I was hesitant to write a review for this series of one-shot because no one really... appreciates (or likes) my reviews. Ha-ha. Oh well, here goes nothing. Haters gonna hate.
The stories aren't exactly 'bitter' as referred to in the title. Some may cause you to be a little teary but they aren't too sad.
Story 1: Butterfly Cloud
The first story was the most heart wrenching one out of the six and because of this it stood out. This story, in my opinion, also had a great story line that was refreshing compared to the typical shoujo manga.
The characters in this story change tremendously and so does their individual feeling for one another. (Almost cried in this one)
Story 2: Racing Queen, by IZUMI Kaneyoshi
This was my least favourite story out of the 6. At times it was confusing to follow the story and the characters transformation to who they really are go from 0 to extreme and they were annoying at times. I also wasn't fond of the art. However, it is still worth the read.
Story 3: English Garden, by SAKURAKOUJI Kanoko
I really enjoyed this story. At first I found it a little confusing however by the end of the story everything was crystal clear. The manga, I found, was a little predictable but all in all very cute. I loved the main girl characters attitude and progression throughout the story in understanding her feelings towards other characters. (Almost cried in this one)
Story 4: Pure White Anniversary, by AYASE Riu:
Cute but predictable. The love between two people that were the exact opposite was sweet and adorable. The art wasn't too shabby but sadly, no hot bishies... However, I did find this manga funny.
Story 5: The Coffee Shop that Ends Unrequited Love, by ADACHI Keiko
This story is about a girl called Rui and one thing that stands out about her is that she is always late. But when she met Shiyouta she fell in love with him and because of this she tries not to be late anymore...
I thought this story was too cute! The art was decent and the story line wasn't that predictable. I think it was one of my favourites. What made me love this manga was that I thought the character development of the main couple was just right. It was too slow and boring and it wasn't too extreme.
Story 6: Great Waiters?, by WASHIO Mie
Enjoyable. Sweet. Funny. Bishies. Cute. Art = Nice. And I found the ending contained a little twist that I found really touching and made me love it even more.
But overall, all one-shots are recommended with and I give it two thumbs up!