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.
At first it gives a vibe of a pure comedy, but it has a surprisingly deep serious part to it. While it is written in the humorous style with no trace of a dramatic atmosphere, the characters and the problems they face are actually quite realistic and sympathetic.
I usually don't read comedies, but this one got me hooked. I wish it was written in a more serious style, but that's just my preferences.
On the objective side:
The general quality of manga is quite good, story is well-paced and not too cliche, humor is on a decent level and doesn't get
too stupid or exaggerated, characters behave naturally, true to their personalities.
i found this manga in a recommendation from the app, at first i thought it's just this plain slice of life comedy but it turn out pretty fun to read! the main character circumtances pretty fun! the comedy is not the 'hilarious' type but it's the light heartwarming that keeps you on reading^^
the artwork plainly fine, it' doesn't has a lot characteristic but it's coveys the story nicely, well drawn the character expression & background, the feeling and story easy to understand through the art :)
i really love this yugami guy, i really don't know what's with this character and that's what
makes it all interesting! the relationship betweet the supporting character also great too, it's a pretty common daily relationship but because this yugami guy it become quite entertaining
i haven't finished it to the newest chapter but overall it's great! i plan to keep reading it! and for not very common renowned manga/author it's pretty great!