Tall. Check. Long Black Hair. Check. A Senior. Check. Beautiful. Check. Gives off a “far away to reach” aura. Check. Has a junior who admires her yet is indecisive whether or not to approach her in a romantic way. Check. Is in love with said junior, but he is too dense to realize her feelings. Check. Has to compete with other girls of different archetypes who are pursuing said junior. Check.
Yes, Kasumigaoka Utaha fits the category of the alluring senior to the T, but her real life romance story does not go as smoothly as her best-selling novels. Renowned for writing works that sold millions of copies, one would think that she would be perceptive about the choices people make around her and be able to foresee what is to come. Alas, the human heart tends to overcome reason, and Utaha falls into the same traps that the characters in her novels would have made.
Although a romantic, Utaha is very strict, particularly to herself. She wants everything to be precise and accurate, from a school play to helping someone gain ideas on how to get a certain someone out from a slump. She will not take anything less than perfect. Maybe this is way she appears hard to grasp. Someone as flawless her might make people second guess whether or not to approach her.
Above all else, Utaha is determined to turn the events to her favor and win his heart. After all, if she is able to play the story to her direction, she is sure to win.
Be careful what you wish for, you might just get it.
A spur of the moment response and the events that followed was enough to traumatize Arima Kousei to be unfit to play the piano. A touch of the keyboard was enough to recall the days of the past, both the good times and the bad. With the bad memories overriding the good more often than not, what used to be his favorite pastime just to make his mother smile became a curse that he may never get rid of.
An encounter with an unconventional girl had Kousei question whether or not it was okay to continue like his. Yes, his talent may be wasted, and there are other opportunities out there if he wanted to continue to pursue music, but was he willing to have his past haunt him forever? Kousei knows that this cannot go on much longer, but he is afraid that if he returns to the world of competitive performance once more, the past would only repeat itself, and he may be left with more grief than before.
With the help from his friends, Kousei decides to take one step forward to the world of competitive music once again. If he is going to overcome his fears, he will do so in the grandest stage of them all.
Who is the mysterious man sitting in the counter at the back, eyeing on the woman whose part-time job contrasts her position in school?
Born with beauty and brains, Usui Takumi chose a more laid-back lifestyle, pursuing a life of aimless adventure rather than a diligent student. If he wanted to, he could easily be student council president, as he has all the criteria needed for it; however, Takumi prefers not to warrant too much attention, but to sit back and watch everything unfold. After all, it is a lot more fun to tease someone and pull his or her strings than to hold multiple burdens on one’s shoulders.
Despite acting like a loose cannon, Takumi is very loyal and keeps his words. If he said that he will not tell anyone his or her secret, he will not unless given permission to. Even when things seem to go a bit too far, Takumi knows when to pull back and control the situation to a comfortable and relaxed place. Above all else, Takumi is reliable. If he sees someone in trouble, he will do whatever it takes to help him or her out of his or her predicament. He wants to make sure all ends well.
Maybe Takumi has a more student council-like mentality that others may not have realized, but he will never tell anyone about it. After all, it is a secret.
His parents went into deep debt. They sent the debt over to their son. They ran away from said son so debt collectors can chase after him. Can Ayasaki Hayate’s life get any worse?
A chance encounter with a girl on a snowy evening may just be the salvation Hayate was looking for when all things seem lost. As thanks for saving her from a group of kidnappers, he is given the opportunity to work as her butler. From taking care of a white tiger to getting his lady to wake up from school, the life of a butler may not be as simple as he imagined. Even so, as long as he is able to repay his debt and his mistress, Hayate will go through any lengths to make it through to the next day.
Hayate is known for his kindness and his humility. There is not one person that he would not help, no matter how small the task may be. Hayate is selfless, putting other people’s concerns and happiness over his own, which may be why he can be gullible at times. Hayate is willing to go above and beyond the call of duty, especially when his mademoiselle is in danger. Whenever she calls his name, it is up to him to be at her aid in a blink of an eye.
So begins the next chapter of Hayate’s life: how a poor boy with no direction became a man rich in opportunity and purpose.