The Neat and Pretty Girl at My New School Is a Childhood Friend of Mine Who I Thought Was a Boy (WN)


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I met my childhood friend again, and she had become a beautiful and innocent girl.

“It’s been a while, Hayato.”
“Haruki, is it?”

In the past, I used to play in the mud with my childhood friend in the countryside, and when I saw him again, there was no trace of the bratty young man I thought he was back then. Only in front of Hayato, she threw away the coat she was wearing and reacted in the same crass way she did back then. The distance between you and me has not changed.

“Take off your socks and sit on the ground… I can see it you know.”
“Do you want to see it?”
“I don’t want to see it!”
“Then why don’t you just stop looking? Unless… huuh~?”
“Sh*t, that’s not how it works!”

I was so frustrated at being treated like that that I tried treating her like a girl and got a surprising response…

The countryside and the city.
A boy and a girl.
A mind and body that has changed.
But the same feelings and promises.

Furthermore, the best friend of the younger sister whom they left in the countryside, the girl who is a member of the gardening club who grows vegetables, and the reunion and encounter with them. And then―

This is a story about a childhood friend and how they gradually make up for the distance and time they’ve been apart, starting one summer.

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Tenkou-saki no Seiso Karen na Bishoujo ga, Mukashi Danshi to Omotte Issho ni Asonda Osananajimi datta Ken
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fakkeng rated it
May 7, 2021
Status: c11
Giving it a 5 since it's hard to find a novel similar to this one here on NU.

First off, the novel is not one of the cliche, mob guy getting deus ex machina'd and have an encounter with the heroine. The guy is practically normal!!! No, dark and gloomy guy bullsh*t we get from the genre "Romance, School Life light novels" we have in NU.

Light, flluffy, still with some mystery to why the FL is dashing up a facade to others (she acts normally with the MC). Definetly a story... more>> with potential since I cant find another novel in NU with similar story to this one <<less
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AJ1703 rated it
October 4, 2021
Status: c30
I'm the new TL from Neosekai Translations here that took over starting c19~

First of all, as for the person that said that they were teens in puberty, obviously, they are since they are high school students. What are you on about?

I do agree that the tropes that have been used before already were made into use here.

One thing to take note of is that, I guess for me, it's pretty much straightforward. Old childhood friends that have met again. The cliche only FMC shows her true side to MC and... more>> also MC's sister. Tbh, we still don't know the reason for it as of now, but it mostly goes back to her family. FMC is basically living alone and is envious of the MC and his sister's relationship. I think that tells much already as to why FMC is only acting her true self to only two people. She wanted attention, which she has indeed gotten from being the "Honor Student" that everyone in the class cares for.

As for the early chapters translations, the translator did indeed say that it was his first time translating so it may have been a bit whacked. I believe it got better later on with consistency and is much easier to know who's talking from thereon.

I recommend that you give it a read first and don't be bothered much by the low-star rating reviews. <<less
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xBawX rated it
September 9, 2021
Status: v20
Very nice and sweet light novel, with the current direction there may be some sad backstory, but it looks very tame overall
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Aho555 rated it
May 12, 2021
Status: c1
I got fooled by the average 4.1 rating. I like the interesting premise but this is like the most amateur of amateurs. The chapters are too short, scenes and dialogue feel awkward and forced. The translation mostly seems decent but at times gets the context (ie what topic or person the line is indirectly referring to) wrong and becomes nonsense. Not a big deal usually but because the chapters are short and have just about 10+ lines of dialogue, just 1 or 2 nonsensical lines ruins it. Overall making for... more>> not a great read. <<less
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Boogle rated it
February 21, 2022
Status: c25
This is clearly someone's 1st attempt at writing a proper novel. The chapters go in circles sometimes, the dialogue is hard to follow and end abruptly. There is no real "love" feeling between the fMC and MC 25 chapters in and reading ahead I didn't get the feel of it even in the latest chapter. Also, this is a novel written from the perspective of the MC but we just skip over the most important part of the setup I think:

How does he, a country pumpkin, fit in with the... more>> class since fMC doesn't help him?

We get like a couple of sentences of it, but otherwise interactions in the school are barely mentioned.

A very minor characterisation that bothered me as well is that the MC is easily taken advantage of and teased, it made the dynamic with most characters feel one-sided even though it shouldn't be. <<less
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TsukiYuuga rated it
July 18, 2021
Status: --
weird Ik but the rating is it high so lets balance it out. The introduction at the beginning is ok. And gradually the guy got weird and the conversations are unrealistic and the MC is autistic or something and the conversation from classmates are forced like the other guy said that gave it a 1 star I feel I got fooled. And yhea when I read it I feel like im reading something a teen would right in there puberty
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sceptreofthenines rated it
December 15, 2022
Status: --
The first 2-3 chapters are good. The MC is a normal kid who has good social sense and seems to be able to actually talk to people. He admits to being a country bumpkin and his classmates treat him nicely which gave me hope that this wouldn't be a generic WN.

After that it immediately reverts to cliches and tropes. 'EEEEH? Why is the plain new kid talking to the untouchable osananajimi-san! He doesn't deserve her attention!!". And the MC as well immediately starts hiding his relationship as if it's some... more>> sort of taboo.

Edit: I went ahead in the raws. Even though I found this in a list titled "Non-Harem Romance Novels", it seems to in fact, be, a shitty JP harem. There are multiple girls in love with the MC even though he seems to be dragging his feet. Man this is a disappointment. <<less
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anokatax rated it
August 26, 2021
Status: c11
Not horrible but not particularly good, so I dropped at chapter 11. It's really slow paced and uninteresting. I've enjoyed very few of the MC and FMC scenes together - I don't think they have much good chemistry or exciting/engaging moments. There's a lot of side things happening/described that I don't care for with the rest of the class, sister/home scenes, etc that I don't think contribute to the core romance, which itself is pretty weak. Scenes are fairly short, and sometimes the context of who is speaking and about... more>> what is lost a bit as well and takes a few seconds to realize what is being said to who.

I also do feel there's quite a few cliches going on. Ex beautiful childhood friend who only shows her true self to MC, and the rest of the classmates pointing things out like "oh why is she talking to him" "does she like him", etc. It feels tropey and similar to a lot of other works I've read, and it doesn't do much different from the formula to make me want to continue, along with just not being fun or interesting to read. <<less
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Ruralino rated it
June 6, 2022
Status: c50
I like it because the plot is simple. Unlike novels that turn high school kids into geniuses capable of taking on the brightest minds in the world. All that's left to do is to start developing the dramas already placed.
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Celesteela rated it
April 24, 2022
Status: c20
Below average, forget teens in puberty, its like the other guy said, autistic. Tl seems to really like it even though its full of cliches. He's probably got nothing better to tl.
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