Name: Kiss me at the Stroke of Midnight
Mangaka: Rin Mikimoto
Volumes: 12 (Complete)
Current Licensed Volumes: V.12
Age Group: Teen
Hinana is a high school girl who wakes up at 5am to prepare for school every day. She’s also the Student Committee secretary. While she’s quite serious, in reality she actually dreams of one day finding herself a prince. When a famous actor, Ayase Kaede, shoots a movie at their school during golden week, the Student Committee’s members have to act as extras. Hinana thinks Ayase is just like the prince of her dreams until she finds out that in reality he’s actually a pervert who has a butt fetish? A comedy romance starts.
Graphics Rating: 5/5
Plot Rating: 4/5
Opinion: I really fun light read!
To start with I really love the graphics. This artist captures shoujo in a great way while still having her own distinct style. The girls are super cute and the guys are handsome but she’s great at using graphics for comedic effect as well!
The characters are interesting but nothing absolutely ground breaking. I like that both characters are “perverted” in really funny ways. (The guy loves butts). The whole celebrity plot line is done really well compared to other manga in this genre. The male is actually really respectful as well and constantly likes to keep open communication to prevent the heroine from getting overwhelmed, it’s refreshing!
I also love a point where the series starts to pit two girls against each other and they end up being friends. It was a cute plot that I ended up really enjoying cause again, it’s rare.
If you’re looking for something ground breakingly new you won’t find it here. If you love shoujo manga and want a pretty good one this is a great title!
Final Rating: 4/5
Extra: If you like this series you may also like another Mikimoto Series: Kinkyori Renai
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