Title: Ai wo Chodai! (Give Me Love! | Give Me Your Love)
Author: Ooya Kazumi
Manga-ka: Ooya Kazumi
Volume: 4 volumes (16 chapters)
Genre: harem – josei – romance – shoujo
Marumie is a nickname for Maruyama Mie who transferred from her local media announcer job to variety entertainment business. Her dream is to become an actress, but right now she’s in the midst of comedy job. The real reason for her transfer was to meet her one-sided love for the super popular comedian Kandagawa-san, who is also a young member of the comedy section BUN BUN PHRASE.
The main character in this manga is typical of an enthusiastic girl that will do almost everything that she can to make her dreams come true. Not to mention that there are so many good-looking guys around her life! Started from her childhood friend who followed her to Tokyo and has been chased by his dad; Hatsuda Shuuji. The President of DAIZU Talent Agency that look very fond and gentle to Marumie; Sumi Tomohisa. Even another of her childhood friend who was also her first crushed also showed up!
The plot doesn’t have any major twists, but the art and characterization are perfect! What I love about this manga is that every character introduced to the reader very well through each chapter, so we will not get confused about the characterization in this manga.
For me, the most interesting chapter in this manga is chapter 5 in volume 2. This is a chapter where Marumie had to make decision for his nude photo session. This chapter also involved the president which is seemed to be really interested in her decision. At the end, Marumie decided to follow the President’s opinion toward the offer.
This is my first time reading Ooya Kazumi-sensei’s manga and I have to admit that I love this manga! If you love typically harem manga, then you should read this one!