This is the supernatural ability of transfer student Satori Osanaga, but to her, it's more of a curse than a blessing. Because of this power, her deepest desire is to avoid being touched by anyone. Unfortunately, while praying to be left alone at a local shrine, her hopes are quickly dashed; noticing her standing exposed in the rain as he is passing by, classmate Sou Izumisawa hands her an umbrella to take shelter in.
At school, Satori's strange attire and personality quickly ostracizes her from the rest of her classmates, but despite that, Sou treats her kindly, and she quickly falls in love with him. However, this has a devastating consequence for Sou, for Satori's painful power manifests within him. While listening to the inner voices of passersby becomes draining, the most painful thought he hears is that of his crush Mio Yuikawa, whom he discovers is in love with his close friend Takumi Shirase.
Distraught by this discovery, he quickly despairs at being forced to see the hearts of others. In this moment, Satori reveals the origins of the curse to Sou and proposes a solution: if he can cause her to stop loving him, he would lose his power. But to meet that end, he must get Mio to reciprocate his feelings.
Fureru to Kikoeru is unique, interesting, and even surprising at points. The series shows some strong plotting and character development. Its two main flaws are the Protagonist -- who's blander than a smoothie made out of vanilla icecream and saw dust -- and the ending, that hits you suddenly. Or rather, it arrives suddenly and then is just... there. Because "hit" is too strong a word.
Don't worry, there are no spoilers ahead.
It's not a bad ending, it won't leave you in a cliffhanger or wandering what the hell just happen, but it feels token. Like the author went "welp, I'm bored!" before tying the whole
story up in three chapters. Still, by then the story was dragging anyway, so it was for the better.
But life is about the journey, not the destination, and on its way to its OK ending Fureru to Kikoeru has charm to spare, from the art, to characters, even some of its morality and philosophy. So if you've got yourself a few free hours and nothing else to read, this one is definetly worth a check. It won't blow your mind at each chapter, but it'll stick with you.
"Please don't let anyone in this town bother me..."
This is the wish of Osanaga Satori who transfers to a new school and town, but her wish is very short lived as Sou Izumisawa sees Satori standing alone at a shrine in the middle of the rain and offers her an umbrella. Due to her strange supernatural ability, she wishes to avoid all contact from people as she tries to hide her appearance with thick clothing, large glasses, and a doctor's mask along with a polite and quiet demeanor. Satori has the ability to read people's minds by physically touching them, but if she falls in
love with someone, they gain the ability as well.
I was incredibly shocked to see that this manga had no reviews, no added characters, and a very short synopsis. It's an excellent story, and it's hilarious as well.
I have never seen another manga/anime with a setting like this. Of course you have the certain cliques like someone new transferring in, and being a total weirdo. I have yet to see a supernatural ability similar to the ability Satori has, and a very simple way of having someone else with the ability as well. The only complaint that I have is that the romance within the story is a bit predictable in my eyes, and I can pretty much guess what will happen as the story progresses, but these days, modern romances are hard to write since you can't really put so much variation in it.
The art is very simple in my opinion, however I sometimes find it a bit difficult to read at some points because the main girl has a habit of escaping certain situations and the methods of escape make it a bit hard on my eyes, but maybe that's only me.
I absolutely adore Satori and her innocent personality. She is so adorable with her shy and sweet personality. She is very clumsy and reserved it just makes me want to squeeze her like a pillow(ignore my delusions).
On the other hand, the other main characters aren't really that impressive, the protagonist is a kind boy named Sou who plays basketball and becomes friends with Satori after meeting her at the shrine.
Then you have the childhood friend who also does basketball and could be a possible rival for Sou's affections, and then the clever friend who Sou plays basketball with on their team and seems to notice everything that the other two friends do. However, Satori's character really lends a hand in developing the other three characters.
I love this series, but sadly it's very slow to update, and it only recently started, back in December(2015). However, the current 5 chapters that are available will make you want to keep reading the story in the future.
You would think that I would have given a higher score considering how much I was spouting that I loved the main girl and how unique this story is, but sadly there is only 5 chapters, so I didn't feel like giving the story that's available so far a 9 or 10 since there really isn't much to judge at this point. You could maybe make 4-5 24 minute episodes out of this so far, maybe less.
However, I encourage you to read what is there so far. You will love it.