Kyousuke Motomi’s debut manga! it was put at the end of Dengeki Daisy, so I thought I’d go ahead and review it, too, since I had it!
I am going to be doing shorthand as I read. These descriptions are really more of a reminder to myself about what all I have been able to read so far. Sorry if this bothers anyone! I will do a full description on the final review page of each series I read.
Every post past this point will be a spoiler, so please read ahead with caution!
it’s set in a Kyudo club (the traditional archery club) and follows Matsuda (rookie girl) who joined just to be near Sagami (genius boy) because she thinks he’s cute. he’s in charge of training camp and pushes her harder than anyone. the goal is to hit the target with your arrow; there’re generally 4 arrows in a set; the more you hit, the better you are. Matsuda can’t hit because she’s a rookie, she doesn’t have a feel or love for it, and her elbow over extends. by lunch the 1st day, she’s ready to quit xD the other girls in the club won’t let her quit because they want to support her crush and they don’t want to get in trouble with Sagami who told them to watch Matsuda xD Murakami -the girl captain- tries to let her quit, but Sagami won’t hear of it. the other girls warn Matsuda about Murakami since Murakami also likes Sagami. they also suggest that maybe Sagami pushes Matsuda so hard because he likes her? she likes that idea but has no evidence for it xD
Matsuda notices that Sagami grips his bow weird; she tries to copy it but fails, and he says it’s only for geniuses so she shouldn’t bother. he keeps pushing her, and even though she’s training until her hands are bleeding, he has nothing nice to say, only pointing out her flaws and calling her weak. he lets her take a break to get her hands fixed, and Murakami patches her up, saying she’ll help her quit if she wants. Matsuda resumes training, and Sagami can see that she’s trying hard, but she keeps messing up, and she finally goes off on him. he says the world judges you by your success, so he won’t “treat everyone equal” since that’s not how the world works. he also opens up about why he grips his bow different; he hurt his hand as a kid, so he can’t hold the bow like everyone else. when he 1st joined, his upperclassmen told him to quit, but he practiced more than anyone, and now he’s 1 of the best; that’s why he’s so hard on her, because they all have the possibility of being great if they work for it. feeling inspired, Matsuda decides not to quit. she does get better, and with more instruction from Sagami, she hits the target. she’s proud of herself, and he’s proud of her, too. later, she tells him that if she can hit a full set, then she’ll confess to a certain someone, so he’d better wait for her~ ;D he blushes, so I guess she hit his heart, too ;D
and that’s it! just a quick one shot! I’ll put up a review for this next time, so please click here to read it.