Book Review: Having an Idol-Loving Boyfriend is the Best! Vol 1 by Mito Aoi

Having an Idol-Loving Boyfriend is the Best! Vol 1

Author: Mito Aoi
Publisher: Kodansha Comics (March 1, 2022)
Kindle edition, 167 pages
Comics & Graphic Novels, Manga


Akari Tachibana, and her coworker, Onda-san, are more than just friends… they’re both hardcore idol fans! But when Onda-san confesses to Akari out of the blue, she’s floored. Of course it would be great to date someone with whom she shares so many interests, but can she navigate this new dimension to their relationship?


Rating: 4 out of 5.

This manga is such a cute, fluffy romance, ahh! Akari and Onda are coworkers and rather unlikely friends, but they bond over their otaku-level love of idols (though they each follow a different idol). They have so much fun going to idol events together and then supporting each other, so is it any surprise when they start dating? Onda is clearly way more into Akari, which I sort of adore. I also really appreciate how Akari has fellow otaku friends. I’m not a big fan of idols, but I do definitely have interests that some people would think I’m “too old” for, so I felt like I really related to this manga. I was rooting for Akari and Onda the entire time! That being said, I’m not really sure where further volumes could possibly take this… I’m about 50/50 on whether I’ll pick up volume 2 to find out.

A digital ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley for review. All opinions are unbiased and my own.

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