Can she clean up her act and still kick some butt?! Reads R to L (Japanese Style), for audiences T Mafuyu is heading home for the weekend to get some much-needed TLC. But neither her mom nor her hometown seem to be in the mood for a warm welcome. Trying to walk off the weird feelings, Mafuyu and some of her old East High comrades are caught in a trap set by the gang from West High! Can she help her former friends without compromising her fresh start?
It's Nozaki-kun's job to create characters, but he doesn't have to look very far for inspiration! Umetarou Nozaki, a high school student leading a double life as a popular shoujo manga-ka, is an extraordinary guy. This is hardly news to Chiyo, of course! But not to be outdone by Nozaki, the people around him are pretty unique too... There's a maiden-hearted playboy, a flighty former editor, a serious editor, an insomniac, an angel-voiced troublemaker, a hard-working drama club president, and the school prince who's actually a princess. With this colorful cast of characters vying for Nozaki's attention, Chiyo's got some tough competition ahead!
Drawing comics is hard work, as high school boy and shoujo manga-ka Umetarou Nozaki and his motley crew of friends-turned-assistants know well. But being a manga pro doesn't necessarily make Nozaki great at everything. In fact, Chiyo is about to discover that his talent just might be full of holes?! As it turns out, everyone's got some weaknesses, and nobody's perfect-not even school "prince" Kashima! And Chiyo doesn't get a pass either...because her greatest weakness is Nozaki himself!
Acquaintances old and new get to know one another! Nozaki's manga assistants keep mum about their sideline gigs...sometimes even from one another! What will happen when Wakamatsu discovers Mikoshiba's secret and the two "meet" all over again...? And when Wakamatsu encounters Seo's older brother, Ryousuke, for the first time, what will come of the psychological warfare that ensues? Later, Hori's true feelings for Kashima come bursting out!! Will it change their relationship?! And everyone finally gets to meet the youngest Nozaki sibling, Yumeko!!
Nozaki-kun is a pro, but he doesn't always act like one... Nozaki's daily life as a professional manga-ka may revolve around drawing and deadlines, but random weirdness is never far behind! When Chiyo tells Nozaki she wants to see more drama in his manga, he rises to the task...by trying to pull bizarre pranks on her for inspiration?! Then, Nozaki gets his hands on a girls' dating sim after an attempt to cozy up to his editor, and the boys have a sleepover to play it through, only to be shocked silly by the absurd plot twists! And wait, what's this?! Nozaki has a little brother who's as much of a weirdo as he is?! Just as the all-important, romance-boosting summer festival is rolling around, Chiyo has two Nozakis to contend with...?!
The Umetarou Nozaki party heads for the sun and surf! When the group tags along for the drama club's training camp, summer fun runs amok, and seasonal gags abound, whether at the beach, at an inn, or even in the bath!! And if that's not enough drama, the story of the spring day Chiyo fell in love with a certain rather dense young man is finally told!