Manga title : Pochamani
Mangaka : Hirama Kaname
Status : On going
Origin : Japan
Tsumugi Motohashi or Mugi is chubby (plump) high school student who unexpectedly finds herself as the target of the affections of school’s most handsome underclassman, Tagami Yukiya or Yuki who proclaimed as chubby maniac.
The series focuses on their relation as tall-good looking man who dating short-chubby girl.
What I like about it:
Pochamani is different from the typical shojou manga about high school-lovers. commonly, shoujo manga always has very good drawing with skinny female lead. story plot most of time about too strong-head female or too dummy female lead.
I like this manga after gave first tried. to say, the drawing of the manga is not really beautiful but the story really hook me. This manga is different to the usual “fat girl” story because the female lead does not need to change herself in order to fit others expectation.
Another differences about this manga with others, Mugi likes Yukiya not from his “outer” appearances but more to his sincerity of liking Mugi. For Yukiya, Mugi is different “fat” girl that he ever met because she really someone knows to love her own self.
This manga is also about Mugi and Yukiya progress as couple, the handsome and the plump girl love story.
Tsumugi or Mugi as the female lead
she is over-weight since she was little kid and most of time as bullying target. It’s not like female lead has flawless character because she also ever hate herself being fat but what I like about her, she able to go through all obstacles and tries to facing herself-accept herself as fat girl and live happier than before.
Her personality is soft, nice person who loves to smile. with smile, she goes through all the hardship that face by common fat girl, such as verbal-abuse and insulting. A genuine and being sincere, she makes friend with Mami and others girls.
Tagami Yukiya or Yuki as the male lead
He is one of the most handsome boy in the school. Every girls fall for him. Other being handsome he also weirdos because he only like girl with plump or “fat” body he even proclaimed himself as chubby maniac.
She is best friend of Mugi and treasure Mugi as friend.