The story of the comedy manga revolves around Yuuji Yugami and Chihiro Watanuki, who sit next to each other in class. Unfortunately for Chihiro, the transfer student Yūji is weird... extremely weird. Even though he's the ace of the baseball club, he hasn't adapted to the club at all. He also stands apart from the rest of the class, but seems completely satisfied with being alone.
Yugami-kun ni wa Tomodachi ga Inai/ Yugami doesn't have any friends. 8/10
This manga made me laugh quite a lot, so I thought I should write a review to bring some attention to it ^^
We meet Yugami through Chihiro who just moved to a new city and is a transfer student at Yugamis school. At first glance he seems to be really nice and helpful, but that impression doesn't last very long. They both not only end up in the same class, Chihiro also sits next to him now. She tries to become friends with him but her attempts are shattered by him either saying something weird, rude or simply ignoring her, although it's not really his intention which makes those situations really funny (for example 'could you please eat somewhere else, I don't want to to be seen eating with you'). Most students in class try to avoid Yugami (hence the title) because of his eccentric behavior, and warn Chi not to get too close to the weirdo, but Yugami is absolutely fine with it. He turns out to be the schools baseball ace, and baseball is the only thing he actually likes, next to precisely planning his days. The baseball team doesn't necessarily like him (nobody knows what's going on in his head), but they need him to win games, so bare with him.
Chihiro watches some baseball matches and later starts helping out the female manager, hoping she could become friends with her. But at the same time she has to deal with bizarre Yugami, who tries giving her ridiculous life advises, telling her she should try harder at finding friends, stating theories and opinions (which are sometimes surprisingly good) when no one around him wants to hear them, but because of that he actually starts talking more and more with others. We just follow Yugami's life and all the challenges he has to overcome, like friendship, love letters and baseball. But self centered Yugami has good sides showing up as well, whenever he sees that Chi is having trouble he's trying to help her out, well by giving silly advises and buying rare curry bread for her. He is a funny guy, but not very sociable (he's more comfortable alone), he has trust issues and thinks everything can be done by himself. He may didn't realize it yet, but despite trying to keep a distance from everyone, Chihiro seems to become his first real friend after all.
A manga by Jun Sakura full with comedy and two hilarious main characters, I'd definitely recommend it to people who want to read something light and funny.read more