- Mangaka : Ayano Natsume
- Publisher : Square Enix (Crunchyroll Manga Distribution)
- Genre : Shoujo
- Published : 2013
A lofty flower is beautiful and unobtainable, and, in this case, the flower has a name- Kurokawa. The presumed beyond reach beauty has become the object of Shiraishi Kouta attention. He has brains and looks and is the most eligible bachelor in school. Yet, when he gets close to the gorgeous girl, he finds that grace and tact might not be talents of the teen idol.
We’ve all seen guys that think they're god’s gift and Shiraishi is just kind of guy. He’s not completely conceited and arrogant character either. He is depicted as a nice guy. He seems to be very, very patient especially when it comes to dealing with Kurokawa’s quirks (no, not those kinds of quirks MHA fans, this is a slice of life romance). We also find out quickly that there is a reason this unobtainable flower is has gone unobtained, she’s weird. Kurokawa’s lack of understanding of the basics of teenage courtship makes her very complicate conquest for any suitor. The story quickly becomes a version My Fair Lady where Eliza constantly turns the tables on Henry Higgins leading the reader to some unusual and funny moments for a romance manga.
You like seeing the shoe on the other foot. Shiraishi often displays rather cute traits. We see him trip and fall and found him caught in Kurokawa’s arms almost princess style- doki-doki. He despite all his macho bravado seems to get startled easily like the sound of a car horn as it passes- EEEK!
A versatile art style. We see art styles ranging from basic shonen and its bold poses to flower-filled frames that remind you of a shoujo manga like The Rose of Versailles. You even get some great chibi art that shows you what the character is thinking and feeling at the moment.
1.Short and Repetitive
Short 4-Koma format. The longest arc we can remember is 12 panels and that’s only 4 pages. You get quick hits, setup, joke, aftermath or the wash, rinse, repeat format for manga. You just have to enjoy these quick hits if you don’t, you’ll hate it.
We don’t get a lot of character development as the story goes on. Kurokawa remains clueless and Shiraishi remains overwhelmed by the heroine’s unique ability to upend the intentions of her admirer.
Lofty Flower, fall for me!! is a cute manga and that’s all. The 4-Koma format tells the story in short succinct chapters. We don’t need more from it. The ability to climb into bed at the end of the day and open up our e-readers and not worry about having to complete a 20-page chapter before we turn out the lights. You can read one or two pages that will put you in a happy place before you drift off to see the waifu of your dreams.