22 of ? chapters read
At first it was its title that caught my eye cause it was so weird and I was wondering what the deal was and gave it a try.I read a few chapters at first and liked it,but like I always do,I left for the time being.After months it wondered around my head,but unfortunately I could not remember at all what it was called,until I did and read many more chapters.
Now as for the story,which I have rated as 7 out of 10.
It's about a girl,Tamiya,who is very pretty,fashionable and popular at her school.A lot like her and idolize her,but the deal is...it's not her true self!Outside school,when she's in her element(her house) she's a totally different person in matters of appearance and behavior.She likes the feminity,she's frugal,loves video games and much much more which come in contrast with the image she has created for herself.Therefore she is called Switch girl,off mode when home,on mode outside.
While the story holds potential,I don't think it uses it to its advantage.It's both romantic and comedic.The comedy is nice at many points but the romance is what we are used to seen,I could say that I pretty much predicted many of its so called "twists".
I think it should have used that "switch" card more wiselyand the romance could become more original and less predictable.
The art gets a 6 out of 10.
It has all the characteristics of Shoujo style.Big eyes,nice hair,bishounen,the skinny/slim body.Nothing out of the ordinary or too beautiful,it looks like many and I think the eyes are too big for my liking.Not much to say here,I just find it very common and nothing too amazing,just practical to get the message across.
Characters receive a 7 out of 10
As in most shoujo-s,the ones who get character development are the two main characters involved in the romance.The get a backstory,which comes as you read the manga.We have the happy go lucky heroine who is mostly helpful and kind-hearted to anyone and the suffering hero who at first acts as an @sshole to protect himself.I'd like some originality here too,or some more depth and not the over-played stereotypes?Tamiya had potential too as a switch girl,cause she's a lot more interesting in her off mode,but it's a pity that we don't see her that way a lot more often.
The rest of the cast are friends and classmates and the antagonists of course.Some of the characters also don't appear ever again or very very rarely and don't get much development either.Also their actions and behaviors are pretty much flat and hold no personality of their own,they are only there to support the characters and give them more spotlight,compliment them.
Enjoyment,given 8 out of 10
I do enjoy reading this from time to time(as it is still on-going) cause I like its humour and some of its sexual jokes,which you rarely see in shoujos often.It has a different approach to certain things which I like.
It is lighthearted therefore not difficult to relax and just enjoy.
Overall,7 out of 10
It's good for reading,doesn't have many messages to get across that are out of the ordinary,or a love story that will scar you...It's good for its genre but not exceptional,it worths a try for the whole switch girl persona,not the romance,like I mentoned numerous times it's not my favorite part,but of course others might like this kind.
Thank you for reading my review. I hope it is well written and helpful to you. read more
15 of ? chapters read
You are about to read my personal review,hoping to help you appreciate more this manga and generally to share my opinion on this.
First of all,I have a weird habit of starting some mangas or animes,watching 2-3 episodes/reading 4-5 chapters and then putting them on hold thinking that "someother time I'll be more in the mood for it",which is pretty true.Not all animes are for any time.The same goes for Eroica.I started reading it about a year or so ago and then after chapter 4 I put it on hold.It wasn't that I didn't like it,not that,it's just that it wasn't for that occassion.
Now,after a year or so,I decided to read something light-hearted and funny and thought that maybe I should continue on Eroica,for some weird reason.
Now that I have finally gotten back here I am writing this(and thinking that the introduction is a little bit too big,but who cares,for such a manga once must make a grand entrance and I know the Earl gets me,hehe).
Now getting down to the juicy part of the review ...
Starting with the Story...
I've decided to give it an 8 out of 10.
It's a little bit slow to start,talking about volume 1,where you have a group of youngsters that they never appear again after thheir first meeting,which is also their last one.I don't really wanna go how volume 1 starts,all I am gonna say is that the Earl,Dorian is an art thief and obviously gay,and nothing stops him from getting what he wants.
On the other side we have Major Eberbach,aka Iron Klaus,a military man who can't even appreciate art or anything else in life except for the succession of his mission under any circumstances.
