Synopsis on http://www.mangareader.net
“Tong Danwei” is a highschool freshman with romantic dreams about the boy she is fated to meet. While on the way home from picking up groceries, she runs into a pretty boy, and that’s where our story begins. Will she find love in high school?
And more importantly, will any boy be able to overlook the fact that although she is in high school, she still looks like an elementary student?
Follow along on “Tong Danwei’s “ ‘adventure of love and high school angst, with plenty of comedy thrown in to the mix.
Danwei has the physique of a little girl even if she is about to enter high school. When she meets Xiang and he comes to her aid, she immediately falls under his spell.
Except that fate intervenes and the two young people find themselves in the same class. Danwei decides to confess her love to the school playboy. But in addition to a broken heart, she could also lose a great friendship because Xiang is a boy with strange reactions...
Three volumes already available in this manga full of bittersweet feelings. Ke Li tells the story of a lovely Lolita who falls in love with a lady-killer who flits from girls girls.
Beyond this simple story, the author dwells on the complexity of emotions displayed by the characters. As if they were all wearing masks to protect themselves in order to get ahead in life without suffering.
So the two girls in history must deal with appearance issues. Danwei is depicted as a lolita and suffers from not being taken seriously because of her cute physical attribute.
She could have been annoying in her role if it was an act, but she is truly honest, without artifice. She thinks of the welfare of others before thinking of her own. No calculation, no backbiting so the reader can not help but want to take her under his wing as Kui and Xian do. Xian is a real tomboy, independent and uncomfortable in her girl's skin. She uses violence to protect those she loves but also to communicate her feelings. Only her childwood friend, Kui, is able to decrypt her behaviour and see her as she is: beautiful.
As for Xiang, he hides his loneliness behind a facade of a playboy. He is afraid to show his feelings and get hurt by those who love him. So he keeps them at bay. Therefore, the spontaneity, the simplicity of Danwei is immensely disturbing for him.
I like Kui the must. He appears to be a young man uncompromising, faithful and just. Attention, Yan's arrival in the landscape of Volume 3 could bring some interesting twists in the expression of a new range of feelings in the group dynamic...
So, for a manga supposely full of romance, the reader find himself in an array of varied emotions depeint on a full palette of shades. This gives the intensity and matter to the plot.
For the drawings, Li Ke was very attentive to details. The characters are well pictured with amazing traits of the hair close to reality.
But this is again the expressions and the penetrating look at the protagonists that makes this manga interesting. The male characters are always attractive with the details of a smirking, mocking or irresistible smile well captured by the artist. The drapes are wonderfully drawn too, like made in the scenes with Xiang's grandfather.
It is a feast for the eyes!
Great manga to follow...
LOVELY EVERYWHERE BY KE LI
Traduction du synopsis:
Tong Danwei est une jeune fille en première année de lycée avec des rêves très romantiques concernant le garçon de ses rêves qu'elle est destinée à rencontrer. Sur le chemin de la maison, après s'être arrêtée faire des courses, elle rencontre un jeune inconnu et c'est ici que commence notre histoire. Trouvera-t-elle l'amour au lycée ?
Qui plus est, pourra-t-elle rencontrer un garçon qui passera au-dessus de son physique d'école primaire alors qu'elle est une jeune lycéenne ? Suivez les aventures de Tong Danwei remplies d'amour et d'angoisse mélangées à une forte dose de comédie...
Danwei à le physique d'une petite fille alors qu'elle va entrer au lycée. Lorsqu'elle rencontre Xiang et qu'il lui vient en aide, elle tombe sous son charme immédiatement. Sauf que le destin s'en mêle et que les deux jeunes gens se retrouvent dans la même classe.
Danwei décide alors de confesser son amour au playboy du lycée. Mais en plus d'un cœur brisé, elle pourrait perdre une belle amitié car Xiang est un garçon aux réactions bien étranges...
Xian, elle, est un vrai garçon manqué, indépendante et mal à l'aise dans son rôle de fille. Elle use de violence pour protéger les gens qu'elle aime mais aussi pour communiquer ses sentiments. Seul son ami Kui parvient à la décrypter et à la voir telle qu'elle est: magnifique.