Thursday, 22 October 2015

Manga Review: Get Love!! by Go Ikeyamada

Title: Get Love!!
Original Title: Get Love!!
Author: Go Ikeyamada
Artist: Go Ikeyamada

Year of Release: 2003
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Mature, Romance, School Life, Sports, Shoujo

Status: Completed 
Chapters (Translated in English): 28.3

Volumes & Chapters: 7 Volumes

Volume 1 Chapters 1-4.1              Volume 4 Chapters 12-16.5                        Volume 7 Chapters 26-28.3
Volume 2 Chapters 1-6                 Volume 5 Chapters 17-21
Volume 3 Chapters 7-11               Volume 6 Chapters 22-25.5


Sagara Yuki is a high school student who's shorter than all the other guys in his class. Moriyama Miki is the girl who admires him despite his small stature. Follow the hijinks and the romance between Sagara and Moriyama as they become closer and conquer the obstacles to their love! Was soccer mentioned?

This is a super cute and funny manga. Volume 01 is a prequel to the actual series which begins in Volume 02.

* Contains the following short stories:

• I Want to Protect You (Volume 1)
Yuka is in love with her childhood friend, Haruki. The problem is that Haruki has a peculiar body condition - when people get near him, he gets attacked because of his pheromones. What will happen when they start dating?

• Valentine Nanka Kowakunai!? (Volume 4)
Moe-chan plans to give Kyou-kun her homemade chocolate, but will she be able to when the rest of the male student population are after it too?

• Mousou Otome (The Delusional Virgin) (Volume 6)
High school girl Chihiro is, in fact, a shoujo manga author! She bases her manga on her wild ideas with her first boyfriend, Izumi-kun, but she's keeping it a secret from him...?
(1st one-shot in Megane - Hazushitemo Ii desu ka?)

My Thoughts

Review covers 28.3 chapters 

Hi, everyone and welcome back to Katie’s Corner! Today I have another favourite author’s work for you. I recently found out that I have not reviewed her works even once, and I love all of Ikeyamada sensei’s works s much. Though there are 3 that I need to find translations for, otherwise at least 2 of those are completed but in my library they’re still ongoing. Why do I love this mangaka's works so much that I can reread them for as many times as I want to without getting bored? Her drawing style is great, her plots are fun and simple and her characters are always developed and with a great sense of humor.

In Get Love, I laughed on nearly every page. Just the concept of a short guy is already fun, but the author takes it up even higher and presents a fantastic character in Yuuki. During all 7 volumes, he’s short and only on last [ages he finally is high and it’s a bit annoying because it would have been so great to see him a bit more. Miki is a character that you love from the very first glance. She’s fun, she’s cheerful and she’s a bit perverted, and the best part – she’s the greatest Yuuki Sagara’s fan. Her love for him is something amazing. The story progresses fast for a shoujo, a bit too fast. They’re a couple before the first volume ends. But besides the relationship problems and those are so many not so many, but quite a lot, Miki and Yuuki face some major problems, like a formidable opponent in football and it’s always fun to watch how Miki is cosplaying in order for the team to practice harder.the humor in this story is fantastic. And I’ve mentioned this but drawing style is specific but amazing. The characters feel not drawn but real like they’ll jump right from the pages and start talking to you. The funniest period is when Sagara (that’s Yuuki) gets popular.

If you’ve come to this moment and you loved this series, after this you’ll love it even more though it also means you’ll need to be prepared to say goodbye to already favourite characters. But don’t worry if you keep reading the author’s works they do appear once in another manga.

So, are you ready to get to know Miki and Yuuki and their soccer team? Then what are you waiting for? Immense fun is awaiting you! Enjoy it to its fullest and don’t forget to share your thoughts below! Stay tuned for more reviews as well as promos! Don’t miss your next favourite book or manga! Happy reading!




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