Thursday, 17 September 2015

Manga Review : Lovey Dovey by Aya Oda



Title: Lovey Dovey 
Original Title: Lovey Dovey
Author: Aya Oda
Artist: Aya Oda

Year of Release: 2006
Genres: Romance, School Life, Shoujo, Smut,

Status: Completed
Chapters (Translated in English): 29.5

Volumes & Chapters: 

Volume 1 Chapters 1-6       Volume 4 Chapters 19-24
Volume 2 Chapters 7-12     Volume 5 Chapters 25-29.5
Volume 3 Chapters 13-18 


Summary


For 10 years Saika has done everything she can to get close to her love Keishi. She followed him to the same high school, joined the same committees, and even changed her outward personality to become the right match for Keishi. One day, looking for Keishi in the special section of the school, she runs into the school's trouble-maker Kirisaki Shin. As he begins to bully her, her true personality comes out: loud-mouthed and violent. To her dismay, Kirisaki decides that he likes that kind of girl. Lovey Dovey is the story of Saika's trials and tribulations in a love triangle at a school where "Love is Prohibited."

My Thoughts


Review covers 29 chapters 

Hello everyone and welcome back to Katie’s Corner! Today is a manga day and I have quite a nice manga for you. Yes, yes, it’s a smut genre, but it’s not all showing as Minami Kanan works, but do you see quite a lot. But let’s get back to the story itself. The story may be your average love-story, where the girl loves one boy, but due to some circumstances a “delinquent” is chasing her and so in the end she does fall in love with him and they start to date. You get my point? Well, add to the mix the school that forbids love (relationships) and you get a rough story of our heroes. Oh, I forgot to add that there would be some love rivals to test our lovebirds’ relationship; you get my drift, right?

I loved the story a lot. It was really good and with a lot of funny moments that would crack you up even if you had the worst possible day ever. The best parts of curse were Saika’s. The way she transforms from a nice and ladylike into a killing machine is something fabulous. Oh, and her futile, but not always, efforts to shake of Shin’s advances, can’t leave anyone laughing. On he other hand you have Shin. Well, he’s from that male population that says: “I want it and I’ll get it.” In the very, very beginning, he’s just a frustrating negative character, but to the end of the 1st or 2nd chapter, he becomes your either first or second favourite characters, depends how you like Saika.

I enjoyed this story a lot. I mean really a lot. The whole concept of a school, which banned relationships, was quite new to me, not really new, I’ve either read or watched something with similar idea behind, but how Oda-sensei managed to describe it and actually bring it to life is absolutely amazing. The way characters interact is as if you were just plunged into high schiil, I mean, I graduated high school about 2 years ago and it was the first time I missed it, because it was too similar to my own high school years. I really enjoyed reading about Saika and Shin’s relationship. They cracked me up, but at the same time their interaction was sweet. I was having a lot of fun reading about Shin. Whenever he was turned down and afterwards got his revenge on Saika. The way they looked for secluded places to be alone at school. But that just arose a question within me: couldn’t they spend their spare time together? Was it really necessary to “fool around” at school?

I hope you will find some time to read this story. It’s fast paced and you just can’t put it down even for a minute. Are you ready to get acquaintance with Saika, Shin and many more amazing characters? Then, what are you waiting for? Start reading it now! I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I did and don’t forget to share your thoughts below. Stay tuned for more reviews as well as promos here, on Katie’s Corner! Happy reading!

XOXO


Katie

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