Tamahiko Shima is the youngest son of the powerful and wealthy Shima family. Blessed with great fortune since his childhood, he grew up wanting nothing but affection from his oftentimes distant family.
After losing his mother and crippling his dominant arm in an accident, Tamahiko fell into deep despair and is cast aside by his own father for his handicap. Condemned to live isolated in the countryside where he would not bring shame to his family's name, he resigned himself to dying alone. Until one day, a young girl named Yuzuki Tachibana appeared on his doorstep, proclaiming that Tamahiko's father sent her to be his bride.
As she takes care of Tamahiko, Yuzuki brings a feeling of springtime into Tamahiko's dreary life, allowing him to gradually heal from the deep emotional scars of his youth. Their lives slowly intertwine as both Tamahiko and Yuzuki taste the fruits of their first love.
I don't really have a plan on writing any reviews. But after seeing this one being almost unnoticed and not getting the attention it deserves I decided to write one. I wanted everyone to know that this manga is one of the greatest hidden gems that was serialized in Jump SQ. This is going to be my very first review, and probably my last so please let me have some of your time and read this.
If you like simple, cute, and pure romance, you'll definitely like this one. No love rivals, ship already sailing at the first few chapters, cute moments between the MC and
the main heroine that will make you grin like an idiot. I tell you this is not your typical shounen romance. This one will bring out your inner fangirl.
The story is simply one of the best stories I've seen and it's not an exaggeration. It's simple yet it really draws you in that you can't stop reading once you've read it. The main focus of the story is, of course, the love story of the MC and the main heroine, as well as the MC's character development. The setting is in Taisho Era Japan, around few years after the World War I. If you're not really familiar with the japanese history, there are explanations along the way so you'll be familiarized about the culture and laws during that time.
The art is good. I can't say anything bad about it. The environment, the scenes, and the characters are well drawn. I admit that the reason why I decided to read this one is because the main heroine at the cover was cute.
Almost all of the characters are likeable. At first you would kinda hate Tamahiko, the main protagonist, because of his gloomy and pessimistic character but as the story progresses, you would understand as to why he's like that and eventually you would come to like him because of his great character development. As for Yuzu, the main heroine, I can say that she's the most likeable character here. I can also say that she's the shining star of this manga. Very cute, cheerful and full of positivity. She's also the reason for the character developments of Tamahiko and the other people around them. For the other characters, as I said, almost all of them are likeable.
Overall, I really enjoyed it. As a fan of romance genre, this one is an instant favorite. I would definitely recommend it for people who loves simple romantic stories. Though sometimes it may caught you off guard with the sudden drama and feels, don't worry cause we all know that there's always a rainbow after the rain.
Now, before I end this review, here are the scores I gave for this manga.
And that's it. I do hope that my review would be found helpful to some. Also, I apologize if there are grammatical errors, for english is not really one of my strongest points. Okay that's all, folks.