It might be a bit inappropriate for me to rewiev this manga, when I haven't finished it yet. But I just got to review this manga because I've never read such a bad beginning of a story.
Coffe and Vanilla is such a typical ecchi/smut story. The characters have no other meaning than to fulfill your desires and fantasies. And that's fine for some, afterall ecchi/smut is made for that. But I cannot find any enjoyment in this josei. Because I feel like Coffe & Vanilla start off very wrong.
Why? well just read the first chapters and by chapter two the characters
are already in the bed after their first encounter. It was serously cringeworthy for me to read and I just wanted to stop reading. The characters and their actions kill the enyojment. The main character is always waging her tail and blushing and doesn't seem to have any pride or self reflective ability at all. So I don't recomend reading this manga. But if you like the older rich type of guy mabye you will like it.
As a huge fan of the older guy/younger girl thing (in manga, not real life - in real life, run as fast as you can), this story inherently doesn't work. It dodges a lot of the traps that works in genre fall into - disrespectful, domineering boyfriends who don't acknowledge the fact that they need to treat their significant other with care especially because of the age difference - but it tosses those aside for a rarer, but huge and glaring flaw: complete unreality.
If you want to be generous, you can call this story fast-paced, but to be honestly, it just doesn't make sense. I
read oneshots and one-volume shoujo manga a lot, so I've read stories where they fall in love in the second chapter and it's fine, but this is absolutely not one of them. The main guy (a hot, rich corporation owner) falls in love with her (a pretty but ultimately average college student) for seemingly no reason, and I MEAN falls in love with her. First date on, it's immediately "everything that's mine is yours" and "I'll never let you down" and it's like... you've known each other how long? The author provides a backstory for him meeting her to try to rectify this, but it just makes their relationship make even less sense.
Like, I was waiting for him to fuck her over. Not because I don't like her, because this story goes beyond "too good to be true" all the way to "this story takes place on a different plane of existence where logic is reversed." Shoujo manga doesn't need tons of conflict, but it needs to have at least some semblance of realism. And I know that's a crazy claim to make, considering I read a ton of shoujo manga, and a lot of the plots are completely insane, but there needs to be SOMETHING, even if it's really small, tethering the story to the real world, and this story has absolutely nothing.
This doesn't mean there's no merit. If you can get past the beginning, and maybe find some way to imagine they had a realistic backstory, I'm sure you could find some value in their healthy relationship, though I did find it more boring than most healthy relationship shoujo (and did eventually drop it). I'm really not sure how far that'll take you, though; this story seemed right up my alley, from the older man/younger woman part, to the ingenue protagonist, to the cocky love interest, but... It didn't click for me, and I honestly do have low standards when it comes to finishing shoujo manga.
Amazing, Love it!!! I was looking for a manga that is fast paced and interesting. Especially when the male lead has a background story and is rich.( How could we forget Handsome) I love he female lead personality it is sweet and cute. She is hot, modest, and shy. My three favorite traits in an anime character.
When i say fast paced I mean it.... They literally become boyfriend and girlfriend in the second character.
However, It is amazing and I am looking forward to a new chapter.
If you guys are looking for a way to read this Manga go to
Otakumole.ch and don't forget to click on English. If you don't you will only get Japanese.
The stories by Akegami Tanaka, the mangaka, always leave me wanting more. She is talented at writing sweet romances and most of her stories are one-shots. It’s nice to read a shoujo that involves adult characters. The main character, Risa, is a sweet, humble, pure-hearted college girl. The guy is a couple years older than her. The art is very pretty and clean and the characters are beautifully drawn.
I prefer romances that are fast-paced. I dislike lengthy build-ups to the confession. Fortunately, the characters in Coffee & Vanilla become a couple quickly and talk about their feelings like the adults that they are. They
act mature and misunderstandings are cleared up right away. The manga is centered around their romantic relationship.