Komaki Matsuzawa, a mysterious girl who keeps writing "return to her home star" on the paper of her study of career every time. Hiroka Souma, who is the most beautiful girl in the school, and who is also as cold as "tundra". Yukisada Tamura, who is a boy, and who got to make strenuous efforts with rushing around in circle by such two a-bit-wire girls. This is the story of an ordinary boy and two cute girls' amusing twinging moments of love, in the seasons rushes through like comet.
There are 4 side story chapters throughout the series. 1 in volume 1, 1 in volume 2, and 2 in the last volume.
Watashitachi no Tamura-kun (Our Dear Tamura-kun) is a sappy Slice of Life, Romance, Comedy, Drama that has the characteristic love triangle set-up, but it can be really absorbing and unpredictable.
Just like with your average romance manga of this calibre, the story is told from the point of view of your ordinary teenager named Yukisada Tamura. He becomes romantically involved with two very different girls, during two separate points in his school life and this eventually becomes a problem as the two separate relationships converge. The way the story’s told is rather captivating, because the reader follows the experiences of the protagonist. Seeing how he becomes acquainted with each girl, gets to know them and then learns of their troubled lives. Though for such a short manga this certainly went off to a slow start and it didn’t really pick up until the end of the 1st volume. Nevertheless the lack of clichés certainly makes for a great romantic story. That’s what I would like to say however the increasingly sappy romance did lead to an unsatisfactory anti-climax, of a conclusion.
When it comes to the characters, this manga undoubtedly has a great bunch although I have mixed feelings about the protagonist. Sure Yukisada is a normal guy who can act like both an upstanding guy and a total jackass; however his fickle attitude tends to get a bit annoying from time to time. Then there are the perplexing girls: Komaki Matsuzawa who initially felt like a real weirdo & Hiroka Souma who came across as a cold-hearted bitch. What makes them the more interesting has to be the narrative style of writing, because you’ll learn more about them through our protagonist’s perspective.
Well even with such an above average story and characters, the artwork for this manga is rather average. Strangely enough it is the scenery that stood out to me and not the characters, which were quite roughly drawn on the other hand the rough style did help in portraying the characters’ erratic thought patterns.
Overall Watashitachi no Tamura-kun is an absorbing narrative of the romantically inexperienced protagonist, his trials of romance and the hardships that come with it. It’s easy to become totally absorbed from witnessing these experiences, though I had a slight problem with how overdramatic the characters tend to get. It’s quite odd how such a guy ended up with the two cute girls, but the circumstances that got them together are what made the story interesting in the first place. People who enjoy ‘shipping’ would certainly like this romantic set-up, because your favourite heroine may constantly change as you progress. Personally I was pleased with the outcome but disappointed with the anti-climatic conclusion. read more
Watashitachi no Tamura-kun is a light comedy/romance manga about Yukisada Tamura and his relationship with 2 girls in his life, Komaki Matsuzawa and Hiroka Souma. Read the synopsis for more details, :P
The mangaka does an excellent job delivering the story from beginning to end. Watashitachi no Tamura-kun is short and simple, yet has powerful, realistic characters that you can relate to.
The story is simple and satisfying. There are no intricate branches of plot or created plot holes. This is a straightforward, romantic story about a small love triangle and the feelings associated with such things. Nothing great by itself, but with great character interactions and development, and many lighthearted scenes, it fits Watashitachi no Tamura-kun perfectly.
The art is drawn in a light, casual style. The backgrounds and characters are drawn very well, and I have nothing to criticize. The mangaka did an excellent job.
Overall, Watashitachi no Tamura-kun was a very enjoyable read, and I definitely recommend checking this 20-chaptered manga out!read more
The story is quite good, in that the two female main chracters both have their respective deep problems, and the involvement of the male main character, who helps them get on with their lives despite those problems, along with help from side characters in the story.
The 4 side stories are also pretty good, and the 3rd extra chapter: Secret Melancholy was especially enjoyable, with some trademark terms from the original 20 chapter story.
The story was good in its description of sad events, but soemhow lack sophistication in the consequences of the sad events.
For example, not much was shed on how Masazuka lived her life after she left Takuma and after her grandmother died. I would have thought that more scenes could shed her feelings and thoughts at the time, but instead when she met Takuma again it was as if those stuff were not important to her at all, although she had mentioned she missed Takuma jogging with her before she left for a long time.
And the part where Masuzuka's postcard was too soon imo, there never was much progress between the other 2 main characters to have that much of an impact on.
Nicely drawn, could understand most panels as well.
Like I mentioned in the story category, the characters were not defined that well. Although Masazuka's past and weird words (about the moon and such) were explained well, I didn't get much of her personality, same goes for the other characters.
The main story was quite enjoyable, but I think the extra chapters were a little more enjoyable. I enjoyed the romance scenes, as well as the slice of life parts.
It's worth a read if you like romance mangas, but the ending is a quite ambiguous. Overall, it is a good read though.
I do feel kind of unsatisfied that there is sort of a "waiting" aspect to Masazuka's and Takuma's love... and that it seems like they have a lot of time to waste, assuming that feelings will stay the same and no unfortunate events will happen.
A recommendation to this series would be Toradora!, since they are both from the same author and both have similar genres. read more
Really everyone that likes a good romance story should read this! Really! The plot is not complex or anything, but the way the mangaka tell it, is just so amazing that it can get everyone to cry. The character development was really good, they overcome difficult situations and learn wit their mistakes. I had an amazing time reading this manga, while reading the last chapter, I eventually caught myself in tears because of the story. It's really amazing, and my score for this manga is a solid 10. Anyway, I recommend this for every single people that like Romance+School Life+Shounen. Thanks and I hope you guys enjoyed my review (Ps.: Sorry if there are any mistakes in the text, I tried to put my feelings into words after reading this.).read more