Tatsuhiko Kido, a vocational/technical school student who's staying in his school's dorms, one day discovers a hole in the wall of his apartment room. He peeks through the hole, but when he does so, he sees his neighbor, Ikuno Emiru, masturbating and he's caught peeking! However, when he goes over to inform her of the hole in the wall, she shuts the door in his face. Luckily for him, he's able to stop the door from closing and pursues after her, but, in his haste, he trips and lands right on top of her. As luck would have it, she takes a picture of them in a compromising position and tries to blackmail him into getting naked?!
"Nozoki Ana" a story about a hole, a boy, a girl and a perverted secret.
Nozoki Ana or a peeping hole is one of those stories that are borderline hentai. so if your not of super ecchi manga this might not be to your liking. but this ones a good one with an actual story and with plenty of beautiful women to fit your liking.
*This might be somewhat of a spoiler but if your read like the first 1-4 chapters you'll pretty much get the same.*
"curiosity killed the cat" could pretty much summaries the basic plot of the story. we get one of our mains who moves away from his hometown to start a new life, not much of a surprise there. but his new apartment has one thing that's strange, a hole in the wall. he looks into the hole with his friend and sees nothing. but to his curiosity he returns to it for a second helping. To his surprise he finds his neighbor doing what normal people do, sitting down reading a book...no wait ,no she's not she's masturbating! he can't believe his eye, she eventually catches him peeping on her and he freaks out and stops. so what would a normal person do? they would go next door and apologize. He goes next door, keep in mind he does not know anything about his neighbor or what kind of reaction shes going to have to his voyeurous act. the neighbor opens the door and to his surprise this beautiful young women opens the door. he attempt to say he's sorry and but she tries to shut the door before he could say anything. he stops he and falls on her and ends up in a classic ecchi situation. but now this seemingly shy innocent women takes a picture of this and forms a contract with our main, a peeping one. and so the normal life he wanted ends up leaving him. and his new "interesting" life begins. so now kido (our main) will have to do lovely things in order to please emiru(other main) and will find out things about himself that he didn't know.
this is actually one of my favorite manga's, do to the art. the eyes i got to say are some of the best drawn that I've seen so far, very erotic :P. facial expression are drawn well and all the women have "nice bodies" and the h scenes are well drawn and well done. the girl's on the other hand look kinda similar to me other than the hair change. the background art is also very nice. but other than that good art overall.
there's basically only two main characters and a whole lot of supporting characters. lets start of with one of my favorite characters of all time Ikuno, Emiru. She is not like most of the girls you read about she is actually pretty perverted and makes kido do certain stuff to make her "happy." but most of the time you can really see the love she has for kido in the situation that both of them get in. Then there's Tatsuhiko, Kido our other main character. hes your typical harem lead. he gets in a lot of ecchi situations. and all the girls love him. But he's actually a decent guy...well sometimes. and last but not least this is a harem after all ill talk about the ladies. this mangas got quite a few women that fall into our mains lap from the childhood friend, to the hot girl in class, to a model. so you get loads of women, though i wouldn't really consider these encounters love... i will also like to add that once there time is through they disappear of the face of the world, i don't know why but that's how it is.
i thoroughly enjoyed this manga pretty much the whole time i was reading it. This story is actually done pretty well compared to some other heavy ecchi mangas. If its not some of the steamy h-scenes its the twist and turns of the story. Some of the drama scenes are actually done well and when things go bad you actually feel bad for the characters.
Usually when you think of this kind of story you think about some old guy staring at young girls and you think gross. But this time it's a girl who starts it and one that you would never think would do such a thing. you get a nice romance story that has a unique style. Nozoki Ana is a definite pick up if you want something new that's not like most other stories.
yes this is my first review by the way. so criticism would be nice.
This manga is very interesting, to that fact that it investigates many issues found in society to depth and allows to you see the more darker and disturbing things in life. However, what makes this manga interesting is that it was somehow able to make this into a semi-comedic manga, with funny quirks in between.
This manga is aimed at the seinen bracket, and so those who are weak hearted, i will advise to turn away from this as this story, in all honesty, does depict some of the more horrible and cruel things in life.
You probably have already read the synopsis of this manga, so i won't bore you with the fundamental plot. I'm also not going to try and revel any spoilers, as i found that this manga was still a very good overall manga. It shows the more "lecherous" side of humans, and this series contains a lot of heartbreaking moments, and a lot of immoral moments. Ultimately, the male protagonist does end up with the female protagonist, but the obstacles of morality and even love come into play which drags this series along. That being said, the obstacles i mentioned are somewhat sad, as you would expect, but also somewhat immoral, which is why i'd only advise this manga to those who are strong hearted.
