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B.O.D.Y., Volume 1 (B.O.D.Y. #1)

3.97  ·  Rating Details  ·  3,329 Ratings  ·  35 Reviews
Everyone thinks 16-year-old Sakura has weird taste in guys because she can't stop drooling over Fuji, the strong silent type who sits next to her in class. When she discovers he works for a host club--where women actually pay men to date them--will she finally wise up? Or will he leave his job to be with her? Or will she take a job at the club so he can quit and she can be ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published May 6th 2008 by VIZ Media LLC
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Noran Miss Pumkin
Sep 05, 2011 Noran Miss Pumkin rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga, 2011
This manga is a mixed bag of sorts. The writing really shines, and is fresh. The drawing, though is uneven. I am not a huge fan of this wispy style, but this series grew on me-just the girl-Sakura-is just not done as well, as the teen boys. Also-she has the same reaction to him all the time-hit or shove, then run away. The violence, oh her part--is just over the top and uncalled for.

This is your typical shojo. Girl and boy meet-they have some conflict over the attraction/chemistry between them.
Ashira (Savannah)
Mar 20, 2010 Ashira (Savannah) rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
Just looking at this manga as it sits on my shelf makes me feel girly...but I feel better after seeing Hell Girl, Kenshin, and Hellsing sitting on the other end.

It's a manga definitely made for those into romance/comedy, cuz even the back tells me that's all it is. I like it, cuz I like romantic comedy and sometimes I need something more relate-able than demons and evil and vampires and such... plus I'm a girl, but that's not the reason I picked up the book.

I give this book a 4/5 because it make
Rating 2.5

Grabbing B.O.D.Y of the shelf, the story seemed cute or at least cute enough to be a fun manga style romance.

The main characters are what made this story for me, with the contrast between them and the twist in how their romance plays out made me interested in seeing where things would go. By the time I finished reading I couldn't tell you the characters names, but there personalities definitely stood out.

Overall, the story was cute and readable, but it felt like it kept jumping all o
Nov 23, 2014 Kate rated it liked it
This is one of those series I would see on the shelf at my library and immediately move on because of the title. I mean, B.O.D.Y.? With a title like that, it begs the question, "What kind of story is this?"

Well, the answer is, kind of silly but rather innocuous, I am glad to say.

The title, like so many nonsensical manga titles, comes from a rather convoluted inspiration in which the mangaka saw a t-shirt with "Body and Soul" written on it. Liking "Body" she decided to name her then-untitled mang
Apr 11, 2011 Destiny rated it it was amazing
This was a cute little volume. I'm curious to see what happens between Sakura and the main boy. I also liked that the author thought to put the periods in the name of the series name like t.a.t.u. I consider myself to be quite the t.a.t.u. fan and that little addition just tickled me. But I will be getting the next few volumes!
Amanda [Novel Addiction]
Feb 12, 2016 Amanda [Novel Addiction] rated it really liked it
Shelves: teen, series, manga, swon2016
Okay, so... I thought I would find this book to be completely ridiculous, like all/most manga. I really just imagine manga to be a sort of ongoing soap opera with strange plotlines and everyone falling in love with everyone else. And usually - it is. Which is probably why I like it so much? Who knows.

And yeah, this series is just as silly as the rest, but I loved the heck out of this first volume. Thank goodness the second one came in the next day and I was able to devour that one as well.

If I
Jun 06, 2013 Kayla rated it liked it
Shelves: manga
Pretty good manga, but so far it doesn't seem like it will be a favorite or anything. The girl is a typical manga character that over-reacts. Still, I read it in one sitting (although that's not too hard with manga) and am reading the next one too.
Jan 08, 2010 Usako rated it liked it
Cute story. Typical school setting manga. And yet I am addicted to the series.
Chrissy Allen
Mar 13, 2014 Chrissy Allen rated it liked it
This has literally been sitting on my shelf for years. I was going to send it to my host sister in Japan since it was her favorite series back in 2010, but it never was sent and now I don't know where to send it so she gets it (she somewhere off at school now, this is also post earthquake back in 2011 so her family might have moved...). Anyways she wanted me to read it eventually so I've read the first book. I suppose I'll read the rest, I hate leaving stories unfinished and besides it was bette ...more
Deborah Takahashi
Sep 11, 2013 Deborah Takahashi rated it liked it
Ryoko knows what she wants in a man. He has to be athletic, kind, smart, caring, and dark haired. Although she has never had a boyfriend, she knows that her first kiss will be with the man she falls in love with. Unfortunately, instead of finding "Prince Charming," Ryoko met Ryunosuke and her world was turned upside down. Although Ryunosuke meets her standards, there is one small problem: Ryunosuke is a host. Although Ryoko believes that Ryunosuke could never be serious about his feelings for he ...more
Christina (A Reader of Fictions)
Aug 09, 2014 Christina (A Reader of Fictions) rated it did not like it
Shelves: manga-manhwa
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da Hanci
Mar 01, 2015 da Hanci rated it really liked it
Short review because I'm short on time:

