Mamotte! Lollipop has kind of a slow start for me. It feels like Michiyo Kikuta needed to get that first chapter under her belt, because it gets better as it goes. The first chapter is a little over the top in its silliness, while still being kind of generic. But by the end of the volume, it seems like she's settled in to her own style. Still kind of silly, but toned down a bit. The characters are also improving. And honestly, I think the interior art is a bit nicer than the cover makes it seem. It's getting three stars for the lackluster start, but by the end I liked it enough to continue.