The First Yen! Money-Saving Girl Students!
This reminds me of Binbo Shimai Monogatari, but no sisters and only one frugal character.
Yamada Momo and Suzuki Madoka are two girls who share the same tiny room.
They’re both trying to save money… but with different goals in mind. Momo’s far more carefree with her money. That’s why she’s always behind in savings.
Even in school, they stay frugal. Or in Momo’s case, she tries to…
Life is tough being poor.
“Don’t peek!” It stabs… straight to the heart.
Through it all, the girls endure temptation… trying to save each and every yen.
Even if it’s only one girl who does most of the saving…
I am not a lolicon. I am not a lolicon. I am not a lolicon. I am not a lolicon. I am not…
Madoka is so adorable. Not because she looks like K-ON‘s Azusa with a ribbon stuck on her head… Not because she wears shimapan… Not because she intensely blushes when embarrassed. Wait. I take back the last one. It’s one of her charms. Blushyyy~
If you’re familiar with the art (especially the hair style of Madoka), you might recognize the author Tooyama Ema. She’s also the authoress for Koko ni iru yo!, another series that I would recommend but haven’t found the time to stay updated.
Anyways, as I mentioned before, the premise for this series is similar to Binbo Shimai Monogatari. Two girls, living together and trying to save money. However, where Binbo Shimai Monogatari is a heartwarming and touching story about two sisters, Hyakuen! is more comedic and moe-blobby. It’s a good work but I’m wondering how long the cuteness will last (before it grows old). But until that happens, quite enjoyable!