Synonyms: Wolf Guy: Emblem of the Wolf, Wolf Guy: Wolfen Crest
Japanese: ウルフガイ -狼の紋章-
Published: Feb 27, 2007 to Feb 14, 2012
Serialization: Young Champion Magazine
Score: 7.831 (scored by 5112 users)
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top manga page.
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Apr 17, 2013
Story - 7
But...enjoyment 2? really?
Okay, so here's the deal with this manga. Don't pay any attention to any review written by someone who hasn't read all or almost all of the chapters. For the most part this is just a fun violent story about a werewolf fighting gang members. It's pretty hard on the gore, but I mean...werewolves.
But then the story gets to this place and I just.....
I mean I understand that a lot of writers, especially male writers, think that having a girl get raped is a good way to give her some character development, or that it's like trauma for her to deal with or whatever and I can even understand if it's a little over the top for some titillation for more pervy readers.
But look. Look. A few pages. MAYBE one chapter even, I could understand.
But Ookami, I guess feeling like it needed to distinguish itself, is not satisfied until it has devoted more than FIVE ENTIRE CHAPTERS to this woman being graphically raped repeatedly by like 7 dudes. Every single detail of what happens to her is right there for you to see.
Anyway after all of that, no matter if she got rescued or shot or what, I was done with being able to engage with the story at all.
Seriously, this manga should have "hentai" as a genre, because it is really that bad and that long. Basically it is so bad that it not only cancels out everything good about this manga, it just keeps going until whenever you see a picture of the cover or read the title later, you just think "Oh yeah that's that manga with the 5 chapters of gang rape" and you move on. read more
Oct 17, 2009
Well, there are only 19 chapters out at the time of this review so theres not too much of a story right now. Although the little story there is seems to be good. Akira is in his last year of middle school and has just transfered into one of the most dangerous schools ever. Seriously. He walks into class on the first day, starts to write his name on the board, and before he's even finished he gets a knife thrown at him. Nice class, eh? So this is a fight manga where Akira gets beat up a ton, but he doesn't fight back because he feels humans are a waste of time. He just gets hit with iron pipes, bats, and fists, but he's basically invincible weather he's in werewolf form or not so he doesn't care.
When he has fought back it's pretty freaking cool and fun to watch. He hasn't revealed that he's a werewolf to anyone yet, so everyone is really confused as to why he can take a razor blade to the back and walk to school the next day unphased. Akira's teacher is suspicious of him so she is trying to figure out why Akira is the way that he is. I want to give the story a 9, but it's just too soon to be handing out scores that high for a story thats so premature.
This is a very dark manga and the drawings are just as dark. But sometimes the art can be too dark, and it's hard to tell what exactly is going on. Overall it is extemely well drawn, and the backgrounds and characters are all very uniquely drawn. Wolf Guy - Wolfen Crest definetly has it's own style. The art can be beautiful at times and scary at others. It really is great except for one little aspect which appears in thousands of other manga. The "middle school kids" look like they are all adults. Akira looks older than his homeroom teacher. Since this manga is obviously for ages 17+ I don't see why the mangaka decided to make the characters 14-15. However it really doesn't take away from anything aside from a little realism so I can half-way forgive him.
Well, you've got Akira (werewolf), his sexy homeroom teacher Ms. Aoshika, and a bunch of school delinquents. Akira has a pretty mysterious past so you don't really know much about where he comes from, but his homeroom teacher has already gotten a nice amount of backstory. Even a couple of the random school delinquients have had some good backstory which is very unusual, but very much appreciated. You understand why they are so mad all of the time, and why they bully others. For 19 chapters there is a perfect amount of back-story. It's not all given in one random flashback chapter either. You get bits and pieces gradually, and it really builds the characters.
Also, Akira is one badass mofo.
As I was reading through the epic fight scenes, admiring the beautiful artwork and totally immersing myself into the Wolf Guy - Wolfen Crest universe I was subconsciously thinking one thing: If only that hot homeroom teacher would get naked. I know its extremely pig-headed of me, but I wanted some nudity to go along with all the blood and cursing. Then BOOM! she was topless. Now, this manga was perfect. It had a badass main character, naked hot chicks, and werewolves. I dare anyone to come up with a more enjoyable combination of things than that.
