MANGA REVIEW: Tonari no Atashi

Screen Shot 2014-01-13 at 4.42.52 PMEnglish Title: My Neighbour
Author: Nanba Atsuko

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, School Life, Shoujo
Themes: Unrequited love, First Love, Love, High School, Relationships, Heartbreak, Junior High

Format: Manga

Nina’s neighbor, Kyousuke, is starting high school while she’s still stuck in junior high. Just walking to their nearby schools together isn’t enough for her–especially since they keep running into Yuiko: a beautiful, outgoing girl in Kyousuke’s grade who also seems to harbor feelings for Nina’s next-door neighbor.

This is the type of title that will keep you on the edge of your seat until its final pages, and not in an annoying way but instead in an ever changing manner that is highly addictive! There are few manga titles I could say that about!

This manga speaks to every girl that has feel for the right boy at the wrong time or who sat on their feelings too long and had their man of their dreams snatched away before their eyes. The manga also has some very good lessons for teenagers as it encourages you to seize the day and do what makes you happy.

I loved Nina’s character I feel that she is such a down to earth girl, which is increasingly rare in manga, anime and even real life. You just can’t help but feel sorry for her situation and it breaks your heart a little. All in all, every character in this series is unbelievably realistic and I loved that! I wish there was a sequel though because although there was a happy ending it felt too abrupt!

This is definitely a must read title!

Rating: 10/10


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