In her 3rd year of middle school, Hiyori has had a crush on Mizuno, who is in the classroom next door. It was at a time like that when a seating change happened, and she ended up sitting right next to Sasamoto, who is Mizuno’s childhood friend. She finds this out and she decides to ask for his help. However, Sasamoto, who was supposed to be just a friend, starts to develop feelings…?!
Kare wa Tomodachi is probably one of the most amazing mangas I've ever read in my whole life. Why? Let me tell you.
The story is something every teenager (which is most manga readers) can understand. It doesn't run around the bush but instead, it goes straight to the point. "I like you." that isn't really hard to understand, right? Although I must admit it can be quite annoying sometimes but it goes well in the end or it goes to a different way you'd thought it would be. It changes. Because life changes as well.
The art is not perfect but good enough. It
is well drawn and almost similar to Bokura Ga Ita. Its great but not that outstanding.
Like I said, the characters are quite complicated. They do this and do that then it will affect something or some other character. That is what they are supposed to do anyway. The way how they react to the situation sometimes annoys me especially someone from the main character. You'll figure it out when you read it; I bet most people hate that person actually.
I enjoyed it. I cried, I laughed, I swore and I cried. Okay more like more crying but less laughing. Its a story of someone's life (can be) of course you'll have to cry when you finally understand the main character's position. Her decision affects her way of living and the way how other people sees her. Its something you'll enjoy if you're a teenager or prefer reading Slice of Life mangas.
Amazing. Amazing. Outstanding. I like it and I hope you'll love it as much as I did. You can cry, you can love and as well you can hate them. Its up to you but of course, depending on the situation :p
I have to say that this story's plot was unexpected, yet rather DISSAPOINTING for a guy like me reading this.
There are specific reasons why I don't particularly like this manga. The story is about this girl, Hiyori, who first falls in love with a nice guy named Ren. The two of them go through various troubles though, and it's those troubles that shows how very selfish and immature Hiyori is, despite being the main character. Hiyori fails to realize Ren's situations, fails to understand how very kind and caring he is, and above all fails to see how much Ren
actually loves her. From a guy's perspective, sometimes it seems like girls simply can't tell the difference between friendship and love. Maybe that's why girls always put guys into the "friend zone," no matter how good the guy may be. Thus the title, Kare Wa Tomodachi ("He is My Friend").
Another reason is Hiyori's mindset and flexibility. Never once does she think properly and clearly about Ren's feelings; she only thinks about her own predicament, and thus she asks Ren to cater to her own feelings so that she can get over her heartbreak, instead of properly talking to Ren and understanding the circumstances. Hiyori's heart never had any tenacity for love and relationships; deep inside was just a selfish concern for herself.
Overall, this manga is a terrible read for guys who understand what it's like to be treated without understanding each other. In my opinion, this kind of manga can be appealing to girls who like to create drama with guys and aren't interested in any real relationships involving trust, sacrifice, and hope.
Story - 10/10
I really have to admit that I hate love triangles because they just repeat themselves like any other manga. However, in my 3 years of otaku, this is the very first time I found something really WORTH reading(for love triangles or something like that).. and this was Kare wa Tomodachi. At first I thought that it was just similar to those other mangas but I'm lucky that I gave it a shot. I can assure you that this is a very good drama-romance manga. There will be lots of lessons to learn as well. I love how the mangaka did the ending.. really
very good that I was almost fascinated.
Art - 9/10
There art wasn't so bad either. I also like how the mangaka draw each character. They were like really normal.. not all mangakas can draw that well, right? However, the thing that made me snatch away one point was because sometimes, I get bothered by their lips. But anyway, I still love the way the mangaka draws and it's always clean. ^.^
Character - 10/10
I like each and every character here as well as their personalities. Even the bad ones which turned at good at the end.. well not really 'bad'. I'm glad that the main heroine is not 'stupid' , 'dense' , 'naive , 'dumb' like almost all other mangas. I also fancy the guys here. ^_^
Enjoyment - 10/10
I really enjoyed this manga very much and there is nothing I could say further more.
This manga was pretty good, not going to lie. At first the plot was pretty light and not that intense but then while the story was developing so were the characters. The plot is not the extremely original but it is original enough that you will have a break from all the predictable typical shoujo mangas out there. At first when i was reading it I said it was all cute and stuff then it got more intense and i kept wanting to read more. And the author develops the characters well like there were multiple times where i wanted to punch some of them
in the face (if that were possible) Also there are so many misunderstandings that make you pissed off but that is what keeps the story going. Once you start reading you do not want to stop (i think i finished it in a day) The art is pretty nice, well done. It isn't going to hurt your eyes (like some i've read in the past) This manga is not your typical shoujo manga story (which i hate because i can predict them ugh) it is a great read!