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So Cute It Hurts!!: Volume 11 manga review

By Leroy Douresseaux
February 10, 2017 - 13:02

So Cute It Hurts Volume 11 cover image

Rated “T” for “Teen”

Megumu “Mego” Kobayashi (a girl) and Mitsuru Kobayashi (a boy) are twins.  Fifteen-year-old Megumu is a full-on otaku and a history nerd, while Mitsuru, the popular and successful high school jock, is terrible at history.  One day, dark-haired Mitsuru concocts the idea that he should put on a blonde wig and dress up as Megumu and attend her school, Tosho High.  Meanwhile, Megumu will wear a dark wig, dress like Mitsuru, and take his history exams.  This is not the last time the twins will switch places, especially when love is involved..

So Cute it Hurts!!, Vol. 11 (Chapters 51 to 55) opens with another showdown – this time it is a confrontation between Azuka Tokugawa and her parents:  her cold, calculating father, Shichi Tokugawa, and her sexy, but weak mother Kyoka Tokugawa.  Just when it all falls apart, Mitsuru makes a splashy entrance with something to declare.  Meanwhile, Aoi Sanada is graduating and moving on to T University in Sendai – 200 miles from Tokyo where Mitsuru lives.  How will they say goodbye and how will they make a long distance relationship work?

THE LOWDOWN:  The So Cute it Hurts!! manga is still so good to read that it hurts when I finish a volume.  Yeah, it's cute, but this cute isn't cutesy... at least, not in a bad way.

So Cute it Hurts!! Volume 11 is another volume that introduces change to the narrative.  Creator Go Ikeyamada shifts the narrative forward, sometimes months at a time.  Don't panic!  Change does not affect this lovely high school-almost college shojo romance.  I'll declare again: read this!  This is one of the ultimate feel good shojo romances.

I READS YOU RECOMMENDS:  Anyone who reads high school shojo romantic comedies should read the Shojo Beat title, So Cute it Hurts!!


Rating: A /10

Last Updated: May 19, 2020 - 12:25

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