Friday, January 6, 2017

Manga Review: So Cute It Hurts!!, Volume 8, by Go Ikeyamada

Rating (Out of 5): ~4
Publisher: Shojo Beat (VIZ Media)
Release Date: August 2016
Volumes: 15.
Spoilers?: Light.
Volume: 1. 7. 9.

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?

Chiharu Uesgui’s devious ploy to use Megumu against Aoi has only brought the lovebirds closer together. And it’s also given Megumu an intriguing glimpse into Uesugi’s past with her boyfriend. Can she figure out how their friendship went sour before Uesugi tries something even worse?!


The entire plot line with Uesugi is just bad, in my opinion. It's trying to be a new, cuter take on the dramatic romance (like Peach Girl, for instance). And sometimes it works.
Uesugi tries to take advantage of Megumu, to prove that Aoi is weak, and instead Megumu turns it back on him with a big speech. It's supposedly powerful, I guess.
There's also a lot of plot movement with Azusa and Mitsuru. Mitsuru is on the hunt to find her stalker, and they join together to fight them. Then the cliffhanger goes back to Uesugi making a move on Megumu.
Meh. That's what I feel for this series. Meh.

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

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