All high school freshman Airi Hoshina ever wanted was to someday live in a cozy home with a loving husband, and find joy in the little things in life. As a result, she makes it her daily mission to get to school on time because school legend has it that the longer one's non-tardy streak is, the better boyfriend one will find. But just when her daily routine is working like clockwork, an occurrence of fairytale proportions threatens to disrupt her grand plan.
Well, this is my very first review... so bear with me! So let's start!...
Story: The story in my opinion was different from the regular shoujo/fantasy/romance setups. It was captivating from beginning to end... in fact... I didn't want it to EVER end. Everything was executed perfectly without any rushing nor dragging. When you can finish up a manga or anime and have that content feeling of satisfactory closure, but yet want more... you know the author did their job.
Art: What can I say... Matsuri Hino's art is freakin' incredible. Completely beautiful, soft, magical, and SEXY! She's the true definition of a Shoujo Mangaka. If I could ever have her commissioned to paint me something, I would die happy... 'nuff said!
Characters: I LOOOOVED the character development of Airi and Aram. Especially Aram. Neither of them were bland nor boring and you see the growth of the relationship at a strong and steady pace. Their relationship was the most endearing part of the story.
Enjoyment: I couldn't put it down. I just had to see what was gonna come next. That said... no need to go into how much I enjoyed it.
So, obviously overall... I gave it a 10. This manga is a real winner. In my humble opinion... the epitome of true shoujo romance. I pray for the day that this will be adapted to an anime... cause I would definitely watch it!read more
MeruPuri is one of my favorite manga. Personally I loved it from the first chapter and I finished in one day.
The story is the usual "girl meets boy and boy meets girl" and they have to go through adventures to be together. Actually it has little stories in it and together they make all the story. Though the main problem is the age difference xD
The art is great as expected from Hino Matsuri and anyone who has read Vampire Knight or Wanted know this . The thing that catches my eye when reading it is the eyes... always the eyes... She is one of my favorite mangaka.
The characters are developing steadily and there isn't any sudden change in them but they show in depth their feelings and thoughts and reactions until they finally realize their own heart . Though don't forget that this is "girl meets boy and boy meet girl" so what they finally decide isn't hard to guess.
And, of course, you will enjoy it thoroughly. It has so many funny, sad, upsetting, angry, frustrating moments that you won't stop changing feelings.
Overall, it deserves a 8 because it combines a love story with magic and adventures in a small story and that's my favorite kind.
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Meru Puri is a love story about Aram and Airi. Airi meets Aram when he comes out of het mirror^^heh. The arts are beautiful, the story is sweet And exiting, because Airi is a heroine. Aram is the kind of boy all girls want to have.
if you like shoujo and fantasy, you really have to read this manga! Sometimes it is a little pervert, but it is really funny.
My favourite manga!
Airi walks to school one morning and loses her mirror. Suddenly a boy comes out of the mirror! A strange boy, who gets bigger in the dark and can only shrink when kissed by his beloved. (Un?)fortunately he chose Airi as his beloved, so she has to kiss him, otherwise he will stay big forever. It is the start of a romantic relation with some troubles...Aram, the boy, is a prince from a magical kingdom and has a fiancee.read more
Reading this story, I had no expectations. The story was alright. Knowing this was shoujo, I tried to think optimistically throughout the story and not get annoyed to a point I wanted to stop. The story was very predictable, and then again I say to myself-it's a shoujo. A 4 or 7 year old of course doesn't act as mature as Aram acted most of the time. I got confused about their ages especially. I'm going to guess that they're three years apart, even though the ages keep changing throughout the story. The only part I significantly enjoyed were the parts were Aram's reactions to his favorite anime, the Rangers.
The art was beautifully drawn, although I compliment all art.
The characters, once again, were unrealistic and in the back of my mind I couldn't image a seven year old being that committed to one woman. Let alone, think about women at that age. Airi annoyed be a bit, but she did have a bit of a backbone-so props for her.
In my opinion, overall, I would only read this if I was really bored. The story was absolutely cute in the beginning, but it just didn't workout for me in the end.read more