So what happens when these two totally opposite people meet and clash?Find out in the story!All I can say is that there are many enjoyable adventures.It's mostly a comedic manga,although it has a few dramatic scenes here and there but don't worry you want get too depressed,since the comic relief is always there and fitted well.I keep mentioning "comedy",but that's cause it has a heavy dose of it,but don't be mistaken,it's not pointless and boring.It has some of the most unpredictable funny scenes,at least they crack ME up so I don't know about you,you just might not have a sense of humor after all...Aside from joking I think that's its biggest potential.Also regarding the story always expect a somewhat "bold" scene between the Earl and the Major,it's totally worth it even if you are not handed any raw scenes like in other Yaoi/shounen ai manga.
Now it's the ... Art!!!I give it a 10 out of 10
I shall explain why down below,I am imagining you don't understand why at first but hey,don't judge a book by its cover or age.
Eroica has a 70s art style.It may not be your cup of tea with all those different styles today and I am not blaiming you.I too at first found a bit...old-fashioned and lacking in proportions,but actually that does not matter at all.It's art style makes it stand out from the rest and the faces are very interesting,plus if you see some colored covers/pages/whatever you find,you'll be amazed.The colors are amazing,so the details,they're like modern pieces of art.Just do a search in google to see what I mean.Very very impressive,even if it lacks realism and is better off without it.
Moving on to the Characters,it is awarded with 10 out 10
The story centers around Earl and Major(as if you didn't already know that).
So it's to be expected that the get most of the screen time.Supporting characters are there to support and offer help,but who cares.I enjoy watching Major on action and the Earl chasing his butt around(although he claims not too).
You may not notice much of a character development,but her who cares when you are having fun,haha.Nah,actually I think that isn't the case.I pretty much believe that it does have character development,although it progresses pretty slowly,but you know,you get to know a few more new things about each character in every volume.
As I have mentioned before,this story relies a lot of comedy,and the characters too are comic,although the Major not so much,but the lines are,so don't expect a lot of dwelling in the past,traumas,psychological problems,abused during childhood etc etc.None of this makes an appearance.It centers more around the relationship of Major and Earl and their interraction.
The Enjoynment Section.
I don't think that there is much to say here,I've already made it obvious that I enjoy this throught my whole review,so if you're smart enough(or even if you are not) you can tell by now.I am a big fan of comedy and paired up with some shounen ai is superb.Now the final touch is that it's an old manga that has been running for long.I find old mangas very appealing for some reason maybe because of the differences between todays mangas.
What I enjoy most about this though is the Earl's and Major's metting,that happen by chance.I really enjoy those boy x boy times even if they don't show much,but that's the best part,giving you little to taste so you want more.
It gets a happy 9!
I have a lot of reading to do,so maybe it is too early to write this,but I'll fix it if I have to.I hope it doesn't let me down in the long run.
The only minus I could give to this manga is the absence of the chapters in the right order.Some chapters/volumes are missing,like you are at volume 10 and then you jump directly to 15 or something like that,which is discouraging to keep you going.Add the fact that you can only find online up to volume 20 while currently it has reached 36-37 volumes.
I hope you find this helpful considering my enthusiasm on this review that may be a bit too objective.I might edit it sometime in the future ,feel free to add comments to my profile concerning this,I'd appreciate some feedback to help me improve on my review.
1 of 9 chapters read
It is pretty unvonventional I have to say,unusual and weird.Also twisted but that was to be expected by its title and summary.Don't think it is quite deep but even if it was I won't waste my time and think about it much,I don't want it stuck in my head,that's for sure.
It is about a man who in the process of the story becomes obsessed with taking pics,but very obsessed and trying some extreme things too,concerning the sucking of his dick.As pages go by it becomes more..."edgy",what he tries and much more disgusting than how it starts.The cool thing is that he also comments on how the experience was.
It's pretty small so it ends fast.I am not gonna reveal the ending since it's the best,personally I found it quite ironic and sickly funny and I was thinking that for the end alone I might have given it a 10,but nah.
