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The long-awaited omnibus of the popular 4-panel school romance web comic! This book is for those of you who just can't seem to say, "I love you." An acclaimed series jam-packed with frustration, embarrassment, and awkwardness! With huge revisions and never-before-seen chapters, this book offers an experience you can't find with the web version!
Aug 15, 2018
212 of 212 chapters read
57 people found this review helpful
This source material manga impressed me further. Rather lengthy series compared to the anime (3-4 times longer, to be exact), yet it kept its quality rather consistently and managed to offer enough new to keep interest despite its super simple settings.
Our story consist of nothing but several couples (there are over 30 main characters in the series, so there are a lot of them) hanging out. All we see are fractions of their daily life, who they are, what they do and in what way their partner affects them. Some develop their relationship quickly, others more awkwardly and in slower tempo.
Being a rom-com, the events typically center around the characteristics of our characters. These include stuff like boy teasing his tsundere girlfriend because there is no pleasing without teasing, but also because her behavior and embarrassment are comedic gold and heart warming love dovey at the same time.
While the former is just an example of one couple and their typical nichijou, or daily life if you prefer, similar details exist among other couples as well. Some of these are approached in the more "I need your support" type of way where self-conscious character needs to confidence boosts from their partner. One other couple simply tries to have some intimate time, but gets constantly interfered for whatever reasons.
While some of the couples are more interesting than others, I found most of them to add at least something to the overall humor and cuteness. Tsun tsun, osu (karate girl) and teasing master obviously the most. Still, as these romances are practically standalone tales, quality differences are obvious. Especially the teacher x student romance I found to be so terribad that I skipped thru most of it. The good thing is that doing this is possible and doesn't really lessen the reading experience in any way. Skipping those parts that the reader doesn't care about is easy and can only make the reading experience more pleasant as following every single romance line is not a necessity.
The art is light and simple, like in most 4-koma. The anime gave the character design glory there where it is rather mediocre in the manga. The art doesn't really stand out. One could argue that the series doesn't really try to stand out, but it surely would add to the reading experience if the art wasn't so consistently mediocre. The art mainly consists of simplistic characters being on the evenly sized 4 panels every single time, and rarely are there any background art present at all.
As a conclusion: those who came here to look cute and haato waamingu rom-com, will find the exact thing, and with quite high chance, I'd say end up enjoying what they get. Personally, I found this to be all the things mentioned, and also laughed out loud several times. Most of the time, I also found myself smiling when reading my favorite story lines. read more
Mar 28, 2016
89 of 212 chapters read
Overall Rating: 10
52 people found this review helpfulPreliminary
The story is basically snippets here and there about various students attending a certain highschool and how they are infatuated with eachother. Varying from a guy who has self self confidence issues in love with a girl who takes the same bus to school as him to the captain of the karate club finding her male kouhai cute.
I honestly got hooked from the start. The art was good which is what initially drew me to the manga (no pun intended) and even though the manga is conveyed in small panels the quality of the drawing in each panel is significantly good (which is not so often the case).
The characters are basically what drive the story, having the narrative of talking about a different character in each chapter and how they are developing with their love interest. I have to say its fun how they connect characters from different story lines with each other, I personally feel like it really adds to the humor when a certain two resort to asking advice from other couples who have similar problems. I would also add points for diversity in relationships, because the manga switches so fast that I personally had no time to feel bored with a certain couple which was awesome.
I would say a possible flaw for this manga is that its hard to acquire it. because I haven't found a website that has the complete manga and those who have a significant amount of chapters are usually not organized in the order of chapters. I tried buying it but I haven't found the English translated version. This might not seem like a big issue but this makes it a lot harder to recommend this manga to people which is disappointing because the material in the manga is quite good.
Overall I enjoyed this manga a lot and enjoyed the laughs I let out in the overnighter that I spent reading it. Definitely a 10/10 and I would recommend it to someone looking for a funny comedy romance manga. read more