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Old 2013-07-10, 18:52   Link #1
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The year is 1991 and 6th grader Yaguchi Haruo only has video games to live for. He's not popular in school and he's neither handsome, funny, nice nor even friendly. The only thing he has going for him is that he is good at video games. One day at the local arcade, he plays Oono Akira, a fellow classmate but who's popular, smart, pretty and a rich girl that absolutely destroys him at Street Fighter II. Not only does he lose to her 30 times in a row, he can’t beat her at any game. Haruo can’t seem to shake Akira off as she follows him from arcade to arcade everyday after school and beats him every time. As weird as it sounds, the odd pair begins a strange bond and friendship.
This has been big in Japan for a while -- it's been on the Oricon best seller list and was nominated for the Manga Taisho award -- so it's good to see someone's finally scanlating it. I'm not sure from the first chapter whether if it's supposed to be a shonen-fighter or a romance series.
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Old 2013-07-10, 19:47   Link #2
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I love what I've seen here, and it is indeed very big in the sense that it seems always to have its own display in the manga section of Kinokuniya, Maruzen, etc. It seems like a strong candidate for an anime once there's a little more source material.
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Old 2013-07-10, 22:11   Link #3
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I'm not sure from the first chapter whether if it's supposed to be a shonen-fighter or a romance series.
Well, I've seen the raws although I don't know Japanese, I'd say it's a romance series but the firsts chapters focused on the games and those things, of course seems like MC just think in games , but apparently he shows interest in main heroine (I think). BTW, who is scanlating it?
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Old 2014-02-27, 21:31   Link #4
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Wonderful little series!! I think what I like most about Oono's and Haruo's relationship is that, unlike typical high school/upper middle school romance comedies, there's not awkward blushing and such coming from them; just kids being kids, which I find quite refreshing =03. Out of the 8 available translated chapters, Oono hasn't spoken a word, yet she has more personality and character than yappity-yaps from some moefied show. It's a treat just to see how someone like Haruo translates her gestures into something understandable =03. Can't wait for more (^,^)!

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Old 2014-03-01, 03:23   Link #5
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Oh man I really like this series, I really like how the author explains the mechanics of the games and the background of the video game systems.
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Old 2014-03-01, 04:29   Link #6
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Read this on a whim last week and well I think its quite amusing. Theres been no real explanation why she beat him up in the first chapter, you can only assume she was pissed her unbeaten run came to and end.
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Old 2014-03-01, 14:45   Link #7
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Read this on a whim last week and well I think its quite amusing. Theres been no real explanation why she beat him up in the first chapter, you can only assume she was pissed her unbeaten run came to and end.
Punching and tugging on sleeves seem to be her main methods of communicating.
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Old 2014-03-06, 10:26   Link #8
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Now I'll be disappointed if every romcom that I follow doesn't use Big Bridge at one point.

I picked this one up some short time ago.... And at first I didn't know what to think, but eventually I got this smell about people growing more comfortable with each other by using their interest in games as "the means"... And as someone whose pretty much every valuable friend has been adquired through gaming, this certainly strikes the right cord with me.

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