‘Hajimete’ Ageru!, or Giving “The First Time”, by Yukimo Hoshimori.
School girl Sayu is suddenly confessed to by the popular Yano-senpai out of the blue. Agreeing to go out with him, Sayu learns why the mysterious Yano-senpai chose her out of all the other girls.
Definitely not one of the best one-shots I’ve read, but it’s not terrible. The art isn’t bad and the story is sweet. A little bit cheesy, but hey, if you’re in the mood for a bit of innocent fluff this may just be a nice short fix. Overall, the art can use a little bit of work but it’s not bad in some parts.
Bishounen Look: Leaning more on the strong silent type, Yano-senpai does break away from it in a slight ‘moe’ scene in the middle that adds a cuteness factor. Not bad for a one-shot bishounen but pretty generic in my opinion.
In the vast expanse of manga there are thousands upon thousands of different titles available for the curious reader to lay their hands on. An overwhelming prospective when you imagine every series running nearly over a stretch of 5 volumes or more. The reality is that nearly half of all those titles are merely one-shots or one-shot collections.
One-shots are basically the manga/fanfiction equivalent of a short story in classic literature. And I believe these little bursts of inspiration are just as entertaining as some of the longer running series of the genre. Therefore, along with the full series manga reviews I will be posting one-shot highlights every once in a while giving a short description and opinion on each title.
So the next time you are looking for a 10 to 15 minute break try flipping through one of these short but sweet escapes, perfect for tiding over the deprived manga addict.