In the end I gave it a 5 because it's very strange,I am not used to it that's for sure bu it's also kind of wrong for me what he does(you'll understand what I mean when you read it).I don't really regret reading it for the time being,although it was pretty hardcore and shocking for me,but it was "entertaining" to see something so different.And of course I wouldn't recommend it to anyone,only to a select few who fancy such a kind.It doesn't fir in the mainstream and it wouldn't do good to everyday readers.Most likely it'd do harm with the pics it presents but if you feel like tying something like this go ahead,I just hope you can take it~ read more
3 of 4 chapters read
I found them all,despite being short,to be quite joyful and it was a nice flavour after the end of Karin(Chibi Vampire).
In one of the stories we get to see a little side-story of Tokitou Maki,I'm glad the mangaka gave this character such spotlight cause despite being Karin's best friend she didn't appear as much and still supported her from backstage.So it made me glad that the mangaka didn't forget her in the end.
As my personal favorite of those three stories I gotta admit that the third touched me.Well,here the mangaka introduces us three new characters but it's alright,they're easy to remember and easily likeable.While not something too original it was told well and the interactions of the characters made it my instant favorite of all the three short stories.
Well,you can't expect too much character development from those but we got to see some from the old characters I guess.
To those reading my "review" and are wondering why I rated it so high,then it's mostly cause I enjoyed it.I believe that no matter how good the story,the characters or the art is,if a manga is lacking something,which words cannot define and humans can't either,such as the ability to offer enjoynment to the reader then it really has no future.That's why you get to see out there so many famous mangas out there,I would avoid naming some,wo lack a decent story or have lost it in the process.They happen to offer some kind of an enjoyment.
So always keep in mid that when a manga is making you feel good when reading it,then it surely is good,at least for you.
I'd recommend this three short stories only to those who have read Karin before as this has kind of relation to it.
It doesn't have to actually meet high standards to be good,just remember it and I hope everyone keeps enjoying reading manga.
244 of 244 chapters read
I started it last week and finished it at the end of it(this Friday).All I have and want to say is that it's a magnificent manga.If you haven't read it then you should.Sure it might like a bit old but don't let it fool you.I too was fooled.I would have read it earlier but the cover just wouldn't inspire me enough to do so.I had come across this title many times but always thought it was not worth it,until a decided to try it a few days ago.After all I didn't have anything to lose,right?
It was nothing like I expecting,it was way better and I'm glad I gave it a try.
So after expressing all my enthusiasm let's get into the real review.
Would have given it a 10 to 10 but it's not that original,at least today.At that time I bet it would have been different.We've all seen the poor girl who falls in love with the rich guy and it goes on.That the only thing ticking me off,but the whole F4 was a pretty good mix.Also the twists were pretty entertaining.The story is told well,and has pretty fun moments.I'm also glad that it's not all so lovey-dovey cause it handles some mature pretty well.That's what I liked the most about it.
Might have given it a ten but at first it really sucked for me.Sorry if I offended anyone but I want something good to look at and Tsukasa's hair were a bit weird at first,but funny.As you read through the chapters it improves a lot and it's enjoyable and beautiful.The characters' designs were also interesting,except for Tsukushi's that was more simple but it was to be expected,it had to match her role.
All had depth,especially the protagonists,you could totally understand them and feel them or feel sorry for them.I actually feel in love with Tsukasa,haha.Well maybe the ones lacking backgrounf were the mean girls threesome,but I doubt that their role was of any importance later on the manga.Maybe the only disappointment I can think of in the characters' development was Tsukushi's.She should have continued being strong even after falling in love with Tsukasa,I think her crying was a bit exaggeratted to me,but I guess it's a matter of personal preference.That's all I had to complain about.The rest were very interesting,Tsukasa,Rui),Soujiro and even Akira(although we ot some of his background a lot later in the manga).
Totally enjoyed it,so I had to finish it within a week.I'd also neglect some of my homework just so I could sit and read it.Haha,that's how much I enjoyed.I even think of reading it again and fall in love with it all over.Plus it has affected me so much,positively.It's being long since I ever felt so optimistic about something.Long live Hana Yori Dango!
