I Don't Like That Smile

I Don’t Like That Smile [First Impression]

“I Don’t Like That Smile” is a romantic story set in a school. Our female lead is an outcast, who manages to attract the attention of a playboy.

Alt TitlesSono Egao Suki Ja Nai, Sono Egao Suki Janai, Sono Egao Suki Jyanai, その笑顔好きじゃない, 我不喜欢你的笑容
CreatorsDAKEN Hiroshi [駄犬ひろし] (Author & Artist)
LicensedYes, Renta!Pocket Comics app
Genre DramaPsychologicalRomanceSchool Life
I Don't Like That Smile [First Impression]

I Don’t Like That Smile Summary

“That cool face of yours… I want to mess it all up,” Ritsuki told Sumire at the gym. A game between the school’s most popular boy, Ritsuki, and a friend has begun.

The game was to win the heart of Sumire, who was rumored to be the biggest slut in school. As Ritsuki becomes closer to Sumire, he starts to see Sumire’s true colors.

A bittersweet love story of 2 people with broken hearts.

I Don't Like That Smile [First Impression]
The plot of this story is pretty much like any other shoujo manga plot. We have a misunderstanding and rumours spreading about our female lead.

Due to some lies, everyone thinks she’s a slut and thus not worth paying attention to. Far from the truth, as Ritsuki steals her first kiss and she has not even been with a guy.

It seems the entire reason our female lead, Sumire, is an outcast is due to malicious rumours. Our male lead, Ritsuki, is also having the reputation of being a playboy. Despite the rumour seeming true, he’s actually a quite gentle soul.

Once the misunderstandings are clear between them, it seems they end up liking each other. At least a tiny bit.

I Don't Like That Smile [First Impression]

Sumire isn’t a bad person and helps others when she can. Despite the hate she receives, she is kind enough to those in need. Yua, a love rival, thinks Sumire actually ruin her locker. Despite the mean words Yua tosses at her, Sumire decides to clean up the locker and wash the clothes.

Ritsuki seems to believe Sumire no matter what, at least to the point where he believes she needs to be allowed to defend herself. Now, Ritsuki is a playboy but he has his reasons. Eventually he begins to become true to himself and his conscious.

Recommendation: If you like shoujo manga set in a school environment, this may be for you.

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