Synonyms: Sweet Devil Smile
Published: 2010 to 2012
Score: 7.571 (scored by 701 users)
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SynopsisHaruru Shirosaki, a girl whose father is a director, is always busy. Her best friend is Mami. She visits a girl's school across the road from a boy's school.
One day she sees a boy in the window of the boy's school. When she comes home from school the boy she had seen earlier is there saying he will become her butler? Is this just a dream?
This is my first time making a review so sorry if its not great.
So the manga Amai Akuma Ga Warau is very cute and romantic in its little way.
Story- I dont think that the story really has a straight out plot yet. So the main girls parents are never home and her mother sends her a butler out of know. This butler turns out to be the boy she stares at and so on.. But along the way the story get interesting and you just want more. This Manga i feel is not like typical manga but but it is like typical shoujo manga at the same time. So overall I give the story an 8.
Art- I really love the art, its cute and different from what i have seen. All the characters are cute and the male are hot, but i feel like it could be better then just all cute girls and guys. So i give the art a 9.
Characters- Ugh! You just want to know more about all of the characters. It never goes into very much detail for anyone. And its killing me to know more about Isshin. Ahhugh. It needs more development with information about the characters. So overall I give characters an 8.
Enjoyment- I loved this manga. Its really cute and different. But I personally like butler manga. It makes me want more and to know what happens next. the overall enjoyment of this manga is a 9.
So overall, you should read this manga because it is cute and has a butler in it. :D
And again im sorry if this review was bad. read more
"The distance between him and me is unreachable" - Haruru
Amai Akuma Ga or sweet devil smile (as translated in MAL) is a shoujo manga illustrated and written by Pedoro Toriumi. When I say shoujo, I only mean shoujo as this manga has no other genres, like other shoujo manga's have.
So what is in the plot that made me read this?
Misunderstanding. No, I don't mean the ploy here but my reason of reading this manga. A BIG misunderstanding. Being a sucker for romance, I got easily fooled by the fan girdling comments of the plot being " sweet" and "moe" in various sites, but trust me, if u feel any guy holding a girl, sort of molesting her as moe..... Now then this is for you.
SCORECARD for lazy readers-
Art-6 for isshin 7
Character and development-4
Overall score-5 (personally- 4)
Welcome, the little princess on board, miss Haruru Shirosaki, the daughter of a big director who is ah.... Never home. So he feels, 'my dear daughter must always be lonely' ( presumed without me) So he brings in a 'butler' or the hero and only savior of the manga, Satomoto, Isshin, the son of a person who has his business failing.
Interested? Well so was I, till this point.
Our little princess is from a girls school which is exactly opposite to a boys school. So all the girls just go " kya kyaaaa" at the hot guys. And mind you, these girls are filthy rich. So Haruru sees isshin from the school window and sort of mesmerized by him. ( P.O. - if the schools were so close, just make it co-Ed with different sections.duh) As she wonders about ever meeting him, back home, her father introduces her to isshin, aka now the butler.(previously the window crush)
And the summery wraps up and the dangerous love saga starts ( dangerous?.. Nah I don't want to spoil things here)
The drawing is good, but for some reason, I feel the main character really annoying. Yes, by art, annoying, not to mention i even feel her character a bit twisted. but again this is shoujo manga, so keeping all "sense" at bay, i'll forgive her. coming back to the art, everyone else look amazing except the main character. Why? For being a directors kid, she is hardly matured. The guys introduced standout (take it as a compliment here) and actually saviors of the manga.( no spoiler intended) . But as I mentioned in the start, the only hope and appeal of this manga is isshin and boy o boy, he sure is hot. The other detailing is also good, but nothing out of usual in case of backgrounds.
Character and development.
The most disappointing and lacking part of this manga is maybe this critaria. And perhaps the reason for its downfall. The main character is not mature as I mentioned earlier and is airhead. Not that I have a problem with being a air head, but for her position, She is a real kid and she is as bad as hikari (special A) in Nobelism. Well hikari was not Rich, so I won't blame her, but this kid here is really great. Ok i'll be a bit kind and mark her good points as well.
She is a fluffy character, has no problem with guys undressing her or peeking under her skirt and has no problem living with a butler under the same roof.
Isshin is introduced amazingly but when it comes to development, he is treated brutally. He is dark and I really like his teasing ways and the dark aura. But he is an open mystery which will never be solved, be it past or his change of emotions, which I was really waiting for in 23 chapters...(gah, what a waste)
But the fact that even our isshin can not defeat the devilishly talented butler, Sebastian from Black butler remains a reality. Tough both emit the same dark aura, Sebastian is "devilishly "talented and isshin is ..well...."dangerously"talented.
As for other characters, I won't open their names, but you have some real good characters which had a real nice potential, but like isshin treated very harshly and thrown out. Whats left, some cute and spoiled rich brats and some minor yet potential characters who can be mesmerized by just a touch. (If you ever read this, you'll get what I mean)
"The boy who stares at me intently is my just butler... ALthough he is a dangerous guy" - guess who?
Enjoyment and conclusion
Does it have any... ? That up to you. But my personal opinions are below.
If you like hot butlers, got bored of sebby and just want a new butler to play with, you have one open candidate. Second, if you like crazy plots, abrupt endings, lack of character development, this is the ideal manga
But for me this was nothing but a manga to kill some exam pressure with, and perhaps a wrong decision. I won't say it sucked or is horrible. If it were, I wouldn't take the pain to write so much. But yes, is manga which had a really good potential, good intro but poor development and situations.
It's as if you have the required cloth, buttons, a sewing machine, but have no idea how to make a shirt!
For few instance they could detail things about isshin, or the other potential characters. (No spoiler intended, but so far where did Dangerous appear?) But for some few good scenes, some hot poses and for few chapters I'll give it a 5. Some may favour the art so. Maybe a 6 for them. Apart from these numbers, I don't feel this manga can get more.Maybe I criticize this a bit more, but it feels bad to see a good story down the drain.... Deep down the drain.
Yet, I look forward to sensei's next work, which perhaps may be a bit improved and has much better things in store.
** I may have messed up few things here and there. If so I sincerely apologize, since I was busy thinking about the good points of the manga :D
Sarcasm apart, if you have any opinions you would like to share, suggestions, tips to pull more leg of the manga, or some real long lecturing on how pathetic I write, do drop by a comment on my page**
Reviewed by -Amberlight
Dated-19/02/13 read more
Both series takes place at a school where there is romance, comedy, and drama going around.
Both series has great artwork that reflects on a more gothic and more traditional way of defining its backgrounds as opposed to modern schools.
Both series' main female protagonist has similar personalities while some of the male protagonists also has rich backgrounds, especially the main male protagonist.
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