Name: My Girlfriend’s Child
Mangaka: Aoi Mamoru
Volumes: 7 (Ongoing)
Licensed: Seven Seas Entertainment (3 Volumes: Digital (App) / Paperback OOP)
Genre: Slice of Life/Drama
Age Group: Teen
Sachi and her boyfriend Takara are a young couple in high school. They go to school together, hang out, and even engage in the more intimate side of dating. However, after a recent evening of sex, Sachi gets the feeling that something isn’t right and buys a pregnancy test. Later, in the bathroom of a family restaurant far from her home, she sees the two red lines that will change her life forever. A tender and honest look at the realities of teen pregnancy.
Graphics Rating: 4/5
Plot Rating: 4/5
Opinion: I’m a big fan of slice of life so when I saw this was getting published I pre-ordered 100%. I’ve read three volumes and so far it has completely delivered the experience I was expecting.
The art is very unique compared to other shoujo. It’s very “sketchy” but still so beautiful and filled with so much emotion. I don’t think it’s like art I’d love on a wall or anything but it matches the vibes of the series really well.
The story is great. If you’re in for a serious drama about two high schoolers dealing with teen pregnancy you’re ready. For three volumes now everything has had a very serious tone about it and I really love the realistic portrayal of teen pregnancy. I really love this series and can’t wait to read it to the end.
If you aren’t a fan of serious topics that are a bit gloomy, or the slow pace of slice of life, you probably won’t enjoy this.
Final Rating: 4/5