English: Love Monster
Synonyms: Loveâ�¥Monster, Rabu Monsutaa
Published: 2002 to 2006
Authors: Miyagi, Riko (Story & Art)
Score: 7.861 (scored by 5348 users)
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top manga page.
Popular Tagscomedy fantasy romance shoujo
Jul 12, 2008
Later in the series you find out what their destiny and the fates that they're meant to follow and it honestly just kind of melts your heart when you see how much they truly love each other.I would have liked to see a little more character developement from some of the characters especially Hiyo, but I loved all of them just as much with or without it. What can I say? I'm a sucker for love. -_-"
The ending is one of the cheesiest I've seen in a shoujo manga, but you really love it because it fits with the whole story. It's completely cute and adorable so I recommend this series for anyone who just wants to feel all warm and fuzzy inside at the end. ^^ read more
Jan 14, 2011
What if you were promised to someone else?
What if that person wasn’t human?
An old legend, a boy, and a girl.
I won’t lie, the story disappointment me a little, I expected something a little darker in theme. The first few (20+) chapters will make you wonder if the summary is of the wrong manga. It isn’t dark, at all. It has so much potential to be but the characters and the lack of plot development make it fluffy and sweet, no difference from other manga except in the characters themselves being monsters and that adding a little salt to the sugar sweet mix.
Not to say that it is all predictable, not at all, you don’t really know what’s going to happen until you turn the page and see what new character flies in and tells you their motive, which they do instantly, most want the same thing. No good drama here. And the only reason it lacks any predictability is because there are so many random characters who so far (halfway through) serve no real purpose other than adding an extra chapter in an otherwise short manga.
It was hard to even take this manga seriously. Hopefully that was the design of it. Example one, random dialogue..
-“Have you heard the rumor about sensei?”
-”Yup, although he looks like a cute little boy, whenever he sees a girl who he thinks is not bad… he enlarges!”
And this is a perfect example of the humor you will see constantly on almost every page turn in Love Monster. It is perverted and everyone seems to be, either captivated by the heroine, or wants to hold her captive for lecherous purposes or because of her specialness.
That being said it gets better, it just takes a long, very long time for it to get there. More than halfway through. The ending chapter is what give this manga any justice and the 2D characters get depth. And the twist in the story makes it interesting and give it purpose, otherwise it's just recollections of the high school lives of monsters.
The chapters seem repetitive because the new “villain” is always after the same objective. To top it off the villains lack villainess, for those who don’t know villainess is that extra ingredient that makes and evil person (villain) evil.
There are four main characters but in reality there are far too many to name. They each add humor to the story, whether by words or by expressions. Some are smart, cute, funny and a very few are dark and secretive.
The heroine is a cliche and as dumb as a dead goldfish at times but it's part of her charm. Even though her power is so "magnificent" she is ALWAYS being saved by someone, preferably Kouro, the main guy of the story
Every few chapter, three or so, has a new characters introduced, which makes it hard to remember their names.
The art was cute nearly gorgeous at times. Hiyo is drawn to look like she a middle school-er but all is forgiven since her attitude reflects that of a young teenager. Everyone is drawn normally and added their animal characteristics, at times it looks like them cosplaying. It looks very well drawn when they use their power or when the characters morph in their monster self.
It sounds a little harsh but underneath it all the story is quite humorous and romantic. And if like me halfway through you are thinking, "Hey the only thing it needs are vampire.s"..wait for it.
Mar 1, 2010
Apr 18, 2011
This is a good "usual" romance manga for readers who never get tired of the same things. You know what I mean.. Like boy/girl falls for girl/boy in the start, something was promise during childhood, boy is popular and so on. The only unique thing here in this manga(for me) is that there are monsters in the school that the heroine is attending to or something like that.. It was a first for me. What I dislike about this is it's just the same thing with the previous manga s I've been reading. I can easily predict what will happen. I was kinda expecting something more from this when I first saw it but sadly, it wasn't in any of my expectations. Anyway, I don't regret reading this.
Art - 8/10
Let's go here. First, when I first saw the picture posted here, I dislike it a bit and told myself not to read it because of the boys that was drew there. Good thing tho that I gave it a shot. I just then realize it that the art wasn't so bad. The thing is, sometimes, when they draw the male's body, it's so big that it's almost not fit. However, I somehow like how the author draw the females. It was nice and nothing strange like big head then normal body.
Character - 9/10
Kurou and other male supporters are the one who brought the score up by 2. I like each and every guy's personality in this manga. They never, not even once brought my expectations down. What I really dislike is this main heroine girl. Is it just me or in every chapter she's getting more flirty and flirty? I don't really mind if she's just flirting with Kurou but somehow it's not just like that. Another thing I hate about her is her naive-ness, lack of knowledge(I don't mean in exams, it's about what to decide when something comes.. except for the last part tho.) and other things regarding her brain. Except for those 2 things that I mentioned about her, I like the remaining parts about her.
Enjoyment - 9/10
Apart from some things that I dislike here, I really enjoyed this one. I cannot say more.:)
Overall - 8/10
Love Monster is an enjoyable, good and a-worth-reading manga. Some of you may like the things that I dislike so if that's the case, I'm sure when you read this you will like it very much. All there's left to do is try it. read more
Nov 16, 2012
I consider myself a fairly laid-back, tolerant person; in fact, I've never actually cared enough to write a review, but when the protagonist has had everything short of rape done to her (I'm sure that's in chapter four), I feel the need to say something. I picked this manga up thinking, "Oh, this looks cute." Excuse me while I vomit. I was only able to get through the first three chapters which is a new record for me.
