Synonyms: A Peephole
Published: Jan 23, 2009 to Feb 1, 2013
Authors: Honna, Wakou (Story & Art)
Serialization: Mobile Man
Score: 8.181 (scored by 5837 users)
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top manga page.
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Oct 15, 2013
This manga is aimed at the seinen bracket, and so those who are weak hearted, i will advise to turn away from this as this story, in all honesty, does depict some of the more horrible and cruel things in life.
You probably have already read the synopsis of this manga, so i won't bore you with the fundamental plot. I'm also not going to try and revel any spoilers, as i found that this manga was still a very good overall manga. It shows the more "lecherous" side of humans, and this series contains a lot of heartbreaking moments, and a lot of immoral moments. Ultimately, the male protagonist does end up with the female protagonist, but the obstacles of morality and even love come into play which drags this series along. That being said, the obstacles i mentioned are somewhat sad, as you would expect, but also somewhat immoral, which is why i'd only advise this manga to those who are strong hearted.
Found the art perfect for this type of mature manga, and it certainly was able to portray the characters in the fashion which they were best portrayed.
As i said previously, this manga does deal with some of the darker truths in life and so many of the characters could be considered "dark". My main objection with the characterization was that it seemed like the author had forcefully added faults to the characters, as some of the situations and character backgrounds seemed unrealistic, and just plain weird. My other objection is one that really cannot be solved unless i spoil some of the story. However i believe that objection cannot really be solved by anyone apart from the society issues in japan, which probably forced the author to write such a thing (if you want to know more, message me).
Despite all the sadness and heartbreaks in the story, i still found every arc of the story enjoyable, in the sense that the author really did prioritize drama in this series, and the way it was portrayed made me very happy.
Therefore, to conclude i would like to say that Nozoki Ana was a very good manga, probably somewhere in my top 10. It defiantly dives into some of the more darker issues and so it does seem somewhat darkish. But if you have time on your hands, and you wish to feel your heart ache then mend again, read all 117 chapters, and i promise you that you wouldn't regret it
Mar 6, 2012
Nozoki Ana or a peeping hole is one of those stories that are borderline hentai. so if your not of super ecchi manga this might not be to your liking. but this ones a good one with an actual story and with plenty of beautiful women to fit your liking.
*This might be somewhat of a spoiler but if your read like the first 1-4 chapters you'll pretty much get the same.*
"curiosity killed the cat" could pretty much summaries the basic plot of the story. we get one of our mains who moves away from his hometown to start a new life, not much of a surprise there. but his new apartment has one thing that's strange, a hole in the wall. he looks into the hole with his friend and sees nothing. but to his curiosity he returns to it for a second helping. To his surprise he finds his neighbor doing what normal people do, sitting down reading a book...no wait ,no she's not she's masturbating! he can't believe his eye, she eventually catches him peeping on her and he freaks out and stops. so what would a normal person do? they would go next door and apologize. He goes next door, keep in mind he does not know anything about his neighbor or what kind of reaction shes going to have to his voyeurous act. the neighbor opens the door and to his surprise this beautiful young women opens the door. he attempt to say he's sorry and but she tries to shut the door before he could say anything. he stops he and falls on her and ends up in a classic ecchi situation. but now this seemingly shy innocent women takes a picture of this and forms a contract with our main, a peeping one. and so the normal life he wanted ends up leaving him. and his new "interesting" life begins. so now kido (our main) will have to do lovely things in order to please emiru(other main) and will find out things about himself that he didn't know.
this is actually one of my favorite manga's, do to the art. the eyes i got to say are some of the best drawn that I've seen so far, very erotic :P. facial expression are drawn well and all the women have "nice bodies" and the h scenes are well drawn and well done. the girl's on the other hand look kinda similar to me other than the hair change. the background art is also very nice. but other than that good art overall.
