I read it yesterday, after having seen it appear again and again in my recommendations, after having read so many positive reviews, I finally decided to give it a try, and I have to say I m rather disappointed Not because of the series itself, rather because of the reviews which led me to have great expectations which in four books couldn t be satisfied I don t really know how to explain it, but as I was going through the pages, I had the impression something was off It s frustrating not I read it yesterday, after having seen it appear again and again in my recommendations, after having read so many positive reviews, I finally decided to give it a try, and I have to say I m rather disappointed Not because of the series itself, rather because of the reviews which led me to have great expectations which in four books couldn t be satisfied I don t really know how to explain it, but as I was going through the pages, I had the impression something was off It s frustrating not to be able to point it out I d say it comes from the atmosphere, the characters are surprising, in a good way, with their strength and weaknesses Their reactions, when you know their stories, sound right However, if they do sound right one by one, something is missing to make them work all together.I really liked the sweetness the author succeeded in putting in this story with such a theme though Overall it was a good read, but not as much as I expected So I finished reading this like a few minutes ago and it was all right For the overall series, I give it two stars.I gave it two stars because there wasn t anything like really amazing about it It was just Okay Plus, I didn t really like the art that much.The ending was really cheesy The characters were really cheesy The whole concept of the story was kind of sad but nothing really made it original Which could have made it better, if it had something to the plot that made it the same clich So I finished reading this like a few minutes ago and it was all right For the overall series, I give it two stars.I gave it two stars because there wasn t anything like really amazing about it It was just Okay Plus, I didn t really like the art that much.The ending was really cheesy The characters were really cheesy The whole concept of the story was kind of sad but nothing really made it original Which could have made it better, if it had something to the plot that made it the same cliche but with a good twist.So yeah, I think that the overall series could have been better Though, there were some events in the story that really stood out to me I m not gonna point them out because this is supposed to be a spoiler free review, so yeah DSo Kriss and Andi my brothers , it wasn t that amazing as you thought Oh, and while we re on this topic, you guys need to readof a variety of books PSo all in all, the overall series gets 2 stars Reading this series was like having a tooth pulled painful but in a good way Based around the author s experience of having a stillborn child, it is the most mature and touching manga I ve ever read It is definitely worth checking out www.onemanga.com has a well translated version available to read on the web and all four volumes are there Reading this series was like having a tooth pulled painful but in a good way Based around the author s experience of having a stillborn child, it is the most mature and touching manga I ve ever read It is definitely worth checking out www.onemanga.com has a well translated version available to read on the web and all four volumes are there This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Beautiful.This manga starts with an average teenage boy, Suwa, who lives a comfortable, regular life He goes to school, thinks of dating girls and completely detests his family owned restaurant His dream is to get away from that place and live somewhere different Then he meets this girl in school who doesn t like being touched by any man At first he is annoyed but then he declares he doesn t want to have anything to do with her The very same day he goes to a deserted church and finds that g Beautiful.This manga starts with an average teenage boy, Suwa, who lives a comfortable, regular life He goes to school, thinks of dating girls and completely detests his family owned restaurant His dream is to get away from that place and live somewhere different Then he meets this girl in school who doesn t like being touched by any man At first he is annoyed but then he declares he doesn t want to have anything to do with her The very same day he goes to a deserted church and finds that girl, Aikawa He pretends to be a priest and listens to her confession.Aikawa confesses her deepest secret, her scar, her pain and regret, not knowing it was Suwa She had come to confess that she had been raped by her step father She had then become pregnant, she miscarried She told her mother who couldn t believe her and then she had become pregnant again She had borne a child a year ago a child she didn t even get to see It was a baby boy and was given away to adoption She cried and asked, was she allowed to celebrate his birthday Suwa had never been confronted with something like this He doesn t know what to say, what to do or what not to do He tells her god is with her.Then begins the story of Suwa and Aikawa It was a beautiful story about trust, hope, friendship, and also love A story about how Suwa teaches Aikawa to love again Aikawa is very strong, but she also needed a support Suwa became that support for her Everything he did, he did in hopes of helping her.I loved their relationship At every point Suwa thinks of how Aikawa must be feeling He puts her in every sitation and tries to analyse her feelings When his sister comes back, he tries to put Aikawa in her place When his sister gives birth to a stillborn baby, he tries to see how Aikawa might have felt The fact that he is confused only shows that he is still a teenage boy But his perseverrence shows how much he had grown eversince he met and knew Aikawa I loved Suwa s sister s relationship with him It was beautiful The last things she told him made me cry This manga has a lot of complex relationship, but it is their complexity that shows how real it can be The characters were well balanced They all had their strength and weaknesses and together they blended to create this story.Bitter Virgin was a wonderful Manga Experience Really touching series Intended for a mature ish audience Must know how to read manga. Art is fine Story is great I read it when I was in highschool and reread it a few days ago but it still emits an aura of self realization WORLD is not that great at all, it alone But the people living in it somehow give the world a color Pain, Misery, Agony, Fear, Hate, Happiness, Joy and Love are just few of the many things that makes the world interesting.This manga when I read it made me cry I cried without knowing I actually did I did not know because MAYBE I am thinking that I was no Art is fine Story is great I read it when I was in highschool and reread it a few days ago but it still emits an aura of self realization WORLD is not that great at all, it alone But the people living in it somehow give the world a color Pain, Misery, Agony, Fear, Hate, Happiness, Joy and Love are just few of the many things that makes the world interesting.This manga when I read it made me cry I cried without knowing I actually did I did not know because MAYBE I am thinking that I was not impressed but somehow the other part of me felt the intensity of the character s situation This was actually a drama story that simply captivates and hurts your heart without penetrating the body Before you read it, cast aside all your expectation and lock yourself inside the little room built by the author, that way you will be able to open your mind and heart CHEERS probably one of the most mature books i ve read, but it s very good it s very sad but touching at the same time. The story, characters, pacing, tones, ending well done here Beautiful. Bitter Virgin, by Kusunoki Kei, really opened my eyes to how the real world can be like Aikawa Hinako comes off as a pretend virgin to Suwa Daisuke, because she freaks out if a male comes even close to her Suwa Daisuke is a ladies man of his high school, and he said he would date anyone except for Aikawa However, after he found out her secret of being raped by her step father and getting pregnant by him twice, he finds himself thinking of herandHe winds up saving her from lif Bitter Virgin, by Kusunoki Kei, really opened my eyes to how the real world can be like Aikawa Hinako comes off as a pretend virgin to Suwa Daisuke, because she freaks out if a male comes even close to her Suwa Daisuke is a ladies man of his high school, and he said he would date anyone except for Aikawa However, after he found out her secret of being raped by her step father and getting pregnant by him twice, he finds himself thinking of herandHe winds up saving her from life threatening scenarios, even reliving her abuse The one thing that is getting in the way of his infatuation is Ibuse Kazuki, a possesive girl who won t anyone have Daisuke but herself As Daisuke and Aikawa get closer, Kazuki getsandpossesive, and borderline crazy.I wish this book was printed in English, because I would love reading it over and over again all the time If you like reading shojo mangas about real life tragedy, such as abuse and rape, then Bitter Virgin is a good read Daisuke Suwa is the ladies man of his small town high school, and he has his eye on mostly every girl, except for one Hinako Aikawa isn t his type, but when he overhears a deep dark secret of hers, he finds himself thinking of herand