After the death of her father, Ren Taki travels to Vienna to fulfill a promise she made to him: attend the Melite Conservatory of Music. While traveling there, she meets the flirtatious musical wunderkind Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, who is surprised to hear her plan to enroll at Melite.
As it so happens, Melite is an all-boys school! After talking with the headmaster, Ren enters the school as a student under the male alias "Rentarou." Sworn to secrecy, Mozart is assigned as her roommate. In this new place, Ren meets eccentric classmates such as Johann Sebastian Bach and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky; but since they live in the same dormitory, keeping her secret from them is a difficult and never-ending task.
With Mozart's help, she hides her gender while making every effort to remain in the prestigious school. Surrounded by peers of unimaginable talent, Ren strives to match their skill and compose resonating musical pieces.
It's a very lighthearted manga, it's very enjoyable since it doesn't really have a complex storyline. It does portray the characters in a very amiable way, and no one should expect to really learn anything, I mean some facts are correct, like Beethoven being deaf (though not from a very young age, as they represent here), or the fact that the composer Rentarou Taki did die a year after he returned from Austria of tuberculosis. Overall its a very light read if you enjoy reverse harem, though it doesn't really focus on the romance aspect as much, it's more similar to those of friends, kind
of like Ouran High School Host Club, though without so much plot.
An enchanting story about a Japanese Girl being able to study in Vienna. She has to overcome the cultural challenges along with finding her own footing while being surrounded by musical prodigies. It's a remarkable and cute story about a girl trying to fulfill her own way while meeting astounding people who will influence the classics in the future.
If you like harems and romance stories, this is a great one to read. I highly recommend it. This book is really wonderful in that they portray the most famous musicians really well; it actually made me go back and listen to their songs.
I gave the
story an 8 since I feel like the protagonist should encounter more inner conflicts since the story is slow and seams repetitive. Otherwise, it's really enjoyable.