Reviews / No Strings Attached
Boring and cliche and predictable, but the art is alright.
I have to admit that I am a sucker for josei stories. This one starts off with a woman who isn't quite sure what she should be doing. Her friends who've started families seem so happy and successful in their relationships. Meanwhile her single friends want to stay free not being dependent on a husband and unable to have fun. Though she questions being marriage material, she finds herseld stuck between the two worlds. A coworker has expressed his interest in getting to know her better but seeing a man who has laid down the ground rule, "don't fall in love with me". I give it three stars for the set up in the first chapter. It may be a predictable plot, but the story is framed in such a way that it'll be fun to see how we reach the conslusion.
You know where it's going, 100%, but it's the journey with shoujo manga and as someone out of high school having older characters is refreshing and the progression of the story is faster than a normal shoujo. So far so good.
Don't be fooled by the cover! It's a nice mix of pessimistic and optimistic view on romance and love in the modern world. It doesn't have a lot of the usual shoujo manga tropes which I really dislike. Give this a shot!