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Imadoki ! 1 (Imadoki!: Nowadays #1)

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Tampopo Yamazaki arrive directement de sa campagne à Tokyo, où elle va intégrer un lycée très bien côté. La veille de la rentrée, elle se rend au lycée pour reconnaître les lieux. Elle y découvre un élève en train de planter un pissenlit. Elle discute avec lui et il s'avère être un jeune homme plutôt mystérieux mais charmant.

Le lendemain, Tampopo découvre que ce jeune homm
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Published August 2002 by Éditions Tonkam (first published 2000)
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David Schaafsma
Feb 24, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
First volume of a popular series, of which I might read more since some of my friends here love it.

Tanpopo is a working class girl who uses "cram school" to get into rich kids' Meiô Academy. She's pretty clueless, at the start. But it seems she's a budding horticulturalist, so she starts up a gardening committee, which may or not help her popularity. She also carries around a fox everywhere.

Maybe it's a little like that movie Pretty in Pink?

Watase's art is really good, and it looks like a soc
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Samantha wickedshizuku Tolleson
Apr 19, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Shojo fans, Manga fans, Anime fans
Recommended to Samantha wickedshizuku by: Watase's other works
This volume kicks off with Chapter:1-6.

This was a really charming plot to me; with its more realistic everyday romance as opposed to a paranormal twist. The art of course was classic Watase, and I loved every frame. The beginning of the story is hysterically absurd, and you don't think that this story will get off of the ground. The main character is appealingly surprising though, and her obvious love interest is adorable and full of conflict.
I wasn't intending to read this manga again, but I en
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Sesana
Sep 18, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary, comics
Haven't I read this before? Poor student at a rich school, teased for being poor, aloof potential love interest? If anything distinguishes Imadoki from the hordes of similar books, it's that the heroine is unusually annoying, naive, and slow to catch on. Yeah, no thanks. That said, Yuu Watase is a great artist, and I do love looking at her work. It's a shame that I haven't yet found anything that by her that I like to read as much as I like to look at it.
Selena
You know, it seems I read a lot of works by Yuu Watase without even realizing it... Some manga you look at and go, "Wow! This must be by so-and-so!" because the art's so distinctive (like CLAMP. No mistaking them for something else), but in the case of Watase, hers is so... generic. So many shoujo have this style that it just doesn't stand out.

Imadoki centers around Tanpopo, who is an idealistic moron who doesn't have a single brain cell in that empty head of hers. While I don't mind characters
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Elizabeth
Jun 20, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
I've broken into enough anime and manga to say with confidence that this is NOT an original story. Hardly. Poor girl attends super elite school. Snobby school body hates her guts and continually torments her, but one aloof handsome love interest stands by her side. Plus a collection of quirky sidekicks, and let's not forget the jealous female rival. This is "Kitchen Princess," "The Gentleman's Alliance Cross," and many other manga titles that I can't think of. Heck, it's even more simplistic tha ...more
Brie
Apr 05, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
First of all I love Yuu Watase. In my opinion she is one of the best shojo mangakas. I love how independant and amazing the main chareacter and I love how she comes to the school and changes everything and everybody, and how the guy and her fall in love...I need to re-read some of these its been too long since I've read then to write a review. XP
Eva Rose
Aug 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga-favs
Watase ought to stick to romantic comedy, it is what she does best after all, her dramatic storylines always dive into soap territory. Her art as always is flawless and some of the prettiest I have seen. She seems to draw better contemporary manga than anything else.
NiRmA
May 18, 2008 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
ceritanya ga terlalu menarik.. ga ada lucu-lucunya. biasanya watase yuu kan suka bikin adegan lucu. tapi di komik ini gw ga ketawa sama sekali. :(
Sophie
A good start - it's cute. A shame that the Author's Panels talked only of her previous work - I enjoy reading about their thoughts on the characters and plot.
Rita
Read this when I was in high school. A contemporary manga about a girl from the countryside moving to the city to attend a rich-people school and things that she has to deal with. Fun characters, slap stick humor (a la Watase-sensei), and ridiculous over-the-top relationship ~drama~.

(Also includes a pet fox!)
Burney
Feb 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Okay, so I know this is really typical shojo manga; you can practically predict everything that's going to happen. So Why?!?! Why do I like it so much?? What's wrong with me.....
Victoria Newman
Jul 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It is a great book to read
Sugar
Jun 04, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
Review of the whole series with slight spoilers!

