Most girls are crazy about jewelry, but not Anis Yamamoto. Not since her father gave her a rose choker as a child, claiming it was a protective amulet which would safeguard her from harm; however, if she ever took it off (a feat easier said than done!), she would be afflicted by a “punishment” of some sort- not like it matters to her, since the attention it attracts around school from faculty and students alike isn’t something she’s particularly fond of. But after a certain incident causes the choker to disappear, she realizes that this punishment her father spoke of might have been a bit more than she bargained for!
Anis Yamamoto was given a rose choker as a child by her father, telling her not to take it off under any circumstance because if she does a severe "punishment" will be given. Up until she was in highschool, the choker was still there (to choke her), but after some weird bat thingie bumped into her, voila! The choker came off! After chasing the little guy who bumped into her, she came across her teacher! Dun dun dun! And there she learns she is the "Rose Princess" and her knights are also students of her school! What will happen? (The cliche question)
Art 9/10 Art was great compared to other shoujo mangas. You can easily read their expressions, and can feel them like you are with them in the story. Yes, the art for the characters are very detailed and descriptive, but the surroundings or backgrounds were not as detailed as the characters, but with the story, you can easily ignore those.
Character development was outstanding! After reading just 20 chapters over...whatev, the characters were given enough screentime to know them well. These kind of reverse harem is what I like. The average girl who wants nothing to do with the knights and their problems, the guy with the hate-hate relationship with the main girl, the narcissistic guy who is overly devoted to his "princess", and the cute moe, girly, adorable guy who you can't help but just love.
There is not a dull moment in Barajou no kiss. If there's no drama, there's comedy to cheer you up. the mystery keeps you thinking on what will happen next. The mysterious past of the Black Rose and the White Rose keeps you wondering..what did happen to them to get the White Rose showing some antagonistic attitude to the Black Rose, and the Black Rose being all angsty about it.
It's a great read to the romance, comedy, drama, mystery, reverse harem fans like myself. It's great, nuff said.read more
Agnes loses the choker and now has 4 knights to serve her forever, whats a girl to do? The manga has had only a few chapters translated so far but from what I can tell the story seems pretty unique; unique enough for a reverse harem of 4 knights summoned from cards, with special powers and loads of roses!
The characters each have very different personalities to each other (all of whom are really well developed especially the knights and its hard to just like one) and the female protagonist I suppose is meant to represent your average school girl who couldn’t care less about becoming a Rose Princess.
The art is as one would expect of the shougo genre and it isn’t difficult to distinguish who is who when reading. The overall enjoyment is really good as I read the 10 chapters all in one go; which speaks for itself. A magical plot, with a hint of light-hearted romance, a bit of action, lots of comedy and set in the high school years; a feast for the rom-coms fans, what more could you want?read more
I found Barajou No Kiss while searching for a reverse harem. While it does have some original qualities, this series does not escape from many of the dreadful romance cliches.
Anis has a choker given to her by her father which she cannot take off. One day, though, she loses it and while searching for it she discovers she's the Dominion of the Rose Knights. The title includes 4 cards and the servitude of 4 boys, all of which go to her school. It's starts out rather basic and drags on a bit to reach its main plot, and even now at chapter 20 the plot is not exactly crystal clear. In between Shouto also manages to add idols, cross-dressing, and magic. So in many ways, it's your typical harem.
The art style is distinctively Shouto's, which is somewhat different from the norm. Its lines are dark, thick and everything is rather pointy. It's not your traditional shoujo art, but a rather different style that after a while comes to appeal to you.
This is sadly the worst part due to the fact that it's so full of stereotypes. We have the standard pretty boy that's not exactly what you think; the quiet and mysterious guy; the sweet, loyal, and devoted boy; and the stubborn and hot headed guy that's actually somewhat sweet. The heroine is a little interesting, she's not a complete pushover like every other girl out there, but that's about it.
Despite all the typical characters and story, it's rather enjoyable. Shouto manages to make it a little interesting, even though most of the material she uses is rather over-used in shoujo and harem series.
It's reverse-harem, shoujo, and typical. But manages everything in a way to make it more tolerable and even more enjoyable than many other series.read more
Story.... Well here is the deal. The story starts and lets you amazed. It makes your curiosity BURN!
Bu then, as it continues on, you find yourself grow tired... I mean when will anything be explained here?
And then, in just 4 chapters everything randomly starts to pour the half filled glass...
Don't misunderstand me, I loved this manga...
But I have to warn you it is a bit confusing...
AND the ending was kind of... curt!
Anyway, See for yourselves :)
Still I'm definitely recommend it for Fantasy, Love, Reverse Harem lovers