Doing His Best to Confess, Volume 1 by Satoru

Posted October 13, 2021 by Silvia in Manga & Graphic Novels / 12 Comments

I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley for an honest review.
This does not affect in any way my opinion of the book nor the content of my review.

Doing His Best to Confess, Volume 1 by SatoruSeries: Doing His Best to Confess #1
Published by Kodansha Comics on October 19, 2021
Demographic: Shōjo
Genres: Romance, School Life
Source: NetGalley
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Natsuaki-kun is aloof, handsome, and popular with the ladies . . . except to his friends, who know his aloofness is because he's shy and always in his own thoughts. Thoughts always occupied by his oddball classmate, Nashida-san . . . but try as he might, Natsuaki-kun can't ever seem to get up the courage to confess. Can he find a way to tell her how he feels?!

Let’s face it, who’s never had a hard time trying to confess their love to their crushes at least once? The struggle is real, and Natsuaki-kun can tell you a thing or two—maybe more—about that . . .

In this shōjo manga, there is a nice twist that spices things up by inverting the roles. While it’s usually a shy girl having difficulty to confess her feelings, here’s actually the guy who can’t figure out how to do it. And this is precisely what made me want to read this manga in the first place. The awkwardness of Natsuaki-kun is just too sweet for words, and the embarrassing moments it creates are really funny. Even though readers can only cheer for him, sometimes it can’t be helped but hoping he won’t succeed (yet) because the situations he suddenly finds himself into—and those he thinks ‘might help’—are truly something. I lost count of how many times I laughed during the read, but also all the ‘aww’ that escaped my mouth. I believe it just comes natural for both guys and girls to sympathize with him. At the end of the day, we all have been there!

Quite an adorable and genuinely funny manga. I recommend it, you might end up wanting a Natsuaki-kun trying to confess to you, too.


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12 responses to “Doing His Best to Confess, Volume 1 by Satoru

  1. Aww love the premise! We’ve all been there, right? Such a timeless way, and the awkwardness does sound super cute. There’s something about the school setting too, I guess we can all relate! :):)

    • I know, right? Even if for some of us quite some time has passed, how can we forget our school crushes and the struggle that comes with wanting to hide our feelings but confess our love at the same time? Indeed, we can only sympathize with the main character!

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