3.304 out of 5 from 372 votes
Shinobu is a female high school student who only feels safe and comfortable around other girls. After being raped in junior high, she is afraid of all men, especially her classmate, Jun; he looks exactly like the man who raped her and just seeing his face makes her want to cry. Much to her dismay she is forced to work on a school committee with Jun as her partner. How will Shinobu be able to overcome her fears and successfully work with Jun, especially when he confesses his love to her on the first day they work together?
Daisuke is popular with all of the ladies at school, including his childhood friend Yuzu and flirty Kazuki. However, there's one girl who not only doesn't like Daisuke, but also seems to be afraid of him – timid, guarded Hinako Aikawa. After proclaiming that she's the only girl he has no interest in, Daisuke accidentally discovers the truth about Hinako and the terrible, horrifying secret that she hasn't told a soul. Though she isn't aware that he knows, Daisuke makes a decision then and there to protect her, slowly realizing that the girl he had no interest in, is suddenly the most important thing to him...
If you like manga about female high school students dealing with tragic pasts involving rape, then Asa mo, Hiru mo, Yoru mo. and Bitter Virgin are for you. In both manga, the girls fear men and try to overcome their pasts with help from those around them. Bitter Virgin is a little more mature than Asa mo, Hiru mo, Yoru mo., but I think that if you liked one, you might enjoy the other.
Both titles center around a female rape victim with a violent fear of men and the boy that wants nothing more than to protect her. While Bitter Virgin is more on the girl's perspective and Asa mo is from the boys, they are both deal in a serious issue and the trials they go through working out their relationships with one another and others of the opposite sex.