"When we enter high school, be sure to make me your own."
Tetsuo's childhood friend Kaede Shiraishi made that promise to him as a young girl before she moved away. Kaede never left Tetsuo's mind, and his dreams finally came true when they both reunited in high school. However, Tetsuo's older brother ended up making Kaede his own.
Tetsuo couldn't stand hearing his brother interacting with his former crush in the next room day in and day out, so he decided to go to Tokyo, taking a "certain secret" along with him. But...
Set in the Shimokitazawa district in Tokyo, this youth drama will tug at your heartstrings as it depicts a young man who continues to mature through his many encounters.
I will try to not spoiler too much and keep everything in general.
In short the manga starts strong with a depressive atmosphere and shows some very interesting characters and developments. Sadly the MC is the worst and drags the story down big time. I enjoyed the beginning but the closer the story got to it's end the worse the series became and left me with a bad aftertaste.
The story starts with the MC running away from his troubles at home to Tokyo where he found work with his particular problem. In Tokyo he encounters lots of different people with for better or for worse different
secrets (not all of them are bad some quite nice :D).
This leaves the MC with the chance to mature bit by bit but sadly he does not. He matures for a single moment only to revert back to how he used to.
The Characters feel all fresh and enjoyable aside from the MC and his childhood friend and brother. They are not all good people but bring something to the table with their own problems and ways of dealing with them but the MC drags them down big time.
I had my own depressing times and therefore can relate to the sad tone which the story shows in the beginning. I enjoyed it and all the characters until everything became repetitive. The MC never betters himself. As the manga came closer to it's end it simply became worse and worse and my enjoyment was gone. I was hoping that the story takes a turn for the better but it never did.
The ending (generalized without too much of a spoiler):
The ending is a open one and brings nothing to a close. It leaves me depressed and I wonder if the manga was axed and had to suddenly come to a close which would not be surprising
Tetsuo Sugihara befriended the new transferee Kaede Shiraishi and promised to always stay together, she moved away on middle school but reunited in highschool, Tetsuo has an older brother named Shinya who is better at everything and super popular, one day Tetsuo decided to listen to noise from his brother's room, at finds out, his brother was with his crush and childhood friend Kaede! Crushed and devastated, Tetsuo moves to Tokyo to work as a host, that's where the story truly begins...
The first few chapter really enraged me, but I kept reading since I was bored, alas, after 6 chapters I actually found myself enjoying
it, but since the whole manga isn't fully translated yet, I can't say I would recommend it.
Simple and clean, you could say it's average.
The MC is annoying at first, but since he's young, I thought to myself, I was this annoying too when I was his age (he's 18, I'm 20 now), by chapter 12 the development of his character matured, and you'll finally be able to like him.
Chapter 1-10 RAGE/HAIR PULLING STUPIDITY
Chapter11-15 slight head nodding
Wouldn't recommend yet until it's done translating, but if you're bored, go ahead. :)