Yuu has always loved shoujo manga and awaits the day she gets a love confession that sends her heart aflutter with bubbles and blushes, and yet when a junior high classmate confesses his feelings to her...she feels nothing. Disappointed and confused, Yuu enters high school still unsure how to respond. That's when Yuu sees the beautiful student council president Nanami turn down a suitor with such maturity that she's inspired to ask her for help. But when the next person to confess to Yuu is Nanami herself. Has her shoujo romance finally begun?
I am writing this as chapter 6 has just been released, January 2016. Also Yagate came into my life as I was on the height of my BL obsession, so I might be a bit bias to this and don't really see the flaws because it was a welcome change at that time. I apologize for this.
The series centers around a girl named Yuu who, big surprise, is a freshman in high school and doesn't know what club to join. She is convinced to help out in the student council where she meets the student council president, a girl named named Nanami Touko who takes interest in her for reasons she herself is unsure of.
The story is really your basic high school drama, and so far nothing out of the ordinary has happened. So for anyone who is looking for something that stands out this probably isn't it. What the story does well tough is that it doesn't put any expectations on itself, so you're really going into it without an real idea of what it's gonna give you. This is really a series that focuses on the relationships between the characters, so if that's not your thing (again) then this probably isn't for you.
The main character Koito Yuu is really what makes this so worth while. Not only is she unique in her way to think and her personality, she's also not the first one to fall for the other, which really isn't that much of a spoiler. She knows her limits as a person, and she isn't the "give it your all and always smile" kind of character that you usually have as the main in shoujo ai. She feels isolated from her friends and from love, but she just keeps going anyways, she is by all means not a "what a pain" kind of character either tough.
The love interest Touko, while not as interesting still has a few things to her that makes her stand out from other characters in similar series. First of all she's the school's miss popular who gets confessed to a lot, but you can't really feel that from her and there isn't much emphasis to that. This makes her way more lovable and once she falls for Yuu (which is in chapter 1, it really isn't a spoiler) she becomes a bit dorky in a way that makes you root for her since Yuu really just thinks she's being weird. As their relationship builds you feel more and more chemistry between them as well.
The rest of the cast are by all means not badly written, but they don't get any real development, which is good because all the development time goes to the two mains. There is a character who is an exception and that plays a bigger role tough, but you'll have to discover who that is for yourself.
As for the art and style there isn't much to say other than that it's simple, yet refined, and fits the tone perfectly. The colored pages truly stand out tough as they are very calming and bring you a feeling of peace, at least in my case.
I say that if you're looking for something that's not complicated to read when it feels right and to lift your mood a bit this is a good choice! It doesn't try to be something it isn't, it's just a plain, well written, well paced, and really sweet shoujo ai. I really enjoy it so far and have even re-read the first chapters because I felt like it, which for me is rare.
I now feel the need to eat some chocolate, because don't we all?? Have a good day/night person reading!read more