Name: H (Eichi)
Manga-ka: Sakurai, Machiko
Scanlations: V.6 Ch.24 (Complete)
Scanlator: Puri-Puri Scanlations (Closed), NCIS, Which Scanlations
Volumes: 6 Volumes (Complete)
Age Group: Older Teen
Summary: When Kobayashi Shinobu transfers to a new school, she finds herself falling for her new teacher. Hard. She’s quick to find out though that Taichi-Sensei has more then a few secrets. A story about a love that was never meant to be.
Graphics Rating: 3/5
Plot Rating: 4/5
Opinion: First off… graphics. I love the graphics, but they aren’t the typical beautiful pictures most people would think of. The drawings have a more down to earth sketch feel that really adds to the series. The plot is beautiful. There were the obvious cliches but a lot of surprises. Really dramatic too. I felt anxious to read more after every chapter was done. Even now I’m itching to read more. The whole story is kinda a downer. Not dead puppy downer, but a monday morning downer.
The main reason I gave this plot such a high mark is that it is SO SMART. It really makes you think about things like unrequited love, fear, and everything that comes with the realities of love. That is the reason I put it as older teen. There isn’t any, and let me tell you ANY sex (despite the name of the series). I felt that if I had read this three or even two years ago, it wouldn’t mean as much to me as it does now. You need to have the experiences to fully understand the meaning of the story.
Final Rating: 4/5