It's been listed in my favorites and I'll always remember the sweet memories of reading it.It was fun,and I didn't expect it to me that good.I'm so glad it surprised me. read more
42 of 80 chapters read
My decision to write a review on this one was to offer you my point of view.
The story of this manga is being told quite nicely.It unravels softly and slowly with no problems concerning its telling(maybe one or two) or leaving holes behind.The way it is told mostly resembles a legend,but that's the charm of it.It contains a few elements of originality,such as the magic bullets,but not to the point of giving it the title of Unique.It doesn't reach anywhere where no manga hasn't reached before.Despite all that it still worths a chance,all it takes it's the art of "craftmanship".Since the mangaka has that ability then this ought to be ood,which is.The only real problem that discourages its readers from getting far into the story is the first few chapters(lasts a volume or even more),that mostly focuses on adventures of Kurohime and Zero.That being the real problem has as a result that the readers will drop reading it without getting to the real story,cause from a point on it ets very interestin.Too bad it didn't get directly to the story from the start.ALthouh a reason why the mangaka might have done that was so that we can get to know the main characters better and relate to them better.That's a possibility.Another error to the story is the key to Kurohime's curse,which happens to be Love...
It sounds all romantic as the genre suggests but after a point it loses its essense by being over-used to grant Kurohime screentime and have more battles.Other than that I don't find any other error.
I find the art simply beautiful.The lines are nice and you can make out the drawing/design easily without a hard time.Same happens with the battle scenes.The lines there aren't confusing nor messy making your head hurt.The characters design also is pretty and it's easy to tell them apart.
They have a past,they have feelings and they have aspirations.It focuses on the gradual change of Kurohime's behavior,from good to bad,without rushing it.Zero on the other hand is a nicely developed character,even better than Kurohime.He appears to be the simple nice kid who would sacrifice himself for anyone,but after a while you get to see his other side as well.The enemies as well have a past and reasons for their actions and it's good that the mangaka doesn't forget them.The only thing that kind of bothers me is the drama of the characters,at times they turn very dramatic,to the point where you feel that they're miserable,but it's to be expected when it's moving force is "love" and everything revolves around it.
I myself totally enjoy.It's not to be taken seriously nor totally lightly.I liked the battles the character designs,the adventures,the plot later on and there were some really good and unexpected twists.
Aside from my tastes and being objective here,I believe it serves its purpose it's supposed to pretty well following all the genres that have been tagged to it.Maybe typical at times but that doesn't stop it for being good.I rated it based on other popular shounen anime and manga out there since they're of the same type. read more
13 of 13 episodes seen
For those who lack the knowledge about the Romance of the Three Kingdoms or the Chinese history,then they probably gonna rate it a 1.Good thing for me that I wasn't so clueless and I'm gonna have to thank Dynasty Warriors.Actually the reason why I gave this a try was this reason,the PS2 game by Koei that I so like.But it was a big mistake cause there's no relation between them.It does try to do something "original" but fails in the process for a number of reasons.
1st-Because it's a 13-episode anime.No time to et used to it and characters.
2nd-Speaking about characters,it introduces a lot with very hard names and different kinds of roles that one can hardly remember.
3rd-It doesn't focus on the story,it focuses on the fan-service.
4th-If it still didn't focus on the fanservice it focuses on all the other things except for the story.
5th-If you want to make a good story,let's ignore the fanservice for now.It wouldn't be full of females.
Although it des try to do somethin as far as fate vs freedom of choice goes,but it's so terribly written that its basis is easily ignored.
I don't have to o into detail.Just cause this is old it's not a big reason enough to explain this anime's aweful art and animation.The characters are just ugly,the hair weird,the animation awkward.
Didn't love any of it.The OP was very cheesy,somethin that should not be taken seriously.Heck I don't even remember the ED or any of the in anime music accompany the events.That alone shows that who ever decided to animate it didn't intend even for a little to make this a worthy anime.