there's basically only two main characters and a whole lot of supporting characters. lets start of with one of my favorite characters of all time Ikuno, Emiru. She is not like most of the girls you read about she is actually pretty perverted and makes kido do certain stuff to make her "happy." but most of the time you can really see the love she has for kido in the situation that both of them get in. Then there's Tatsuhiko, Kido our other main character. hes your typical harem lead. he gets in a lot of ecchi situations. and all the girls love him. But he's actually a decent guy...well sometimes. and last but not least this is a harem after all ill talk about the ladies. this mangas got quite a few women that fall into our mains lap from the childhood friend, to the hot girl in class, to a model. so you get loads of women, though i wouldn't really consider these encounters love... i will also like to add that once there time is through they disappear of the face of the world, i don't know why but that's how it is.
i thoroughly enjoyed this manga pretty much the whole time i was reading it. This story is actually done pretty well compared to some other heavy ecchi mangas. If its not some of the steamy h-scenes its the twist and turns of the story. Some of the drama scenes are actually done well and when things go bad you actually feel bad for the characters.
Usually when you think of this kind of story you think about some old guy staring at young girls and you think gross. But this time it's a girl who starts it and one that you would never think would do such a thing. you get a nice romance story that has a unique style. Nozoki Ana is a definite pick up if you want something new that's not like most other stories.
yes this is my first review by the way. so criticism would be nice.
Sep 20, 2011
if you want a summary, check the discription.
like i said, the story is pretty good. there are a lot of psychological aspects involved and that makes the story exciting. if you are looking for a more hentai manga, you might get off on this, but you'll probably miss the best aspects of the series.further in the series, the emotional aspects are written pretty well.
the drawings are done well in my opinion. i dislike very childlike drawing styles, so i liked the style in this manga. it's not incredible but still pretty good.
the main character is pretty standard. a regular kind guy, who doesn't mean any harm, but because of certain circumstances, he ends up hurting himself and the people around him. however the the other main character, the girl, is pretty interesting. she is really different from the kind loving girls that often appear in manga or anime.
i find this manga really entertaining. the psychological relationship between the two main characters is especially entertaining. also the way the male character always panics about everything is amusing.
all the reasons why i gave this manga an 8 are mentioned above! read more
Feb 6, 2013
If you aren't a fan of ecchi stuff this may not be for you but if you are then you may know what i mean by this in the sense that the erotic and ecchi elements of this manga dont seem to be forced or there for the sake of being there instead it all seems 'natural' like this is meant to be here, this scene has been coming for a while and all that and because of that the storyline becomes something special and highly enjoyable.
Artwork - 9: I am not saying that artwork is bad, in fact i love it because the detail in the characters are absolutely incredible and how they managed to make so many girls look just so beautiful wether in outfits, swimwear and of course, naked is why i love this manga so much.
Character - 9: I dont think i need to say anymore than Emiru here, she is beautiful with a twisted sense of humor, has nothing to hide and is not affraid to admit she has a perverted side to her, when it comes to female characters if she isnt in the top 20 of any anime character of all time then theres a probably with the list i say.
Enjoyment - 9: Absolutely...You may pick this up for the nudity but i honestly believe you will read on for the twists, the story and comedy that is in this manga, as I said before this manga takes the whole ecchi genre to a new level where even those who hate ecchi may actually like this simply because its not full in your face but more "oh look a nude scene now back to the story".
Overall - 9: Ok i really did wanna give this a 10 but i wouldnt say its quite perfect but in terms of entertainment, ecchi, characters, comedy and art there are very few manga out there that are as good as Nozoki ana!!
Dont forget to catch the series of this when it is realised sometime this year..its going to be great :D read more
Oct 7, 2013
To start off with.. this series contains a lot of adult content, so I do recommend a mature audience for this one as the content contains strong sexual content, strong language and some violence.
That being said... definitely worth the read as the story is gripping. I found myself stumbling upon this series by chance and only intended to check out a few chapters and give a casual read through.. however, I found myself hooked the minute I picked it up.
The story of a college student, his neighbor, and friends.. it has it all, romance, comedy, Intense moments that will have you sitting upright frantically wanting to know what happens next. It will trigger the feels for some and be an emotional roller coaster ride for others.
The series its fairly long and I believe the manga is ongoing, and they featured an hour long OVA with it as well. I recommend reading through before watching the OVA first to avoid spoilers. I enjoyed it so much that I could see myself re-reading it more than once. Go check it out =) read more