By the third chapter, THE THIRD CHAPTER, our heroine has been stripped naked while unconscious, molested, was nearly raped, had her clothes ripped off of her, tossed around like a rag doll by all the male characters, thrown into a bathtub naked and forcefully tied up while the male protagonist violates her, and then he says, "I love you!" That's a pretty sick, twisted kind of love. You should be in jail buddy. You're the scum of the earth. Meanwhile, all this crap is glamorized. How romantic. If this had happened to me, I would need psychotic shock therapy after killing the creep first.
If this is what only the third chapter is like.....*shudders*
Let me catch my breath...ok, let's continue:
My biggest problem with this manga, is that it's practically porn masquerading as a sugary shoujo. Ecchi isn't even listed in the genre section! I imagine a perverted old man wrote this manga.
is attempted rape and molestation not a crime in japan? Has societal morality regressed so much that this is acceptable, even enjoyable? Where am I? the twilight zone? Hell?
So, if you enjoy all of the above, by all means, read this manga. But, if you are a fan of intelligent heroines that aren't treated like a piece of trash, decent men, and true romance, avoid this manga like the plague.
Hope you enjoyed my rant! read more
Jun 8, 2010
Then it was bad,
And then it stunk.
Very similar to Rosario+Vampire, the main character is thought to be human but also like Rosario+Vampire, the main character turns out to be a powerful monster. But if it were between Rosario+Vampire and Love Monster. I'd pick Rosario+Vampire, not the sequel, but the original.
Moving on, the manga has interesting characters however the writer and moreover the story doesn't take advantage of this fact and digresses steadily and quickly, the story can almost be split into three parts; the first being the best of the three and then the second part gets worse and the third part; worse. Though it starts off smutty but that only lasts for one volume (yeah, the author lost momentum that fast).
Its quite a waste of potential and clearly the ending was complete rubbish. It wasn't a bunch of cliche lines or lines from adverts, the reader becomes confused and frustrated over the turn of the events since the ending seems to not be a part of the story but attached to it. Like before the story was being developed, the writer decided upon the ending and when they had enough of writing, they forced the ending upon the story instead of slowly, step-by-step made the story lead into the ending: it seemed to me that the writer was at a rush to end this manga and at a loss of how to end it.
The ending left the reader completely disoriented.
In a sentence, the ending was ridiculous.
Generally, the illustrator got MOST of the art proportionate. Even though I say most, this in itself is a feat since numerous stories can't even achieve that. But the illustrator could have definitely refined the characters look to be more mature and detailed the general art.
Overall, it was okay so it was a good; almost very good but not quite but, I still wouldn't give it a 7. I guess the main factor that let the story down was the lack of details... In everything.
The story, the art, the characters; there was no details nor development.
So after all is said and done, it's you choice whether you read this or not. read more
May 14, 2010
I greatly enjoyed the story i thought at first it was a mediocre manga but when you get past the 5th chapter you really start to appriciate the deeper plot. it goes like this
A girl transfers to a school in the middle of a forest and is immediatly taken to the "king" of the school, he tells her not to try to escape him an eventually begins to fall inlove with him as he trys to seduce her its rather intresting how much she and the main boy grow and then you go out from the just romance plot later and start to see a very deep and well thought out plot about this girls demonic self and that shes a rare demon and of couse that she serves a great perpose in saving the world so she ends up fixing it. I loved the plot
Usually i would go into the art and characters but im not going to with this one and just sum it up in the "overall" section so here we go.. The art was amazingly beautiful and had alot of unique characteristics while the characters grew and developed plus learned about eachother and themselves through the whole manga i loved that. Overall i would suggest it to all comedy/romance/fantasy/hot man/pretty girl lovers alike because it has abit of everything 10 all across read more
Jun 15, 2010
Story 7/10: The story at times seemed a little hokey, the amount of times the main character was kidnapped/harassed was to the point of ridiculousness.. but overall it had nice twists and turns. Especially towards the end of the series, it became more serious and moved nicely.
Art 7/10: The art was good, typical; big eyes, attractive men, small busty girls. Some of the male side characters were quite impressive (from my female viewpoint..)
Character 8/10: Each character, less Hiyo's dad, was nicely developed and explained throughout the story. There wasn't a real "villian" but they were all likable.
Enjoyment 7/10: It was a nice enjoyable read, but nothing extraordinary.
Overall 7/10: I recommend it, at times I wasn't too keen on finishing, but overall it's a nice read, with humor, nice looks and cool monsters.. I did like how the mangaka would explain some of the different types of monsters on her sidenotes.. that was nice.. read more
Jul 10, 2009
The lead female is always being saved by the lead male character, which left me with a nice sensation, however, I don't really recomend this to younger teens or children.
Dec 28, 2011
*Plot is about an average teenager, Hiyo, who fails in her High school entrance exams but somehow manages to be accepted into a high school she never applied to. She meets a young man, Kurou, who introduces her to his Monster friends. She ends up having many events where Kurou saves her.
I wont give you all the story tho ;) Just read it! read more