I couldn't stand the main character.We have to do with an immature little irl who all it cares about is beat others,et naked in front of her cousin and call him a pervert after that.It's a shame that she is entitled being the strongest just as every main character but can't even beat her own mother who punishes her by spanking her(one more reason why it can't be taken seriously)
Too many characters to remember that only appear once and then they disappear.Maybe Kouki was good out of the whole cast,but his role was only to appear in two or three episodes.He then disappears like the rest to make way for fanservice.Except for Kouki it's worth pointing out another good character and that bein Ryomou Shimei before being raped by Ryofu.
I literally forced myself to watch all 13 episodes and I congratulate myself that I made it,same goes for the rest of the fellows.This was more of a hentai than a anime.Call it ecchi or whatever,this was just censored hentai and nothing more,nothing less.Even hentai would be more enjoyable than this anime.
This is high,but I consider myself a generous person and I wouldn't want to drag with it the good elements you can find in it(even a few) by giving it 1.
It tries to hard to be many things at times,but by surprise fails in all of them. read more
37 of 51 episodes seen
So far I hadn't watched it...It just hadn't happen,it never had really made me go "Wow,I wanna watch it",maybe it just wasn't the right time for me to start watching it or I might not appreciate it.
Now that I finally decided to just see what this is about,I'm really glad the time for FMA and me finally came.
So far I haven't met a story like thi.Maybe something similar can always be found but the way the story flows is just wonderful.It's not predictable,at all.It really stands from the typical shounen mangas we always see.It's not all about "leveling up" and stuff,the characters already have a level.It's quite interesting to get a view from the Ishbar people's side.Makes you appreciate and understand their reasons as well.Also what I'd like to point out is the way it talks about our world through symbolism and isn't afraid to talk about death and show blood.
Some might disagree that I overrated it and are probably right cause I've seen more beatiful characters.Of course let's not forget that it's been quite some time from FMA.Now why I rated it high is because when you see this kind of art it immediately rings your bell that it's definitely FMA.Some other anime just have the same art even if their creator isn't the same.Other than the art the animation is splendid.This is were a 50 episode anime wins a anime such as Naruto and Bleach.The fights are awesome and you don't feel ike there are frames missing,or the usual where it ends up being boring.
I like the voices,I think they fit each character every well.I especially like Al's voice,I believe without that voice I wouldn't have loved him.
The OP and ED are nice but some felt a little off.As for the music that's playing during the anime it pretty much serves its purpose.
They characters are interesting,very interesting.Especially the two protagonists,I admire their brotherly love and I don't think it's foolish,or other of their actions.The rest of the cast also are realistic and you understand their reasons,maybe it'd be good to have more screen time but I think then the protagonists wouldn't be Ed and Al anymore so I understand their lmited focus on th rest of the cast sometimes.
I'm enjoying it a lot and I'm really glad I do.It's what I've been looking for,the atmosphere,the characters,the plot,almost everything.Although I get a bit stressed when I realize that there are only 51 episodes and it's gonna end soon.
I'm gonna be generous with this one because it deserves it.It lives up to its name unlike a few others out there.It's a good thing that it follows the story,I don't like fillers.
I'd recommend this to anyone who would like to see something different than what's popular today.This one has great battles too and nice twists.Sometimes it really can have you thinkin.The whole theory of how Alchemy works is pretty interesting and has a symbolic meaning.Give it a try if you like action,a good plot and don't mind some taboos. read more
110 of 136 chapters read
Let's start off with the story...
Typical,turns a bit more interesting after chapters but nothing big.Everytime it tries to be surprising the mangaka devotes more than 3 vols to the past of the characters,making you lose track of the real history.As if that wasn't enough we've got another "surprise" waiting for us...You might all be wondering,or even you already guessed it...that's right...it's the example,thingie...Yay!When Oh!Great wants to explain something more analytically he will just stick in the story some historical event or figure.For the people who have no idea about Japan's histoy will probably give up the manga,or even if they do make the desicion to continue it'll probably be cause of the fanservice.
