Aug 20, 2016
HidamariSeashore (All reviews)
If you walk into a classroom, you may see a mixture of those in a relationship and those who are "forever alone". It's pretty much impossible for every single person in a large group to be the boyfriend or girlfriend of someone else, but what if someone like that could possibly be the case? In case you're wondering, I found out about this manga while randomly looking up manga from the same magazine as "Gakkou Gurashi"; it looked like a cute, simple romance, so I decided that it couldn't hurt to read it. Thus, I read all 14 chapters in a row, and I must say that it met my expectations and maybe even went a tiny bit beyond; it was a cute, simple romance with some awesome character development. It's too bad that it didn't last long enough to possibly get an anime, right?

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to my review of "Bocchi na Bokura no Renai Jijou", known as "The Circumstances of our Lonely Love" in English.

Bocchi na Bokura no Renai Jijou takes place in a certain class at a certain school after summer vacation has ended; in this particular class, love has filled up so much air that it's almost suffocating. You see, every single student (actually, even the teacher) is in a romantic relationship with a significant other.... well, except for a boy named Hajime Ichijou; as such, he starts to be seen as a loner. Things soon change, however, when a transfer student named Chitose Ninomiya arrives in his class. As she also doesn't have a boyfriend, the class starts to push her and Hajime together, even though they constantly bicker. Thus, a cute story following the developing feelings between the two loners begins....

Since it only has fourteen chapters (which spawned two volumes), not a lot of room is left to develop most of the characters. The couple that this manga focuses on the most is Chitose and Hajime, and it's true that I enjoyed reading as they developed as characters and as their relationship as classmates grows into something more. The short length of this manga works only for them, as it isn't like we have to read 100+ chapters to see them confess to each other; however, the way that the short length doesn't work is that it doesn't leave room to develop other characters that are in relationships. I can't say I hate the story despite that, though; it was a cute story that matched well with, as I should mention, the adorable artwork. It's rather simple, but it's perfect for this manga!

Overall, Bocchi na Bokura no Renai Jijou was an enjoyable manga. I'd recommend it to you if you're looking for a simple romance manga that you can read in its entirety within just a short time. If you're also a loner, don't worry; you and a fellow loner just may find each other one day!