Title:Full House Kiss
Hana to Yume Comics, 2004
I honestly had no idea when I bought this that this series is based on a dating game for girls ^_^;; Really! I had heard the name before somewhere, and when I saw the volumes at a bookstore, I couldn’t resist ^_^ Even though this is based on a game, I still enjoy this series. You can kind of tell the game origins in the way the heroine relates to all the guys, but it is not bad at all ^_^ I like the artwork too. The interior art is better than the cover art, in my opinion. It’s very clean and attractive.. not scratchy or wispy at all. The guys look much hotter in the book than on the covers (except for volume 4… the hotness factor is huge on that cover, wow! *_* *_*)
SUZUHARA Mugi is a 15-year old on a mission. She is determined to somehow get onto the campus of Shoukei high school, one of those super super elite high schools that only seem to exist in shoujo manga. This school is huge and private and has tight security. Mugi is searching for her missing sister – her only remaining family- and she has been led to believe that someone or something on the campus of that school will help her in her search. Unfortunately that strict school security is preventing her from getting onto the school grounds. However, her luck changes when she literally runs into Midou-kun, the son of an insanely rich megacorporation president, and elite person at the school.
Midou is not impressed with Mugi’s sob story about needing to get into that school. He is a very smug and arrogant rich guy. But he can be reasonable, and he eventually strikes up a deal with Mugi- he will get her onto the school grounds in exchange for some labor on her part. She must come to his house and work as a maid! Yeah, this is one of those servant-girl stories, but there are a few interesting twists, namely the unexpected way Midou gets Mugi into the school.
Like I said, this manga is based on a game, so naturally there must be some more cute guys for Mugi to run into. In this case, she ends up living with them! You see, Midou has a huge nice house, but he doesn’t live there alone. 4 other handsome students from Shoukei also live there, and Mugi will become the maid to all of them! The other guys are also very amusing. MATSUKAWA Iori is a suave charmer who seems older than he looks. ICHIMIYA Sei is a sensitive piano-playing guy who is polite and friendly. Finally, HANEKURA is a loud, brash, violent type who doesn’t get along with women and can’t express himself very well. Over the course of the volumes, Mugi becomes closer to all of them, and they all sort of bond like a family. It’s hard to tell who she may end up with, actually, because all of them come to care for her!
Right now there are 4 volumes to this manga. I only own the first 3, so I am not sure if the story ends in volume 4 or not. There are also a whole bunch of other books related to the game- character books, fan books, guides, etc. I really want some of those, not to mention the game too 😛