When summer break ended, high-schooler Ichijou Hajime found out that everyone in his class but him has gotten a girlfriend or boyfriend! Hajime suddenly finds himself as a "loner," but then Ninomiya Chitose transfers into his class...!?
Bocchi na Bokura no Rennai Jijou is a nice little gem.
Sure, it's predictable. You can foresee how it would have ended from the synopsis alone but does that really matter?
It's the process of how Bocchi no Bokura came to that conclusion which makes this manga shine. It did not really do anything radical or unbelievable (no aliens, superpowers or over-the-top drama here), it just worked within it's constraints (characters and setting) to craft a very sweet ordinary love story.
What really helped Bocchi na Bokura is that it starred two non-abrasive protagonists, Hajime and Chitose. They were very believable characters. Chitose wasn't cast as some blank-dere
character, she was a normal girl. Same with Hajime, he was a normal boy. And in the context of Bocchi na Bokura, they were a very snug fit.
If you're looking for a good, innocent love story, give Bocchi na Bokura no Renai Jijou a try.
This is my first review, so ... yoroshiku onegaishimasu :)
*Maybe contains spoiler. But, so what? You perhaps would already know the storyline after saw the cover. Let's review.
What? It's already over?! If i recall, i just started to read this manga a couple hours, and it's over?
Of course, it just 14 chapter long, and that's what made me kinda disappointed. The premise is suprisingly interesting at first: a single boy that already left behind by all of his classmates at finding their boyfriend/girlfriend, and when he began to feel down, a cute transfer student came.
Yes, they both will fell in love each other in the
middle of the story, but since the story is kinda short, the progress of their relationship was looked too fast and the girl's feeling was kinda forced to love him. If the story was continued to make it longer, i think the story would be more enjoyable. That's why i gave 8 for the story.
That's for the flaw part, in my opinion. For the other things, i gave them 9. I like this manga's art, it's beautiful. Then the characters were awesome, well-suited for its great art (especially the heroine, i think i love her hehe :D ). The characters' personalities were also good enough for short story. I absolutely enjoy reading this manga (since i want to see the heroine has more screen)
Overall, (almost) 9 out of 10, i would recommend you to read it if you like well-looking heroine and light-romance story. Trust me, your two-hours of time reading this won't be wasted.
Okay.. This manga is not the best. At all. But there is one thing that this manga does absolutely right. That is character relationship development in romance. It does it in the most basic way but that is not a bad thing. What I meant by that A WHOLE FUCKING LOT of romance in media generally don't even have the slightest development between characters. This however does it in the most textbook way possible and could be an example of how to do character developments right.
Let's talk about other stuff first.
STORY AND WHAT-NOT :
Okay, the premise is quiet unique. There aren't really any anime and
manga that revolves around this type of thing. At least i don't think there is.... Is there? I don't fuckin' know BUT WHAT I DO KNOW, is that it is unique to me. I haven't really read anything that revolves around a classroom with all of the students already got a romantic partner. BUT THAT'S NOT THE PREMISE HERE, AL RIGHT?
The premise is that there is a dude who basically never had a girlfriend and is the only one left that is in the classroom that doesn't have a romantic partner and you all go "GEEZ WHAT A FUCKING FAG" and all that sort BUT WAIT!!.. There is a transfer student (of course there is. What school life manga nowadays doesn't have at least one transfer student?) So this girl don't have a boyfriend either and you all expect them to get together and shit, right? NOOo!!.. THEY DON'T JUST DO THAT OKAY?? What am I doing here describing the whole story, I'm not a story teller, I'm here to review that shit. So let's review that story and what-not.
So, the main story itself is good, but not anything special. It's not like it is the second fucking Koe no Katachi or anything. It is the same level as Kawaisou or something like that. The side stories like how this one girl is an otaku and when they discovered it they just accept it is kinda generic. There are other mangas that does the same thing but it doesn't really hurt the story or anything like that. The thing that hurt the manga is the way they respond to her. From what I remembered, the way they responded was REALLY fucking cheesy and that is one of the biggest flaw..... That's about it really to comment about it in terms of story........... Let's talk about the art.
