Manga Review: I Hate you More than Anyone, Vols 1 and 2
Volume 1 of this manga starts promising with the tall and boyish female lead, Kazuha, having a crush on her little brother’s pre-school teacher, Mizushima. Enter Mizushima’s hairdresser friend, Sugimoto, who falls in love with the much younger Kazuha (7 years difference, Kazuha is 17 and Sugimoto is 24). To complicate matters, Kazuha’s best friend is in-love with Sugimoto. The problem is that Sugimoto teases Kazuha, so Kazuha feels that she hates Sugimoto the most, but, of course, she’s in love with him too, but she doesn’t realize it. This would have been a good story it the mangaka had decided to wrap it up in 2 volumes like the story seemed it was going, but no, it continues on, despite not having any story left. I’ve decided not invest anymore money and time on a 3rd or more volumes because the main story and the side stories are flat and uninteresting. It’s too bad because I wanted to see a good romantic ending for Kazuha and Sugimoto. 2/5 for a promising start and a lackluster continuation.