My Love Story!!, Vol. 1

by Kazune Kawahara | Graphic Novels |
ISBN: 1421571447 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 8/15/2014
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Friday, August 15, 2014
I picked this up at Barnes and Noble today, attracted by the use of the big, burly, thug-faced guy as the main character. Despite his scary looks, he's a sweet guy, and just wants a girlfriend - but the girls all go for his bishounen pal instead! What to do?

Turns out this is a truly charming story about friends and love, with lots of humor and some marvelously heart-warming bits. The conflict isn't so much about how Takeo will find a girlfriend but whether he'll be able to believe that a girl could actually like him - and when it happens, it takes some time, a few misunderstandings, and some persistence from the girl plus help from Takeo's best friend Sunakawa to convince him.

So where can the story go from there? Oh, no problem - this sweet, funny tale seems able to meander along quite happily, tossing in the occasional moment of high drama. (Takeo, while he must be barely 14, is so big and strong that he's regularly mistaken for an adult and often acts rather like a superhero.) And while there are a few misunderstandings early on, the characters are generally very good about working these out, so I seldom had that "just spit it out, you fool!" feeling.

We learn more about Takeo and Suna's childhood (they're so adorable as tots) and about the depth of their friendship. And it's delightful to see all three characters cope with Takeo's new relationship with minimal jealousy or huffiness; everyone's just so darned nice that they're a pleasure to hang around with.

[There's a TV Tropes page on the series.]

See also:

Volume 2

And for another slice-of-life, decent-people series, check out Honey and Clover.

Journal Entry 2 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Saturday, June 27, 2015

Released 4 yrs ago (6/29/2015 UTC) at Nashua, New Hampshire USA

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I'm adding this book to k00kaburra's manga bookbox, which will go in the mail on Monday. Hope someone enjoys it!

*** Released as part of the 2015 June Brides release challenge. ***

*** Released for the 2015 Allergic to A challenge. ***

Journal Entry 3 by HI77 at Fort Myers, Florida USA on Friday, September 04, 2015
Guy with a face like a mac truck

but loves like a bunny,
hops towards hope.

Journal Entry 4 by HI77 at Fort Myers, Florida USA on Friday, September 11, 2015

Released 4 yrs ago (9/9/2015 UTC) at Fort Myers, Florida USA

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This book is one of a few that I picked up, because I know others that will be happy to see them.

And so this one is off to a person I've been trying to seduce into joining our site! ;)

Wish me luck! :D

Journal Entry 5 by SinisterSarah at Menlo Park, California USA on Tuesday, September 15, 2015
I'm being wooed. :D

Heh, my swapping habits tend towards a more passive/casual membership rather than in-depth participation. PBS is a bit simpler, more straightforward for me right now, but we'll see what the future holds!

I'm glad to get to read these books and will keep them moving! :)

Journal Entry 6 by SinisterSarah at PaperBackSwap.com, PBS member -- Controlled Releases on Saturday, January 09, 2016

Released 4 yrs ago (10/6/2015 UTC) at PaperBackSwap.com, PBS member -- Controlled Releases

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WHOOPS, forgot to add that this was sent to a PBS member some few months ago! ^^;

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