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Manga Tuesdays; Boku No Hatsukoi Wo Kimi Ni Sasagu

funny fact, the background picture is the
same as the photo for the movie

Manga: Boku No Hatsukoi Wo Kimi Ni Sasagu
Written by: Aoki, Kotomi
Genres: Romance, Shoujo, Sliceof life
Volumes:  12
Anime: nope, a movie though, haven't checked it out yet
own/ library/ borrowed/ read online
read online via the sites: www.manga.animea.net and www.mangareader.com
completed/ ongoing
publisher: shogakukan

Summary:Takuma and Mayu's story began when they were only 8 years old. During his childhood, Takuma was constantly hospitalised due to his heart condition. He soon became friends with Mayu, the daughter of the doctor in charge of his case. Day by day they grew closer and closer. However, the summer when Takuma was 8, he made a promise to Mayu that he couldn't keep... Their story unfolds as they grow older and their bond gets stronger...source: http://www.mangareader.net/468/boku-no-hatsukoi-wo-kimi-ni-sasagu.html 

And here is the
movie picture
This is one of the first manga I read actually (first nana, then kimi ni todoke, then bokura ga ita, then a sad love story and then this one, if I remember correctly). Anyway, it was ongoing while I read it and I think this what actually the first story that finished while I was reading it. That is already a while ago, though.
Back to the point.
It is about Takuma and Mayu and they make a promise to marry each other when they are eight. But Takumi has a heart disease and might not even be able to live till he is 18, so, yeah, that's a problem.
Takumi starts to avoid Mayu, but they still get together and decide to deal together with his disease.
It was nice to read, don't think I would still read it though, a too predictable storyline, but still, especially if you are a fan of shoujo, and you haven't read too much manga yet, it is a good manga. The art is not very special, very shoujo-ish.
I like the ending, it's not very likely that it would happen that way, but I think it was finished nicely, not to rushed, which is often the case.


Some things about manga for non-manga readers :P :

Manga is a Japanese cartoon or comic. There are lots of them in all kind of different genres (really from porn to manga for little girls). Of most mangas there is a new chapter released every month, so that's why some are ongoing (it also can be that the translation group is a bit slow. DON'T EVER GET ANGRY BECAUSE OF THAT THOUGH! Manga's are translated by volunteers, and not very much people speak both English and Japanese well enough to translate them. If your bothered by it, join such a group! They are always looking for new members! Also editors and cleaners are needed!).
If you are too lazy to read, of most mangas there is an anime to watch ;)
If you consider reading manga pay attention! Manga is written from right to left!

some terms:
Shoujo= Manga for mostly teenage girls (it can be very childish, it can be really mature)
Shounen= Manga for mostly teenage boys (example: Naruto )
Josei= Manga for older women (the manga site says: late teenage and adult audiences, this is usually because the characters in the manga are not in high school anymore, this doesn't mean it's not fun to read if you are younger)
Seinen= Manga for older men (also for late teenage and adult audiences, also usually fun to read if you're younger)
School life= is sometimes quite interesting because the japanese school life seems very different than what I am used to
Shoujoai= girls love
Shounenai= boys love
Yuri = let's just say: the more advanced version of girls love
Yaoi= the more advanced version of boys love

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