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Oct 18, 2014
I began reading this manga under the false pretense that it'd be good, since I saw so many recommendations and good reviews, and apparently it's the most popular shoujo manga of all time (even though I'd never heard of it before stumbling upon a reccomendation on this site). But I was extremely disappointed.

Story - Absolutely dreadful. The only thing that kept me from dropping this manga was my curiosity. I wanted to know who Makino would end up with, and if she really would conquer against those who bullied her, like was established in the beginning of the manga. But that never happened. I read more
Jul 25, 2014
I've read many, many shoujo mangas. I was expecting something with the usual shoujo plot when I read the summary: A young girl who has an older man protect her, and they fall in love.

I was wrong. As I read deeply into this manga, I fell deeply in love with it. This manga is, in my opinion, fantastic. It's evenly paced. Plot twists aren't rushed, and they aren't pushed onto the reader suddenly. The pace isn't too slow, nor is it too fast. It's just right. And the plot is, in my opinion, very original. I haven't read anything like it. This is definitely read more
Jul 9, 2014
Gold (Manga) add (All reviews)
Disclaimer: First off, let me get this straight-- I don't really write reviews. In fact, I think this might be my first review on something. I'm not sure. I come and go on this site. But I felt like I had to write one for this manga. There were several things that I liked and disliked, which lead me to give it the score that I gave it. Also keep in mind that this is my opinion, so be gentle. Keep an open mind. I will try to refrain from spoiling anything as best as I can, but, before you read, just know what there read more