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Japanese Reading Ladders - Manga/Anime Adaptations

This guide offers you some choices of reading the same story as a manga, picture book, novel, or watching it as a live action drama or anime.

What is it?

Hanabi Ayase and her best friend, Yui Aoi, are 6th graders in school. When Hanabi is chosen to work with Yuuto Takao for an upcoming test, she begins to fall in love with him and they both start dating. Yui also falls in love with Kazuma Hiyama, after he protects her from a classmate who talked about Yui behind her back, and they start dating as well. But with physiological changes and more and more obstacles in their love lives, will Hanabi and Yui overcome everything and find true love at the age of 12? -- plot summary from Wikipedia

Manga by Maita Nao

Novelization by Tsuji Miyuki