Thursday, February 8, 2018

Manga Review: Honey So Sweet, Volume 8, by Amu Meguro

Rating (Out of 5): ~4
Publisher: Shojo Beat (VIZ Media)
Release Date: October 2017
Volumes: 8.
Spoilers?: No.
Volume: 1. 7.

Goodreads Synopsis:

A charming high school romance between a tender hooligan and an orphaned girl with enchanting artwork by Amu Meguro.

Little did Nao Kogure realize back in middle school that when she left an umbrella and a box of bandages in the rain for injured delinquent Taiga Onise that she would meet him again in high school. Nao wants nothing to do with the gruff and frightening Taiga, but he suddenly presents her with a huge bouquet of flowers and asks her to date him—with marriage in mind! Is Taiga really so scary, or is he a sweetheart in disguise?

Although Nao Kogure was once afraid of the delinquent Taiga Onise, she was soon touched by his kind soul. Their close friends, Kayo Yashiro and Ayumu Misaki, have been flirting and fighting together for a while, but does Kayo want Ayumu to be her boyfriend? Find out what the future holds for everyone!


First, we get to see a new side of Yashiro, as she deals with her feelings for Misaki. It feels a little out of character, parts of it, but I do still enjoy how she handles it, in a rather tsundere way. Next, we get to see Sou's old flame. I do admire his initial decision, but I think that Nao's old enough now for him to let himself grow. I also like Nao's stand on it, and how she decides to prove herself.
And through all of this, we get a lot of sweetness between Nao and Taiga. They're adorable, and their ending is sugary sweet and very fitting for them. They take their time in their romance, and it's sweet to see.
At the end, we get to see her first rough draft of the story, a little one-shot with very similar characters. It was cute, but not the same.
This was a very nice ending to the series. I really quite loved this series, and I hope more of her stuff gets licensed. I'd even like more from the side characters.

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

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