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This is a shonen - seinen ecchi, so... plot and fanservice for teenies, but it is uncensored, meaning 18+ (seinen).
The main theme of this manga is football ( or soccer ). Mixed with a lot of comedy and fanservice. But it is really unrealistic. In terms of football themed plot, there a lot of mangas which did this better. As a footballplayer, I was just shaking my head in the beginning of the manga. The games/matches are more focused on entertaining the reader, leaving the realistic aspect behind( at least they didn't shout out some pokemon attack names when kicking the ball ;) ).
On the other hand, the comedic aspect was really well done. I enjoyed everything that happened. Was it the boob – football matches or the no-panty-training.
Ok, don't give up hope now, because later on, as the story progresses the matches become more realistic and have real “plot”. (Doest change the fact that there were weird tactics and moves)
Stereotypes everywhere. Innocent male MC (badass if it's about football), nympho-like female MC, big breasted support character, kuudere second female MC. If they took this cast and put it into an other typical ecchi-comedy manga, it wouldn't make a difference.
*Spoiler* *Maybe not a real spoiler, since it is obvious"
The stars in this manga are the opposing football teams. I like it how the dudes look really badass and pumped up, but somehow manage to loose against a group of girls and a maybe 5 foot tall boy.
More than half of the girls are new too football.
Published about 5 years ago and it still looks really good.
I hate to judge art, because.... I can't draw like that. The only way I can somehow judge it, is to compare it to other mangas. And I have to say, being published in 2008, it can hold up to the mangas which are published around now. Of course those today look better, but I mean come on, 5 years is a long time. Look at the difference between 1998 and 2003... worlds between them.
It is hilarious. A mix of fanservice, comedy and football. Because of that, it is somehow unique.
The matches are entertaining and have a non dramatic vibe. The story has no deep plot or any kind of important story background (this changes as the story progresses). Perfect for reading without using your brain ;).
A little extra note :
I am an online reader, which means I only have access to chapters which are published in the internet. 2010 was the first chapter uploaded for us internet users. The newest chapter was out on 28th of april 2013. read more
32 of 39 chapters read
i have only read 32 so far, even though this manga is finished (can't find chapter 33-39 anywhere). So, if you are like me, and read manga online, be prepared to be left with no real ending( until now).
Anyway, my opinion about the story. Well, so far, this is my first manga about space and astronauts. But i can say for sure that the story is quite enjoyable and new.
Of course being a shônen, it has those "shônen" moments and the light comedy.
Okay, now you may think : "Omg, School, Shonen and Comedy. This is so overused.". And.... well you're right.The manga has nothing new, except being focused around space. But, most of the time, the events happen somewhere outside school.
Is it complex ? Mhm, i could understand everything, but i was questioning a lot of things. So no, it is not complex. Don't forget, it is Sci-fi, meaning no realistic settings.
Art. Puplished 2011, do i need to write more ? Yeah, it is on the same level as most of the mangas published 2011 - and that means it is really nice drawn.
Shônen character. Nothing new. Bright cheerful MC. Cute little female side MC, goodlooking and smart third part of the group. They are all best friends and really support each other.
I can't really complain, because even though these character archtypes are so overused, they are still really good. Same goes with the story.
What this story is lacking is a real villain. *Spoiler,well not really one*. There is no real villain. Of course, they can die, it's not like they gain abilities which will make them immortal ( A lot of those space test are freakin dangerous). And because of that, the story still has some thrill. But there is no real enemy, which they have to face against.
About the support characters. They support, literally.
Enjoyment. I loved it and still do. It is exactly the light heart manga with a main character that will always suprise me with new stuff and cool moments, that i was looking for ( after finishing a lot of dramas and tragedy stories in the last time ). No mature tragedy. Perfect after a hard day of work (or school).
Overall, Good-Very Good.
Don't forget, if you also read manga online, it only has 32 chapters out so far. (Last Chapter was posted March. No release date for chapter 33). But don't let that stop you, it is definitly worth a try.
23 of 23 chapters read
First of all,i love romances. Especially those in combination with the shoujo-genre. And of course , i did watch the anime and i really enjoyed it.
That's why i will give a objective review and analysis, but also my personal opinion about the manga. Of course, i will try to keep it short like i always do.
Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu is your typical school-life-romance with your rich, popular girl and the kind, normal boy. The idea, what differs it form other shoujo-romances with this cast as the main couple, is quite interresting at first, but falls of very quickly. It seems like the author uses this as an excuse to create different situations which often appear in other shoujos.Basically, some moments may be new, but the concept is still the same - The hero safes the heroine with his kindness - .
Of course, there're "villains" who are against the main couple and people who support them.
But that concept, that idea is just perfect, at least for me. I didn't choose Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu because it has an interresting plot or new "features" that other romances don't have. I choosed it because it is a pure, heart warming story. The girl ist just too clumsy and innocent.This makes her so moe and adorable.The guy is really kind,gentle and nice which makes both of them a perfect couple. Of course , there are problems and drama events which will stronger their relationship in the end.
The echii element may be unnecessary, but i can't complain about it either.
Compared to the anime,it's way shorter but it still has the main events and gives out the same warm and happy feeling.
I would recommend it to all my pure - shoujo and romance fans and lovers out there. If you don't like pure - romances or the anime, keep your fingers away from it. For those who don't know, pure means "no
excessive drama with death or love rivals,no madness and tragedy and no sex"
Well, that's my opinion.Nobody has to agree with me and i can't guarantee that you will get the same feeling as i got.Just read it and make yourself your own opinion
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English is not my main language so there might be some mistakes.I'm trying to make this short.
This is definitely one of the best harem-ecchi-comedy manga i've ever read so far.
The story is simple and enjoyable.Of course the idea with goddess x human is overused, but it's still good.Nothing too serious , but also not too boring.
It is focused on the 3 (so far) harem girls, which have to make their way into the male lead's heart.One of them even got the chance to be stuck with him ;)
This little fact makes quite the whole story so enjoyable.Add some ecchi and there you have a perfect harem story.
I must admit, i've laughed very much ,sometimes i even felt out of my chair.
The personalities of the girls are just too cute.I think one word would be perfekt:
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Apr 18, 2012Maoyuu Maou Yuusha - 'Kono Watashi no Mono Tonare,... (Manga) add
English is not my main language so there might be some mistakes ... however :
I have only read 11 chapters so far...
After having read the synopsis , you may think '' yay another shounen adventure with a kind guy and a big breasted girl , who gonna fall in love and safe the world...'' . That's definitely wrong. The story is very complex ... in my opinion (i may be the only one who thinks like that). It's more about economy and the reasons and consequences of war between humans and demons.
You may think now , '' but in the description,it says : action,adventure,... '' . Well... the autors tried to get action and shounen feeling (with comedy, heroic moments and scenes from the frontline of the battlefield) into the manga.But still...you could say some of the action was replaced with war.I know it sounds strange,but you will understand after you've read it ( well... i hope so ).
The main thing that keeped me reading the story was the fact was the idea behind it. It doesn't really matters if you are demon or human, economy and war are still 2 big factors of living.
(of course the second reason would be : i love romances, and especially good guy x bad girl *grrr*)
But in the end , i can say everything was fair and i could enjoy it.The art was really good. I would recommend this manga to those who want to read something like 'Spice and Wolf' with a bit more action but the same romance ;).