Hiyokoi is one of those shojos mangas adapted in a series. It starts with airing an OAV to give you a before taste.
The story is cliché and not original at all. It reuses Lovely Complex premise in a different way. The boy is a tall giraffe and the girl? A chick litterally. One single episode is clearly not enough to pinpoint the goodness of the story though.
The sound is quite normal here. Not famous voice actors, but quite enjoyable. Nothing extraordinary here.
Animation is average again. Not messy but definitely not memorable.
Characters are cliché. The frightning but nice guy; the cute small girl, the reliant best friend, etc. You got the point. Every shojo manga cliché is here. Nice vibe to the characters though, specially the main guy.
Overall, if you like traditionnal shojo manga settings in high school and overwhelming heart series, you definitely should try this one out. Not exceptional but not lame either. Some ideas in the first episode are a bit exagerated (tell me how the girl can fall in love with the guy in just two days!?) If this project ever come out as a full fledged series I will watch it for sure.
Score: 3.2/5 but waiting for the actual finished series. You never know what may happen. Maybe it will be a splendid gem.......but I highly doubt it.
Next! Mononoke and my actual review of Black Butler season 1 and Trust and Betrayal.