The Red String (Volume #1)



When first-year high school student Miharu Ogawa gets a call from her parents, telling her to come straight home from school, she prepares herself for the worst. After all, the last time her quirky restaurateur parents told her to come straight home she ended up as a contestant on a kiddy game show! But nothing she could ever have imagined could have prepared her for their "great news: " Miharu is getting married! How's a spirited and independent teenager who has never even kissed a boy supposed to deal with suddenly having a fiancé she's never even met? And how will her feelings change when she finds out that there are other boys out there vying for her affection, and other girls ready and willing to take away the man she's not even sure she's ready for? With her family, friends (and enemies!) to cope with, will Miharu even have the time to find out if the handsome, devoted Kazuo Fujiwara is really the man she is meant to be with, the man connected to her by the red string of destiny?  (Summary and book cover courtesy of


I have read the whole series, but this is the beginning that started it all.  This is a great and sweet webcomic that explores the idea of fate when it comes to love.  It is set in Japan and has many manga influences (without being a manga itself).  I liked it because it wasn’t overly serious, but does (in the context of the full series) address some serious topics at least superficially.  I will admit this first collection had some moments I believe it started slow, but it quickly improves over the full series.  Highly recommend for a slightly more casual and uplifting read.

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Rating: 4 stars!

Who should read it?  Comic fans looking for a love themed series.