Koguma, a high school girl in Yamanashi. She has no parents, friends, or hobbies, and her daily life is empty. One day, Koguma gets a used Honda Super Cub motorcycle. This is her first time going to school on a motorcycle. Running out of gas and hitting detours become a small source of adventure in Koguma's life. She is satisfied with this strange transformation, but her classmate Reiko ends up talking to her about how she also goes to school by motorcycle. One Super Cub begins to open up a lonely girl's world, introducing her to a new everyday life and friendship.
Super Cub revolves around a high school student named Koguma. She has absolutely nothing in her life: her father is dead, her mother abandoned her for no reason, she has no hobbies, no friends and there is nothing for her to appreciate in life. This changes, however, when, one day, on her way to school, she dreams of buying a scooter, which will make her life much easier. Upon arriving to a shop, she finds out that her dream is not that easy to achieve, since a new scooter costs way too much for her to afford. However, the shop owner agrees to sell her a used one only for 10,000 yen. Thanks to her new buy, her life now changes greatly, and she is finally able to see how beautiful it is. You know, it is somewhat problematic, perhaps near impossible to find a good and enjoyable slice of life. Truly, nowadays this genre is neglected and it is quite a challenge to find a good slice of life manga, because it is one of these genres that are very demanding. One misstep and it becomes boring. Who would want to read about something that people see in their lives every day? And this is why Super Cub is that enjoyable to read. Not only does the manga portray a very realistic life situation, but it is also able to show how Koguma’s life changes only because of one buy; she finds new friends, who share her hobby and it helps her see life in a better light. All in all, it is not a ‘cute girls do cute things’ type of slice of life manga, this manga is actually realistic: the art is very realistic, the storyline is dramatic and the drama never feels forced and the characters are just very enjoyable to follow, because of the fact that they show their growth as people, which helps the reader to feel empathy towards the characters. With that being said, this is a very enjoyable read. Fans of slice of life should be looking forward to the upcoming anime adaptation.