Thursday, 18 June 2015

Manga Review : Today, We'll Start Our Love by Kanan Minami

Title: Today, We'll Start Our Love
Original Title: Kyou, Koi Wo Hajimemasu
Author: Kanan Minami
Artist: Kanan Minami

Year of Release: 2008
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance, School Life, Shoujo, Slice of Life, Smut, 

Status: Completed
Chapters (Translated in English): 99.5
Volumes & Chapters: 15

Volume 1 Chapters 1-5                   Volume 6 Chapters 31-37          Volume 11 Chapters 66-72
Volume 2 Chapters 6-10                 Volume 7 Chapters 38-44          Volume 12 Chapters 73-79
Volume 3 Chapters 11-17               Volume 8 Chapters 45-51          Volume 13 Chapters 80-86
Volume 4 Chapters 18-23               Volume 9 Chapters 52-58          Volume 14 Chapters 87-93
Volume 5 Chapters 24-30               Volume 10 Chapters 59-65        Volume 15 Chapters 94-99.5


Tsubaki is a girl who loves making her younger sister's hair pretty every morning, but she doesn't think that kind of style suits herself! The day of her High School Beginning Ceremony, after she failed in being the top student (who usually makes the ceremony speech), she finds herself sitting next to the actual top student of the first years, the worst rude guy ever, Kyouta. She ends up cutting his hair on purpose because of the bad things he says to her. Kyouta demands that Tsubaki pay him back with her body, but Tsubaki fixes his hair instead--making it even shorter! After that, Kyouta unexpectedly kisses Tsubaki and swears that he'll make her his woman.

My Thoughts

Review covers 99.5 chapters 

Hello everyone! Welcome back to Katie’s Corner. I have something really great for you today. First of all this may not be the most favourite manga of mine, but I do love it a lot. Well, I love all the mangas written and illustrated by Minami Kanan, especially if they have smut in their genres. She is just fabulous at drawing such things, and her main characters, guys especially are really big perverts, but that just makes them even more amazing. And you just can’t not fall in love with them. You’ll just drool all over your manga while reading.

There is only one word to describe this manga: best hardcore shoujo. Oh, those were two words, but well it’s an amazing shoujo manga. It starts with an absolutely unpopular girl and a popular boy falling in love with each other. Well, their relationship didn’t really start that smooth, both of them kind of hated each other in the beginning, they did have their reasons. Everything does start with a quite bad start, but very soon both of them find themselves deeply in love with each other. But will their love be enough to overcome what is waiting for them in the future? That’s up to you to find out.

The characters are amazing, especially their development. Both Tsubaki and Kyouta have a long way to go. And all their feelings are shown in this manga; their fears and their joys, their love and also their sorrow. The manga covers a really huge part of their lives. One of the best parts is when they break up so Tsubaki can find what she wants to do in the future. Manga focuses quite excessively on the future and that not all of us know what we want to do, as well as that we should follow our dreams, and we should fight for them and even stand up to our parents to make them understand that it is our lives, not theirs.

Now let me just explain one thing before I finish up here. This is something with their names. You might have a problem getting why they are called every time differently. In Japan using a person’s first name means you are very close to this somebody, so it is common that in mangas sometimes people call each other by their family names. So now back to my explanation. The heroine’s name is Tsubaki Shibano, while the hero’s name is Kyouta Tsubaki. Meaning Tsubaki for a girl is first name, while for a boy a surname. Hope, you will not be confused after reading this.

You will enjoy this manga a lot. It has everything. A lot of love, but quite a big portion of heartbreak too, nice humor and a lot of every day life problems. The characters are amazing. They impress you from the very first page and you don’t really want to put the manga down until you finish it. I hope you enjoy it to its fullest and don’t forget to share your thoughts with me below. Stay tuned for more reviews as well as promo posts of many interesting books. Happy reading!




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