BOOK REVIEW: Chasing After Aoi Koshiba by Hazuki Takeoka

Chasing After Aoi Koshiba
by Hazuki Takeoka

Series: Chasing After Aoi Koshiba Vol 1

Illustrator: Fly

Release Date: April 27, 2021

Page Count: 192 pages

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐


Sahoko had lots of friends in high school, so there’s no shortage of people to catch up with at her reunion. But the one face she wants to see is missing: that of Aoi Koshiba, her classmate and first love. A star of the basketball team, Aoi caught Sahoko’s eye as an easy way to score social points. But when Aoi quits the team, an unexpected kiss pulls Sahoko closer to her than she intended to be. With a difficult home situation, Aoi is in need of more than just a cynical social climber. She needs a true friend, and something more…


This manga was incredibly cute and I just want to gush about the characters! The art is so gorgeous and I really liked the writing and it was also unexpectedly funny.

The story is set it two timelines, the current college one with the highschool reunion and a flashback to the highschool years. Sahoko is very relatable, especially the clumsiness and awkwardness around Aoi. I loved seeing both Aoi and Sahoko get to know each other. The ending leaves us with a lot questions and I atleast some of them are answered in the sequel.

I had a lot of fun reading this volume and I really can’t wait for the next one! Highly recommended!

*ARC provided by Kodansha Comics via Netgalley in exchange for an honest and unbiased review

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