Screengrab from Ichinose Kyoudai wa Gaman Dekinai. A teen boy holds a teen girl as he kisses her.

Ichinose Kyoudai wa Gaman Dekinai

Name: Ichinose Kyoudai wa Gaman Dekinai
MangakaSakurai Mayu

Volumes: 2 (Complete)
Scanlations: V.02 Ch.08 (Complete)
Type: Manga
Genre: Slice of Life
Age Group: Older Teen

Summary:  
A new big beautiful guy is transferred in Hoshino’s class. Wait! He’s Ichinose, the troublemaker of middle school. At that time Hoshino has written a love novel between Ichinose and his new stepbrother. When the novel was discovered by a classmate, they make fun of them and triggered Ichinose’s wrath. Then ichinose transferred. Maybe was Hoshino’s fault? And now he’s back!
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Graphics Rating: 5/5
Plot Rating: 5/5

Opinion: It’s been a while since I have read a series that made my heart stop like this. It’s almost brought me to tears with how sincere all the three main characters are. And I’d like to point out the love triangle isn’t two guys to the one girl, it’s a girl and a guy going after the same guy.

The art is great. I will be totally impartial and admit I love the art. I think it’s very unique and detailed. I love the way the mangaka draws both female sand males in a sketched kind of way.

This series is interesting in the way it approaches the different types of love there are. There is romantic love, familial love, brotherly love, and they are all equally important. Rarely do you see men affectionate on all levels but it’s amazing to see the male leads admiration and respect for his older step-brother.

On the other hand, it’s heartbreaking to see his brother’s romantic love kept a secret while the male lead pursues the heroine. Even on top of that is the complication of the heroine trying to find a place for herself where she still respects and honours the male leads relationship with his brother.

And finally my most favourite part about this series is how loving and honest the male lead is with the heroine. I’ve been so desensitized by tsundere leads I keep waiting for the hero to turn around and hurt the heroine. But he never does and it’s so refreshing.

Highly recommend this series to literally anyone. I’m so glad I was able to read this and I hope it’s licensed and released paperback some day.

Final Rating: 5/5

Extra: From the mangaka of Boss Wife

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We Must Never Fall In Love Manga

We Must Never Fall in Love

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Name: We Must Never Fall in Love
MangakaTsukishima Haru

Volumes: 7 (Ongoing – Feb 2021)
Licensed: Kodansha (4 Volumes: Digital – Feb 2021)
Type: Manga
Genre: Comedy
Age Group: Teen

Summary:  
Sakura confesses to Hatano-kun one summer and is rejected instantly, but does not have time to fall into a depression. She returns to her house to meet her new “younger brother,” what she never expected was her “little brother” to end up being bigger than her…
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Graphics Rating: 3/5
Plot Rating: 3/5

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Knight of the Ice (Ginban Kishi)

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Name: Knight of the Ice (Ginban Kishi)
Mangaka: Yayoi Ogawa

Volumes: 11 (Complete)
LicensedKodansha
Releases: V.01 (Ongoing)
Type: Manga
Genre: Josei, Sport, Slice of Life
Age Group: Older Teen

Summary:  Chitose is a serious young woman, working for the health magazine SASSO. Or at least, she would be, if she wasn’t constantly getting distracted by her childhood friend, international figure skating star Kokoro Kijinami! In the public eye and on the ice, Kokoro is a gallant, flawless knight, but behind his glittery costumes and breathtaking spins lies a secret: he’s actually a hopeless romantic otaku, who can only land his quad jumps when Chitose is on hand to recite a spell from his favorite magical girl anime!

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Graphics Rating: 5/5
Plot Rating: 4/5

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Boys Over Flowers S2 Manga by Yoko Kamio

Boys Over Flowers Season 2

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Name: Boys Over Flowers Season 2
Mangaka: Kamio Youko

Volumes: 15 (Complete)
Licensed: Viz Digital (V15 – Complete)
Type: Manga
Genre: Drama
Age Group: Teen

Summary:  Eitoku Academy has a legacy of being a school for the ultimate elite, the best of the best. And the most rich and powerful students there have formed the Correct 5 clique to maintain the integrity of their school. Unfortunately, new student Oto Edogawa doesn’t have the pedigreed background of her peers and has to work part-time jobs to help make ends meet. Will a chance encounter with Haruto Kaguragi, the leader of the Correct 5, put everything at risk?

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Graphics Rating: 4/5
Plot Rating: 4/5

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Kiss me at the Stroke of Midnight

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Name: Kiss me at the Stroke of Midnight
MangakaRin Mikimoto

Volumes: 12 (Complete)
LicensedKodansha
Current Licensed Volumes: V.11
Type: Manga
Genre: Drama/Comedy
Age Group: Teen

Summary:  
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.

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Graphics Rating: 5/5
Plot Rating: 4/5

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