Name: Shortcake Cake
Mangaka: suu Morishita
Volumes: 12 (Complete)
Licensed: Viz Shojo Beat
Licensed Volumes: V.12 (Complete)
Age Group: Teen
Ten Serizawa has a two-hour commute through the mountains to high school every day, so she can’t spend much time hanging out with her friends in the afternoon. She decides to move into the local boardinghouse, where one of her friends and three other boys are living. Ten’s friends consider her to be as oblivious as a rock when it comes to noticing boys and falling in love, but will she be able to keep her calm and steady heart in her new living situation?
Graphics Rating: 4/5
Plot Rating: 3/5
Opinion: Cute series that for the most part does a great job of mirroring real life high school romance.
Graphics are super cute and unique. Probably the best quality of the manga is in the graphics. The art is really flat in a good way, although the main character is quite plain.
The story is very cute! While I wouldn’t say it was ground breaking in any way it does seem to paint a more realistic story then most in this genre. I love how honest and straight forward the heroine is. It is always refreshing to have a heroine who isn’t wishy washy.
The guys are pretty straight forward but it will be interesting to see which guy the girl goes for.
While this isn’t an ORIGINAL read if you love sweet high school romances with strong female leads you might enjoy this!
Final Rating: 3/5