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Crown of Love, Volume 1

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How far would you go for love?

R to L (Japanese Style). How far would you go for love? Sixteen-year-old Hisayoshi "Kumi" Tajima wasn't looking for love. But after he accidentally bumps into teen idol Rima Fujio, he can't stop thinking about her. Living worlds apart, he'll never have a chance to meet her again. Until Rima's former agent Ikeshiba gives him the perfect opportunity—by turning Hisayoshi into an idol himself! Too bad Rima only sees ...

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Overview

How far would you go for love?

R to L (Japanese Style). How far would you go for love? Sixteen-year-old Hisayoshi "Kumi" Tajima wasn't looking for love. But after he accidentally bumps into teen idol Rima Fujio, he can't stop thinking about her. Living worlds apart, he'll never have a chance to meet her again. Until Rima's former agent Ikeshiba gives him the perfect opportunity—by turning Hisayoshi into an idol himself! Too bad Rima only sees him as competition for Ikeshiba's attention...

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Gr 9 Up—Hisayoshi "Kumi" Tajima is a 16-year-old student at Hakuo High, a prestigious arts school. Adored from afar by many girls, Kumi isn't interested in romance until he accidentally bumps into Rima Fujio, a teen idol. Unable to shake off thoughts of her, Kumi disobeys his father's wishes after being approached by Rima's former agent, Ikeshiba. Spurred on by his unrequited love for Rima, Kumi agrees to Ikeshiba's offer to become an idol. Rima dislikes much about being a star, but tells Kumi that she hates him for being a possible rival—both as an idol and for the affection of her former agent. All of the characters except Kumi are shallow. Originally published in 1998 as a retelling of the author's work from the 1980s, the book has nothing to set it apart stylistically from series like Natsuki Takaya's "Fruits Basket" (Tokyopop) and other traditional manga titles. Still, manga readers won't care that the title breaks no new ground; they will just appreciate a new title in the genre.—Suanne Roush, Osceola High School, Seminole, FL
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781421531939
  • Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
  • Publication date: 2/2/2010
  • Series: Crown of Love Series , #1
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 435,822
  • Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Yun Kouga began her career as a doujinshi and debuted in 1986 with the original manga Metal Heart, serialized in Comic VAL. She is the creator of the popular series Loveless and Earthian, along with many manga and anime projects, including character design for Gundam 00.

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  • Posted November 2, 2011

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    Eh, it's alright. Needs a lot of improvement though.

    This manga was alright, but it didn't pull me in. The story is mediocre. It's just about a guy who falls in love with an idol when he first sees her, and he is willing to do anything to meet her again. Of course once he meets her, the idol doesn't return his feelings so now he's on a quest to win her over. Boring. The author doesn't even really do anything to spice it up a little. I'm disappointed she didn't make this story darker, because to fall in love with an idol the instant you see them and then obsess about them isn't exactly healthy. But this a romance (I'm assuming), and Hisayoshi isn't painted as a creep, but as a lovestruck teen. Again, boring. But maybe the next volume will be better, because this one mainly focuses on Hisayoshi finding a way to be near Rima. The other characters aren't any better. They're typical and run-of-the mill. I was particularly annoyed by the little kid who serves sort of as a sidekick to Hisayoshi, and I hope he doesn't pop up again in the other volumes, but I bet he has some significant part to play later on. The art is good. It's easy to tell who is who, but the character designs are plain, especially for supporting characters. The narration of the story is okay. I could follow what was going on, but there are a number of flashbacks thrown in, and the author doesn't make it obvious when there is one.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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