Finally, Koko ni Iru Yo! (I’m Right Here!) is a manga about blogging by Tooyama Ema!!! I haven’t read good techie-romance manga as much as Mel Kano right now but I think this one is quite good and it tackles a love story of a blogger online but in real life, she is a nobody, invisible to everyone’s eyes on school.
Hikage Sumino is the most invisible person you’ll ever thought about. She is unpopular and her presence is totally zero percent. She finds comfort by sharing her experiences and thoughts on her blog. There she has two frequent commenters, Mega Pig and Black Rabbit, who always encourages her in two contrasting approaches.
Poor Sumino T.T
One day, Sumino’s life had changed and she realized that she wasn’t that ‘invisible’ at all. When they are doing cleaning duties, her classmates bully her by locking her into the gym. She thought that she cannot be rescued until Hinata, one of the most popular guys in school, finds her in. Sumino was shocked that Hinata knew her name. Little does she knew, Hinata was already taking glances at Sumino before! He had taken a secret crush on her as well as Sumino, who was really hopeless for her ‘unpopular’ status. Enter Hinata’s friend, Teru and a mean girl who picks Sumino (I’ll not continue up to that pinto to prevent spoilers ^_^), Sumino’s life had changed forever as she continues to blog about her life and as ‘Black Rabbit’ and ‘Mega Pig’ continues to support her online…
YOU GO GIRL!
I find the story cute and sweet and really recommendable for shoujo fanatics (and even bloggers 😉 )! The story is very amusing because I find it interesting to read internet-related romance stories (like Mel Kano, as mentioned above, but instead it’s mostly on chatting, not blogging…)… Hinata is a very nice character who helped Sumino changed her life. Almost TOO good to be true… Teru on the other hand, is like a Knight-in-Shining-Armor who protected Sumino from a mean girl…
Speaking of the b*tch, what the hell! She got my nerve while reading the manga! I know I can be a mean bitch sometimes at school but I don’t do something personal like what she did to Sumino (my poor Sumino T.T) which makes me wonder if schools in Japan are really like that (Just read the manga to find out why ^_^)… But on the current chapter, it gave me a big sigh of relief BUT I’m starting to sense a love triangle developing between Sumino, Hinata and Teru, after Teru saving Sumino from that bitch.
Hinata x Sumino ftw!!!
What makes me wonder throughout the story is the real-life identities of ‘Black Rabbit’ and ‘Mega Pig’. They also play an important and interesting part of the story for they are the commenters in Sumino’s blog! Yes, commenters are important, due to my experiences, comments brings up a smile on my face ^_^… it is very important because commenters make you feel that they care about you (well, htat’s what I feel 🙂 ). On their identities IMO, Black Rabbit has the approach of Hinata, for he is very kind and gentle, if not Hinata, it would be also Teru idk… Mega Pig can be Teru, because of his strong attitude and approach… Overall, I have no regrets picking up this series and it’s recommendable.