Kisses, Sighs, and Cherry-Blossoms Pink – Manga Review

Japanese Title: Kuchibiru Tameiki Sakurairo


Related: Girl Friends (same author)

Secret Recipe (same author)


Genre: Yuri Romance

Length: 2 volumes



  • Pleasant, feel-good story.
  • Soft, cute artwork.
  • The two girls make for a sweet couple.


  • Not much depth.
  • Confusing structure because of one-shots about other characters in volume one. They are pleasant, but like all one-shots, they have no substance. (Not included in scores.)

(contains nudity)

Nana and Hitomi attended the same primary and middle schools, but when it came to high school, they went to different schools. Hitomi fell out of touch. One day, Nana runs into her on the street and they begin hanging out like the old times. Hitomi actually chose a different school out of nerves over Nana’s feelings for her; Hitomi feared she might reciprocate said passions. She does.

The story jumps six months to the mid-terms, the two girls dating all the while. Their relationship hasn’t progressed far though, as Hitomi never lets matters escalate beyond kissing, which make Nana sexually frustrated, affecting her grades.

Kisses, Sighs, and Cherry-Blossoms Pink is a simple story where the biggest dilemma is finding time for love without failing school. I enjoyed this manga, but I wouldn’t have said no to more depth.


Art – High

Similar art to Girl Friends, but with limitations in locations and scenarios.

Story – Medium

A pleasant story of two girls balancing school and love. Could have done with more depth and better structuring.

Recommendation: Try it. If you are looking for a feel-good romance with nice art, then Kisses, Sighs, and Cherry-Blossoms Pink is worth your time.

(Find out more about the manga recommendation system here.)

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