different from the majority of shoujo stories. I just loved it and read in a day.
To me, Bambi to Dhole is better than many other famous manga, and it deserved a better note. Because of this, I decided to write this review. I really enjoyed the characters development, the way that they get maturity and become able to deal with their problems.
The story is not
long and much less not tiring, it's possible to enjoy reading from beginning to end.
What I liked the most about this story was, in fact, the subject. To this day, I haver ever not read any shoujo with a theme at least similar to this. I really had the feeling of reading something new. It's worth reading.
At first glance, Bambi to Dhole is an incredibly stereotypical shoujo. You have a two-faced main heroine who acts super sweet on the outside but is actually kind of rude, and a male lead who appears to be a "lone-wolf" on the outside but is actually incredibly sweet and caring. However, it quickly evolved into something much more meaningful and mature than your typical high school romance. The emphasis on family and feeling like you belong is reminiscent of Taiyou no Ie (House of Light) and as a whole works to make the story incredibly moving.
The story on its own is relatively forgettable: you have
an outwardly sweet girl, Tobe "Bambi" Yukimi, who disguises her feelings, and a semi-aggressive guy, Nagasawa Tetsu, who turns out to be a huge family-guy. It is revealed early on in the story that Yukimi is adopted and therefore doesn't feel as though she fits in around her family, and Tetsu is actually father to a 3 year-old son, Raichi. These elements could quickly send a story astray if undeveloped, but Bambi to Dhole really develops each aspect of the plot in spite of its brevity. The story moves quickly though realistically, and helps to develop themes of change and belonging while remaining enjoyable and interesting.
However, where Bambi to Dhole really shines is in character development. For a short manga of only 21 chapters, it is incredibly surprising to find characters that grow as much as Yukimi and Tetsu. Yukimi in particular started off as incredibly obnoxious to me, however I was soon surprised with her maturity and determination to change. Her character transcends many shoujo cliches, such as being indecisive or avoidant, and she handles her problems realistically which makes her all the more relatable. Although she undoubtedly does cry a pretty decent amount, it's always believable. She changes to tackle her issues with her friends and Tetsu by talking to them straight-out, so many problems that would have become nothing but sources for drama in other shoujos here only serve to develop her character further. As a result, by the end of the manga, Yukimi has become incredibly relatable and admirable in comparison to her old self. Much of this change is attributed to the presence of Tetsu, who serves as a kind of anchor for Yukimi and serves as a caring presence who encourages her to talk about her feelings more. In the process, Tetsu also develops, moving on from his past love and accepting the changes that come his way.
The relationships between the characters are equally developed, most notably being with Tetsu, Yukimi, their friends, and their families. As the series progresses, Yukimi starts to open up to her friends more, and the friendship they display is really touching and it feels very real. Although they may display jealousy or momentary anger, they always accept one another for each's faults and make up with a hug. Yukimi also starts to open up to her family, allowing them to see parts of her character that she normally would have covered up with a smile. Tetsu shows similar developments: he quickly becomes friends with the class and cherishes Raichi. He also ends up moving on from his past love, learning to accept and live with his feelings while falling in love with Yukimi. THe relationship between Yukimi and Tetsu is incredibly touching because it starts out as so much more than just romance (in fact, I almost wished it had stayed just a friendship sometimes) and they just really helped one another to grow.
One minor complaint would just be the art and the style of the manga. There were a lot of flashbacks, some of which seemed awkwardly placed, and the art was relatively generic. However, these flaws were far overshadowed by the complexity of the characters and the plot.
In conclusion, Bambi to Dhole shows incredible maturity and development when addressing themes of family and acceptance. As Yukimi and Tetsu grow, they learn so much about one another and the people around them, and manage to open up to the important people in their lives and each other. The story was shown in a very realistic way, in spite of the mature ideas of child parenting and being an orphan which have sometimes been abused in other manga. As a whole, Bambi to Dhole really managed to positively develop the relationship between two relatively broken people in a way that helped them to not only to accept themselves but also allow everyone else the same opportunity.
This is my first review. I honestly didn't plan on writing anything but I saw the score this manga has and I think it deserves better.
This is probably one of my favorite manga, and I know that's a bold claim. Not because the story is super original or the characters are something else, but because it feels really human.
From reading the synopsis I totally didn't expect such a mature view on the topics the manga deals with. I thought it would just be a cliché love story about a girl and a boy that just so happens to have a kid.
the mangaka dealt with complex themes as teenage parenthood and being an orphan is just flawless, and the inclusion of them wasn't just a cliché plot device. The way the plot grows around the teenage parenthood instead of in spite of it is specially worth mentioning. It never felt as if Tetsu being a dad was an afterthought just for the novelty of it. I also really enjoyed how one of the principal focuses is how you shouldn't be afraid to show your real self to the people you love. This isn't a story that only focuses on romance, it's a story about family, having to grow up fast and where you fit into the world.
The characters develop in a natural and believable way and they slowly win you over. They are incredibly mature for a shoujo manga and it's a great change of scenery not having to read through chapter upon chapter of the same misunderstanding because the characters don't know how to talk without being vague and assuming stuff.
It's totally a shoujo with a josei feel to it. This manga is sweet and short, but at the same time it gives you the closure you need. The ending may feel a bit rushed but it doesn't leave you feeling like something's missing, and I really appreciate that in a manga. It ends just where it needs to end.