Nozomi Aizawa has kept her feelings for her schoolmate Azuma a secret for quite a while, but the time has come for her to finally confess. His response, though, is far from ordinary! Led in circles by his hilarious tangents, these two awkward teenagers find themselves growing ever closer while muddling through misunderstandings and off-topic rants. When the airheaded stalker Aizawa finally connects with the petulant know-it-all Azuma, the result is a romantic comedy worth talking about!
I really can't say much as so far, only 2 chapters have been scanlated. But, I just had to talk about this. This manga is a comeback from Robiko, the author of the wonderful Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun and I have to say, this new manga is very promising. First of all, its premise is balls-to-the-wall hilarious! With just the first two chapters, you will already find yourself laughing. The characters' banter is great and there is so much for this manga to develop. I am so excited for how it will turn out, and I am expecting a lot since Robiko is one of my
favorite authors. The thing with her is that her art is what makes her works shine. They are so, very beautiful, you wouldn't regret it.
This manga reminds me of Bakemonogatari. Reading it is like reading the anime, especially the two firsts chapters: there is a talk. Just a talk between two diferent characters that are so well done, their points of view are so diferent that its interesting. How is a man? How is a woman? What con I do to please people?
After the 3rd chapter to 8th there is still talk and more character but there are less of that Bakemonogataris essence.
Changing the subject, there is the art. I have no problem with the art, it is good, the characters are very expressive and the art in
general is dynamic.
Well, i enjoyed reading those 8 chapters that are translated to date.
An unusual love story between student-student relationship. About a girl suddenly confessed to a boy in the train station. That’s it? No.
I have read many shit shoujo mangas out here. This ones, has really interesting premise. It has quite simple environment set up, everyday school life story but well-packages as a whole. It doesn’t have big impact like how usual shoujo manga did. In this state, it is more complex.
In few first chapters, the setting is located in the train station. I can say that the train station used as basic/starting line to build up some necessarily point. And then changed to school, which
is become the environment I like so far.
Main selling, and major point in this manga is, how the characters know each other by using conversations between them.
It really is rare to see there is shoujo manga which can slowly-but-sure shows thoroughly relationship development. Mostly used ‘dreamy’ situation where the girl stupidly ridiculous fall in love with someone else. A little bit unrealistic. And this manga gives you another point of view. The girl hold up feelings toward him in the very beginning, and you can see the reason in the future releases.
What are they talking about? The topic is ordinary. For example : why women is always like this and that? Is it true that boy like this and that? Etc. It supports to develop and shortened their gaps. As for previously thing I said, underlined the word ‘more complex’ that, it’s still not something you should to take it seriously. It flew well and you can follow what they are talking about.
And what’s more make it interesting, the main character is very honest and blunt. This side of view, you can’t see even in reality itself where you can openly express what were you thinking. And even if they are so blunt, they can accidentally create awkward situation, and sometimes there is unexpected outcome because their actions. Which I found it cute and made me ‘oh, it still has usual shoujo manga points’ and ridiculously amusing. An indirectly pervert heroine and hero. Despite their looks and popularity, they have unique facts.
And about the events or their progress to be exact, it really is cute. With the opportunity of their self-awareness side, you can see they always do self-monologue to reacts each other and they are getting closer little by little. Didn’t forget to mention about other characters, they don’t really stand out so far instead Hamarin or Caffeine-kun, it sure the matters of time.
Overall, it’s slow but it makes reader ‘hook’ in it. Not need a rush, the progress is steadily good. For me, this manga slightly more interesting than her previously works, “Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun”.
Last, I don’t see there is complain about the art. The art inexcusably really beautiful, one of shoujo mangaka whose has fine art line.
This manga is heavy on the dialogue, but you find yourself hooked from the first chapter itself. The art is absolutely amazing (as one would expect from Robiko- sensai) and the characters are given their time to develop. I admit, you will encounter some of the token cliched characters but they are done exceptionally well.
Another interesting aspect is the fact that the manga is very self-aware, to the point that I would call it Meta. The manga-ka often takes classic shoujo troops and turns them into hilarious banters between the two main character.
As funny as this story may be,it also comes off as very
sweet and untimately true to it's romace genre origin. I constantly found myself waiting for this story to be translated because it's just that engrossing.
Overall the story is refreshing. It's funny and it's sweet and there isn't a single dull moment. It's a nice break from other mangas from the same genre (Romatic- Comedies, which I believe lean slighty more towards the drama side)