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.
Came on here to check for any reviews, and it turns out there wasn't any! What a shame! Why do I feel this is a shame? Because this manga deserves atleast one.
This is my first review on here so you're just gonna have to excuse the quality.
Assuming you've read the summary:
The story is about Hajime and Chitose! This story is not an original one, it's nothing you haven't seen before. The story mainly focuses on the relationship between these two characters and how it progresses.
I dont really know much about art, but my personal opinion is that the art is decent, at
the very least you wont need to suffer through it.
The characters aren't really original or anything, but I have to point out it is nice not having to deal with stereotypical tsunderes! And the interaction between Hajime and Chitose is what makes it an interesting and in my opinion worthwhile manga to read.
This is the strong point of this manga, in my opinion, it is a very enjoyable manga to read, without too much drama, and so far a lot of progress in just 9 chapters, without it feeling forced. Looking forward to new chapters!
Overall 8/10 (Wanted to give it 9 but that would being way too biased!)
If you're in doubt, just read the first two chapters and give it a shot! If you don't like it then, it's probably nothing for you.
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.
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.
i dont know on others why the story is interesting, reading the 1st chapter i start to drop this, why? i like seinen genre, but this one is not, after seeing chapter 1, you can already see what is the ending.
the art is good and well details just like the others
loner in the room of lovers, its better if they put hikigaya hachiman in their, loner word is not appropriate on the mc. there is a bit character development cause there is a team romance in their room
the story is focus on those 2, but every time 1 one of them talks
to their classmate i start to annoy cause i know its starting to fight those 2 like cat and dog, and there is another thing, maybe because im a harem type, why there is no third party in there, like another girl or jealous
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!
Bocchi na Bokura no Renai Jijou, is a great manga. Reasons?
Story: When I read the first chapter I thought "I know where this is going," and i was right, and although how it was set up was predictable, that didn't stop it from being an enjoyable ride. The path it took was really fun to read.
Art: The art style is very nice, I like it very much (looks a little funny here and there proportionally wise, but you probably won't notice unless you intentionally look for it.
Characters: The two main characters were fun to watch, their interactions and personality was pretty good. The other classmates
were kind of just there, but they came into play a few times and weren't really missed when they were in the background.
I enjoyed this manga very much, a great romantic comedy that I would recommend to anybody. I feel like seinen romance have these gems that just shine more than any other romance.
This manga is one of the most predictable and cliche manga that I've ever read. That alone are things that would make it unbearable to read, but somehow It's the strong point of it.
Bocchi na Bokura no Renai Jijou is the perfect manga for those times that you don't want to read something too complex or deep, but rather read something to pass the time and rest your mind.
The story is simple. It isn't the important thing though, what is more valuable about this manga is the lovey dovey feeling it conveys to the reader.
The characters aren't so well developed or remarkable, but this
is explainable as the manga is very short and It focus more in the interactions between Chitose and Hajime, the protagonists.
What is wrong with reading a cliche heartwarming manga instead of a complex deep piece? Enjoy that short story about two teens discovering love.
I'm sorry if the review has any flaws, english isn't my first language.
Thanks for reading! I hope my review was useful.
That's it. That's literally the plot. An entire class who yells those same words at the protagonists for 14 chapters until they finally give up and ends up together.
I mean, the art is actually good, and the main characters in just 14 chapters have some kind of developement. But the whole concept of "You HAVE to end up together otherwise you're a loner/loser" is just sad and pretty terryfing too. Like this is an Abe propaganda to convice the japanese Otakus that they must find a girl or else they'll be alone and useless.
So, in short, in the span of a
summer everyone in a random class of highschool has got a boyfriend/girlfriend (and for the japanese standard that's as irrealistic as a chocolate rain or something) but one guy, who immediately gets yelled as a loner ecc. But obviously there's a cute girl who transfer in their class that same day, and she's single. So, from this point on the plot is literally the whole class that keep telling these two "Just go out already. I mean, there's only you two that are still single in the class so you have to, or we'll just call you loner", since every sentence from the boy's classmates has that word in it. That's...dreadful, seriously. I'm not against the concept of love and going out of course, but how can you possibly enjoy a love story where the two protagonist are forced together by every other character, parents included? Imagine that you're stuck in a sealed room with a girl you've never seen before, and then every friend/parent/classmate you know from the outside tells you "You have to end up with that girl, or we'll keep mocking you for the rest of your life". Wow, such romance, very heartwarming.
I can't give this nightmare more than 2/10, a point over 1 just for the nice art.
This story is exactly what Nisekoi would be like if Raku and Chitoge were reincarnated. Not only are their names similar, they bicker all the time. But, that's as far as the similarities go.
Very nicely paced. The romance progresses well in this series, at least on the part of the heroine. The story itself is very cute and sweet, and definitely a good pick-me-up after some heavy drama. The only issues I have with this series are: (1) Sometimes, the story advances a little too quickly, so that it feels almost unbelievable. In a way, the author "timeskips" what should be important thought processes
in the characters' mind in favor of plot advancement, which leads to a slightly unfulfilled feel. (2) The story slows down too much near the end in comparison to how fast it advanced in the beginning, and the MC suddenly...becomes a wuss. It feels rather melodramatic, and I believe that things could have been storyboarded differently to mitigate that.
The characters are distinct for the most part (except maybe in one case, but it's debatable), and the heroines are very adorable. The background matches the characters' and situations' tone and mood. The scenery isn't special, but fits the style of this manga. It's pleasing to the eyes for sure, and feels "modern."
The characters, especially the main duo, have character. They're able to get what needs to be done, done. The side characters are supportive and likable. The characters do show growth, with the exception of the MC who seems to de-mature slightly before maturing again towards the end.
Definitely enjoyable. Will make you gasp, laugh, go "aww," but maybe not cry. You might feel slightly frustrated at the MC, but it won't be anything compared to the OTHER Ichijou. Would I reread? Maybe. Am I glad I picked it up? Without a doubt.
Overall: 9. Would love to give a 10, but it does leave a slightly unsatisfied feel at the end.
I liked the premise and also the fact that it didn't dwell on character denseness to extend the series or make comedy.
However, the jokes weren't funny to me. Plus there was some preachy text inside which annoyed me a bit. It was a little, no, way too straightforward, to the point that the 2 MCs reactions sounded so damn scripted.
I did not like the art. It was so empty. During the preachy speeches, the text was in text boxes with shades and different polygons as you would see with so many shoujo manga. There was rarely background.
The 2 lovers were bland. Predictable. Epitomes of the
archetypical rightful timid boy and honest girl.
It has some good parts that make you feel good, but it was bogged down because of the aforementionned annoying factors. Thus, it was a fair romance manga. However, I wouldn't recommend this to anyone, unless they wanted an example of a way too predictable Romcom that isn't funny.
Basically, I didn't like this manga because it's unrealness prevented me to enjoy the "chemistry" between the two MCs.