Mimoto’s Kore de Wakatte Yo! manga collection (これでわかってよ！) is a perfectly adequate little manga that suffers primarily from being instantly comparable to similar, but better, manga.
The stories in this collection will mostly likely remind you of those in A Kiss and White Lily For My Dearest Girl, simply because of the odd-couple set up that is the favored plot complication. But I have to be honest, I really hate the “genius who never tries” stereotype. From personal experience as the person who works constantly to try and get better only to be okay at best, there pretty much is nothing more irritating.
So while there’s nothing really bad here, it was hard to get behind these not-quite Yuri stories of not-quite- couples. Of these stories, “Aii Renai Futari,” the first, multi-chapter story, of the collection was the strongest, with a couple you could imagine being far more interesting once they left school and grew up a bit.
Art – 8
Story – 6
Characters – 6
Service – 1 On principle only
Yuri – 4 Before the relationship, mostly
Overall – 6
It wasn’t bad, I found it pleasant to read and look at, just lacking in substance other than “Story A” Odd-couple style.