Name: Hatsu Haru
Mangaka: Fujisawa, Suzuki
Volumes: 13 (Complete)
Licensed: Yen Press
Licensed Volumes: V.13 (Complete)
Age Group: Everyone
Too far, it’s hard to be seen. Too close, it’s also hard to be seen. It hurts and makes you feel like crying. Too sad, until it makes you laugh. That’s right, this is what you call first love…the most popular guy in school falls in love for the first time in his life!
Graphics Rating: 4/5
Plot Rating: 3/5
Opinion: This is a cute easy going series that is great for teens or anyone new to manga. It may seem a bit trope-y to anyone that frequently reads shoujo but the male perspective is refreshing.
The art is very unique in a good way. Between the graphics and the lead being a male it took me a while to realize it was actually shoujo not shounen! Both guys and girls are drawn in a very cutesy way.
I think what really stands out for this series is having a male lead. It is the stereotypical popular guy falls for the unique girls but from a new perspective. I enjoy the heroines confidence and the side stories with the friends are really cute as well.
This is a great series for a fun light read!
Final Rating: 3/5