Found the art perfect for this type of mature manga, and it certainly was able to portray the characters in the fashion which they were best portrayed.
As i said previously, this manga does deal with some of the darker truths in life and so many of the characters could be considered "dark". My main objection with the characterization was that it seemed like the author had forcefully added faults to the characters, as some of the situations and character backgrounds seemed unrealistic, and just plain weird. My other objection is one that really cannot be solved unless i spoil some of the story. However i believe that objection cannot really be solved by anyone apart from the society issues in japan, which probably forced the author to write such a thing (if you want to know more, message me).
Despite all the sadness and heartbreaks in the story, i still found every arc of the story enjoyable, in the sense that the author really did prioritize drama in this series, and the way it was portrayed made me very happy.
Therefore, to conclude i would like to say that Nozoki Ana was a very good manga, probably somewhere in my top 10. It defiantly dives into some of the more darker issues and so it does seem somewhat darkish. But if you have time on your hands, and you wish to feel your heart ache then mend again, read all 117 chapters, and i promise you that you wouldn't regret it
Wow this manga,its a must..if u are an ecchiologist..damn so so sweet story... top to bottom...Kido Tatsuhiko(lucky bastard) moved to Tokyo to attend an art(haha art and plot everywhere) school and starts his new life. In his new room, there’s a small(glory)hole in the wall....(Which is centre of the manga) as At first he can see nothing through the small hole, but one night, through the peeping hole, he saw a girl(goddess among men...more like if a yandere and a tsundere had a borderline hentai voyuer addicted hot daughter)named ikuno. That’s how his new life starts...has a sweet anime ova by the way..must see with a human japanese drama that looks decent too fyi....sweet drama..not much of a drama manga maniac with this kinda genre but this one is swift and it swayed me..and anyone who wants a good quatity of chapters with a lovable quality story to enjoy and have an amesomeful read this you will likie likie(as the kids say)...
+ Art 10/10
Gentle and seinen in nature..just enough to make the story come alive..ecchi filled and its pretty much "real talk"(by that I mean its hip,its jazzing,its smooth) if u ask me...you will enjoy and hv a eyeful(plot plot plot is the mantra of the manga,its got your back)..from each of the bodious babes to the adult/lust romance scenes are deep,has meaning and plotful....Honna Wakou(artist) thumbs up to you buddy...
Cast...everyone developed(ya am point blank like that)....every characters mix well enough to make a sweet symphony of ecchi,romance and drama and that's wat makes it a good story..everything just compliments everything...the twists... turns...kido and ikuno..the tension...the plot..the love..hate..the magical moments..the passion.poetry..just do it for the manga all in all and a full anime series would do some serious justice but alas..am cool as is.
It will make you say"hmm I most certainly love it,Bless the gods of ero!!!"...its a gem...a real gem..you can't help but nt love it...you will breeze through all the chapters and u will want.. want more..and ikuno memorable so memorable...the otaku gods smile apart this masterpiece.
No shit....but I would make it 11...this kinda manga makes being an otaku..just as sweet and makes me wanna find a freak like ikuno and make her my waifu...sweet sweet ikuno..(I just got a mental boner..haha and you will too haha)...read it if u don't believe..in the possibleness of a mental boner. read more
Nozoki Ana is an ecchi mature manga. there are obiously a lot ecchi things involved, but unlike manga like Love Junkies (which i actually liked) the story is quite good.
if you want a summary, check the discription.
like i said, the story is pretty good. there are a lot of psychological aspects involved and that makes the story exciting. if you are looking for a more hentai manga, you might get off on this, but you'll probably miss the best aspects of the series.further in the series, the emotional aspects are written pretty well.
the drawings are done well in my opinion. i dislike very childlike drawing styles, so i liked the style in this manga. it's not incredible but still pretty good.
the main character is pretty standard. a regular kind guy, who doesn't mean any harm, but because of certain circumstances, he ends up hurting himself and the people around him. however the the other main character, the girl, is pretty interesting. she is really different from the kind loving girls that often appear in manga or anime.
i find this manga really entertaining. the psychological relationship between the two main characters is especially entertaining. also the way the male character always panics about everything is amusing.
all the reasons why i gave this manga an 8 are mentioned above!read more