Synonyms: Yan-Dere Kanojo, Yandere Girlfriend, Yandere Kanojo (Joker)
Published: May 22, 2009 to ?
Score: 7.641 (scored by 1483 users)
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SynopsisTanaka Manabu is a geeky student, on the way to school he meets a girl carrying a bloody bat. That girl is Ryuuzaki Reina, leader of the school's female delinquents. It's love at first sight. A gag manga (with a combination of 4koma and normal page) about having a yandere girlfriend.
Note: This is the PUBLISHED version of Yandere Kanojo.
Related MangaSide story: Yandere Kanojo
First things first. This is my first review, so don't send me to hell if it goes bad.
I advise you to not skip any parts that seem boring, or to read it hurriedly just because it's long.
This is a pretty underrated manga, but I'd say it's definitely worth reading. "Don't lose faith!"
Also, this review is completely based on MY opinion. I know that sounds obvious, but many forget that just because a reviewer likes a manga and praises it, that doesn't mean it'll necessarily be as good as the damned reviewer said. Again, please don't send me to hell if you read my humble review, decide to check the manga out and then dislike it.
If you've read Onidere, you might think "Bleh, this is just a copy of it - why read it anyways?" If you do think that way, then you need to be told this:
This is a thousand times better than damned Onidere. GO READ IT ALREADY. :D
(Once again, this is just what you should do in MY opinion.)
If you do check it out, then I'd suggest reading it at Mangafox. Other sites are often missing the omakes, you see. And if you do read it at Mangafox, chapter 0 probably comes from a one-shot, so don't be confused.
Whatever, now to the review itself.
A) Story: That earns a 6, sorry. I didn't feel it was that original, to be honest - Maybe because I was one of those that read Onidere first - but it still didn't get me tired.
I don't want to keep comparing mangas (we have the recommendations already), so trying to see this one as an individual and non-inspired one: The story keeps you hooked.
..Nothing else to say.
(Why would I say anything else, if you only wanted to know that anyways?)
B) Art: 9. Am I the only one that thinks everything is designed perfectly? Some of the covers don't look that nice, but i find Reina just too cute when dressed as a "girly-girl", and the way Manabu reminds me of the two-faced hero from Ai no/wo Utai something (except Manabu is better), and.. Well if I were to describe everything I'd take your sweet time.
(But beware, for I shall take all opportunities to do that in the Character Section. Bwahahaha.)
Just know this: This manga's art really fits the story and characters, contributing to that "10" I put on Enjoyment.
C) Character: 9 as well. Am I too overprotective of mangas and characters I like? Perhaps. The point is, ALL characters are likable in this manga (IMO again), and they all get the right amount of character development. There's no confusing who the main characters are, but you can't forget the side ones either.
Well, except for the one-or-two-appearances-only characters, but when they do appear the manga usually leaves it clear what they are: Characters that no one will remember. So it's ok.
Again, I was going to be happy and describe all characters here and all, but then I read the Review Tips/Guidelines. It said:
• Try your very best to not write any spoilers.
So yea, I'll let you figure out how the characters are on your own. But rest assured, you are not being decieved if you believe they all will captivate you on their own way.
..Or not. Again, this is MY opinion. Don't send me to hell if you feel decieved.
[ALERT: BORING MONOLOGUE PART. DO NOT READ THIS IF YOU DON'T WANT TO.]
But then again, I'm pretty sure you won't end up feeling that way.
But maybe our opinions differ too much? But I don't see how you could dislike those characters. But can I understand how the others would feel? But..
D) Enjoyment: 10. High rating is high, I know, but I just love this manga. The way the art and characters and story are connected is just great. I'm not saying "you can see that all events are connected in the story" - What I'm saying is that EVERY element of the manga is connected with each other, no matter how much that single element displeases you. Even if you don't find one of the elements good, what makes you enjoy the manga is exactly the sum of all of them.
..All I have to say, again. I feel like I'm reading too much into it, so yea.
E) Overall: 8. Why 8 if it sounded like I liked this manga so much, you ask?
That is because no matter how much I liked it, it still DOES disappoint me in the fact that is was probably heavily inspired by Onidere. The similarities are too great, and Onidere began getting published before Yandere, too - But Onidere doesn't really have that thing that makes you ask for more, if you get what I mean. So even if this is supposed to be just a "parody-ish manga that was made with the intention of surpassing the original", rest assured - Because it DOES surpass the "original", and by far.
The Review Tips and Guidelines say:
• Be sure to tell us the reasons for WHY you liked or disliked this anime or manga.
And I'll say - If you still don't get it, re-read my review. Especially the Enjoyment part.
Now, onto more boring stuff.
You may be asking, "WHY THE HELL ARE YOU COMPARING IT SO MUCH TO ANOTHER MANGA?" That is because the comparing part was NEEDED for who already read Onidere. You have no idea of how much those people complain.
Sorry if the damn review was so damn long, but this damn reviewer got too absorbed on it. Damn me, huh? But don't send me to hell.
Another question: "IF YOU FOUND THE MONOLOGUE PART BORING TOO, THEN HOW COME YOU STILL INCLUDED IT?" Calm down, and don't send me to hell. I just thought that if I kept that on, the reader might understand a bit of how I feel, and then end up not sending me to hell. (Or even better, he might be able to interpretate the review and then take his own conclusions correctly!) Capische? ^^
To the ones that said "hell, are you finished already?" and yawned, I'll say:
It's F*KIN COMPREHENSIVE, AND NOT LONG. :D
Sorry if you found this review offensive in any way. If you did, be assured that it wasn't meant to offend anyone or anything - I was merely expressing my humble opinion, in the hope that it would help anyone.
The sentence above was meant to be a mini-joke. Sorry if it sounded stupid.
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This manga is faaaaaaaaaaaantastic!!! :D Personally, I love it. It's kind of a slice of life that is just hilarious. The characters all have their own special quirks that really makes me love each and every one of them. This manga is so much fun, i really recommend reading it, especially if you're having a bad day, its humor will really lift you up. :3
both contain a delinquent girl who has to keep there relationship with a normal boy a secret or ruin there delinquent pride which causes comedy to ensue
It's almost exactly the same, 4koma setup, blonde, aggressive girl with a deredere side dates a mild-mannered average joe. Onidere does focus on side characters more but Yandere has more d'awww moments between the main couple.
The same plot: delinquent girl dating normal guy
This is pretty much the same. A nerdy kid with glasses dates a leader of a delinquent gang. The boys get repeatedly beat up by the girls because they don't know how to express their feelings. There's a lot more similarities but I don't need to go that far into details.
Both manga are about a girl delinquent. In Oresama Teacher the female protagonist is trying to hide her delinquent past while in Yandere Kanojo Reina is trying to hide her relationship with Tanaka. Don't be fooled by the shoujo genre of oresama teacher, it seems much more shounen. There's a bunch fighting, and it's hilarious.
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