English: You Win
Synonyms: You Win, You Have Won, His Back, His Heart, Spring Fever, Constellation in July, My Beautiful Boy
Genres: Romance, School, Shoujo
Authors: Obata, Yuuki (Story & Art)
Serialization: Shogakukan Books
Shorts like this aren’t really my thing, I read it only because of the author. Bokura ga ita is the anime that got me started on manga and I haven’t stopped reading ever since. When I started reading this manga and these short stories..I felt proud to be a fan of the author Yuki obata. She exatcly puts how a girl feels in her first love or crush. Thats where she is at her best and I just love that. If you are a fan of Bokura ga ita and want to see a little of Yano and nana gain, you must really read this. Even if you are not a fan, you will still like it.
1. You Win
I hate him--Ayu's classmate, Kataoka, is popular among girls. But Ayu doesn't like him that much, because she thinks that he isn't a nice person. But...!? Depicting the feelings every girl should feel when in love, vividly and sensitively, it's the best school love story.
2. His Back, His Heart
Nariko is in love with a popular boy from her school. However, she can only watch him from behind as he is not in her class and has no idea who she is. By watching his back from afar, can she truly win his heart?
3. Spring Fever
Marina and her friend go to an all girls school and take the same bus home everyday. This same bus passes by Kita High, where a few boys always get on. Marina has slowly fallen in love with one of the boys -- can she work up the courage to speak with him?
4. Constellation in July
Niro and Chise have been childhood friends since Niro planted the willow branch in their backyard, and a willow tree grew from it. But does he share the same feelings of love as Chise?
5. My Beautiful Boy
Madoka falls in love at first sight with a boy during the entrance exams. On the first day of school she sees him again, and confesses. However, the boy she saw before has a twin? And it was the twin that she confessed to?!
All of the stories are cute and work well individually. Each one is about a high school romance that turns into a first love. The stories were ok. Nothing amazing, not boring, but ti will leave you with a very nice and warm aftertaste.
Her characters are a bit cookie cutter, the male/female leads all follow the same general pattern, just like Yano and nana from Bokura ga ita. But you will come to like each one of them.
Overall it’s cute, short, entertaining. Would I recommend it? For sure!!!!