However, after being confronted by Ryu (influenced by Chizuru) and Pin, Kazehaya goes to Sawako as his friends jokingly remark that he likes Sawako; however, Kazehaya takes the remark seriously and agrees, subsequently confessing directly to Sawako.
Kazehaya is prone to become easily jealous and overprotective of Sawako, and deeply treasures her.
Sawako is a shy yet honest girl in search of friendship, but her resemblance to the horror film character Sadako Yamamura makes this difficult.
However, despite her ominous appearance, she is actually a sweet and timid girl who only longs to be able to make friends and be liked by everyone else.
When her idol, the popular boy Kazehaya, begins talking with her, everything changes.
But she begins to grow feelings for Ryu and in chapter 88 she confesses to Ryu and he kisses her. He is the son of the ramen shop owner of Chizuru Yoshida's favourite ramen shop.
He is quiet most of the time and rarely talks, but still can communicate well with Sawako, as they both don't talk much anyways.
In 2008, it won the Best Shōjo Manga award in the 32nd Annual Kodansha Manga Award.
The second season of the anime was announced in Betsuma Magazine, began airing in Japan on January 4, 2011 and lasted for 12 episodes.
A running gag is that she takes everything people say very seriously, and tends to over-analyze a situation.
When she is deep in thought, her dark appearance often terrifies her peers.
Sawako has always desired friends and acceptance, and thanks to Kazehaya's kindness, she gradually begins to open up to her classmates and talk to different people.
She is grateful to Kazehaya, and idolizes him for giving her the opportunities to make many close friends, which come to include Yano, Yoshida, Kazehaya and Ryu. " though rumors pop up that Sawako somehow used black magic to get him.
A live action film adaptation was released in 2010 starring Mikako Tabe and Haruma Miura.