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I binge-read Classmates because how could I not?

81ninkkgpslClassmates Vol.1-3

Author: Asumiko Nakamura

Publisher: Digital Manga Guild

Genre/Themes/Demo: Romance, LGBT, Teen

Release Date: May 12th 2014

Page Count: N/A

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781613134092

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Maria's Rating -4-01


Rihito Sajou, a hyperventilating overachiever, winds up attending a high school where the only requirement for graduation is knowing how to write your name. Due to some extenuating circumstances, he is now being tutored by one of the many school idiots, Hikaru “Beyan” Kusakabe. For two students who had never before had a real conversation, what does the future hold now that they are constantly together? Follow these boys as they experience excitement, betrayal, depression, and love; that unyielding, crazy, poignant, and fantastical kind of love.

Initial Post Reading Thoughts

This is so cute. They love each other so much. Let me sob 😭

What I Liked

The love story. This manga tells the love story of two teenagers discovering themselves and honestly, it was adorable. I mean the love story is literally the entire plot that spans over the three volumes with little hiccups along the way, as any relationship would have. It was cute, it was fast paced and I really enjoyed reading this one!

What I Didn’t Like

The art style. It’s not that I didn’t like it, it was just kind of hard to get used to. It’s kind of hard to explain, but it was really flow-y? The lines were really fluid I guess, which is something I’m not used to when it comes to manga.

The creepy teacher. Yeah…he was a weird one. I find that there’s always pieced of Japanese manga that are strange and questionable. Most of the time, I brush it off as a cultural difference…however…that teacher was a creep.

Overall, I flew through these three volumes and enjoyed reading them quite a lot! It was cute and adorable and everything I needed at the time!

Thank you for reading!


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