I already kinda summed up Wolf Guy in the Enjoyment part of this review so I'll make this short. Awesome. Yes. 8. read more
Apr 14, 2010
Story - 7
Like i said in my intro, not the biggest strength of this manga. While very enjoyable they dont really explain anything as of yet and youre left wondering why the main character even bothers to go to school anymore. they dont really explain his past very much or any goals he may or may not have. So im hoping they start going into more detail about Akira later on.
Art - 10
There isnt too much i can say about the art here because i pretty much think its perfect. The whole manga is dark and the detail they put in is really amazing. Some of the frames of Akira are so good that ive made a few wallpapers out of them.
Character - 10
I know some people may see me giving the story a 7 based on not enough background on the characters but the characters themselves a 10 as a contradiction. The way i see it is that all of the characters are very unique and really interesting. You actually learn more about some of the side characters than you do about the protagonist so it does give you a pretty good idea of why they do what they do. Im guessing the reason they dont tell you much about Akira is because they want to keep him mysterious.
Enjoyment - 10
This is where it really comes together for me. As i said before this is a love it or hate it manga. I had so much fun reading this the first time through that i read it twice more over the next week. The way akira deals with the gang members at school is just f*cking awesome. Another reason i really enjoyed this is because the writer really keeps stepping it up and some of the stuff youre going to see is shocking. do not read this if you have a problem with gore or nudity.
Overall - 10
To sum all this up if you are looking for an extremely violent and fun read that will keep you up late at night while your eyes are permanently wide open in surprise this is for you. The story isnt as good as Akumetsu (manga by the same team for those who havent read it) but in my opinion its more fun to read and i like the characters way more as well. read more
Dec 17, 2011
Second, I don't usually write reviews but I am writing it this time because this series has received more positive reviews than it deserves.
If you are not interested in reading lengthy reviews, I will tell you in short that this is a disturbing manga with poor story.
Anyways, let's get to it.
Pros - There is only one and that is the art. And I am not talking about all the masturbating and rape scenes, but the beast scenes. The lion's entrance, Wolf's close-up from chapter one were all awesome.
Cons - Besides art, there is not much to like about this manga. Story has some promise in the beginning when it seemed like it will be about a showdown between some middle school thugs and you know, regular bullying and then strong guy enters the school kinda theme. But then all hell breaks loose, when one of the students (whose brother accidentally stabs himself) goes berserk on the whole school while some of the 'righteous' kind of students are too busy worshiping the protagonist. One after another, bizarre events keep unfolding and it reaches its max when antagonist (another student) rapes his own teacher and then throws her to his gang members to be gang-raped by them. What the f is happening in this manga? Not only the story is too f****d up but characters are so freaking pathetic. A girl who wants to nail (you know what I mean by nail) strongest guy, a guy who is delusional about the protagonist, another guy who is beyond my imagination twisted as hell, and more. Seriously none of these characters make sense to me. Only Chiba did until he was also raped by antagonist. So seriously, besides the art, I just don't see how anyone can possibly enjoy this manga.
Another thing I can't believe about this manga is that it is coming from the guy who wrote Akumetsu. I haven't finishing reading that one, but that is so much more better than this crap he put together. The only reason I am giving this manga a rating of 2 is because of the art. And the only people who would like this manga are some sick f******. read more
Jun 25, 2010
Story (6/10): No, the story is not the most redeeming thing about this series. To me, it just seems like a typical guy-oriented manga, with plenty of big breasts and violence (oh with werewolves too!). The main storyline itself is still not too clear either, being 66 chapters into the series, there's still not a set path that the story is taking. I'm not saying the story is bad, but not strong enough on its own to carry the series. People also seem to gripe about the series' use of violence for the sake of violence, but meh, I don't really see the problem, it doesn't really bother me. >_>
Art (8/10): The best part of the series in my opinion. The characters are detailed and it has a dark atmosphere about it. I like darker series, so the darker artwork helped my enjoyment. (As does the sexiness of the main character.. yes I'm still a girl after all xD;) You will see sex, you will see tits, you will see silhouettes of dicks and you will see naked men (They don't show you their naughty bits though xD), so yeah, not a series for 18 and under, or people that just don't want to see that stuff.
