Kako, a 16-year-old high school girl, goes to a mixer pretending to be 22. While there, she meets Kouta who at first has a very intimidating aura. But once he saves her from an awkward situation, she wants to know more about him as does he. That is until he finds out she isn't 22. The next day Kako runs into him again, but this time he's working as a police officer. Kako still wants to get closer to Kouta, but he isn't interested...or is he?
This is one of those mangas that is definitely hit or miss. I personally liked it but that will have to be decided by you all! Also at the time of my writing this there are currently only 6 chapters out so take that as you will.
Stuff the summary doesn't tell you that you should know:
High Schooler, Kako falls for a guy at an adult party. Later one the next day she finds hes a police officer who lives and works remarkably close to her home. She decides to go forward with a relationship with him but he insists on space because he doesn't want to disgrace the Police Department.
Story - 7:
While the story seems a lot like an ironic twist on a teacher romance there are some interesting differences. The Police officer is actually responsible about the whole thing. He flat out denies her twice before finally coming to the conclusion that since it is again the law to date her he will marry her, a practice that is legal in Japan (I looked it up y'all ) This is a pretty time worn path but for me it doesn't detract from the story because its what the author decided to do with the path that makes it mediocre or fantastic. It's the interesting twist on the usual student- teacher relationship that makes me love it. I guess I just have a soft spot for police romances.
Art - 7:
The art isn't anything too special, it mirrors many other shojo styles as of recent years. That doesn't make it any better or worse, it just means that you won't be reading this manga for the art.
Character - 7:
The characters are also nothing too far out of the ordinary, the manga characters resemble that of Faster than a Kiss and Tayou no Ie. A quirky girl with not too much sense with a responsible, adult -like, and serious love interest. They even threw in the classic 'scary face when tired' troop. However, this too does not seem like a huge draw back, I personally love watching characters with that type of relationship so while many may not like these types of characters, I still find them rather lovable.
Enjoyment - 9:
This is where P to JK shines I think. It is hilarious. There are not many manga that will make me laugh out loud but this series love to play with the expected roles a lot making for a humerus story. Even the way he proposes is so sudden and ridiculous I just loved it!
Overall - 8:
While I personally gave this manga a higher score, given the use of typical tropes I give it a lower score but this is truly a series that is worth a read weather you think you'll like it or not because the comedy is where it really shines. If your not into comedy based off its common tropes and prefer a unique character, this might not be the manga for you, but for me, I loved it stereotypes an all. read more
This shoujo manga is about a female protagonist who falls in love with a local police officer in her city after meeting him at a mixer posing as a twenty-two-year-old with her friend. Although the feelings appear mutual, he rejects her when he later discovers she is considerably underaged and is still in high school. After she protects him in a fight, stepping in and taking a hit from a gun to the head, he finally admits his feelings, but he realizes the only way for them to be together is by marrying. After marrying, the rest of the story follows their domestic lives and unique relationship.
In my personal opinion, the art is well-rendered. While at first I didn't like the art, especially the way the male protagonist was drawn especially concerning his hair, I later found myself actually liking the artwork. Like all mangas, different art and styles can always be a little surprising at first somehow, but this art was actually a pleasant surprise!
In terms of character development, this manga is especially strong. I like the personalities developed immediately in the first volume. The heroine is not a wimp, and I really struggle to get through mangas with wimpy characters, and I have read all five, and going on six, of the manga installments, so that's is saying something in regards to the heroine of the story. The male is a little less developed for me, but he is later fleshed out in the upcoming volumes after the first.
This is where I start to have troubles with this manga, but most are eliminated after the first volume, so that is the good news. First, I honestly felt the story was only supposed to be one volume. I say this because everything is neatly tied up in the final chapter of the first volume by the characters marrying. And also, speaking of marrying, I thought this was an extremely unrealistic solution to their not being able to have a proper relationship. The characters know each other so very little and rush into marriage too fast. I personally think rushing into the marriage also releases a lot of the good tension developed in those first few chapters, and I would have liked the tension to last a little bit longer. In terms of the plot after the first volume of the manga, I give a thumbs up though! It turns out to still be very interesting!
I recommend this manga. I'm already looking forward to the next chapter! Though the manga has its imperfections, most do, and it's all pretty subjective anyway. I hope everyone has as much fun reading this shoujo manga as I did!read more