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Girls Bravo Volume 1 Paperback – September 13, 2005
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Surprisingly, he discovers that he's not allergic to her, and it figures, as she's probably the first girl who's nice to him. However, Siren's population is 90% female, a statistic that causes the women to fight tooth and nail over any available man, and Yukinari finds himself being chased by aggressive Sirenians, especially Maharu, Miharu's oldest sister.
Before long, Miharu returns to Earth with Yukinari and ends up living with him. Like Ren of DearS, she has a big appetite, and in a funny scene, ends up cleaning out all the apples a vendor had in his stall. Her purpose for going to school has to do with eating the bread served at the school, which Yukinari described as delicious.
His main male nemesis is the elitish Kazuharu Fukuyama, who for some reason is wearing a white school uniform rather than the usual black. He is very popular with the girls and naturally he too falls for Miharu, thinking that she's too good for a loser like Yukinari. However, he has a weakness very similar to that of Yukinari, but kind of different. Guess what it is? He comes into play when per the custom of Valentine's Day, Miharu tries to give Yukinari her home-made chocolate, and he tries to get it, thinking him unworthy of it.
But there are some weirdos on Earth as well. When a ditzy blonde's horoscope hints her future husband as having a bandaged face, a kitty keychain, and a checkered handkerchief, guess who happens to have all three that day? Needless to say, Yukinari's stalked by this girl, whose identity complicates things moer.
There's some similarity between this and DearS, of alien girlfriends adapting to Earth's customs, going to high school, amazing the loser's classmates, "attracting the guys like flies," which makes it kind of derivative. It's Miharu's gentle personality and alien-ness that carries the series.
"It doesn't look like my female-phobia will be cured anytime soon" is a catchphrase Yukinari utters time and again. But at least Miharu's presence will make his life more bearable. Not a bad start for the series, which was later spun off into an anime series with Ayako Kawasumi (Ai Yori Aoshi, Mahoromatic) doing Miharu's voice.
Yukinari is afraid of girls. In fact, he's allergic. He's like me, shorter than the average male and shy. Well, he falls into a tub and goes into another world and meets a girl who follows him to Earth. He's comfortable around her! Now he's stuck with her and has to hide her from her mother, and the girl's pretty popular around boys. Her name is Miharu.
This is a hilarious and unnoriginal manga. I enjoyed it and I hope you will, too. I must buy the next volume soon.