This week for Shoujo Saturday I’m covering a series I read a couple years ago and kept meaning to cover, but remembered until after I had published a column. It’s Orange Yane no Chiisana Ie, or The Small Orange Roofed Home in English, by Yamahana Noriyuki.
Plot Synopsis: A man comes home one day to have his wife give him divorce papers. A woman comes home to her apartment one day to find a woman she doesn’t know wrapped in a towel coming out of the shower. They both get conned by the same real estate conman on the same house, a 4LDK. So now the man, his two sons, the woman, and her two daughters live in the same house.
Plot: The plot is pretty great, and while it’s got some serious moments, it’s pretty much about the man and woman falling in love with each other over the course of the series and their families coming to love one another. Is it cliched? Probably, but that doesn’t mean that this series is bad. This is one of my favorite feel good series I’ve ever read, and is easily a must read.
Characters: Shou and Natchi are amazing leads and their kids are adorable. The rest of the cast is great, and even though this is a rather short series, it’s still got one of the more well rounded casts I’ve ever read.
Art: The art is very simple, but still manages to be excellent enough to be published by Shueisha of Shonen Jump fame.
Overall: This is well worth your time to read, as it’s one of the best series I’ve read.
For those who like: Romance, Slice of Life, Excellent Plot, Drama, Fantastic Artwork, Great Cast of Characters.
Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above.
This sounds so cute! I really want to read this now!! ❤
It’s a great series, and it’s complete so there are no pesky waits for the next chapter.
Oooh, an even bigger incentive! 😀 Do you have other good manga recommendations; I’ve been into anime for a year but I’ve only read a little manga. What are a few of your favorites?
I actually write a column about Manga every Monday, but a few good ones are Rurouni Kenshin, One Piece (That is a huge series, but well worth the read), Hellsing and Eyeshield 21. Theres a bit of every genre in those series I just recommended, and along with Orange Yane they are pretty balanced. Give my column a browse though and you’ll see plenty of good series. Also my Saturday series focuses on Romance series, so there are some Manga series in there.
Thank you very much! I’ll definitely go browse through your manga blog series! 😀