Character (7/10): Certain characters I do admit are just downright ridiculous from their appearence to their backstory, (I think it was mentioned in another review, but the twins definitely come to mind xD) but I think that the main character Akira and his teacher Aoshika are the standouts, their personalities definitely changed over time, and mostly for the better. Haguro is also an interesting character just because I look forward to seeing how far he will go. (I love when I finally think they've reached the limit of his craziness, they raise the bar xD) I guess this could have been put into the art section, but one thing that's kinda misleading is that some characters just don't look within the 14-15 year old age that the characters are supposed to be, especially Haguro, who looks like he's in his 30's or something xD;
Enjoyment (9/10): As for my enjoyment, I really do enjoy this series. No I don't think its the best manga ever in really any aspect, but it has this certain, unidentifiable charm that just draws me to it. I know its kinda strange for a girl to like an overtly bloody, gory, sexual mess like this, but hey, we all have our own tastes, right? ^^; read more
Apr 2, 2012
Art - The art is nothing short of excellent. I don't know how to describe it, but the characters look rather lively when they're surprised. I'm not talking about eyes opened wide with tiny pupils and a gaping wide mouth. This manga shows them on a good angle with a convincing expression. You can feel how smug, angry, or sad the characters are by looking at them.
However, there was a certain feeling I had. The characters have sexy faces and hair, and the teacher has huge breasts. Whoever drew this must've been a hentai artist or something. Unsurprisingly, there was some nudity and pretty hardcore stuff in here. I just skimmed the text and went to the next page quickly.
Story - Hah! There is no story! There's lots of blood, violence, and rape, though. You think it might be going somewhere, but 20 chapters in, it still isn't. If you want those things, you should check out Hellsing instead; the violence is more intense, there's actually a story, and it doesn't have nearly as much porn in it. If you want porn, go look some up; it has no place in this story.
The main character constantly complains about how worthless humans are and how superior and noble wolves are. His opponents attack him like a pack of hungry wolves, yet he's outraged when people compare wolves to those humans since a wolf would never do such a dishonourable thing! He thinks he's being a wolf by getting beaten to shit and doing nothing about it... I'm sure a real wolf would viciously maul a person in return.
Characters - The characters are pretty much a joke.
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Teacher: Seems like an airhead with large breasts, but she has a bit of a more interesting side to her. She can be kinda playful without seeming like a complete whore. She can be a bit understanding and has thoughts of her own; she isn't just someone's bitch. She's too romantically obsessed with wolf guy for too little reason. She's a walking target.
Wolf guy: He's a walking contradiction with a fetish for wolves. He has pointy ears coupled with a smug face that makes him look like a demon, plus he heals from any wound no matter how severe, yet nobody seems to question this. He spends his spare time being a werewolf and tearing up the city without anyone seeing him.
He's a scrawny loner that gets bullied without fighting back at all; he just bottles everything up. I wasn't really bullied much as a kid, but I felt like I could relate to this part, and his character was probably intended so that people could relate to it. He typically hurts/kills/shames his opponents by simply taking their beating. Yeah, I bet scrawny loners around the globe would really like that.
The problem with his character is that he isn't consistent. He's an angsty teen going through some "changes" that confuse his emotions. He acts superior to his peers and thinks he's king of the world. It's not HIM that's wrong, it must be EVERYONE ELSE. He wishes he could just die because the human race is so pathetic, boo hoo. He's a mixture between someone that's a loner due to not fitting in and someone that's a loner due to finding everyone inferior, which is kinda like wanting companions vs. wanting loneliness. Contradiction alert.
Haguro: You think he'll be wolfy's rival or something since he looks demonic, but I guess he's just some disposable trash. I didn't read far enough to find out, but it seems like he's an average human with nothing special. No contest.
Slut: She seems turned on by violence and arrogance. Not much else to say about her.
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Enjoyment - It leaves you on the edge of your seat wondering when something meaningful will happen. When you realize there's nothing, you feel a bit betrayed.
Overall - It's unfortunate that the artist wasted his time on this piece. They should remove the hentai, make the rape scenes just implied if they're really necessary; make the character either calm or moody, not both; add a goddamn story.
