Rating (Out of 5): ~4
Publisher: Kodansha Comics
Release Date: August 26, 2014
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…?!!
“‘I used to think that. But one you decide you hate everything, that’s it. You’ll never like anything, and that will be the end of it. You’re taking all of your possibilities away from yourself. You have to learn to like yourself.’”
I like the morality in this series. There’s a really sweet scene between Mei and Yamato’s little sister Nagi in this volume, which really helps Nagi get over the bullying she’d been hiding from at school. Nagi is also just really adorable, and amazing in the kitchen. And I think Mei and Nagi can be good for each other.
There’s also a moment between Mei and Aiko, who’s finally accepting what’s happened to herself, and that she needs to move past Yamato. There’s a cute Valentine’s Day chapter, and then we meet a new girl, a model, named Megumi, who is clearly going to cause some trouble for Mei in the next volume.
This series is so good. I love the image and self messages that are given, as well as just seeing the characters grow and develop. Mei and Yamato are still going, and they’re very cute together. The mature elements of the series are still very nice, although there aren’t too many of them.
I’m a huge fan of this series, and I’m really excited to get the next one.