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!
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!
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!
Hit shoujo manga-ka and high school boy Umetarou Nozaki will do just about anything to find ideas for his manga! He'll test his courage with horror games. He'll even become the girl manager for a sports team! But will he get that romantic payoff at the end? Better yet, will Chiyo?! When Nozaki's not around, Chiyo's Nozaki love meter goes out of control! What awaits Nozaki upon his return?!
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 boy of her dreams...is a girl's manga artist?! To the eyes of high school student Chiyo Sakura, classmate Umetarou Nozaki--brawny of build and brusque of tongue--is a dreamboat! When Chiyo finally works up the courage to tell Nozaki how she feels about him, she knows rejection is on the table...but getting recruited as a manga-ka's assistant?! Never in a million years! But for someone who makes a living drawing sweet girly romances, Nozaki-kun is a little slow on the uptake when it comes to matters of the heart in reality. And so Chiyo's daily life of manga making and heartache begins!
With a change of scenery comes a change of heart?! Chiyo, Nozaki, and their classmates are about to embark on a major event in their high school lives-the school trip! To get an edge, lovelorn Chiyo studies up on Nozaki's itinerary in advance. Will her efforts bear fruit when the two find themselves alone together and a new emotion takes root in Nozaki's heart?! Meanwhile, back at school, Wakamatsu's popularity suddenly skyrockets, and Hori uncovers Kashima's embarrassing secret...!