Name: Hana-kun to Koisuru Watashi
Mangaka: Kumaoka, Fuyu
Volumes: 10 (Hiatus)
Scanlations: V.10 Ch.39 (Hiatus – Feb 2021)
Scanlator: Shoujo Sense
Genre: Slice of Life/Comedy
Age Group: Teen
Summary: Nanase Sakashita is good at playing the role of model student but that doesn’t stop her from taking an interest in Hana-kun, the school’s delinquent. Hana-kun accidently drops a small box while sneaking around on the school grounds. When Nanase tries to return the box, Hana-kun tells her to keep it for its already too late to give it to the person he likes. Who is this person?!
Graphics Rating: 4/5
Plot Rating: 4/5
Opinion: Love the graphics. Cute and modern. Very down to earth with not a TON of glitter… but it’s there.
Okay so with the plot. GUYS, I have a LOT of feelings about this series. All the feelings. It’s so sweet (in the perfect way) and refreshing. I just cannot get over how amazing the heroine is. She isn’t vain or obsessive or overtly insecure. There isn’t this constant melodramatic undertone. The heroine is just continually genuine and honest. You can’t help but love her. It isn’t even like she is some wonder woman either, she isn’t unrealistically perfect and gracious.
And you know what? The heroine has this great relationship with her friends which is always a plus for me.
The guy is interesting and unique. The romance is slow and realistic. Nothing in the series seems super forced except this strange arc you get into around Ch.27. (When you catch up can we all agree wtf?)
I really really really enjoyed this series. It’s an awesome high school/first love romantic novel done perfectly.
Final Rating: 4/5