Thursday, May 25, 2017

Manga Review: My Love Story!!, Volume 12, by Kazune Kawahara and Aruko

Rating (Out of 5): ~4
Publisher: Shojo Beat (VIZ Media)
Release Date: May 2, 2017
Volumes: 13.
Spoilers?: No.
Volume: 1. 11. 13.

Goodreads Synopsis:

A gentle giant with a heart of gold finally stops being a love underdog in this hilarious romantic comedy!

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!


The first half of this volume, we get to see what happens with Tanaka. When Takeo figures it out, he becomes determined to make friends with the guy. But this leads to another glimpse of just how brutal Sunakawa can be. And just how great of a guy Takeo can be; he sees to the inner good in everyone, even when they're lying.
After that, there's some real drama with Yamato. This is another point for proving just how mature they are, but at the same time, reminding us that they are still teenagers. Yamato tries to do her best to make her parents happy, but at one point, it's just too much.
This plot reaction reminds me a bit of Kodocha, of which I think is a very nice comparison.
I won't spoil what actually happens, but I love the reaction. It proves how great a guy Takeo is, and how perfect him and Yamato are for each other. He knows just what to do for her, that even their parents aren't worried. It also says something that I don't doubt they'll be okay, and not because that's expected but because it makes sense. They really do have a strong, solid relationship. And then that cliffhanger...
I think the next volume is the last. Which is awful, but I am so excited to read it.

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

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