A Sequential Art
comic by Ryan Estrada.
Aki Akuyama has it tough. She recently transferred to a new all-girl's school, and due to her fluctuating interests, has been in and out of every club in the school. Which has earned her the hatred of pretty much everybody. She makes a bet with Ella, one of the few people who will still talk to her, that she can make friends with everybody in her class. All fifteen of them. And Ella won't count until she gets the other fourteen. Hilarity Ensues
The entire comic is available here
Provides examples of:
- Art Shift: Quite a few times.
- Bland-Name Product: Pointed out with the Girl Gang.
Aki: I thought it was because of trademark issues with the name "Girl Scouts"!
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Aki is flighty and a bit socially awkward, but when she gets good enough at a game, she can win without even looking.
- Engineered Public Confession: How Aki gets Young Ae to become her friend. She also uses it against herself, as part of a plan to secure everybody's friendship with her.
- Everybody Knew Already: Ana is really not sure why Aki keeps calling the bet the you-know-what around her. Especially since she's helped Aki get closer to winning.
- Fleeting Passionate Hobby: Part of Aki's problem is that she has trouble sticking with things. She's determined to prove otherwise.
- Jerkass Woobie: Aki turns to schemes and manipulation to make friends because she honestly doesn't know how to do it any other way. In her Not So Different moment with Sophie, she admits that she hates that about herself.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Aki refuses to ditch Ana in order to befriend Grace. Not because either way she'd be out a person, but because she likes Ana.
- I Just Want Friends: What kick off the comic.
- It's Personal: Aki hates points player. In Scrabble.
- Magnificent Bastard: Aki, who goes from engaging in Zany Plots to multi-layered schemes. A sort-heroic example.
- The Plan: Aki is good at all sorts of plans.
- She Cleans Up Nicely: Defied.
Aki: The idea that the only way to fit in is by giving up your uniqueness and looking just like everybody else is depressing enough without being summarized in a peppy shopping montage set to popular music.
- The Quiet One: Ana. Initially.