Rating (Out of 5): ~4
Publisher: Kodansha Comics
Release Date: June 10, 2014
Spoilers?: Not really.
Mei Tachibana has spent her 16 years without making either a boyfriend or friends. One day, she injures the most popular boy in school, Yamato Kurosawa, because of a misunderstanding but for some reason it seems that he takes a liking to her and one-sidedly claims that they’re friends. Furthermore, he not only protects Mei from a stalker, he does it with a kiss…?!!
This volume shows why this is a more mature shojo series, and in the best way. This is also when it starts expanding to really show the other characters and their stories.
Mei and Yamato are a little shaky, but slowly getting to know each other. Mei is very hesitant and embarrassed, but they are still so cute together.
We meet a close friend of Yamato’s, Kakeru, who does not hit it off well with Mei. And then we get to really see why, what his story is, and it has some sex in it, but it also has a very sweet conclusion. And then some focus starts to get put on Aiko, the girl who has been giving Mei a hard time (or just glaring at her), because she wants Yamato. That storyline will be going into the next volume, and I look forward to reading its conclusion as well.
And through all of this, we also got to see more of Mei growing as a character. I do really enjoy meeting the other characters and seeing their happily-ever-after-ish conclusions, but I’m also enjoying seeing Mei and Yamato grow. As I said, they’re adorable together, and Mei is very slowly discovering who she really is as a person, but also who she is as a person in a relationship, along with how to actually be in a relationship. She’s easily embarrassed, and a little hard to get to know, but also rather honest. I like her. And Yamato is just adorable.
I’m really excited for the next volume.