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Ordinary Crush (わりとよくある男子校的恋愛事情 Warito Yoku Aru Danshikōteki Ren'ai Jijō?) is a Japanese manga written and illustrated by Hyouta Fujiyama. It is licensed in North America by Digital Manga Publishing, which released the first volume through its imprint, Juné, on 22 August, 2007,[1] and the second volume on 5 December, 2007.[2]

Reception

Mania Entertainment's Julie Rosato enjoyed the setting of Kinsei High (where 90% of the students are gay or bisexual) as a world where many stories could take place, and enjoyed Fujiyama's "gift of creating likeable, individual characters".[3] Writing about the second volume, she felt that the question of who would be the seme was "dragged out too long", but enjoyed the conflict with Nanase's brother, a straight graduate of Kinsei High.[4] Leia Weathington, writing for the appendix to Manga: The Complete Guide, felt the story "gets a bit tedious at times" but found it mostly fun with fitting art.[5] Leroy Douresseaux, writing for Comic Book Bin, felt that the story's emphasis was on comedy rather than on being erotic.[6] Holly Ellingwood, writing for Active Anime felt it was strange that there were no "truly villainous" characters in the manga, but she found this "adds that drop of melodrama", which she found satisfying.[7] Katherine Farmar, writing for Comics Village, found Nanase to be quite believable in his cluelessness, by being "self-absorbed" for the most part, although she noticed he could be "so considerate" when he notices others. Farmar also found it refreshing that although other characters tried to break up the couple, they were unconcerned because they were "secure in each other's affections".[8]

References

  1. http://www.junemanga.com/books/369/
  2. http://www.junemanga.com/books/370/
  3. http://www.mania.com/ordinary-crush-vol-01_article_83195.html
  4. http://www.mania.com/ordinary-crush-vol-02_article_83709.html
  5. http://www.suvudu.com/2010/02/365-days-of-manga-day-165-ordinary-crush.html
  6. http://www.comicbookbin.com/ordinarycrush002.html
  7. http://www.activeanime.com/html/content/view/1681/36/
  8. http://www.comicsvillage.com/review.aspx?reviewID=617

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