The story follows the "strongest juvenile delinquent," Oga Tatsumi, a first year in "Ishiyama High" the school for delinquents. One day while sleeping next to a river he sees a man floating down it, he pulls him to shore and the man splits in half revealing a baby boy. This boy is the son of the demon king and he has been chosen as the one to raise it with the baby's demon maid Hilda. The story follows his life with the child and at the delinquent school.
A powerful delinquent named Oga is reluctantly chosen to be the human father to the son of the devil. Tagging along with the child is his demon caretaker, Hildegard. She has moved into Oga's house in order to help raise the baby. This is a dark-comedy+fighting type manga and since it deals with the supernatural, the humor can get pretty ridiculous at times. The overall feel of the manga never stays too serious. There will always be a gag or two to lighten the mood. If you're looking for epic fight scenes, skip ahead to the boss battles. Most of fights are going be very short.
In this story, the delinquents are the good guys and the "good guys" are the bad guys. Or maybe that's...the delinquents are the bad guys and the "good guys" are the...badder guys. Either way, delinquents are the main characters and while they might be delinquents, you'll soon find out that most aren't as bad of people as you would expect. Overall, the characters fit very nicely into the story. Oga is your typical ridiculously strong idiot. He is quite sadistic but at the same time cares for those close to him. He cannot be further than 15 meters from Baby Beel. Furuichi is Oga's best friend. He is smart, (or at least smarter than Oga), and usually finds himself involved in Oga's messes. As I said, Hildegard, or Hilda, is the demon selected as the baby's caretaker. She is cold and as violent as Oga, probably more violent in fact. She is completely devoted and loyal to baby Beelzebub. Beelzebub is just a baby doing things a baby would do with a supernatural twist. Baby Beel needs Oga to grow stronger so that he may grow stronger as well. There are a a lot of other recurring characters in the story, however, they come along later in the story.
The art is nothing special, typical of weekly shounen manga. I do love the way the delinquent's faces are drawn, especially Oga's evil smile, but other than that, you probably won't notice much. Really, the art fits very well with the story.
This is a great manga. You will find yourself busting out laughing in every chapter. After 55 chapters, I don't think I have disliked a single chapter. The humor is far from subtle and each character has a unique personality that adds to the humor. It truly is one of those stories you have to read to fully understand.
The plot of this series is unique from most of the published manga in the same genre. The story begins with Oga, the protagonist finding a baby and becomes forced to care for him. The baby, Beelzebub(Hebrew for devil) is the heir to become the next king of the underworld but to become a being worthy of the seat he must be raised by a powerful human-which is Oga. The story mixes comedy and action in a smooth flow where the comedy doesn't stray from the story. Despite the protagonist's lack of common sense he is often reliable(the end justifies the means) and more than just an ordinary delinquent. Overall the story is very enticing with a balance of comedy and action.
The art is pretty clean in most cases and if I might add probably one of the best artwork for stories revolving around a delinquent. The characters are well drawn, no real slackoffs, and facial expressions help improve the humor of the story/dialogues.
Oga- The anti-hero or just the carefree not your average delinquent type of protagonist you'll usually get. Oga is infamous in his school where delinquency is 130% if I recall correctly for being the most powerful. Many of the groups in the school detest and fear Oga because he stands in their way of dominating the school. Oga usually doesn't pick the fights but the fights come to him and he's usually one to avoid fights however in most situations he gets in involve comedic reasons and test of his strength. Oga unlike the other groups of delinquents in the school has no interest in power but due to his idiocy he gets involved in every struggle for power that happens in and outside of school.
Baby Beelzebub IV: Baby Bel as he's referred to in the manga often appears hanging off the back of Oga butt naked anywhere he goes. From time to time Baby Bel would not be latched onto Oga's back but usually proceeding in humorous activities. Baby Bel despite being the next King of Hell he is often portrayed physically weak but when his emotions get the best of him he is capable of massive destruction, that or when he is 20ft or more away from Oga.
Furuichi: Oga's best if not only friend in the series who gets dragged in every scenario despite if he does or does not have any relevance in it. He is at most times a failed womanizer and a coward when things get rough but he's usually there for Oga when he needs advice-though many of the advices are criticism and appeals to Oga's ignorance/stupidity.
Hildegarda: Baby Bel's eternal servant who she claims, "exist to serve Baby Bel" and often has no regards or interest in anything that does not involve Baby Bel. She is at most times cynical and cold towards anyone besides Bel and you would see her be portrayed as the mother bluejay defending her eggs from outsiders. She, like Baby Bel is a demon and possess supernatural powers that she rarely displays but does if the situation calls for it. Oga's family see her as the mother of Baby Bel...and Oga is the father.
Enjoyment: This manga was particularly entertaining and unique from other mangas. The story might start off a bit sketch but the overall series is entertaining and humorous.
Overall: 9-The story, characters, and art were spectacular all blending in to create a unique story. The chapters in the series are a bit short though-20 pages average, and usually leaves a cliff hanger at the end of every chapter(like most but it really leaves a cliff hang grand canyon high).read more
The story is filled with humour and has a plot with its great conflicts. I like a story that actually has a problem that takes time and effort to fix, and Beelzebub definitely gave me what I wanted. The arcs have a nice variety, and the story somehow weaves the violence and fights into it that makes it so hilarious, such as the Christmas arc. The manga artist has an amazing sense of timing when it comes to humor; most of the chapters are simply priceless.
