Sekine's Love - Reviews

Alt title: Sekine-kun no Koi

Sekine's Love
besma0003's avatar
Nov 3, 2019

This was different. I'm still not sure how I feel about it. But I'll give a synopsis since it doesn't have a very good one.

Sekine is good at everything he does except socializing with people. He feels empty inside and lacks his own identity. He walks into a craft shop looking for something to occupy his mind. The old man starts teaching him magic trips. He picks up the tricks quickly but the old man decides to take a trip suddenly and Sekine is left in the hands of his granddaughter, Sara. She teaches him how to knit. The two slowly build a relationship and develop feelings for each other.

My biggest complaint about this story is the number of misunderstandings the two characters have. It's over the top and not all of them are fully resolved at the end. I would have enjoyed the story more with a little less misunderstanding. 

If Sekine was a real person, I'm pretty sure he would be diagnosed with autism. He really can't express himself well. I don't think he ever says the words "I like you" throughout the whole story. It's a good thing Sara is able to understand him eventually.

I liked Sara and for some reason, my mind gave her a voice. I've never read something before and assigned a voice to a character. But Sara has a very distinct voice in my mind. No idea why. 

?/10 story
?/10 art
?/10 characters
6/10 overall
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OtakuMaki's avatar
May 16, 2020

I loveeeeeeee Sekine-kun, I totally understand where his coming from, no everyone feel the need or have the ability to say "I love you" but you always can show those feel (know from experience). Sekine-kun sice he knew about his own feelings he keep showing to granddaughter' the way he felt.

For other hand, granddaughter-chan is as dense as anyone can be, unexpectedly have great self-esteem issues (which reflects on her thoughts and actions towards Sekine-kun)

At times the history is some how slow and kinda childish, but Sekine-kun's internal life was so interesting that I keep onto it. Sadly the author don't let us see the afterwards of this history 'cus I'm.very curious to know how that is going to work out.

I love the fact that isn't one of those "love to first sight" histories, is more about, "how you make feel, how you manage to grow inside me", 'cus for me that is love.

Is incredibly annoying the amount of "misunderstanding" around this couple one they realize about their feelings, is also SUPER EXTRA annoying that granddaughter behave as a emotionally teenager (Sekine-kun is 30 but don't know how old she is but guess around 25) who like to play to "yes but no"

Isn't exactly a typical manga like love history with a twist that make you feel you aren't reading a generic work  Easy to read and enjoyable.

7/10 story
8/10 art
7/10 characters
7/10 overall
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