Having no experience in romance, the vibrant Ninako curiously explores the meaning of what “love” really is, and is surprised to feel a colorful range of emotions as she grows closer to the school heartthrob, the quiet yet gentle Ren, who also happens to be involved in a longtime relationship. With every intention of keeping her head held high, Ninako prepares to face the mental pain of this one-sided love that she had allowed to take root, facing a series of trials that would either contribute to her growth as a headstrong woman, or break her as it did with other girls.
Avelys Rating: 6.5/10
Avelys Notes: I remember picking this up wanting something similar to Ao Haru Ride. Since it was from the same mangaka, I gave it a try. I really enjoyed this. In some aspects it was better than Ao, like the reason why the main love interest isn’t going to work out. The main guy legitimately had things to work out on his own. Issues like resolving a past love and the circumstances involving that was interesting to me, and it really struck a chord with me. There was some points where there was to much angst but there were some cute parts. I recommend this if you like heavy drama.
(Don’t listen to Candy, she’s just salty because the dude she liked most didn’t win LOL)
Candy’s Rating: 4.5/10
Candy’s Notes: Literally the definition of “dumb female lead who can’t do anything on her own and makes dumb choices because #male2kwet”. Now that wouldn’t be SUCH an issue if the male has SOME semblance of a personality. Alas, that isn’t the case. He’s boring, has no personality, and has literally no redeeming traits besides the fact he’s cute. But you know, that’s all the main girl needs. Let’s ignore the amazing boy in the background who is actually being fleshed out and actually cares, he’s clearly non existent. This manga uses a guy, who is so amazing, as nothing but a stepping stone to make the female realize that good people are worthless. Typical plot with typical shoujo bs that makes me want to kill myself whenever I encounter it. Avoid if you hate stereotypical plots and boring characters. Art was pretty though.