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CMX Delivers once again!
Jul 25, 2007 reviewed by Amanda19 (I Hate You More Than Anyone Vol. 01)
Just as I was beginning to sink into despair because two of my favorite CMX titles were ending, along comes a series to help ease the pain. Though I’ll miss The Recipe for Gertrude, whose last volume should be arriving soon, and I mourn the fact that there is only one volume of VS left, the first volume of I Hate You More Than Anyone! makes it a legitimate contender to rest beside its sister titles, safely enshrined on my shelf ^_^.
Kazuha is the eldest in her family of six kids. She is responsible, honest, and a tomboy to boot with her brutish attitude and 5'8 build. Believing that she’s to awkward to show off her more feminine attributes, for the past two years, she’s been secretly head over heels in love with her little brother’s preschool teacher, Mizushima. Picking Rei up from school is a once a week treat - or it was until Mizushima’s friend, Sugimoto, began to intrude on her precious time with the handsome teacher. Obnoxious, mysterious, and a drop-dead flirt, Sugimoto is determined to become an important part of his dear, sweet, Kazuha-chan's life, despite his age, and the fact that she hates him more than anyone; or does she?
I really loved the chemistry between the two lead characters. Though Sugimoto occasionally baits her, and even manipulates her so he can cut her hair, it’s obvious that he’s infatuated with her. He can be gentle and kind, and he treats her with tender affection - even when she’s hitting him or declaring her extreme dislike for him. Kazuha professes to hate Sugimoto, more than anyone else in the whole world! But then why does his piercing stare fill her with such confusion? Why does her heart pound whenever he’s near? The characters’ personalities are slowly fleshed out as she tries to come to terms with her turbulent feelings for the annoying hair dresser.
Amanda19 also recommended: Penguin Revolution, Fruits Basket, Night of the Beasts, Yurara, Cannon, Tenshi Ja Nai,
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