As soon as I noticed there wasn't really a proper review of this manga yet, I decided to grab my keyboard and tell you a bit about this interesting story - without spoiling the main plot.
So the story evolves around a girl named Haruno, Mitsuki. She has always been a bit of a loner, because she tended to concentrate on studying a lot and just didn't quite fit in. It was her childhood friend Aya-chan, whom supported her in finding a reason to keep going. And so Mitsuki enters her high school, determined to make friends. It's hard to make friends, because nearly
all the girls in her high school tend to fangirl around 4 guys - 4 members of the basketball team. Let it be that they start to visit a café which is an important place for Mitsuki, she works there part time and it is her place to relax. And they start to tease her a bit, etcetera ectetera..
Anyway, I'm trying to show you by this quick summary that it kinda feels like a typical reverse harem, but don't get me wrong, it definitely isn't one of those stories. It's just your typical romance involving basketball, and which girl doesn't like that? But to be real to you guys, I don't like the story that much, it is surely passable not a thing I'd normally enjoy. That's why I have graded it with a 6.
Eventhough the story cuts a bit short and reading what this manga was about didn't get me all that excited. I decided to read it anyway because the art style is really pretty. Hell.. I only decided to look into this manga because I thought the cover was pretty and the guy looked pretty amazing to me. Haha. So yeah, the art is a 10 worthy.
I got to admit that I don't think the characters have that much depth.. But that might just be because the story hasn't come that far yet and the mangaka just simply needs to give the characters more in depth. But as it looks right now, the girl is one of those typical shoujo girls and the guys in this story are those typical type of guys, that you also find in otome games and reverse harems. But yet they have small treats that makes them diverse from the rest and that made me give the characters a 7.
Eventhough this manga lacks in some aspects, it's pretty enjoyable to read and surely underrated. A 9 for enjoyment, mmmmhmm! So yes.. Start reading you bastards~! ;)
And if you count those all up and do some math, it all comes back to an 8. It's fun to read, so it's definitely worth the 8.
If you are interested in a shoujo manga involving basketball and very cute guys, you should start reading it now ^^
I really like it! The artwork is amazing and it fits my style hehe..
The story is great as well! What I like the most is the characters! Haruno Mitsuki the most is who I relate to! She doesn't seem to be the type of girl that would blush so easily like getting grabbed by the arm from anyone ( I hate things like that) She's a normal girl :)
The boys....oh my lord. Praise Anashin-senpai! (Author) The boys are hot asf and their really nice :)
If you want to read a manga that feels connection with the characters than this is DEFS the right manga
(I really like this type of mangas so I keep on reading it over and over again and never bored!(
This manga was a pleasant surprise for me. When I first saw the cover, I almost groaned as I thought it might be a harem between the main girl and the four boys but I was wrong - though spoiler alert, there is a love triangle mixed in because it's not a shoujo manga without a love triangle, right?
STORY - 8
The manga follows Haruno Mitsuki, a loner girl who struggles to make friends. She finds solace in her work, which is across from a basketball court with she holds precious to her as that was where she met her childhood friend, Aya. The cafe where
she works is also where she meets the four "famous" boys from her school's basketball team - Kyousuke, Rui, Ryuji and Asakura Towa, who she forms a good friendship with. Mitsuki and Asakura are in the same class and she begins to like him, despite the basketball team not being allowed to start relationships, and Towa shows similar feelings when Aya comes back into the picture, who also has feelings for Mitsuki.
The story sounds kind of cliche with the love triangle - childhood friend, girl, cute boy in the same class, but what I really enjoyed about this manga was the friendship between the four boys and Mitsuki. It feels really genuine and it's fun to see them altogether and how Mitsuki's friendship with each boy differs - each boy has their own personality and it's fun how they interact with each other, Mitsuki and the other characters (Towa is also the best boy tbh).
ART - 7
It's a really cute manga style - it's cute but not super cutesy like, say, Koisuru Harinezumi but it's very clearly a shoujo style. It's cute but it doesn't stand out shoujo manga art style wise (if that makes sense). I don't get same face syndrome from the characters though so that's always nice.
CHARACTERS - 9
All the main characters - Mitsuki, Towa, Ryuji, Rui, and Kyousuke - all have different personalities and their personalities manage to shine throughout the manga so they're all memorable in their own ways. None of the main characters are forgettable and their designs all being rather different make them much easier to remember and enjoy. As mentioned above, the relationships and interaction between Mitsuki and the four boys are what really makes this manga for me, their friendships feel genuine and the blossoming romance between Mitsuki and Towa never feels out of character or place.
ENJOYMENT - 9
I'm an absolute sucker for shoujo manga, it's my ultimate guilty pleasure, so this manga was right up my alley. I had my hesitations about this manga, seeing as I thought it may be a harem and I don't particularly enjoy that genre, so I was pleasantly surprised to see that Mitsuki doesn't have to struggle with all four of the main boys liking her. As mentioned, there is a love triangle and it does take up a lot of the manga once Aya is introduced and that can get a little annoying, but the manga makes up with the relationships and interactions with Mitsuki and the basketball boys.
OVERALL - 9
I'm really enjoying this manga so far and am looking forward to see the relationships between Mitsuki and Towa, and Mitsuki and Aya and how they're going to play out. More than that though, I'm looking forward to reading about Mitsuki's friendships with the four basketball boys, as that's really what sells this manga to me.