Review:

Oh my… this manga had a bunch of my most detested tropes all squished into 5 volumes of cliché and… it wasn’t even the good kind of cliché most of the time. Well, it wasn’t too bad, but it wasn’t entirely something awfully good either.

Yuu Watase is a very famous, praised and quite productive manga creator. She has a lot of fans and her manga Fushigi Yugi was one of the first really popular girl’s manga in English. Several other works from he
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The Reading Puppet
Cute story about friendship
Alexnini P
Cute story about friendship and flowers
Natalie
The artwork in Imadoki! is fantastic - this was one of my first manga series and the art immediately drew me in. Yuu Watase utilizes her artwork well: it's rarely (if ever) confusing or ill-placed. Unfortunately, the plot isn't quite as gorgeous as the artwork: poor girl at a rich school crushing on the richest rich boy isn't exactly original. Tanpopo is unrealistically optimistic, brushing off her classmates' taunts with a smile. She meets fellow gardener Koki and immediately decides they'll b ...more
Romina
Nov 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
This is probably the simplest series by Yuu Watase: there's no fantasy, no magic, no adventure, no science fiction. Just a really heart-warming and moving story about a cheerful girl called Tanpopo who transfers to a very exclusive school where she expects to make friends and live happily. On her first visit there, she meets a boy who is taking care lovingly of a dandelion and seems to like gardening. Tanpopo thinks she's made her very first friend...

However, reality proves to be a lot harsher.
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Ginna Marciel
Sep 22, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The main characters are Tanpopo, and Kouki. Tanpopo is a girl from Kyoto that moved to Tokyo, while she is there she meets Kouki before the school starts, and during school he pretends as he doesn't know her and ignores her while everyone else hates her for acting so friendly with him. She makes a planting club and eventually has Kouki, Tsukiko, Aoi "Flippy" and Arisa to join the club and actually have a good time. Over the time of the club Kouki falls in love with Tanpopo and they end up togeth ...more
Christina
May 25, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tanpopo is the new girl in a new town and high school. She's a country girl that came straight from Hokkaido to a much more modern and populated area in Japan. The day before school starts Tanpopo decides to take a look around her new school, but the gate is locked so she jumps it with her bike landing right on top of the most popular boy in school!! But why was he there? Because he was planting a dandelion! This classmate, Koki Kougyo, is only the most popular boy because of his family's status ...more
Alyssa Dannaker
Jul 20, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
There are many mangas where a determined, and seemingly perfect, teenaged girl works on getting closer to a stubborn, intimidating, and popular boy. The main character of Imadoki, Tanpopo, is yet another female character that fits this type of girl, and Koki is another male character that fits this type of boy. Although the plot of Imadoki Nowadays is sweet, Tanpopo's character is sickeningly so, which was as expected if this series follows the aforementioned format. The storyline was also predi ...more
Stefany
Jun 05, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: libs-678
This is a really cute and funny manga that tells the story of a young girl, Tanpopo (means dandelion) who has moved from the country into the city and is just starting high school. She is an impossibly cheerful and outgoing character who is trying to fit in with her new peers and adjust to the city environment. When she begins school she soon finds that her lower social status and her easy going nature aren’t the norm at this school and she begins having trouble fitting in, so in order to make f ...more
Tawnie
Oct 06, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga-romance
Grades: 7 to 12 Genre: Manga, Drama
Excitied about transferring to a new school, Tanpopo Yamazaki goes to visit her new high tech high school the night before her first day at school. It has been a dream of hers to attend this school, so she has moved into a new city away from all her family and friends. During that night time visit, she meets a boy, Koki Kugyo, who is tending a dandelion on the school grounds. When she tries to start up a conversation with him, he chides her for being on the sch
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Leila Anani
I picked this up as I used to be a big fan of Yuu Watase (Fushigi Yuugi being one of my all time favourites) this series is a sweet teen high school romance but lacks the supernatural elements that normally grace Watase's work.

