So, I literally just finished this manga. 72 chapters and the last time I read it was last year. Luckily I remembered the story, so didn’t have to track back, since I was already at chapter 55 or so. So a shoujo manga it is. I remembered this is one of the early anime series I watched. Later on, I read the manga. I don’t think it really matters by this one what you do first, so I won’t give an advice on that. This manga was going on for 9 years by the mangaka Kanae Hazuki. Amazing how long this had been going on… I would have only be like 6 or so. Not that I would be allowed to read this manga at that age hahaha. Well, the author really did spend a lot of effort in this manga and also put in a lot of her own feelings and experiences in it, which sounds pretty cool. Not going to say much and go to the next phase!
Mei Tachibana has no friends—and she doesn’t need them! Ever since her “friends” betrayed her in elementary school, she’s sworn off friendship entirely. All it leads to is betrayal and heartbreak, and she’s well enough on her own. But everything changes when she accidentally roundhouse kicks the most popular boy in school! However, Yamato Kurosawa isn’t angry in the slightest. In fact, he thinks his ordinary life could use an unusual girl like Mei! He won’t take no for an answer, and soon Mei and Yamato embark on an unwanted friendship that will change both of them forever. Follow both of them as they embark a journey of growing up and share their experiences with their friends and family.
(Source: Kodansha Comics) + edited a bit by me (>w0)
Well, I really liked this manga. I think many people have actually read this manga too and I hope you liked it too. In the beginning, it focuses on two people and slowly expanding to the people around them. From little school problems to things you hear happens a lot in real life too. From just a school love to real love. And how bonds of relationships grow stronger. It really fits the category ‘ Slice of life’ since there are so many things that happen in real life with this too. I’m happy there are these kinds of mangas instead of the unrealistic overdramatic shoujo manga (that I still read, but who cares). The thing that surprises me, even more, is that it was actually a manga with smut which I didn’t realise, since I watched the anime and then never looked at the tags of the manga XD. Well, I tend to avoid it, since I have no real interest in smut. There wasn’t even much of it. Well, I think Kissmanga shouldn’t have put it there. So you can generally ignore the tag. There was indeed a lot of comedy too. I laughed at some things pretty hard. Like Tachibana being a glutton, relatable!!!!! Sometimes there were some cliches but they were at least resolved at a good pace, which half-frustrated me, but at least not as overdramatic as current shoujo mangas that are translated.. Anyways, now I still have to give it a grade. The story was realistic and good, art was nice, the concept was not the most original one, but still good. I’ll give it an 8,5/10 since I really enjoyed it and will stay in my memory for a while. I can’t think of anything else to say. Good job author-san and I hope you’re still doing fine!
Thanks for reading (I hope you did). And until next week again yes.