Manga Review: Kimi ga Inakya Dame tte Itte

Author: Hatsuharu
Genre: Romance, Shoujou, school
Chapters: 10
Related Words: school, romance, childhood friends
Rating: 3.5/5

Nayu and Oumi are childhood friends. Without realizing it, Nayu finds out she has fallen for Oumi over the years. However, just as she comes to terms with her feelings, Oumi reveals himself to be in love with the pretty Tsuzuki in his class. How will Nayu deal with such heartbreak?

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Kimi ga Inakya Dame tte Itte was a really cute read. With only a few chapters, it got straight to the point and didn’t have too many extras, like the super long mangas, but was very simple.

It’s one of those childhood romance stories, where the girl is in love with the guy, but the guy doesn’t know it, etc… There is a lot of back and forth between the characters and there were some parts where I felt they were awkward and rushed.

The main guy character is a bit of an airhead, and the main girl doesn’t seem to know what she wants. And there were also a lot of loose ends and unexplained things that I felt were too ambiguous, but that comes with all short manga.

All in all, I felt the characters were okay, and the plot was decent as well. The art was great, and there were a lot of emotions mixed into this read. I’d definitely recommend this to anyone who wants a short romance manga read.




Manga Review: 16 Life (No Spoilers)

Author: Saki Aikawa
Genre: Shoujou, school romance
Chapters: 12
Related Words: singing, composer, love, music
Rating: 3.5/5

Saya is an ordinary lethargic female high school student. At karaoke while she was singing enthusiastically a song of her favorite artist, Takase Kazuki, the person himself was watching her…!?

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General Overview (No Spoilers)

This was actually a very decent manga. I’m a sucker for shoujou, romance manga and180.jpg love to read basically any time of shoujou manga. And 16 Life wasn’t bad. It was short, sweet, and although it was a little bit awkward at times, it was still a really good read. One thing I wished could have been better was the main girl character. She was really weak at times and I wanted her to have more confidence in herself.

I wasn’t a big fan of the art, but it did its job and showed the characters well enough. The story mainly focused on the two main characters, but there were some side characters that had a role in this. Their stories weren’t told as much, and there was a part where things weren’t really resolved clearly, and I had wanted to know what had happened there, but the manga skipped it completely.