Ok, I just REALLY like this manga.
Pochamani is about Mugi, an overweight girl and her boyfriend Tagami.
I like this manga so much, because normally this kind of story shows how the main character gets thin and be loved after that, or their crush realizes that the ugly fatty has a beautiful soul and he/she can live with the ugly outside.
But Pochamani is different. Tagami loves her because she loves herself, because of her smile and because she is fat.
I know that there are many people who would think that he just loves her because she is chubby and that it shows some kind of fetish, but I think that it’s more than a sexual thing. He loves chubby women and dated a few chubby girls, but he didn’t like that they were so negative about themselves, that they hated themselves for being overweight. Then he met Mugi, the always smiling Mugi. The chubby girl that loves herself. And Tagami felt in love with her, because he likes her personality and her body. I don’t think that’s a fetish, it’s just a preference.There are people who prefer blondes and because of that they would only date blond people. Of course there would be people with black/brown/red hair and a great personality they would like too, but blondes would probably be preferred and that’s ok, because its great if you love somebody because of their personality AND their appearance. I think it’s great if your partner is absolutely enthusiastic about your body and your soul.
And so is Tagami, he loves to touch Mugi because she is soft and squishy and even this isn’t really like a fetish-thing. He said that touching is some way of communication for him and I understand this, I really like to touch people I like, because that’s a way I can show them my affection. if I touch someone it’s like I can say “Hey, I really like you! See? I’m not embarrassed to touch you, because you mean a lot to me and I’m there for you, I’m your friend and you can count on me”. I show my affection with touching. If I could I would cuddle and touch my friends all the time and I’m not sexually attracted to them.
And I like this Manga even more because Mugi loves herself. She was bullied and thought that nobody would ever love her, because she didn’t love herself. But she hated it to hating herself and she decided to change. But instead of dieting and probably hating her chubby body even more, she decided to love herself as she is. And then she found friends, who truly love her, because of her strength.
Another thing I like in this Manga is that Tagami didn’t need to rescue her, she was strong before, she already saved herself before she met him. “That girl is fighting with her smile” that’s what Mugis best friend thought as she saw her the first time. And that’s something I would wish for in my own life; to have that strength to love myself and fighting against all the bad things out there with my smile, to be strong enough to accept me as I am and love me as I am, to be happy with myself.
PS: Sorry for my bad English >__<
The Prince sneered at the gift and turned the old woman away, but she warned him not to be deceived by appearances for beauty is found within…
― Beauty And The Beast.
Bullfinch, Salavat, Russia
Everytime I use Rocket Boots.. I only think of this.
Oh wow! SO CHARRSOME! :D