The Manga Monday meme is hosted by Alison Can Read
My ThoughtsA love that defies time itself.
This series is just AMAZING! The humor in this story always makes me laugh and never fails to lighten my mood. The romance is sweet and perfectly paced. I also really liked the mythology and time travel aspects of this story. Very well thought out! We are given a few clues here and there, but only enough to wet my appetite before the final reveal.
Nanami is a strong heroine which is really nice to see in a shoujo manga. I like that throughout the series Nanami gets to save the day and Tomoe even if things don't go as smoothly as they should. She is definitely no damsel in distress, but she isn't perfect either. She makes plenty of mistakes (some hilarious!), but what I admire about her is that she never gives up. Nanami has plenty of chances to just leave the shrine and do her own thing leaving the inhabitants to take care of their own problems, but she doesn't. She sticks by her friends and does whats right even when its not the easiest choice.
Tomoe is a bit gruff and does his best to put Nanami off in the begining, but underneath that he really does care about Nanami and the shrine. He has been through a lot in the past and had his share of heartache, but with Nanami's help he is begining to open up a lot more, slowly, but surly.
The romance is so sweet and not rushed at all. The characters actually start off hating each other, but given time they slowly become friends and learn to care for one another. Which really shows through in how much they try to help one another.
This is an amazing story with plenty of humor and a dose or romance. I highly recommend this to fans of Shoujo Manga!