If you insist on checking this out, please know when to stop. read more
May 3, 2012
In short, the story is about a badass immortal dude fighting against the mentally unstable, and violent son of a gang boss. Our 'hero' Akira could give less about society as he has nothing but disrespect for the nature of humans and tries his best to stay out of trouble. However, Akira doesn't mind getting his hands dirty if he needs to maintain his peace so he quickly becomes enemies with Haguro Dou.
Thus their insane escapades starts, from carving people up, raping them, blowing them up, putting them full of holes… or at least tries to on some occasion. Dou really is a rich and spoiled guy who could care less about any other human being, and starts off rather emotionless. Thankfully, his insane obsession with defeating Akira causes him to develop into an even more twisted person, which you think wouldn't be possible.
The story does keep you amused throughout the 117 chapters for there is always something 'dangerous' happening. However, reading this manga is likely to make you want to become violent itself since there is never really any 'peace' obtained at any point. The story is in such high tension that it starts to go over the line from being a interesting and dark piece of work to being slightly disturbing.
The mangaka know how to draw for this type of genre though, and the artwork matches. However, the art isn't really sharp and when the scenes get more and more powerful the art gets more and more insane. By insane I mean messy, and grotesque. I mean does everyone have such giant bags under their eyes? They communicate their point though, and in case they didn't small narratives are added in. These can be good fillers for scenes that really don't need spoken words. Sometimes it is nice, but you also just might wish the scenes just were powerful enough they didn't require any words in general.
I feel like any feminist would be appalled at this Wolf Guy because frankly they didn't really implement their female cast wisely. In fact, the main fates of the female cast is to be used as sex objects. Aoshika really has no larger role than to act as a damsel in distress. She causes Akira to become more involved with humanity, but at the same time fails to contribute positively to the story. Don't get me started on Ryuuko, Dou's "fuck buddy," (that’s what she calls herself, not my choice of words), because that girl's insanity was on par with Dou's for the most part.
To summarize, Ookami no Monshou was a story that kept the excitement and tension relatively high, and keeps you rather eager to continue reading. The story is really violent though, and the cast a little weak causing it to rely heavily on Akira and Dou's struggle to try and keep one satisfied. I really wouldn't recommend it to anyone that wasn't looking for a very mature read. If that is what you eyes desire to see, then I would say look no further. read more
May 31, 2010
I want to make something clear at the beginning: this post should absolutely not be born as a review if commenting would be an available option on manga info pages. I've never ever felt such boiling frustration like this time after spending so little time with a story... Given, that the other 2 reviews fulfilled their tasks - giving an average overview on what you may expect from this erm... piece of work - rather "politically correct"ly, I yield to my burning emotions and channel them in writing these observations of mine...
Firstly,I have to give credit. The artwork is the one and only thing that made me read this manga up to volume 4 (and the hope - which dies last, but dies, eventually). However, this may be untrue for others because matters of taste. Still, the drawing is quite a decent one of his kind (even if it has to be blamed for awekening false hopes in me...)
And this is the point when all the good things that can be said - run out.
Namely, both the story and the characters are INCREDIBLY LAME. For the characters, one sentence will suffice: they're all made up of badly combined clichés. To the story now: There is no story, as such. Okay, we await a boss fight as well as a "boss fuck", but otherwise, it lacks everything a good story should have. No meaning, no actual moral/ethical/etc problems to solve, no twist, no suspense... (if I reflect upon what I have written till now, here I have a YaOI-stamp for the story [YaOI standing for no climax, no point, no meaning] except that in this case, the eye candy is supposed to be gore and bloody agression) etc. Maybe the perplexing absurdity of certain developments can be amusing in some was...for some people... o.O. Is it just me, or is there someone else out there wondering how appropriate a setting is a junior high school to a seinen manga? I cant stop being awed how irrealistically things are unfolding... Some nude girls pop up here and there bragging about being raped, body parts fly on the private (!) middle shool's playground and grenades in the gym and whatnot. Seriously... :D (my rage is slowly evaporating while laughingly recapturing all this ridiculus mess)
I admit, this mess cannot have been anticipated from vol 1 - but now, with vol 4, the niveau of the story has sunken so low, that it's impossible for the future chapters to reach even the "acceptable" level.
