One-Shot for the Weekend: Amai*Suppai*Horonigai – Love Sickness

Title: Amai*Suppai*Horonigai- Love Sickness or Sweet/Sour/Slightly Bitter – Love Sickness

Author: Chiba Kozue

Artist: Chiba Kozue

Genres: Romance, School Life, Shoujo

Summary: Kae has a weak body ever since she was a child, therefore, she cannot run nor overwork herself too hard and to add to that, she doesn’t have friends. On the other hand, she likes watching baseball from afar since they have tanned skin and can dash onto the field like the wind. One day, she was about to get hit by a baseball in the face when suddenly, a guy saves her. Will this person give her an illness called love? Or will she just try to cure this disease?

Collected in a tankōbon of short stories/one-shots entitled Amai Suppai Horonigai or Sweet/Sour/Slightly Bitter by Chiba Kozue.


I hope the start of your weekend has been well! This week’s one-shot selection by me is yet another love story but this is just precious & sweet. The plotline may seem rather predictable for some but it felt so new when I read it.

The story evokes this sensation of falling in love for the first time in your life, just when you need it. It makes your heart race a little, makes your cheeks flush, but it doesn’t make you scream in fan-girl mode because the feeling is so personal. It’s a story which doesn’t make love overrated. The simple, shoujo-esque art makes the overall effect really cute and that’s just perfect for this story.

It’s just one of those stories you need when you would like a little pick-up & a little love in life.

Rating: 4.3/5



Filed under Manga Related, Manga Reviews, One-Shots

10 responses to “One-Shot for the Weekend: Amai*Suppai*Horonigai – Love Sickness

  1. yaaahaaay 😀 you did it >__< I'm gonna review an ongoing manga by Kozue Chiba which is called Blue .. and this one is also very cool .. but nobody translates this -_-

  2. it gave me this sort of lonely & sad feeling…hmm yea…it had deep themes and the competition between the 2 dudes, hahaha i have no idea how it’s gonna turn out

  3. Yup, I meant the teacherXD, Cause it seems like he’s gonna visit the girl !!

    • zomgosh that’s gonna be a nightmare. wasnt he really cruel and nasty. i’m guessing she’d end up with the shorteh boy though lol. he was pretty sweet when they went up that tree in the mini island

      • He was such an asshole -.- I also think that she’ll end up with this guy .. And I hope so XD . They’re sooo cute together >___< yes the moments between them are pretty cute . and if she would end up with the other guy – the black haired one – it would be so boring . -_-

  4. bikachama: hahaha most probably. the noisy character always seem to get the gal!

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