Re: [Shoujo] Kodomo no Omocha by Obana Miho (v10)
Kodocha. My, my. Who would've thought that I would stumble across this series again in the future?
This manga, I remember, was the one who brought me back to the otaku world. I started to read manga when I was in elementary school. That was because there were some of them in my school library. No special feelings, I forgot about manga after I graduated. But one of my friend in junior high school told me to check a comic, and I became hooked to it that I went as far as borrowing this manga in a manga rental shop. I even bought the last four volumes! What an addict I was. XD
Anyway, thinking about this now, I think I could say that this story is pretty deep for elementary school students. Sana and Hayama started as elementary students, right? It was crazy to look at Sana and Hayama fighting over few first volumes, then they go as far as building friends, getting to know each other, falling in love, overcoming hardships, and growing mature. It was a nice journey. I remember I was quite sad when it ended. XD
Sana is an interesting character. Positive and cheerful. The type of person I wanted to be when I was a kid. Surprisingly she had that 'strange' side of herself, but the way she managed through it was awesome. Hayama too. He was scary, but he was soo cute when he started to date Sana and got jealous over Naozumi, haha~ Back then I was a fan of Naozumi, really. I wished Sana would just go with Hayama so I could end up with Naozumi. XD Sana's mother, her driver (I forgot his name...), her driver's girlfriend, Fuka, that boy who stabbed Hayama (seriously, I thought he was going to kill Hayama for sure)... Everyone brought together made this story awesome. The characters were developed well enough. ^^
In general, this is a nice series to try. Gonna make you laugh, then make you cry, but at the end you'll smile happily.