One of Oh!Great's strong points if not his strongest.He offers you everything,cute faces,cool hair,nice moves,girls are perfect...what more could you ask for?
But since this is Tenjou Tenge I'm rating then,you'll find it quite disappointing at first,the art.It seems sloppy and so old-fashioned,weird eyes.But the improvement almost makes up for it.
Good!They first appear quite ordinary but they develop well later on,you get to know them better,you see how they feel and all these stuff.Despite that they still follow the roles of those in shounen mangas,nothing really to impress me.All I can say is,that they could be more original.
Who said you can't enjoy a manga even if it sucks?While this here isn't the case I had quite a nice time with it,no wonder I kept going after all.You might be wondering what it was....
At first it was the whole thing,but then the story got uninteresting,here is where his wonderful art comes.I'll be honest with you,what kept me from giving up this manga was its art and how creative the character designs looked(appearance) and Tenjou Tenge is a manga with quite a large number of characters.
I wouldn't really recommend this manga simply cause it's hard to follow.You get lost after a few vols.Except of course if you're a fan of fanservice,violence and gore.Then try it as long as you're not a person who's looking for some quality in the story.
Since I forced myself to read many chapters while being story-uninterested,then I could force me again.Maybe I've missed what makes TT so popular or what the mangaka really is trying to do with such a story. read more
20 of 21 chapters read
Now let's start on the review.
Something I've heard before again and something I'd think of it too,if I were to create a manga.Didn't give me a "Wow" when I read the summary but sometimes all it matters is how the story develops later.Now that I just mentioned it,I really felt at times that it was predictable.To be honest nothing shocked me at all,I even saw the ending coming(part of it).While there were lots of twists,they really didn't make me excited,I felt that sometimes the story had to drag itself to make sense,when most times it didn't,and all the explanation going on was just tiring.I bet you could make a wicked horror story with simple explanation.To be honest I had three suspects of who was the real wolf,and I wasn't that wrong in the end(maybe a little bit).
It was a disappointment to give it such an ending and not to mention it is way to pessimisic,you're supposed to give hope after someone has gone through so much trouble rather than having everything ruined.It's like giving us a big slap on the face and saying "Woohoo,you were such a sucker for reading this".
One of the manga's strong points,while I won't lie that at first it didn't appeal to me that much.But as the chapters went on I kinda started liking it,I also liked the details on the clothing or on the objects.Not to mention the Bunny Masks.If you were to mention this manga to me the first image that'd come to my mind would be definetely the masks.Some of the character designs felt a bit too common though.If it had been for a better story and more chapters the masks would have become legendary,that's all I have to say.
Yeah...no!The characters followed stereotypes most of the time.I didn't feel any connection to them,I didn't feel they were alive.In my opinion it was wrong to start the game from the first chapters.It would be good to get to know the characters a bit and they'd get to know each other.It would be more interesting and they'd get more connected and build trust.For character development,I don't think I noticed any.The characters way of thinking and viewing things was the same from begining to end.Maybe Mitsuki had potential to turn into some scary vilain but she wasn't given the chance.
I'd like o add another thing,the whole thing "I'll trust my friends" or "They're my friends" didn't do for me at all.It sounded all so fake cause the characters had just met that day.
Just because it's not the best or one of the best horror mangas out there it doesn't mean that I didn't enjy it.Otherwise I would have dropped it.For me what's really important is also the atmosphere like I mentioned above.The building was great and it reminded me of a time when I had seen an abandoned building from the outside and it'd give me creeps.If you just want something to chill out and have a nice time try this,but the ending was disappointing.
If youw were to ask me,I'd say "It's a good manga and deserves a chance".After all I'm sure there are many people out there who would love it.I personally found it pretty predicting.The dialogues were poor,most of the things the say are heard more than a thousand times making it even more predicting.The characters could've been a lot smarter than just been cunning.The whole idea of the mobile game though with the rabbits and the wold was quite exceptional.Best part of the manga(after the rabbir masks of course,XD) and had it been executed well could've made a better story. read more