Saturday, February 20, 2016

Manga Review: My Love Story!!, Volume 7, by Aruko and Kazune Kawahara

Rating (Out of 5): ~4
Publisher: Shojo Beat (VIZ Media)
Release Date: January 5, 2016
Volumes: 10+
Spoilers?: Not really.
Volume: 1. 6. 8.

Goodreads Synopsis:

Takeo Goda is a giant guy with a giant heart. Too bad the girls don’t want him! (They want his good-looking best friend, Sunakawa.) Used to being on the sidelines, Takeo simply stands tall and accepts his fate. But one day when he saves a girl named Yamato from a harasser on the train, his (love!) life suddenly takes an incredible turn!

Every year, Sunakawa receives chocolates from a mysterious “Yukika Amami.” When the mystery girl shows up in person, she tells Takeo how she has loved Sunakawa for over ten years, and Takeo decides to give her his support! With Takeo’s help, Yukika gathers the courage to talk to Sunakawa… But how will he respond to her feelings?!


Continuing from the last volume, we get to meet a potential love interest for Sunakawa. She’s a surprising character, having stalked him for the last several years, and being in love with him but too afraid to tell him who she really is.
Sunakawa is sweet in giving her a chance, and going on a double date with her and Takeo and Yamato. Again, it’s nice to see how strong of a couple Takeo and Yamato are, honest with each other at all times, and how Yamato can also form real friendships with other girls. Fantastic characterization.
And yet it doesn’t end quite how I thought it would, but not in a bad way. Not in a typical shojo-story way, but it makes sense for the characters. It makes me wonder who really will make an impact on Sunakawa, but I like that he doesn’t worry about it. He’s a very easygoing guy, but very sweet.
This series is overall impressive, in character and story and romance. I love it so much.

A review copy was provided by the publisher, VIZ Media, for an honest review. Thank you so, so much!

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