aw so cute and such.. ~

Takane & Hana (Vol 2) – Story and Art by Yuki Shiwasu

Romance, contemporary, manga, teen, fiction.

Rating 9/10

Still having to continue to pretend to be Takane’s prospective wife, Hana wishes that her sister who was actually the real person had taken up the responsibility. Takane invites her to a party where she has to meet his grandfather and still pretend. Hana wishes that the pretending would eventually end but fate has other plans for them. 

I was finally able to get my hands onto the second volume after waiting so long. I really like this faking it trope because I do find it hilarious. Especially since the outcome might be that the two of them will have a real relationship when the truth is revealed. This party that Takane invited her really made her probably be more into the idea of being his wife but she is too young as she is still in school. I do have an issue with the age but they aren’t doing anything inappropriate. Seems like she is pretending to be her sister for the sake of the dude more so and she gets stuff in return for helping out. I’m hoping that she is aged up more later and they do have a consensual relationship. I am pissed off that her sister got mad that she turned down this opportunity. Helping Hana is like living vicariously through her sister for this arranged marriage that she turned down and made her sister go through with the pretend facade. I can’t wait to get my hands on the third volume. This is really comedical and I also love the interactions between Takane and Hana.

pretending has consequences

Takane & Hana – Yuki Shiwasu

Romance, comedy, arranged marriages, fiction, manga.

Rating 10/10

Takane’s grandfather wants Takane married so he arranges a marriage with one of the employees’ daughter. Hana’s sister doesn’t want to go to the meeting, so their father forces the other daughter, Hana, to go disguised as her sister. Takane can see right through the disguise and starts to be rude to her. Hana goes on the charade as her sister but when things got a little too much, she told him the truth and he knew already all along. He just wanted to see how far she was willing to take it. He takes her on dates and spends money on her that this annoys her. Although she is starting to fall for him, and he is slowly falling for her too.

I really expected the novel to have this despise to lust or some sort of game to go on between the two characters Takane and Hana. I enjoyed this manga so much. There is more comedy present than romance but as this is the first volume, maybe more romance in other volumes. I do plan to order more of this series. I’ve become obsessed with manga and most of it is my boyfriend’s fault. Literature is literature, just a different format presentation. I do recommend this manga too if one is into romantic comedies.