Last Game (ラストゲーム) is a Japanese shōjomanga series written and illustrated by Shinobu Amano. It ran in LaLa from 2011 to 2016. The series follows Naoto Yanagi and Mikoto Kujo from the time they meet in elementary school until their second year in college, where most of the series takes place.
Born into a wealthy family with a high social status, Naoto Yanagi is not only rich and spoilt, but also intelligent, gentlemanly, handsome, and has never lost to anyone before, until Mikoto Kūjo transfers into his class. The two are complete opposites as Mikoto is poor and very practical, having near to no knowledge about emotions. They develop a one-sided rivalry where Naoto battles against her in all areas but always suffers defeat, much to his chagrin. Vowing to win against her at least once, he follows Mikoto through middle school, high school, and finally to college, where he requests a “Last Game” against her to decide which of them is better. Remembering how all the girls in his schools fawned over him, Naoto is determined to do the same with Mikoto and then break her heart mercilessly. However, with all his efforts and Mikoto’s bluntness and ignorance to human emotions, Naoto unexpectedly finds himself falling in love with her! The story follows their relationship as it progresses, the introduction of events that place their relationship in jeopardy, and each of their own growth as a person.
The last Game that Yanagi talking about is Marriage
Naoto Yanagi (柳 尚人 Yanagi Naoto)
Naoto comes from a rich family, so he is used to getting what he wants and excels in every area, be it sports or grades. He meets Mikoto in elementary school when she transfers and hates her at first because she is his competition for top of the class. Due to his family background he is arrogant and spoilt, although he doesn’t show that in front of the girls in his class. Although he originally hates Mikoto, he begins to care about her and eventually falls in love with her. In college he joins the Astronomy Club with Mikoto. At the end of manga , he marries Mikoto after the time skip.
Mikoto Kujou (九条 美琴 Kujou Mikoto)
Mikoto comes from a poor family, mainly due to the fact that her father died when she was young and they have to depend solely on her mother. She likes to study and is relatively quiet and keeps to herself. She has a hard time understanding her own feelings, and is therefore initially confused when she begins to realize she likes Yanagi. In college she is a member of the Astronomy Club. At the end of manga, she marries Naoto and change her last name to Yanagi which became ‘Yanagi Mikoto ‘. Though both of them stated they are not used saying their given names.
Kei Souma (相馬 蛍 Souma Kei)
Kei is a member of the Astronomy Club with Yanagi and Mikoto. He is often jealous of Yanagi and wishes to be more popular than him. He tries to claim Mikoto to make Yanagi jealous, but then honestly falls in love with her. He is from the country and tries to hide it. He decided to go to college in Tokyo to escape a broken heart. At the end of manga, he works at an elite company but is still having trouble getting a girlfriend.
I really love this Manga and it’s the first Manga that I read , hope you guys love it too…