Takeo Goda, a high school student, is a giant guy, and he isn't the most attractive fellow. He also has a giant heart, but girls won't have anything to do with him. Then, he meets Rinko Yamato, after saving her from a harasser on the train. Yamato falls in love with Takeo and changes his life. Takeo's long-time friend, Makoto Sunakawa, tags along for fun.
As My Love Story!!, Vol. 4 (Chapters 12 to 15) opens, Sunakawa's sister, Ai, is in town. Did you know that she once had a crush on Takeo? Her college classmate, Hayato Oda, has a crush on her, too. So Oda follows Ai home, hoping to sever Ai's feelings for Takeo, so she can finally accept his love for her. Later, Takeo's classmate, Saijo, develops romantic feelings for Takeo after he helps her train for an athletic event.
[This volume contains a bonus story.]
THE LOWDOWN: After reading the second volume of the My Love Story!! manga, I found it to be a sweet, high school shojo love story. This bubbly and gentle shojo romance tickled my imagination like a fizzy drink for my brain.
My Love Story!! Volume 4 is filled with more malted romance, but this time, there is more. Introducing other girls who are crushing on Takeo adds a welcomed bit of tension to this narrative. I am curious to see how this narrative advances. Perhaps, writer Kazune Kawahara and artist Aruko have some surprises in store for readers.
POSSIBLE AUDIENCE: Readers looking for sweet love stories will want to try the Shojo Beat title, My Love Story!!