Yano Motoharu is the most popular guy in class, the school’s basketball ace, and highly charismatic to boot! No wonder Nanami Takahashi can’t resist falling in love with him. When Yano returns Nana’s feelings, things seem too good to be true and the two begin a relationship; but Yano has a contradictory personality which confuses Nana most of the time. On top of that, tragic events in Yano’s past won’t stop haunting their relationship. Unable to halt their passionate feelings, are Yano and Nana heading for disaster or can they save each other from irreparable hurt?
Aishiteruze Baby and We Were There both have a very slow paced plot line. Not that the series drag on but they are very in depth when in comes to character emotions and feelings develop over a longer period of time. They each have a relationship obstacle that the main characters must try and over come through out the series.
Both stories have a strong-character development base. They both have a sweetly-slow pace, and focus more on the characters being drawn rather than the background. Something about Hibi Chouchou just reminded me of Bokura ga ita, so I think if you enjoyed one you’d enjoy the other.
Kotoko Aihara has always been in love with Naoki Irie; he’s tall, handsome, and rumored to be the most intelligent student in Japan – who wouldn’t be? Only one thing stands in the way of a relationship with Irie: Kotoko is ditzy and is at the bottom set of her school, and Irie-kun hates nothing more than ditzy, stupid girls. When disaster strikes and Kotoko is forced to move in with Irie-kun’s family, she suddenly sees her chance to bridge the gap. After all, even cool, super-intelligent guys must have a soft spot, right?
Relationships are always going to be complicated as the characters in Itazura na Kiss and We Weer There come to realize. Both of these mangas feature great real life tales that deal with the hardships of trying to keep a relationship going.
Yukino Miyazawa appears to be the perfect high school student. She is at the top of her class and the envy of all her classmates, but no one knows that things are not what they seem. When at home, Yukino is spoiled, slovenly, stubborn, and spends every spare minute studying to keep her place at the top; so when she's knocked from the top by Soichiro Arima, she vows to destroy him. One day Soichiro tells Yukino he likes her, but she quickly turns him down since him falling for her means she's ‘won.' Soon after, Soichiro discovers that Yukino's prim and proper attitude is a facade and blackmails her into doing some of his school work. Yukino gets fed up with the situation and stands up to Soichiro, causing him to apologize and re-declare his true love for her after learning what Yukino is really like. Yukino has also fallen for the real Soichiro after his confession of also having to play the role of the perfect student. Together they decide to stop pretending and learn how to be themselves.
This manga is full of drama, romance comedy and tragety all together in a well balanced story line, not only do you get a good dose or real life love stuations in both stories but the plot leaves you wanting more each time you finish a volume, it sucks you in to the point feeling in love and depressed at the same time making you remember your first actual love.
Very similar feel, drama, art to them. If you like one, you will DEFINITELY like the other.
Nana (Bokura ga Ita) / Fujisaki (Tomodachi)
Motoharu (Bokura ga Ita) / Mizuno (Tomodachi)
Takeuchi (Bokura ga Ita) / Sasamoto (Tomodachi)
All of these characters have very similar circumstances (i.e. love triangle). Personally, I like Bokura ga Ita a little bit better because it's longer... and I like drenching myself in a long manga. But, they're both very good!