So, being left really nothing else to say, here I have my verdict as the continuation of the motto in the beginning:... I wouldn't continue reading this piece of... work.
Thanks for the patience. I really hope that I convinced some of you of not picking this series... read more
Apr 9, 2010
Although I read this starting with no knowledge of how it relates to Akumetsu, that is pretty much where one has to start. Akumetsu was ridiculous and had bad art, so it is not like one should expect this team to be able to make some profound and dignified work. Akumetsu was, however, hilarious at a lot of times, and it gave itself a lot of room to create a lot of different situations. This one is tied down to a very limited scope, wannabe badass fights and a wannabe badass werewolf, so it has neither room for humor nor for any actual sort of journey like Akumetsu had. 56 chapters in, the only place this manga has gone is to replace "badass fights" with more weaponry and screaming at each other.
Where Akumetsu's art was used to make ridiculous situations humorous, the art here is used to try to be badass, but it fails because the artists are horrible and have no capability for this. For instance, the moon fails to actually be round multiple times (e.g. ch. 12, p. 19). Or perhaps when they try to show how utterly aroused that girl who they spend a lot of time having aroused to provide you fanservice with is supposed to be in heat, represented by throwing lots of lines above and beneath her eyes (i.e. ch. 53, p. 20). Or perhaps shown by Haguro going from looking like the Akumetsu protagonists, but drawn worse, to his face being drawn more and more like a wannabe Joker (as in Batman's Joker, evidence ch. 55, p. 02). There is never a time the art is used to show you something profound, interesting, or funny, but rather always exists to try to be stylistic and cool, and it never manages to be that either.
The characters here are not merely stale, but rather pretty much entirely lifeless. The main protagonist swaggers around grinning about how fucking tough 'n' stuff he is for forty chapters...and then he abandons that after going on a rant about how he would never abandon that, so that leaves him with what exactly? Other prominent characters include: teacher who has it tough, never does anything about it, and takes 50 chapters to realize she is "actually" in love with someone (meanwhile, we get to see her tits, which I think morphed from about F cups to H cups somewhere along the while, about ten different times); girl who likes powerful men and orgasms over wolfy boy more and more as the manga progresses; Haguro, powerful man distraught over no longer being most powerful man (and incidentally looks 30 as a 5th grader, what a character! ch. 43, p. 16).
The story never goes anywhere, as I have already alluded to previously. Some amateur philosophy is trotted out every now and then (getting worse as it goes along, like ch. 50, p. 09 with an incredibly weird fanservice page trying to spin her being turned on by wolfy boy as philosophy), some angst is trotted out every now and used to pretend a story is being established, and it thinks it is establishing some sort of story with how it "evolves" Haguro...but really it is just contradicting itself and focusing on "badass" behavior all the while. It tries to pretend it has substance with scenes like "oh look how into FOLKLORKE THIS KID IS! How unusual for a kid..." but this is flimsy stuff.
Really, the easiest way to sum this up is that it took all the excesses of Akumetsu, retained them, but dropped the humor and storylines. If the excesses of Akumetsu appeal to you so much that you still think it could be fun to see that "action"...well, enjoy! Otherwise, there are about fifty other parables of "monsters" and the like that are witty, cute, or best of all, actually substantial. I know it is trite to say, but very seriously go read a book instead of this. read more
Apr 10, 2010
Story: Right now i'm in the 54h chapter and i still don't know what the whole plot is going to lead to. No leads have been left to know where it s heading and i dont know if it will ever head there. For now,we are wailking with the lead character,inugami,who is a werewolf,as he attends a high school full of thugs and his encounter with his teacher(who is smokin hot).
Art: This is one of the BEST looking mangas out there. the characters are well drawn and well detailed.
Characters: Here it has a few down sides. Would have loved to give it an 8 or even a 9 but only some of the characters get the development they deserve.
Enjoyment:It's really violent. And watching inugami play around with the thugs at school is pretty amusing. Especially since he just cant die.
Overall: If not for a seemingly poor plot and some plain char,This would be one of the BEST adult mangas out there read more