Tanpopo (Dandelion) is an annoying, open girl who says exactly what she thinks and damn the consequences. She gets into the elite Meio academy on a scholarship and is treated like dirt by the other wealthy students who feel she lowers the tone of the school. She runs into
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bakanekonomama
Dec 10, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
*baca ulang*

Manga favorit saya saat SMA nih. Saya ngoleksi semuanya, meskipun sekarang ga tau dimana rimbanya.. Huuaaaa!!! Siapa yang minjem woy?! Balikinnn!!! TT________TT

Ketika baca ulang, ternyata feelnya rada beda ya. Mungkin karena dulu saya masih polos, jadi rasanya asyik-asyik aja. *tarikmaangg

Tapi sekarang, ketika baca ulang, saya jadi berpikir... Tanpopo no you na amai hito tte oru ka?" Ada gitu ya orang yang polosnya keterlaluan kayak si Tanpopo.. xDD

Meskipun begitu, saya masih menikma
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Sereneblaze
For Tanpopo Yamazaki, life at the elitist Meiô Academy seems way out of her league. The daughters of wealthy families snub her; other students make light of the fact that she actually tested into Meiô instead of relying on family connections, and the cute boy she saw tending a dandelion the day before wouldn't even acknowledge her existence. Hoping to make friends and have some fun, Tanpopo starts up a gardening committee, but will this help her survive in a school where superficiality and nepot ...more
Chibineko
This review covers the entire series.

I re-read this today and I have to admit that this isn't really Watase's strongest work. There's some good plot ideas and storylines but it's all done in such a choppy manner that I never really got immersed in the characters as much as I wanted to. I couldn't help but feel that it was all just a little... shallow. While I know that this isn't supposed to be a particularly deep manga, the subjects it brings up (suicide, teen pregnancy) just don't really sit w
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Aya Hamza
"Completed the whole series".

- 2nd Vol. : Imadoki 2
- 3rd Vol. : Imadoki 3
- 4th Vol. : Imadoki 4
- 5th Vol. : Imadoki 5

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I loved this one :))
The manga drawings are perfect as usual ❤
Tanpopo was so funny, she made me laugh a lot.
I hated Erika the most, how weak she was!

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Vina
Oct 11, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Episode #1 :
Nyo-nyo... Yamazaki Tanpopo jauh-jauhdatang dari desa, membawa sejuta harapan ke Tokyo. Sanggupkah dandelion kecil ini bertahan
di tengah terpaan angin kencang Meio School?

Episode #2 :
Teror! Arus listrik Meio School terputus, hanya dengan menekan sebuah tombol laptop! Tanpopo dan Kouki terjebak, menjadi bulan-bulanan seorang murid psikopat!

Episode #3 :
Kelopak bunga mawar merah... Setiap helainya menyampaikan perasaan cinta!

Episode #4 :
Tanpopo terpukul karena tak sempat menyampaika
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Nina {ᴡᴏʀᴅs ᴀɴᴅ ᴡᴀᴛᴇʀ}
Sometimes there are shoujo mangas where the main character declares "I'll make you my friend" and is pigheaded, tough and sometimes idiotic. Yamazaki is not like that. Yes she is stubborn, yes she is tough - in a mental way, not quite in a physical way, and yes, sometimes what she does seems idiotic. But I feel like I want to be her friend too. I really could emphasise with this character, and I really wanted to know about her story/stories. Even when she starts dating someone else, I still want ...more
Victoria
Dec 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
While Imadoki isn't my favourite Yuu Watase series, it does feature the Watase heroine I personally identify with the most, and this first volume showcases her perfectly. Tanpopo is spunky and positive and full of enthusiasm, even when the whole world (or at least the whole school) seem to be against her.

I also like the fact that, at least initially, she just wants Koki to be her friend. Its a unique way for the "couple" to start out and gives them a great dynamic from the very beginning.

Watase'
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A Japanse shoujo manga-ka. She is known for her works Fushigi Yūgi, Alice 19th, Ceres: The Celestial Legend, Fushigi Yūgi Genbu Kaiden and Absolute Boyfriend. She likes all music, except heavy metal and old traditional music.

She received the Shogakukan Manga Award for shōjo for Ceres, Celestial Legend in 1997. Since writing her debut short story "Pajama de Ojama" ("An Intrusion in Pajamas"), Wata
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Other Books in the Series

Imadoki!: Nowadays (5 books)
  • Imadoki!: Nowadays, Vol. 2 (Imadoki!: Nowadays, #2)
  • Imadoki!: Nowadays, Vol. 3 (Imadoki!: Nowadays, #3)
  • Imadoki!: Nowadays, Vol. 4 (Imadoki!: Nowadays, #4)
  • Imadoki!: Nowadays, Vol. 5 (Imadoki!: Nowadays, #5)
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