Title: Miman Renai Author: Takashima Hiromi Release: Monthly Status: Ongoing Genre: Seinen, Romance, Slice of Life, Comedy Art: A Originality: A Story: B Characters: B Humor: B Action: B
Impression: This about a 29 year old eroge programmer who’s never been in a relationship who one day finally has one of cupid’s arrow hit him square in the heart. The twist that the object of his affection happens to be a highly naïve and sheltered young middle school girl who mistook him for a blind date that her friend set her up with. The hilarity that ensues center around his awkward attempts at impressing her and raising her opinion of him so that she’d come to like him more. Admittedly, this is a pretty creepy setup here but the way he goes about acting on this puppy love of his makes this series quite amusing. It’s hard not to like the guy when he the things he does are overly innocent for a guy his age and that he doesn’t get crushed along the way. It’s an unusually charming series that I hope does NOT inspire lolicons to try and do the same. It’s one thing to see it happen in ink but for it to happen in real life is just disturbing.