However, I think the last arc was a little rushed and I didn't really understand it without reading back on it; I felt I was being jerked off my feet with the force of that one. It seemed it introduced a bunch of new characters at once that I keep track of who was who, and I ended up thinking "that guy" was like this, "this other guy" fought Oga. It also developed the concept of demons and how their world works which is good, but I think it was very overwhelming.
Beelzebub has its own weird assortment of characters which are totally different from the others, so there is no-one who is there without a purpose in the manga. In the delinquent school, everyone has to fight; naturally the girls are badasses in their way, with Queen Aoi Kunieda and the Red Tails.
Oga starts off by trying to get rid of Beelzebub, causing a number of misunderstandings which has its own butterfly effect. However, he grows to appreciate and like his new son, and matures as the series goes. His sadistic character combined with his supernatural strength make him a person to behold and fear. I personally really like his character because he's actually a nice person deep down, however much of an asshole he may be, and really cares for his friends in his own way. His natural fighting ability make him the "living legend, child-rearing badass" standing at the top of Ishiyama, his kingdom with baby Beel at his side.
The Ishiyama Tohoshinki are ferocious fighters in their own right; they are not to be underestimated just because Oga defeated them. Being the only girl leader, Aoi Kunieda was definitely going to be more developed than the other leaders, but that was expected and it really paid off. They stand behind their king and help him when the going gets tough, but all from their own will and their undying loyalty to him.
Personally I really liked Furuichi. Even as polar opposites he is still best (and only) friends with Oga, by his side no matter what happens; I really like that part of him. Though he is a perverted one, he is definitely the closest person to being "normal" in Ishiyama, and the one to provide comic relief and to point out the illogical circumstances, but his words usually fall on deaf ears. Doesn't matter though, it's Ishiyama High!
I swear there wasn't a single chapter where I was either grinning like a madman or just totally immersed in the story. The comedy is basically "people beating each other up" but it's actually a lot better than that. Beware, because the manga will find absolutely the most random places to put a comedic scene, and it'll throw you off course, but it's still going to be awesome
Honestly this is the first manga I've read in a single day... I read it from 12 noon to 5 in the morning because I was so hooked on this and I simply couldn't wait until the next day to finish it. Technically it wasn't a single day but you get what I mean. 5 HOURS OF SLEEP BUT TOTALLY WORTH IT. I would definitely recommend this one. I had really hoped it would continue, but I guess it would have become worse if it did. After all, "you either die as Death Note, or live long enough to see yourself become Bleach."read more
Good comedy, funny characters, weird school life, great fight scenes… if you you're looking for these standards then Beelzebub is a good choice for you.
Beelzebub was really one of my favorite manga, they were many funny moments that made me laugh for good…the fight scenes were good and interesting , it follows the story of Oga Tatsumi… a junior delinquent student of Ishiyama high school, who (by chance and in a weird way) get to meet baby Beel (most people prefer to call him like that)…who's a son of the demon's lord, strangely baby beel liked Oga from the first meeting (thanks to his vicious appearance) and this is where everything begins.
Story: the beginning of the story is really interesting…Oga (the protagonist) finds himself obliged to carry the demons' lord baby on his back as he attend his school (hence the name of the "Badass rearing Baby")…since it's a school full of delinquents Oga finds himself in many troubles…later he finds himself dealing with the demons too…which makes the plot really exciting and laughable, sadly because this manga went axed I just had to hate the ending…the series ended quicker than expected so there were many question marks (easily put this way), it's not like it's a bad ending but it's really a disappointment.
My rate for the story 6 out of 10.
Art: the art was really fine since it's a comedy story, I liked the settings, the characters designs were good…well I can't find any flaws and in the same time I can't find anything special about the art, so simply my rate for the art 7 out of 10.
Character: the personalities of the most characters fit well with the background of the story; no matter how serious they seem most of them have a humor side, what strange is that many antagonists will have a twist and turn to be supporting characters throughout the story; I really didn't mind that at all (well same thing happen in a lot of anime&manga stories) since the Ishiyama gang are the ones that keeps this story lively… especially Oga and Baby beel with their random personalities and their main supporter...Furuichi Takayuki, and of course I don't forget the best two female characters...Hilda and Kunieda Aoi.
My rate for Characters 7 out of 10.
Enjoyment: I really loved Beelzebub, I didn't find any arc to be boring and I really enjoyed reading it… but this work went axed (don't know the reasons) so the author somehow was obliged to end the story in a way you must hate (but I guess it couldn’t be helped)… so the only thing I hated about this manga was the ending (and of course the most important things about a story is its beginning and ending).
My rate for Enjoyment 7 out of 10.
Overall I rate this manga with a 7 out of 10, I can't say I hated this manga just because of its ending, I really enjoyed and laughed a lot while reading this work so I guess this rating is fair.
Thanks for reading :)
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Beelzebub’s Ishiyama High School is home to a student body of delinquents, the absolute worst of the worst! Some of the most deadly include the main protagonist Oga Tatsumi, as well as the notorious Tohoshinki (TKKH). Let’s learn more about these bad boys below! Get ready to rumble!
Beelzebub follows the adventures of Oga Tatsumi, the strongest juvenile delinquent at Ishiyama High School, who has been chosen to raise the son of the Demon King. Here are some quotes from Oga Tatsumi teaching Baby Beel a thing or two about manhood!