Yukihara Mutsuki has a strange ability: the ability to understand peoples' feelings. However, usually she acts as a normal girl who is looking for love. One day, Mutsuki meets with a boy who sat beside her in a train by chance. Can this be... the destined meeting?? Mutsuki thinks like that is! (Source: Shoujo Crusade)
It's hard to really pin down this manga. It's a very shoujo-centric sort, with a lot of emphasis on romance, and slightly girlish, immature-looking art. If you're looking for a cute, sweet story with a few hilarious moments, go for it, but the story's mostly only there as a framework to hold up the romance.
Which is the main failing of this manga. I feel that a lot of the story potential was wasted. The whole concept of Joker cards, while a little out of the blue, was intruiging, and there was so much potential for backstory with the Kaichou (what IS his name?), the vice
president, the reason they're even into all this, how they found out about it, the origin of their powers... seriously.
Also, what is with the ears? The ears..? And then they had ears? What? (Lampshaded by the protagonist's "An instant cosplay device?")
That isn't to say, though, that I didn't enjoy the story. It was great; just short enough to not overwhelm me with it's failings, just long enough to do things properly. The protagonist especially was a fun sort; it's not often an absolute airhead endears herself to me, but she had such a knack for bringing silly humour into a situation, I couldn't help but like her. She was irretrieveably
naive, too, but that was part of the charm; and she wasn't a helpless, pretty doll, thank goodness.
The Kaichou was a tsundere, but I suppose he can't help it.
Finally, if you choose to read it online, the scanlation quality isn't all that great. I did find the snippets of untranslated Malay in the last chapter absolutely hilarious, though, just for being there.
Nice plot, nice story, but there's something missing in this manga, the way they found the jokers.... I don't know, perhaps with two or three more chapters the story would be much better, a little bit more solid. It's like you were walking next a river looking for stones and you found one stone by three quarter step.
Where to begin... The serialization demonstrated a lot of potential, but due to the shortness, it seemed too rushed for my taste. The development of the characters was fair enough, I suppose, but it focuses more on romance than suitable for it. Cute read, short story.