Takeo Goda is a giant guy with a giant heart. Too bad the girls don’t want him! (They want his good-looking best friend, Sunakawa.) Used to being on the sidelines, Takeo simply stands tall and accepts his fate. But one day when he saves a girl named Yamato from a harasser on the train, his (love!) life suddenly takes an incredible turn!
Sunakawa’s older sister, Ai, has had a secret crush on Takeo since she was little. But Hayato Oda, someone who goes to the same collage as her, is making some aggressive romantic advances. Can Ai sever her feelings for Takeo and accept Oda’s feelings? Meanwhile, a girl other that Yamato has realized Takeo’s appeal…! A bonus story about Takeo and Sunakawa when they were in preschool is included in this volume!
About the Author
Kazune Kawahara is from Hokkaido Prefecture in Japan and was born on March 11th (a Pisces!). She made her manga debut at age 18 with Kare no Ichiban Sukina Hito (His Most Favorite Person). Her best-selling shojo manga series High School Debut is available in North America from Viz Media. Her hobby is interior redecorating.
Aruko is from Ishikawa Prefecture in Japan and was born on July 26 (a Leo!). She made her manga debut with Ame Nochi Hare (Clear After the Rain). Her other works include Yasuko to Kenji, and her hobbies include laughing and getting lost.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The covers for these are kid of hilarious but also good. Same with the volume.
This is an adorable manga and such a simple pleasure to read. Takeo Goda is a 6'7" giant lovable teddy bear who is rather tongue-tied around girls, even his swooning girlfriend Yamato. This volume has two stories that show us other girls are interested in Takeo, even though he is unaware of it and thinks he is not very popular. The first half has his best friend's sister trying to deal with her feelings that she has always harboured for Takeo while a boy from college has followed her home to try and win her over. The second-half concerns Takeo taking up training a girl in his class to help her prepare for a race in a school sports event which has her falling head over heels for him. Takeo is clueless, but the girl's intentions don't get past Yamato. The story deals with real teen relationship issues, a little overdramatic as we know to expect from shoujo manga, but these characters are good-hearted and kind-natured dealing with their feelings in ways that are unselfish. A feel-good sweet romance.