By: Kazune Kawahara, Aruko
Published: July 1st 2014 by VIZ Media LLC (first published March 23rd 2012)
Paperback: 184 pages
Original Title: 俺物語!! 1
ISBN: 1421571447 (ISBN13: 9781421571447)
Series: Ore Monogatari!! #1
Literary Awards: Manga Taisho Awards (2013)
Goodreads Rating: 4.23 of 5 ★
Amazon Rating: 5 of 5 ★
"My Love Story is one of the best shoujo manga I have ever read!! Takeo Gouda is not your typical bishounen protagonist with a charming personality, noooo, you have a macho man with a variety of funny facial expressions but a sweet, caring personality. His character basically says "Don't judge a book by its cover." And soon a girl named Rinko Yamato will soon find out. This manga has everything that a heart hungers for. Love, friendship, comedy, and trust. I especially love the friendship between Takeo and Sunakawa....." - ShoujoManiac
"I haven't been so hooked on a manga right out of the gate since Ranma 1/2's heyday in the late 90s. Incredible, incredible, story! A perfect fusion of touching romance, friendship, and comedy. I laughed out loud about as much as I was in tears...this freaking manga moved me to TEARS. SO GOOD. ,...." - Comic-Books
About This Series
In Takarajimasha's 2013 edition of the guidebook, Kono Manga ga Sugoi!, in a survey with more than 400 manga professionals, My Love STORY!! was selected as the best series for female readers. In the 2014 edition, it was the 15th best.
The fifth volume was the 53rd best-selling manga volume of the first half of 2014.My Love STORY!! was also nominated for the 18th Annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize "Reader Award".
Live Action Film
So far the main cast and crew has been set.
Ryohei Suzuki (Gatchaman) as Takeo Gōda (Center in photograph)
Mei Nagano (Rurouni Kenshin) as Rinko Yamato (right)
Kentarō Sakaguchi (Umimachi Diary) as Makoto Sunakawa (left)
From what I have read, Suzuki, who is playing Takeo, followed his own training regimen to gain 30 kg (over 60 pounds) of weigh to portray the two-meter-tall (6.5 feet), about 120-kg (260 pounds) Takeo Gōda. Impressed.. Yes.. I like committed actors. That is to say, not all anime/manga-to-film, even Japanese, turns out to be amazing, though I was quite satisfied and impressed with Rurouni Kenshin. Fingers crossed.
Below is a little blurb about the file works.
The film project is helmed by Hayato Kawai (Suzuki Sensei), working off of scripts written by Akiko Nogi (Library War). The film is slated to premiere in Japanese theaters on October 31.
I’ll be keeping track of this one, so far little has been release about the film itself, and the screen-play. I just hope it isn’t rushed, as the release date is only four months away
About the Author
At 18, debuted with "Kare no Ichiban Sukina Hito" Her hobby is interior redecorating. Also, while thinking of her manga, she often spaces out and brings grocery baskets home. She Adores her nieces.