Manga Monday: Sakura’s Dedication Vol. 1

Series: Sakura’s Dedication #1
Author/Artist: Fuyu Yukimiya
Publisher: Kodansha Comics
Released: February 22, 2022
Received: NetGalley

It’s that time again! Manga Monday. Next up on my list is Sakura’s Dedication Vol. 1. This one looked super cute, and sometimes that is good enough for me.

Not all relationships last. Unfortunately, that is a lesson that Sawa just learned the hard way after having to break up with her cheating (now ex) boyfriend. The responsible thing to do now would be to take time for herself and heal.

Only Sakura has another plan in mind. He quickly makes his move, confessing his love to Sawa. Her rejection isn’t enough to deter him, as he shows his unending dedication to their potential romance.

Um. I don’t like that Sakura’s Dedication Vol. 1 essentially reinforces the whole “ask her out until she says yes” idea. It isn’t healthy. I was hoping for a cute or heartwarming story, and instead, all I got was creep vibes.

To sum up: Sakura waited until Sawa was recently single (and emotionally compromised), didn’t take her no for an answer, and constantly approached her. Worse, I didn’t get the impression that they were all that close before this, meaning it wasn’t worth his time to get to know her until she was single. I don’t like that vibe, not at all.

Thanks to Kodansha Comics and #NetGalley for making this book available for review. All opinions expressed are my own.


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