Watami Meguru pleaded to his mom to let him move out on his own to experience being independent. She finally agrees to let Meguru rent out a room for the summer. But his sadistic mother makes the wall between him and his neighbor out of glass, meaning there is no privacy between the two rooms. If living openly with a stranger wasn’t insane enough, his neighbor is a cute girl his age, Kana. They immediately get off on the wrong foot and this isn’t what Meguru imagined it would be like at all.
A short and sweet romantic story that makes your jawbones hurt from smiling, what could possibly compare?
A very original twist to the "boy meets girl" template, this time with our protagonist living next to the heroine, with a glass window separating between them instead of a wall.
Have your curiosity peaked from this brief summary? or are you still skeptical? For those of you who are still with me, allow me to elaborate on some of this story's strong points:
The story: Is consistent, coherent, well-paced, well executed piece. No complaints whatsoever. No plot holes, no useless fan-service, no bullshit. Nothing too fast or too
slow, just straight to the point. Exactly as it should be.
The art: is solid, and the character designs are cute. so that's some thing.
Sound: Ha, gotcha there didn't I? no? ok...
Characters: I want to commend the author on this one, the characters feels real. Really real. Really, you can easily trace ACTUAL LOGICAL REASON to the character's actions and reactions.
And finally, enjoyment: There is much.
And if that doesn't convince YOU to read this 21 chapter manga (of which only 20 were translated to the date i am writing these lines, which suck...), then i don't know, go watch another shonen, you heartless bastard.
signing off (until the next review-less manga I find).
If you're looking for a cute romance manga, then you should read Senakagurashi.
The story has a clear destination, there's no beating around the bush of any sort.
The art is very good, I personally like the art style.
The Characters weren't generic and they weren't boring (especially the main guy).
I don't really have words to describe how good this manga was (without spoilers anyway), all I know is that when I saw the average rating of this manga a 7.6 here, I just knew that I had to step in and put a review. This manga made me grin a lot from the pure cute/romance that it
delivered in the story. I would highly recommend this over a regular shoujo romance manga.
I think it's a crime how little this manga gets mentioned in conversation. I just heard of it for the first time yesterday and went and read it all in two sittings.
Despite what the premise might lead you to believe, this doesn't take the same route as Nozoki Ana or Nozo Kimi in terms of sexual or provocative content - it's a PG look at two youths that are learning what it means to be independent.
I would compare it to the aforementioned Nozoki Ana and Nozo Kimi if only in that the relationship of the main characters is very much one of struggling with
the dissonance between how they feel and how they act. It's a fairly realistic portrayal of a simple (as they often are) love story, that takes its time in showing every bump along the way.
Are you looking for Drama? Are you looking for something to leave you sobbing? Something that will make you contemplate the entirety of your life leading up until now? Then maybe this one's not for you.
But if you're looking for a warm and fuzzy story about two kindred spirits that grow closer to one-another, despite - or perhaps because of their personal issues, I can whole-heartedly recommend this to you.
In a teenage love story, of course they are living together. At least the execution is good. On the bright side, you will forget about this story once you are done, so you can enjoy it a second time.
A young man moves out to live on his own for the summer, and ends up living with a cute girl. The only thing not cliche about the set up is the fact they basically share a room separated by frosted glass. The story is nothing new, going through the typical misunderstandings and falling in love. However, where this story excels is execution, which is what
The art is slightly above average. It is nothing to write home about, but it fits the narrative and has a few panels that do make you appreciate the art.
While there is one annoying character, the meat and bones of the manga is with the two main characters. They are fun characters, even if they aren't really that deep. Most of the supporting cast are fun to watch as well. The gap between their characters and the "actors" who play them was interesting as well.
A cliche story is not necessarily a bad one. As long as the execution of the story is done well and the characters are fun even the most cliche story can be enjoyable.
On a personal level, I had a tons of fun reading this one.
Senakgurashi is a fun, snack-size manga to read when you aren't in the mood for anything amazing. It is something to read, have a good time with, put down, then rarely think about again.