Review for Miss Miyazen Would Love to Get Closer to You, Vol. 1

Review for Miss Miyazen Would Love to Get Closer to You, Vol. 1

Miss Miyazen Would Love to Get Closer to You, Vol. 1 by AkitakaI received this book from Netgalley/the publisher in exchange of an honest review.

I am normally not that much into the miscommunication trope, but it works so well in this adorable and hilarious manga!

Meet our two characters, we switch between them either with chapters or scenes, Sakura Miyazen and Sota Matsubayashi! These two really like the other (friendship or maybe more, I am leaning to the more at some points in the story), but so far they haven’t gotten much further than greetings. I was instantly in love with this manga with the first chapter. These two want to bond, want to get closer, want to do more than just say hi, but due to miscommunication in both parties things just end up in hilarious ways. For instance, Sakura really likes yakuza movies (or well she knows that Sota loves them and is now watching them) and tries to make references from them, some quite obscure. Sota immediately recognises said reference and wonders in shock if she likes that movie, but given how Sakura looks prim and proper he just dismisses it and thus things go hilariously funny when he tries to think of alternative situations and thus Sakura is confused. Their miscommunications never bore me because they always wield some unexpected results. Yes, you would think that it can get boring because if these two would just talk normally without assuming maybe it would all be solved instantly, but you know the miscommunications on both sides are just hilarious and adorable and it also brings them together. Yes, the miscommunication is actually helping them out. Though, I have to be honest, I wonder if it will be a whole series of that, I am not sure if I can handle it. The gimmick of it working out for them is fun for maybe 2 or 3 volumes, but after that, eh. I would like something else.

I liked that we get to see both sides of the situation. Not just Sakura trying her best and how she reacts to things, but also Sota!

Oh, and there is the fact that everyone is pretty much afraid of Sota because of his looks (you know the one)/his reputation (which I would think is not real) which is also not helping with communications. Yes, Sakura doesn’t mind, but her classmates are and at times that influences things (in funny ways of course).

I also like that the chapters are mostly short with a few longer ones. It is perfect, you don’t want to drag out things.

And the art? I really love it! The facial expressions especially are so fun~ I see that this is also the mangaka for Witch Life in a Micro Room, a manga I was planning on checking out already but I am now even more curious about.

All in all, this one made me laugh and I am just shipping these two. OK, let’s get the friendship first, but definitely want more afterwards~ I would recommend it.

Star rating, 4.5 stars

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