Mar 9, 2009
Art from before the late 90's often seems oddly stunted to me now. I'm not sure how old this one dates back, but the character art turned me off completely! There is also little saving grace in this ordinary story of finding love next door after rejecting it at first due to some misunderstanding.
Anyway, resident peeping tom Ken is caught by Maki as she's taking bath, and is hence on treated like a leper. But he's annoyingly grown up to be a responsible son to his parent's cafe business and Maki is forced to resort to asking him for help with food and other trivialities
when her parents are away. Suddenly, in close contact, she realises he's cute (because the cafe customers are throwing themselves at him obviously, just in case the reader needed prodding) and has changed his immature ways. Of course, there's a crisis because of her thoughtlessness which he helps her through to further prove his eligibility. I'm going to scream if you need help figuring out what happens next!
Some of the exchanged between Maki and her mother are funny and the mangaka knows her way around an array of expressions, but that doesn't mean it's visually appealing. Unless you're starved for some highly mediocre shoujo, you're better off skipping this one.
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