Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Manga Review: My Love Story!!, Volume 10, by Kazune Kawahara and Aruko

Rating (Out of 5): ~4
Publisher: Shojo Beat (VIZ Media)
Release Date: October 4, 2016
Spoilers?: Light.
Volumes: 13.
Volume: 1. 9. 11.

Goodreads Synopsis:

A gentle giant with a heart of gold finally stops being a love underdog in this hilarious romantic comedy by the author of the best-selling series High School Debut!

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!

Pastry chef Ichinose thinks he is best suited to be with Yamato and tells Takeo to break up with her! Takeo becomes discouraged, but he takes a stand against Ichinose even though Ichinose swears to declare his love to Yamato after he wins a famous pastry competition. Will Takeo and Yamato’s relationship survive the high-stakes baking contest?


The drama with Yamato's boss draws to a conclusion here. Even though Takeo is worried about it the entire time, sure that she's going to dump him for the "better guy", all it takes is for her boss to confess. She's caught off guard, but she's honest and upfront about her feelings for Takeo. It's sweet to see him finally seeing how much she loves him in return.
There are a few smaller chapters here, a school festival and Takeo getting a new phone. The most fun here, though, is when Takeo hears that Sunakawa is lonely now, and Takeo immediately vows to spend some alone time together, and keeps confessing his feelings and hopes that they'll stay friends forever. Sunakawa is embarrassed through all of this, just wanting to shrink away. It's a very good bromance moment and it's adorable.
Then we get a small cliffhanger before the two groups leave for a school trip, while Takeo is afraid of his want to constantly touch Yamato and is pushing her away and confusing her because of it. I can't wait to see how she reacts to this, what she does next. This series is just plain adorable and I love it.

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

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