No, I can’t forget this evening
Or your face as you were leaving
But I guess that’s just the way this story goes,
You always smile….
But in you eyes your sorrow shows
Yes it shows
No I can’t forget tomorrow
When I think of all my sorrows
When I had you there but then I let you go
And now it’s only fair that I should let you know
What you should know
I cant live
If living is without you
I can’t live
I can’t give anymore
Yamaken’s story in Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun is a very run-of-the-mill typical sort of side story. After casually talking to Shizuku, he starts having feelings for her. He sees that they’re a perfect match: They’re smart, a bit cold towards others, and are more opinionated than the rest of Tonari’s cast. Still, whatever Yamaken does, Shizuku will probably not consider him as an option. Yamaken’s story is a typical FRIENDZONE story.
You could just feel the arrows piercing Yamaken’s fragile heart.
What sets it apart though is how Yamaken’s little story is portrayed and how emotionally struck I am by it. His story is scarily relatable in so many levels. The whole “writing a map of your feelings on paper” and helping your crush realizing her love . . . it’s something fairly childish yet fairly realistic. Before you know it, you start staggering in your actions – Yamaken is a huge victim of this. His calculating nature suddenly stops as he slowly falls in love.
“Can you feel the love tonight?”
I swear this is why I want MOAR Yamaken. The anime is only slated for 13 episodes and it really isn’t enough to cover all of Yamaken’s failed story so I guess I should be satisfied with what I got and will get (or I can always just reread the manga which always puts a smile in my face).
I never thought I’d see the day . . .
Less than two months away! Crap I can’t wait.
OH GOD. OH GOD OH GOD. KYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!
Well down goes one of my Top 5 manga that I want turned into an anime. Now if only Dengeki Daisy would get an announcement.
As an added bonus, Say I love you (a rather generic shojo manga but still good) also gets an adaptation. Shoujo adaptations rarely come by and seeing 2 get greenlit on the same day. . . SHOUJO FANS REJOICE!!!!!!!
It will be produced by Brain’s Base with the Kimi ni Todoke director and the Baccano/Durarara screen writer at helm. IT’S LIKE GOD HEARD MY PRAYERS!!!
*Making a category as early as now since I’m 100% sure I’m gonna talk about this when it comes out.
I just wish this is translated faster. Oh god I love this manga.
My latest dose of Kyaa and Dawww
Well most of you do not know this but I’m a big fan of KYAA AND DAWW. Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun is like Yankee-kun to Megane chan and Kare Kano half breed. It’s a very refreshing manga.
One thing this series has is its straightforwardness. The main leads Shizuku and Haru really hit it off from the start. Heck we already got a confession by the first chapter! The series never goes astray from their main characters which is also an appeal. The main characters themselves are very straightforward. They’re very. . . human I guess. Certain scenes where both are already hot and blushing, they’re still very blunt with what they say.
Shizuku and Haru are very fun characters. It’s so awesome seeing Haru completely win Shizuku off her socks. Well you’d expect from a shoujo manga that she’s already been won over by the bishie male lead (By the way no one even treated him like one until Shizuku told him to smile. That was really lol) but she’s still has ground which is pretty awesome. They’d just fly off jokes like ” Didn’t you say you like me” or “I lied I don’t like you” or just plain rejecting because she’s being bothered by him. You can really see though that they like each other way too much.
Well the most shallow yet the most important thing I look forward to in mangas like these are the blushing. This series has a truckload off it. Gahd I fucking love this manga. It’s your shojo romantic comedy fair that’s actually not trashy and repetitive for once.