Nope. Just nope.
The cheesiness of this manga was overwhelming, and no matter what was thrown at her, Najika would always find do the right thing.
Her personality is so boring, and her eyes are HUGE, not to mention that when she's ultra happy and smiles, it creeps me out. Really, I never knew the Japanese had larger eyes than us...
Anyways, this manga wasn't touching at all, rather cliche. Really, I could make up all Najika's little rainbow words or wisdom (ex: After it rains comes a rainbow) from eating a box of Lucky Charms. And the ending scene, where the rainbow is in the sky when they kiss... I threw up.
Not to mention that she ALWAYS WINS. ALWAYS. No matter how talented the other person is. A chef that is competing against her could have been training for years in the finest culinary school in the world and can still get beaten by some chick with oversized eyes and waist length pig tails who has only self taught herself so much. And then in the end while the loser is on the floor sobbing because he was beaten by a literal rookie, she comforts him with more shit about rainbows and crap and everybody loves her.
And then comes Akane. I actually liked her. She had a legitimate eating disorder, and I could totally relate to some shit that she was going through, considering that I'm slightly self conscious about my weight too.
The fact that the mangaka had made her look so pathetic in front of Najika! It pissed me off. So now Akane likes Najika too, and she's just another flat little 2-D character.
To be honest, I guess this is one of the better.... wait, no it's not. This really has no plot. Even though it has an interesting... well I can't say that it doesn't have any plot, it's just that it doesn't really go with it.... I don't know. When Najika first arrives to the school, everyone immediately hated her which made no sense, because really, girls in highschool aren't like that. They're more quiet and mocking rather than open and ****ing aggressive. The classes indirect hatred towards Najika really was unreasonable which makes her all the more a mary sue. But the thing is, there wasn't really a main conflict. After one problem was solved, the mangaka would make up some other situation to cause harm to Najika's cooking career, but then a couple of pages later everything would be solved and the girls that had tried to hurt Najika are either embarrassed or actually like Najika now.
Augh. All manga is the same.