Koino Tsumugi is a 16-year-old otaku who only has eyes for Tokki, a 2D character in her favourite otome game! She has no interest in real boys... Then one day she's rescued by a guy who's the spitting image of Tokki...?!
An otaku girl, who is obsessed with a particular otome game hero, moves in with a new family. They have a cute son who looks just like her 2D crush, but reacts violently around anything otaku. So, she decides to hide her true nature from him. You can guess what happens from there.
It's predictable and tries to cram a bit too much plot into it's eight chapters, but the characters are fun. If you like short, sweet, and vanilla shoujo, it's worth reading.
Story (6): The story starts off pretty solid--if predictable--but the second volume is very rushed. There is no
time to explore anyone's feelings in depth (this is, after all, a shoujo romance). Also, one of the plot twists at the end is laughably unbelievable. Still, it's not a bad story.
Art (8): The art is quite good. The characters are easily recognizable, the clothes and interesting and varied, the action is clear.
Character (8): The characters are all likable. The whole "allergic to otaku" conceit isn't very well done, but otherwise both leads are likable (even if both are prone to melodramatic overreactions). And the side characters are all funny.
Enjoyment (7): If the plot were paced better, this would be a really fun series. As it is; it's pretty good.
Overall (7): The plot issues keep it from being great. But if you like short, sweet, vanilla shoujo romances, this fits the bill quite adequately.
This short manga really hit hard. It seems like it tackled some real issues and events that some people might have experienced. At least it sometimes felt like someone had read my diary or something!
An otaku girl who is in love with a 2D-character... We've all been there. But then BOOM reality starts hitting her! How can she manage relationships in real life?
What really made my heart warm and fuzzy was how Koino (the main character) starts to realize how "real" and strong real life romances can be. How holding hands for the first time is a big deal and all...
It's funny because I
used to be about the same age as Koino when I got into my first serious relationship. Kinda similar-ish events occurred to me and it's really strange. It's so heartwarming (and heartbreaking) to nostalgisize about my younger-teen years through this manga.
So... Is it any good? Now that you see my rating, no, it's nothing special to be honest. I tried to lower the score and be more objective so my review could be accurate for you.
If you can't relate to the manga, or if you don't like Shoujo/romantic manga's, then this is just an okay read. It's definitely not bad, and it might make you laugh a few times how it pokes fun at the whole otaku -scene and all, but it's not a masterpiece. I liked it so much as I did because my personal feelings and memories mixed in there.
The overall story is alright, sometimes it felt a little bit rushed (the developing feelings and stuff), but this is a really short manga to begin with.
The art is alright. Pretty basic for a romantic shoujo -manga... I Don't think I'll recognize the artist anywhere since they don't have a style that stands out too much, but there really isn't any other complaint about the art. otherwise the art stayed consistent and there wasn't too many "weird mango animu anatomy poses" in there, so the art was enjoyable, too bad it's really similar to many other shojo-manga artists...
The comedy might be the biggest selling point of this manga. Like I said earlier, it makes jokes about otakus and it throws in a few misunderstandings that are a bit tragicomic, but the story is still not a 100% comedy, so if you came for the laughs, pick something else. Afterall, this is a romantic manga aimed at young teenaged girls so there is other stuff in there too than just comedy. It's about ones first love and relationship. (or a second love in this case? Eh.)
Should you read it? It's not a waste of time, and if you got the feeling that you could relate to the manga or you otherwise like short romance stories, this just might be the package for you!