Name: Love Me Love Me Not (Omoi, Omoware, Furi, Furare)
Mangaka: Sakisaka, Io
Volumes: 12 (Complete)
Licensed: Viz (complete)
Age Group: Teen
Summary: The story centers around Yuna and Akari who have two very different views of love: Yuna is someone who sees love as a dream and Akari is someone who is very realistic about her romance choices. Meanwhile, there are two boys, Kazuomi and Rio, who also have different views of love: Kazuomi’s an airhead and doesn’t understand the concept of love while Rio grabs the opportunity when confessed to as long as the girl looks cute.
Graphics Rating: 4/5
Plot Rating: 4/5
Opinion: Gorgeous graphics. Sparkly but very unique.
I’m going to be honest, I really like this series. Really, really, really like this series. I’ll admit it isn’t perfect, it can be confusing at times with so many lead characters, but it does a lot of new things.
For one thing I’m smitten with the bromance these two girls are having. It’s relationships 101 from romance to friendship. It’s always great when there are great friendships involved away from the main relationship. It gives more depth and reality to the story.
The other part that I LOVE (as with any of this mangaka’s work) is just how genuine and life like her characters are. The situations are not original but each character is a carefully thought out human being. They had lives before the story, they have hopes and dreams, worries and faults. It’s so refreshing.
Final Rating: 4/5
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