I haven't really read any other reviews here on MAL and this is going to be my first ever review.
Major Comparison: Love Hina
Story: This manga had a lot of fanservice. Most people who see fanservice usually see weak plotlines. This was not the case. Some of the really stupid things that happened in the first chapter were used as the driving point to the story. And the weird part is that, she made it work well!
Many of the scenes in the story had moments you predict something was going to happen but something else does and you go, "WTF?" This is how she keeps readers
interested. I never figured out who the female lead was until I read the last chapter. However, it seems like she rushed the ending.
Art: Another way she keeps (most male readers) people interested is with the fanservice. Skirt flipups, girls getting wet, and Manaka getting into an "interesting position" happens quite often in the manga but most of these are purely accidental save for a few over-clingy characters in the manga.
The art style is simply phenomenal. The artist draws the facial expressions of the girls so good that you don't have to look at the bubble at what she is thinking about anymore at times. The smiles from the girls will make you smile and their tears will make you teary-eyed.
For the main character, we have the typical "loser" character who can't ever decide anything for himself. Then we have multiple females that have each of their own personalities. These females were in a way, "fated" to meet the main character. Each of them have moments with the character. The entrance of each female character somewhat comes in a sequence when a relationship ends. This keeps the main character satisfied and disgusted with himself every time. Props to that guy for keeping his cool under those "interesting" moments.
How can I have not been able to enjoy this piece of work when it took me less than 24 hours to complete the entire series. There were many times where I kept laughing, other times that made teary-eyed and parts that made me feel good inside.
The only other manga that did this to me was Love Hina.
When I first opened the first page of this series, I was like, "Not again... will this be loaded more on fanservice instead of actual plot this time?" But instead, I found the more modern, high school version of Love Hina but this time, you don't know who he's going to end up with. Sure, you will see the usual pantsu reveals, the main character getting his ass kicked and the random trips. I think the way that "Suzuka" and "Kimi no Iru Machi" presented itself in a non-perverted way will be much more effective in drawing out the storyline instead of loading it with fanservice. All in all, one of the best manga I've read.
I feel kind of ashamed that I read this "scanlated" and not on an actual book. I might have to buy both the Love Hina and Ichigo 100% series.