Eriko Ichimura spends her high school days in complete obscurity. Her sole hobby is staring at handsome, smooth-spoken Akira Oumi, and tweeting her daily fantasies under the screenname "Lovesick Ellie." One fateful day, she accidentally bears witness to Oumi-kun's true self—and if that weren't enough, he sees her mortifying Twitter, too! Follow along with a plain, perverted girl, a two-faced boy, and their curious romance!
How do I describe this manga? It’s a manga that is extremely fun to read, even though on the surface it looks boring. It had an intriguing plot when it was supposed to be a boring one. So I guess I would describe this manga as way better than it has any right to be. Let’s get down to the nitty gritty, shall we?
I was actually not sure where to score this section. It shouldn’t be much of a surprise to long time shoujo fans that the story is fairly standard. Unpopular girl falls for heartthrob of the School, yadda yadda, you get the
rest. Really the only shoujo tropes it’s missing is laughably bad melodrama/misunderstandings and the main love interest living with the girl. So why? Why does it get an 8? Well I’m not sure how to describe it myself... the addition of good comedy in the story is what save some it. It turns it from a cookie cutter shoujo manga into what feels more like an extremely entertaining parody, while also being a good rom-com in its own right.
While I wouldn’t hang this in a museum, I would describe the art as a perfect fit. The art itself is fairly high quality, with everything being very crisp. Really not much to say, because the good art really is only a nice bonus which complements the story rather than completes it.
All the main and supporting cast fit well into tropes of the genre, but also feel unique, interesting, and funny. You likely won’t empathize with them on a deep emotional level, but you can tell that they are unique with their own personalities, needs, and wants.
All in all, it’s just a fun manga. It’s not a work of art that takes itself seriously, so nor should you. It’s funny, it’s sweet, and it’s really just great for shoujo or rom-com fans (with a little bit of parody sprinkled in).
It’s an easy read, you’ll never feel yourself trudging through just in hopes that it will get better. But hey, what do I know, we’re only 16 chapters in. Here’s to many, many more.
this manga is what i would expect from most shojou-romace mangas, lots of cute romantic moments (and i love them all<3), the difference between this and others are the 'drama', it doesn't have serious drama, which makes this more entertaining(adding unwanted drama to this mixture would have made it a mediocre work, but now it turned out to be great). the moments they share are too cute that one cannot stop grinning like an idiot. there are few other characters who make appearances later on.
i never knew i would use this term, but yeah this manga would be my definition of 'moe'(mangaka, look what you
made me say*embarrassed*)