English: Today In Class 5-2
Synonyms: Kyou no 5 no 2, Kyo no Gononi, Today In Class 5-2
Published: Nov 6, 2003
Authors: Sakuraba, Coharu (Story & Art)
Serialization: Young Magazine (Monthly)
Score: 7.341 (scored by 1304 users)
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Art: Its not fantastic, but its not mediocre either. Its rather quite similar to a certain manga (hint minami-ke hint).
Character: Quite realistic. Childish, but the characters are 10 year olds.
Enjoyment: If you liked Minami-ke, your bound to enjoy this. (well, its the same author)
Overall: As of Sakuraba Coharu's works, I give it a 7.
He also manages, in a few short pages per chapter, to convey the personality of each character, although we don't go into too much depth, except maybe for Chika, as the story unfolds. The artwork and character design is simple, but effective, especially when it comes to Satou's facial expressions when shocked, scared or trying to weasel his way out of a corner and he doesn't try to make the characters look overly moe. If anything, they look like 5th graders should.
However, for reasons known only to the mangaka, he's also made virtually all of the stories unnecessarily ecchi. The subject matter should be able to - and does, on occasion - offer enough laughs on its own, without having to resort to pantyshots, glimpses down blouses and so forth (and the scene in the storage shed is just nasty). Admittedly, none of the set-ups are intentional, and the laughs are supposed to lie in the characters' (usually Satou) reaction to, rather than the ecchiness itself, but it is a cheap shot at getting a guffaw and it wears thin very quickly.
Unfortunately, at the end of the day, Kyou no 5 no 2 is no more than a good idea, that fails miserably in execution, which is a surprise (or maybe not) coming from the same author of "Minami-ke." read more
Seems like one-shots, but some chapters feature character pasts and development. The storyline within 1-15 and 21-22 are better than the rest of the chapters imo.
Great in the sense that there is much impact between the normal expressions of the people compared to the special moments when they are shocked etc. Could understand all panels and characters were drawn with detail.
Initially there was the development of personalities between the different kids, but the mangaka seemed to drop it halfway, so I was pretty confused later between the characters (who is who?), since they all acted pretty the same. Plus most of this series seem like one-shots with little relation to the other chapters so there seem to be no particular main character other than Satou.
I liked 1-15 very much, 21-22 quite much and for the rest, disliked em.
Since the average number of pages is 10, it does not take much time to read em' all. However, since most of the chapters seem to be at the limit of 10 pages (not more not less), some chapters seem to be a little draggy and some a little rushed (since they are mostly one-shots).
Read it for the comedy. :D read more