Mari is a shy, studious girl who has neither a boyfriend nor any friends. One day, Akiko - one of the most fashion-conscious and sociable girls in the class - strikes up a conversation with her out of the blue! As the days go by the two become inseparable, with Akiko often cheerily remarking on how they became best friends so easily. Mari has a lot of fun with Akiko and her group, slowly becoming more outgoing despite still being timid and awkward. But she knows, deep down inside, that she doesn't want them to stay just friends forever...
Girl Friends was one of the first manga I read when I started getting into yuri. Strangely, rereading it made me realize I lost my passion for a romance with no guys. I don’t dislike yuri, but I can’t be bothered to read something anymore just because it’s a girl-on-girl romance. I say this because my mistake reading it the first time was expecting yuri right away, leaving me disappointed... read more
Time for another review... Storyline: Originally a meekish, friendless, and introverted person, this all changes for Mariko is fatefully asked by one of her classmates if they could travel home with her. After that, the manga follows Mariko and her newfound friends (Sugi, Tamarin, and Akko) as they go about their [somewhat] daily lives in high school. Along the way, Mariko comes to shed her once... read more
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