You might be able to tell from the title of this webcomic that I am still reading food-based manga. What can I say, I seem to have a niche.
Also, I titled Pâtissier & Mademoiselle as a web manga because it’s a manga in the sense that this is a Japanese comic but it was first published as a webtoon. I’m not sure if all those details are needed but now you know.
Why I Picked up Pâtissier & Mademoiselle
You know, I think I was drawn to the character designs. Mademoiselle is very cute but she’s not the typical waif-thin archetype I see in a lot of manga, so her character design just stood out for me. And I thought it was adorable, so I wanted to see where this story went.
She, who loves sweet things, visits his patisserie every week. He, who can’t keep his eyes off of her as she browses his creations, can’t even ask her for her name…! An exciting love story ♥
My First Impression
So Pâtissier & Mademoiselle is a web manga. As in it’s a Japanese webcomic so that means it really feels like a manga but it has those super short chapters that are customary of webtoons. This means that even though there are 24 chapters and a few extras, it’s a breeze to get through.
My first impression of the series is that it’s cute and that’s also my last impression. It’s a sweet little fluffy romance without too much depth to it. And that’s not a bad thing. It’s not going to be revolutionary or deeply moving but it is calming and rather charming.
The manga avoids any discussion of body image which could have been easily worked in and become grating. So, I actually appreciated that the manga decided to stay light and surface-level.
At the end of the day, it’s just a sweet little story full of sweets and that’s about it. The entire thing can easily be read in an hour or two and if you are in the mood for a short and sweet romantic manga, it’s worth a read.
Oh, and it seems it was also made into a J-drama. I haven’t seen it but in the pictures, I found online, the leading actress sure seems skinny…