Punch! was a good shoujo series that had a lot of potential but I felt fell short. It had just enough emotional conflict to create a good drama but, I felt that it was ended at the storie's peak and that was really disappointing. I felt had it added a little bit more information about martial arts it would have made it able to be popular among female and male readers. The art work was beautiful. I adored the main female lead's chibi form and the Ryo and Kazuki were perfect examples of young male beauty, however I found their character types very cliche. The grandfather made me laugh even when he was being serious. He was just one of those funny old man characters. Overall I think the 3 volume series is worth a look but, maybe not a re-read.