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Love Com-Manga Series


Rating: 4 Stars

Genre: Romantic Comedy Manga

Release Date: Series Ongoing


About the Series: Risa is the tallest girl in class and Otani is the shortest guy. Everyone thinks it's hilarious to pair them up together, but they hate it. When they need each other's help to hopefully win over some crushes, they decide to forget the fighting and work together. This starts an unlikely friendship between the mismatched duo. Everyone around them thinks Risa and Otani are a perfect pair, but when will they finally see that?

GreenBeanTeenQueen Says: When I started working with teens a little over a year ago, one of the first things I knew I had to do was start reading manga. Since I'm usually drawn to romance and fun, I of course ended up picking up romancey and fun manga! This series continually cracks me up and I love the friendship (and hopefully relationship) of Risa and Otani. Every volume I've read adds more to the story and I've never thought the story got stale. Even if you're not a fan of manga, this is one series worth checking out. Also, if you get a chance, Netflix the live action movie. It does a great job bringing the manga to life!

Comments

  1. I have never read any manga but this sounds really cute, and like something i could relate to. I was the freakishly tall girl in hs!

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  2. I love manga. Especially cute, well-drawn manga with awesome love stories (they dont even have to be realistic!). Have you read Absolute Boyfriend by Yuu Watase?

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  3. Erika Lynn-The romancey manga our my favorites-and this one is just too funny!:)

    Steph Su-I LOVED Absolute Boyfriend. I was so sad when it ended!

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  4. I haven't read any Manga but I have read a few graphic novels. This one sounds like fun.

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  5. Alyce-I think this is a great series to start on!

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  6. I'm always overwhelmed at the manga section of the library and bookstore! There's so many to choose from!

    This sounds like a fun series. What other mangas do you recommend?

    cecilia

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  7. Hey Cecilia-Like I mentioned, I really like the romance stuff, so I really enjoyed Absolute Boyfriend (it' a short series) and I really like Sand Chronicles just because it does a good job of weaving the characters lives together. I also really enjoyed Mark Criley's Miki Falls series which is another short series.

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  8. I'm not really into Manga, but I did watch the entire series of Peach Girl on the Anime channel we have lol.

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  9. I love manga, so I'll have to look into this series!

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