May 28, 2019
# It was definitely cute overall, but I felt there were parts missing for me to truly enjoy it as a completed work of art.
# I was so confused on some parts. One being the timing of it all; say, sometimes I couldn’t tell if it was the same day or a new day. The other was the characters. So many names were literally thrown in my face all at once that I had no idea who was who, and just had to keep guessing until I got confirmation.
I felt Yuusuke and Shiika being together wasn’t necessary? I’m sorry if that offends anyone
but honestly you get that they were together for 4 years, slowly as time passed they drifted apart until he in the end chose baseball over her. Well let me tell you, first from the set up of the cover you could already tell who was going to end up together. Second, I read around 5 chapters (if I’m not wrong?) about how they tried to mend their relationship until it just died out, when a simple flashback could have sufficed. Maybe it was for the purpose of Yuusuke or Shiika not being viewed as bad guys for not trying? Either way it was too obvious and felt unnecessary to dedicate so many chapters for them. Third, the only comparison we get about their relationship is that they were happy and lasted 4 years. Again, that all could have been summarized in a flashback. It didn’t really do anything for me in the current plot of the manga.
# The interactions between the characters were cute and light-hearted. It gave it that warm vibe of family and friendship like shoujo is know for.
# The bomb that Megumi dropped was to say the least, unexpected. I mean never in a million years did I think he would say that’s his reason for everything happening.
Everything....got resolved quickly. I know that’s a major contradiction to saying Yuusuke and Shiika’s relationship could’ve been summarized in a flashback, but I mean making amends with Yuri was done in 1,2,3 after it having been many years. The characters getting together as well. Akira and Shiika making up (even though it’s great because that’s the type of friendship I’d love; sticking together through it all), the characters getting together. It all left me wanting more, and as if there was so much potential for more....but it was already done. Like the end. Although it did end off on a sweet note.
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