Yamate Midori is a 15 year-old girl and is very much a tomboy. One day Midori meets a boy called Hino Tsukasa, who came to the island she lives on for a holiday. He teaches her to play soccer and she falls in love with the sport. Midori is inspired by Tsukasa and continues to play soccer in hopes that they would meet again someday. When they do meet again Tsukasa does something unforgivable. Determined to defeat Tsukasa on the soccer field Midori enrolls in an all boy high school.
This is my first time writing a review so I will try my best. Out of all the mangas I have read so far this was the most touching one of them all. The ending was not quite what I wished for but it touches me the most. The story has great character development and some cute comedy scenes, I intially though it was going to be a tipical "love over heads" manga, but as the story goes on it was quite realistic. I strongly encourage everyone to read till the end as the ending. At the end it really shows how much love is
and can be and why I found this manga so good was mainly the character of Hino Tsukasa which made me so touched and proud of him.
This anime should not be overlooked, from its heated romance, lovable characters and amazing comedy scenes. When i first came across this anime i thought it was just going to be another overrated anime with stupid romance scenes and childish comedy but i was completly wrong in everyway the romance is anything but stupid it has a mature side to it and also a very touching side as well and the comedy is just outstanding i fell out of my chair many times and had to even re-read some chapters because it was so romantic and funny that you just couldent get enough plus the
mix of gender bender and sports fit in perfectly this manga has it all and i would reccomend it to anyone even if your not into sports and gender benders 10/10
Hope you enjoy Uwasa no midori-kun!!
Story: a believable and realistic story that everyone can related to a little, whether its the competitiveness, the forgiveness, the love, etc! I really enjoyed the story!
Art: As usual the art was beautiful! And hilarious at the same time, which I love!
Characters: this was the best part of this manga. The characters were good strong characters. Midori was a strong and beautiful female character who held her own and who could beat up guys when threatened. But inside she has feelings and love and I truly admired her. Her childhood friend was also complex. He loves Midori but has a hard outer shell, much
like Midori, so he's deemed not very nice. And the guy who fell in love with Midori was an embarrassed 15 year old boy who was also complex but was bold enough to stand up for the girl he loves.
Enjoyement: Truly loved this manga and its going on my favorites pile! I thought the love was really cute and it had me rooting for both guys, which I kinda hated because my heart was split as to which guy I liked better. In the end I went with the faithful loving guy who was kind from the start. I also enjoyed the humor in it because it just made me laugh out loud and I truly enjoyed it!
And so overall a well deserved 10! It wasn't like an shoujo manga where the girl can't stand up for herself and the guy always came in to the rescue. There was some of that but who doesn't love a bit of heroic male influence in a manga?! The strong characters added to the manga and the good story really helped the manga move a long in a fluent way. The art was beautiful and brilliant and this mangaka was definitely one of my favorites! As was the manga!
So... some time ago there was a lot of hype around Go Ikeyamada's other series - Moe Kare. And because I'm such a nonconformist I didn't want to read it, but the author still caught my attention. After looking up what the deal was with Moe Kare and deciding that I really won't be reading it, I skimmed over Suki desu Suzuki-kun and went to read Uwasa no Midori-kun.
Now you're probably asking yourself, isn't this series the same? Well... yes, kind of. It has the usual shoujo clichés:
Tomboy but innocent girl. (check)
The love interest is the MC's childhood friend that later does something horrible
to her because the world shaped him to be cruel, but he still has a soft side - and he recovers said soft side as the story progresses. (check)
There is a second love interest who is really nice, albeit a little dubious, but we all know the MC won't choose him. (check)
The MC disguising herself as a boy, so that she can attend an all male hugh school. (check)
And so on...