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Genres: One Shot, Romance, Shoujo
Author: Kana Watanabe
Everyone wears a mask. They smile even if they’re not happy, pleased, or feeling good. They say they’re fine, even if they’re not. They may say that they don’t live to please anyone, but at the end of the day, they’ll eventually realize that they’re just puppets, living in a society where you have to meet the standards of everyone, or you’ll end up alone. How about you? What’re you hiding behind that mask?
Suzuki Hikaru, the class representative was given the task to guide the transfer student, Satou Shouma, around the school. Satou-kun is a guy who always smiles, can be friends with anyone, and good at a lot of things. Suzuki-san, like everyone else, found Satou-kun cute, until she found out about his secret.
I don’t know for sure but my introduction probably kinda made you think that this manga is a bit sentimental. No, it’s not. Given the fact that this is only 1 chapter long, there is really no time for drama anymore. It is really good that the flow of the story was not rushed so the events developed slowly. However, it made me yearn for more, which is normal for one shot stories, I guess. The whole story is like a writing prompt, wherein the author just showed the plot and it’s up to the readers to think what’s going to happen next. But it’s not totally just like a writing prompt because there is an improvement in the relationship of the characters. The overall mood of the manga is light, warm, sweet, and cute.
I’ve been reading the stories made by the author, Kana Watanabe, and I can say that this manga, like all of her works, is really great. The characters are drawn cutely in an art style fitting for a shoujo manga. You should definitely check her other works as well.
Favorite Character: Satou Shouma (Coz he’s cute and he’s kind of like my type)
Tell me who’s your favorite character in the comments section below.
8/10. I may not have given 10/10 but you should really check this out. The story is really short so if you’re looking for something to read while you’re on a short break, then this is the manga for you. You can check her other works as well, if you want to. I greatly recommend it.