Name: Takane and Hana
Mangaka: Shiwasu, Yuki
Volumes: 18 (Complete)
Licensed: Viz (Complete – Digital/Paperback)
Age Group: Everyone
Hana is a high schooler who ends up replacing her big sister at a marriage interview. Little does she expect that the potential groom, a handsome 26-year-old businessman named Takane, immediately insults her and calls her a gold digger! Furious, Hana throws her wig in his face and leaves.
Against all odds the two end up going on dates on a regular basis. Takane is a rich kid who’s much more immature and inexperienced than his good looks and flashy manners suggest, so they find it easy to forget that their ages are ten years apart. But how will these two ever find love when they’re so busy teasing each other?
Graphics Rating: 3/5
Plot Rating: 3/5
Opinion: I wanna start by saying I think I would have enjoyed this series much more if it were much much shorter. Say, 5 volumes instead of 18.
The art is very girly and shoujo but often distorted for comedic effect. It doesn’t stand out but it’s not in any way bad.
Like I started with this series would have been much better if shortened. While the antics between the heroine and the male lead start off very cute, it becomes grating quickly. We are talking 10+ volumes of them still being very childish to each other.
While they inevitably reach bumps along the way in their relationship it feels like every new volume brings them back to square one. This may add to the “Comedic” effect, but the comedy style gets old as well. It’s like a comedian who just shouts their jokes the entire time. It isn’t that charming.
While the series may be great for someone who is new to shoujo or doesn’t care about romance much, if you are deep in the shoujo fandom this isn’t that good. It isn’t TERRIBLE either but it is hard to read.
Final Rating: 3/5