Thursday, December 22, 2016

Manga Review: So Cute It Hurts!!, Volume 6, by Go Ikeyamada

Rating (Out of 5): ~3
Publisher: Shojo Beat (VIZ Media)
Release Date: April 2016
Volumes: 15.
Spoilers?: Light.
Volume: 1. 5. 7.

Goodreads Synopsis:

The Kobayashi twins, Megumu and Mitsuru, were named after historical figures, but only Megumu has grown up with a taste for history. So when Mitsuru is in danger of losing his weekends to extra history classes, he convinces his sister to swap clothes with him and ace his tests! After all, how hard can it be for them to play each other?

Megumu is considering a career as a manga artist, but as Mitsuru so helpfully points out, her drawing skills could use a lot of improvement. That doesn’t dim her enthusiasm, and she vows to practice drawing every day. But her first sketching session in a park is interrupted by an intense young man who goes ballistic when he sees the portrait of Aoi in her sketchbook! Who is this stranger, and why does he want to destroy her boyfriend?!


I don't love this series. I just don't.
There's some real cuteness between Mego and Aoi in the beginning. We get a glimpse of Mitsuru and Azusa's relationship, and how it's slowly growing for each of them. Azusa is getting bullied, and Misturu steps in protectively, at the same time that Mego wants to be there to protect Aoi, so they switch again.
The major point here, though, is that there's a new character. And he has a vendetta against Aoi. He pursues Mego at first, to get to Aoi, and she doesn't take that quite so well.
There's good and bad with this series. It is still ringing at high and low moments in every volume, just enough that I don't quite mind reading more but I'm not loving it. I just want it to get better.

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