When Nanoka was in middle school, she got her first confession. Feeling that the boy really liked her, she started dating him. Only to find out later that he only used her to show off in front of his friends. Betrayed, Nanoka is now in high school and hesitates getting into another relationship.
Though a chance encounter with a stranger's breakup in a fast food restaurant soon changes her mind. Both her and the stranger were betrayed in their first relationships...and this brings up a different feeling in her heart. After seeing the stranger again in the streets, she makes her first confession with him. Only to find out that they are from two different worlds.
As a shoujo romance, Nanoka no Kare is one of the stronger ones lately. It's has character building and development and the relationships and feelings keep you wanting to read to see what will happen next. At 36 chapters into it, I want to read more.
The art is quite beautiful, realistic and emotional, both in portraits and in action. It's by the artist of Akuma to Love Song and all the characters in Nanoka are so well drawn, they seem very real. The writer is not one I've read other works by before.
Nanoka,the female lead is more straightforward and take charge than most shoujo leads, she boldly makes a confession to a guy she had just met. I rather like her and understand her. The feelings of all the characters in this series develop, and are complex. She is a good shoujo lead heroine. I liked her better than the heroines of Strobe Edge and Crazy for You, ones that are along it's lines.
This is a definite triangle with two very different male leads who over time will make you like them. In the beginning of the story, you might definitely like the younger one Hayato, the good guy, but when you see Takato's, the other's, feelings that he keeps to himself, you will understand him too and start to question which one you prefer. Around chapter 30 you will start to like Takato, or maybe you will like both... hehe. Takato actually tries to change and in a lot of ways he is the most interesting character in it although in some ways he has that bad boy vibe. Hayato I like a lot but Takato is more complex.
The story comes off strong at first, then gets a bit muddy, but recovers and becomes rather intense with a lot of things happening, ie drama, however, it's enjoyable and exciting as you get further into it and get to see more of what's in the mind of the two male leads. It does have cycles of drama and it's more of a drama and character story rather than a plot.
The point of view changes between each of the three sides of the triangle in different chapters letting you see what that person is thinking and feeling from their perspective. This was one of the strongest points of this romance and I think it gives it more intensity than just seeing it from one person. It also lets you see all how each of the is different and similar.
However, there are points of this that are typical and cliche of many shoujos and the story itself is rather average shoujo, however, I really like it. It's an ongoing series that I think many shoujo lovers will enjoy. I give it an 8. read more
Read to only about chapter 6 because the english scanlations were only available up to there. This is my first review, so please be patient with me.
The story is decent. The first few chapters were okay but it did get somewhat interesting for me at the end of chapter 6. I actually searched through a few sites because chapter 6 left me hanging and wanting to know more. I've seen raws up to chapter 17(?) so I'm hoping it gets better later on.
The art is simply amazing. The art kept me clinging onto the manga and I really don't know why, it's just something about it. (it's probably the eyes)
Overall, it's a good manga. It's well made and very enjoyable. If you enjoy shoujo in general, then you would probably enjoy this one.
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Have only read 3 chapters so far so can't say too much about it.
Like the other reviewer have said, the story does seem a bit pathetic at first (and you will soon see why) but I think it gives an amazing leeway to something more heartwarming and loving, and perhaps fresh later on.
I love the art! It looks really pretty, and while it does look similar to other magnakas', something is a bit different about this art.
I believe a little more than 10 chapters have been released now and I can definitely see the tension and stake rise. I'm a sucker for romance and shoujo mangas so I'll definitely be keeping a lookout for those new subbed chapters. If you do too then I truly recommend this manga. A few chapters won't waste much of your time anyways if you do start it. read more
Only 2 chapters so far so not a lot to say on this one. The art is the one thing that impressed me about it, however I clicked on the artist and apparently I've read most of her stuff, but when I try and remember it the art seems different. Ahh I was hoping there would be more to read.
Anyway, good-ish story so far, a bit random and, in m opinion, slightly pathetic. But I guess I can understand some of them. Its also a shoujo manga so I need to remember that. To be honest, the art held it up. I haven't seen any stand out characters bu it is still early days. I would definitely try it out as the art is different and I really like it. read more