Ayaka Shiramine has everything going for her: a beautiful, kind, and hard-working girl, she is the star of Seiran Academy—at least, that was the case before she moved up to the academy's high school division. Enter Yurine Kurosawa, an aloof and friendless girl who excels at everything from academics to housework without lifting a finger. In fact, she seems to surpass Ayaka in almost all aspects, and the former star student quickly begins to despise her new rival.
Despite her disdain for Yurine, Ayaka's kind nature and a push in the right direction help Yurine to begin making friends... and fall head-over-heels for the girl who hates her. Meanwhile, Ayaka struggles to deal with her growing feelings towards Yurine; though she can't stand the girl who knocked her down to number two, she finds herself falling in love with her.
Ano Ko ni Kiss to Shirayuri wo tells the story of two seemingly perfect girls who, while still searching for their place in the world, have at least found someone in a similar dilemma: each other.
Ano Ko ni Kiss to Shirayuri wo is a story that revolves around the couple Shiramine and kurosawa and a shit load of other couples. The fact about this manga is that each volume or say each story arc focuses on a different couple but at the same time relate them somehow or the other to the main couple in someways.
There are story arc that only focuses on the other couples too without the main couples not showing up at all throughout the arc.This manga has every story from a bittersweet to ultra sweet romance and even love triangles for a person to read.
The story in general is good.But you can make a individual assessment of each arc as i said before each arc focuses on a new couple or it may focus on a couple already shipped and add to their incomplete story.All in all if you like shoujo ai you may like the stories surrounding the manga arcs.
The art is something i loved a lot and at times stands out beautifully to depict some scenes.They help in giving some scenes that extra punch and kudos to the person who made the art as its detailed but at the same time not overwhelming.
There are some characters that are really well fleshed out in this.Especially the main couple and another one (moe n mizuki <3 ). You do get to know the characters well and they are well written and portrayed.
The manga does have some flaws here and there but at the same time a good read as well. The coupes are only girls and a i havent even seen a guy actually even show up in this one...XD
If you like bittersweet manga with the added tag of shoujo ai then you would surely like this.
Ano Ko ni Kiss to Shirayuri wo starts like a shoujo ai high school version of Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san in some regards, with the essentially superhuman genius Kurosawa constantly teasing the decidedly Tsundere Shiramine. (Hermione Granger and Shiramine would probably be best pals.) But then the next volume is about a different couple. And the volume after that is about yet another couple. There's certainly hugs, and kisses, and hand holding all around, but I haven't really felt a deeper connection with any one of the characters. I feel like since about chapter 30, and the start of Kurosawa's "search for something she actually
wants to do with her life" arc, it's gotten a little more serious in tone.
So yeah, this is definitely something to pick up if you want some light, cute shoujo ai reading, but neither does it reach the same lightness as, for example, the Kase-san series, or the same level characterization and focus as Yagakimi. The main couple is developed pretty slowly, which is okay with me, but some of the other couple arcs seemed a tad rushed.
The art feels nice, though sometimes a little too flowery, and enjoyment was high throughout. So overall, a good manga, but not exceptional.