(Yanagi and Kujou)
When you see a title named “Last Game”, you think there is going to be some serious action and tension in the story. Probably revolving around two rivals, right?
Well, then you would be wrong and right at the same time.
This is a love story between two rivals, Yanagi and Kujou. Well, there not really rivals if one of them barely acknowledges the other. Yanagi has always been smart, rich and talented in everything that he does until Kujou comes along and takes the spotlight. She’s plain, expressionless and poor, but beats him in everything that he does.
Yanagi being the person that he is couldn’t accept that a girl like her can beat him. So, he’s made his mission to try to beat her in something. This manga reminded me of S.A. only reversed. As time went on in the story, Yanagi still can’t beat her in anything but starts to notice that she has developed a weakness. She’s so expressionless and shows no emotion no matter the situation. She’s been called the “Iron Daughter” because of that and everyone knows that she works hard, so she can help her.
So, no one approaches her or wants to be her friend because of this, but this doesn’t seem to bother her either. I loved seeing Kujou not reacting to all the weird stuff those two go through.Yanagi gets the idea that he can take advantage of Kujou’s lonely situation by making her fall for him. He tells himself that if he can at least do that then he wins the game, which is why it’s called Last Game.
You already know that this manga is going to be hilarious. A rich boy trying to win the heart of the Iron Daughter. What even more funny was that he had that idea in middle school and in this story they’re in college. So, he’s been trying to win her love for 10 straight years! That’s really messed up, but you’ll have to give him credit for persistence. Any other guy would have given up a long, long time ago and Souma isn’t making it any easier on him.
Souma is this country who came to the city to escape the city life. It was ridiculous how much money and effort, he puts into his image so he can become popular. When he met Yanagi he automatically made him his rival and does anything to mess with him, that includes Kujou. A first he was flirting with her to get back at him. Then, turns out he actually likes her. A weird love triangle has formed (I love, love triangles).
If I had to say who she had to go with I’d say Souma and only because he can read her better and seems to understand her more than Yanagi. Also, because he’s from the country and Kujou isn’t rich, he appreciates the little things that she does, much to Yanagi’s dismay. Everytime Souma and Kujou are together it always rubs him the wrong way, which I think is funny to watch.
This story is incomplete, so expect more to come.
Thanks for Reading!