The art is also good but not anything special. It is like the normal art you get on your normal generic doujinshi....... That's about it to talk about that too. Now let's talk about the characters.
The characters are where this manga really shine. All of the character are lovable and like I said before, develops properly and really well. The characters are also unique and stuff like that y'know? I have no idea how to explain the characters very well unless I read it through again but I really can't be bothered honestly. So, .... Let's talk about the character development.
Okay here is what the manga did right. They did the development really really well to the point where it could be a reference to other writers on how to do character development right. Since it is really short, it tries to make the development the best it could on such a short amount of pages and chapters. What I meant by that is that nowadays, people keep dragging the romance and the characters ended up not developing at all. Something like Nisekoi. The story keeps dragging on and on and on and ONANDONANDONDANDONDANDOAAMNDONDANDOANDANDODENAODNA UNTIL IT ALREADY BEATING A MUSH OF MEAT THAT IS USED TO BE A DEAD FUCKING HORSE.. The common knowledge that writers are suppose to have when making character develop is this: Hate each other -> starting to like each other -> like each other -> date. What Nisekoi and other drawn out series is doing is: hate each other -> nothing happened -> the girl becomes a huge tsundere -> (Insert 200+ chapters of filler here) -> END. THAT IS NOT HOW CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT SUPPOSE TO WORK!!
That's about all I have to say about this manga........... Bye I rate 10 10- ign go buy it NEXT YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAR
In all honesty, I rate this a 8/10 just because of how good the character development is. That's all. Bye.
If you walk into a classroom, you may see a mixture of those in a relationship and those who are "forever alone". It's pretty much impossible for every single person in a large group to be the boyfriend or girlfriend of someone else, but what if someone like that could possibly be the case? In case you're wondering, I found out about this manga while randomly looking up manga from the same magazine as "Gakkou Gurashi"; it looked like a cute, simple romance, so I decided that it couldn't hurt to read it. Thus, I read all 14 chapters in a row, and I must
say that it met my expectations and maybe even went a tiny bit beyond; it was a cute, simple romance with some awesome character development. It's too bad that it didn't last long enough to possibly get an anime, right?
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to my review of "Bocchi na Bokura no Renai Jijou", known as "The Circumstances of our Lonely Love" in English.
Bocchi na Bokura no Renai Jijou takes place in a certain class at a certain school after summer vacation has ended; in this particular class, love has filled up so much air that it's almost suffocating. You see, every single student (actually, even the teacher) is in a romantic relationship with a significant other.... well, except for a boy named Hajime Ichijou; as such, he starts to be seen as a loner. Things soon change, however, when a transfer student named Chitose Ninomiya arrives in his class. As she also doesn't have a boyfriend, the class starts to push her and Hajime together, even though they constantly bicker. Thus, a cute story following the developing feelings between the two loners begins....
Since it only has fourteen chapters (which spawned two volumes), not a lot of room is left to develop most of the characters. The couple that this manga focuses on the most is Chitose and Hajime, and it's true that I enjoyed reading as they developed as characters and as their relationship as classmates grows into something more. The short length of this manga works only for them, as it isn't like we have to read 100+ chapters to see them confess to each other; however, the way that the short length doesn't work is that it doesn't leave room to develop other characters that are in relationships. I can't say I hate the story despite that, though; it was a cute story that matched well with, as I should mention, the adorable artwork. It's rather simple, but it's perfect for this manga!
Overall, Bocchi na Bokura no Renai Jijou was an enjoyable manga. I'd recommend it to you if you're looking for a simple romance manga that you can read in its entirety within just a short time. If you're also a loner, don't worry; you and a fellow loner just may find each other one day!