Name: Dakishimete Ii desu ka
Mangaka: Hanaya, En
Volumes: 1 (Complete)
Scanlations: V.01 Ch.04 (Complete)
Scanlator: Midnight Scans
Age Group: Teen
Summary: Dakishimete Ii Desu Ka – Is It Alright to Hug You?
“I can’t bear to be separated from you, because you’re so cute.”
Because of Ushio’s excellent grades, he is forced to leave his beloved girlfriend, Ruka, and go to Tokyo University. Ruka is very beautiful, but also a little stupid, and other men frequently mess around with her, so he is worried that someone might take her from him, but if their relationship turns into a long-distance one…
Hitorijime Shitai – I Want to Monopolize You
Kaname has a crush on the top student Takashi, but being an idiot she thinks that she’s never going to be good enough for him…
Suki to Ienakute – I Can’t Say I Like You
Jun (?) is in love with his younger step sister Tsubomi, but he had already promised his dead step mother to always take care of her until she is an adult. As he takes care of her, he only grows more pain for this unrequited love, especially when she is soon to be moving with her boyfriend?
Majo Sweets – Witch Sweets
Chise has the coolest, manliest boyfriend Toranosuke who dreams to be a patisserie. Everyday, Chise hangs out with him to only eat his delicious cakes, but is that the only reason she dates him?
Graphics Rating: 3/5
Plot Rating: 4/5
Opinion: Graphics are typical shoujo but the emotion really comes through. You really feel the characters pain and emotions.
Now I really took a shit on this authors other one shot called “Ookamitachi no Gohoubi”. Cause, well, it sucked. But oh my God redemption with this. There is so much emotion in all the stories and it’s so relatable and sweet. All the male protagonists are so awesome compared to many shoujo. They are patient and kind and definitely “knights in shining armour” (aka: don’t exist IRL).
One let down was all the heroines seemed to be fairly cookie cutter. Ditzy pretty girls who misplaced their brain a long time ago. Some of it feels relatable but only to a point. I liked the Sister one and the second one who thinks she’s too dumb for her crush. Bahaha.
Final Rating: 4/5