Lovely plot, lovely characters, slightly annoying art style (LIPS), and annoying love interest who does a complete turnaround in about .5 seconds to become amazingly sweet.

My heart just can't take the switching ;-;
Feb 19, 2014 Sonia rated it liked it
Liked it in the beginning. The girl was funny and very Spunky and then... she was not. :/
She became what almost every Good Spunky independent Shoujo character becomes nowadays. A mary-sueish figure.
though I liked the first volume for what it was worth.
Bethany Rose
Mar 03, 2015 Bethany Rose rated it did not like it
This book had me like

Sep 17, 2014 Manga_inamorata rated it liked it
Shelves: dnf, hate-the-art
boring. I got about half way into and then must gave up. I really didn't care.
Tanya Pickles ( Motif )
Oct 06, 2015 Tanya Pickles ( Motif ) rated it liked it
Shelves: manga, eh-shurgs
Lost interest by Volume 3
Mar 10, 2015 Brittany rated it it was amazing
Very good manga
Feb 17, 2010 Sandy rated it it was amazing
I love this series, it it one of my top favourite shojo manga (and I read a lot of shojo manga >.>). Sakura is a strong take no crap character and Fuji is lovable and cute ^_^. Every volume has me laughing and awing and I just can't give it up. Plus the style of clothes the artist draws all her characters in is just adorable and different and reminiscent of the 90s imo ;).
Jun 29, 2012 VampireAngelSadist rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, manga-read
At first I did not like their faces, but i got used to it. I love the story! Though it was disapointing when he kept lying to her, I HAVE TO READ THE SECOND! it left off at a huge cliff hanger. i can't really tell if he likes her of not, he's lied many times before to her and I can't tell if he's for real or just playing around like he does at the host club.
Reader17 Der
Oct 03, 2008 Reader17 Der rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga-read
I really liked this story. The girl is cracking me up in it. Ryoko has strange tastes in guys she is drooling over one of the guys in her class who is quiet and like a nerd. It turns out he is not a nerd but a host. He keeps bumping into her and telling her he is going to win her heart. One minute he is doing something nice
Amy Gideon
Jun 12, 2013 Amy Gideon rated it liked it
Shelves: manga
I like the writing, although I'm finding the main character, Ryoko, difficult to like. I'm not quite sure why her love interest, Ryu, would even like her.

I don't care too much for the artwork. It's not bad, just not to my taste.
Daisa Williams
Dec 05, 2009 Daisa Williams rated it it was amazing
this book was truely amazing i have read it a billion times by now and still get shocked and emotional on the same parts. this isnt like anything i ever read before i juss love all ao mimori work!!
Nov 05, 2008 Kenley rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Kenley by: Victoria
my friend lent it to me; i really liked it. it was really funny, and i like the author's style. i wanna read the next one.
This series seems really fun and has some great characters. I am looking forward to seeing what happens in the next volume.
Mar 21, 2009 Steph rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: romance manga lovers
Shelves: manga
Picked this book up on a whim and now I'm glad I did. Love the artwork and the storyline is interesting.
Kelly Handy
Feb 16, 2011 Kelly Handy rated it really liked it
This was cute. I really liked the dynamic between the main characters. They are very amusing.
Sep 21, 2012 Camille rated it it was amazing
I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!! I thought it was funny, yet awkward, and, at the same time, romantic.
Jun 22, 2015 Jenten0018 rated it it was amazing
It's a cute series. I hope things work out and that he's not just playing her.
E. R
Jun 16, 2015 E. R rated it it was amazing
FUNNNNNNN !! so much drama !! totally my genre !!! <3 <3 <3 loved it :)
Feb 14, 2015 Kimikimi rated it liked it
Shelves: manga
I've read Books 1-10 of these so far, and they are okay.
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