Sixteen-year-old Seto Ichitaka is a completely normal Japanese boy who has a crush on Yoshizuki Iori, a girl in his class who has become so popular she now has her own fan club at school. Since the day he first saw Iori-chan, Ichitaka has been too shy to even talk to her, but one day he has the perfect opportunity: he’s selected randomly to work with her on the two-person Freshman Welcoming Ceremony Committee. Just as things are starting to go well, Ichitaka’s childhood “girlfriend,” Itsuki, returns from the U.S., to live in his house, at the worst possible moment. Ichitaka spends the rest of high school dealing with his emotions and trying to get together with Iori-chan, even though he never lets go of the feeling that she’s uninterested in him, despite her kindness and friendliness towards him. In the end he’ll be glad he persevered.
I’s Pure is a Shounen, Ecchi, Romance about a boy named Seto Ichitaka, who has had huge crush on a cute girl in his class, Yoshizuki Iori. This may be the setting for a typical Romantic Comedy but I’s Pure is able to do great things with this plot.
The story starts of normally enough with us getting to know the characters and their typical personalities, but even with these typical personalities the characters are pretty amazingly developed in their own way, through so many situations. But due to its shounen traits, the romantic progression is rather slow (indecisive male protagonist) but the various developments that arise do help spice things up a bit (love triangle). Eventually the story finds the right pace of a romance manga however this only occurs after the first couple lacklustre volumes. Once I’s reaches a certain point in the story it becomes truly amazing, in both the romance and comedy areas. There’s also quite a bit of drama but it feels really strange as the manga went from a lot of laughs to plenty of angst. In the end it did go well with the overall story, where everything was able to resolve nicely.
The artwork at the beginning was great, with a lot of detail being put into character designs, especially during the close-ups but it lacked detail in every other aspect. Nonetheless it didn’t take long before the artwork of this manga reached perfection and it becomes difficult to find any faults, especially with the ecchi scenes.
Overall this turns out to be a truly in-depth Rom/Com manga that’s so captivating you’ll find it hard to stop, once you reach the latter half. It is really enjoyable to read but there are times in the story that may seem kind of dull, with plenty of clichés but at least some cliché moments spiced things up (hot springs). The characters also play a huge role in bringing the story to life and it's interesting to see how some of them developed, nevertheless there were some characters that were only there for one purpose, like Ichitaka’s perverted friend.
Well this manga is definitely recommended for anyone who enjoys a good ecchi romance, or feels like giving one a try.
STORY : I can say that the story may be a bit unappealing just because it's a very normal,ordinary story.It's just about a boy that falls in love with a girl,they're school life,the way their relationship develops.Nothing out of the ordinary.However that doesn't mean the story isn't good!Not at all!There are even some scene that are so well made that they make your heart race XD I can't give more details,but you'll realize what I'm talking about when you read the manga.During the whole "reading process"(^_^) I realized one thing for sure : the author has true tallent when it comes to describing people's feelings and the whole atmosphere that it's created between two people that are in love.I really loved this part of the manga.Maybe that's why I strongly recommend it XD
ART: The rating I gave it shows it all.It really is outstanding!The characters are beatiful!The sceneries are mostly urban of course,but they are oh-so realistic!The ecchi stuff (XD) are extraordinarily well drawn.I really can't say anything but one word : masterpiece!
CHARACTERS : The thing I most loved about this manga is the characters,especially the main character.Seto- kun is the kind of person that never has confidence in himself.He's shy and never says what's on his mind;he worries a lot and he's very responsible.However,he's also a dependable friend and a kind-hearted person.
I also liked Itsuki a lot.A very confident and daring girl,but deep inside very sensitive and delicate.
There are a lot of characters worth describing,but I think I shouldn't do it,because readers always tend to percieve the characters in their own way.I don't want to describe the charcaters the way I saw them.However,I have to say how I felt about Iori's character,since she's the main character here,besides Seto.I think - and I want to emphasize that this is just my opinion - that Iori's character was shallow.This is maybe because during 90 % of the story,readers see her through Seto-kun's eyes.It's like she barely has any personality of her own.I couldn't see her features,her personality traits,anything...The only thing we know about her it's that she loves acting,but that alone isn't sufficient.i repeat,this is only my opinion,but I didn't like Iori's character very much...
ENJOYMENT : As I have already mentioned,I loved how the author described the characters' feelings.There are also a lot of funny or thrilling moments you will definitely like.I particularily liked the ou-sama game chapers.They were so funny and suspenseful at the same time XD I can't say more though cause I'll ruin the surprise XD All in all,I really enjoyed reading this manga.I'm sure all of you will definitely enjoy it!
OVERALL : I strongly recommend this manga.Whether you like shounen romances or not,I'm positive about the fact that there will be noone who,after reading this, will say "This was a waste of time".I can guarantee that this manga will surely be captivating and enjoyable and you'll definitely like it no matter what genre you prefer!read more
I"s is everything wrong with shonen romance manga. Everything.
The pacing is nothing short of brutal. Really, after a while, you get the feeling you're on a treadmill and not really moving forward at all. And that feeling holds for well over a hundred chapters.
Seto is a loser. Okay, it's shonen romance, that's to be expected. You can pull out of that. The problem is that it never really does. He spends the vast majority of the series being an indecisive twat to drag this series out to 143 chapters. In the end, he never really progressed at all. He's the same loser from the very freaking who never should have got the girl. Hell, he ends the series still having never gotten a job. Stupid NEET.
Almost everything Yoshizuki does is basically centered around Seto. About 20 chapters in, everybody with the ability to see (except Seto) knows where this is going to end up. You'd think some actual development would be coming. But no! We've got to slag through fake love triangle after fake love triangle until we get to exactly where anybody with eyes could have told you I"s was going from chapter one. (Seriously! There's like four of them!)
The only thing that salvaged the character score was Itsuki, simply because she actually acted somewhat like a human being, and for the way she left the picture.
If you wanted to read this, I'd highly recommend reading something good instead, like B-Shock or The Hating Girl. Read Love Hina if you must. Just stay the hell away from this.read more
It takes a while for the story to pick up but after i while it get very good it has everything i think when it come to a romance manga. The story is the type of life i think any guy would be happy to have. I found the ending to be spectacular and it almost brought me to tears this should mean something coming for a guy. I''s a must read..........
Masashi Kishimoto's dazzling art is one of the main reasons why Naruto has become such a huge hit worldwide. If you like his style, you'll surely enjoy the following shounen manga, full of dynamic action scenes, as well as brilliant emotional dialogue.