28 of 28 chapters read
i'm able to look past the ending to say this is one of the better mangas i have ever read. sense i first found this manga, every volume release i have re read...
lets start off with the demon lord... presumably a product of her upbringing, meats the hero and falls in love, and from there on you see her character evolve over the coarse of the story, everyone else is more or less a secondary character to her, even the hero though you do see some progress in his character when its brought to his attention she may be (sell is) the demon lord.
over all its predictable evolution of characters, but i like them all.
the art... i cant comment, the only person who did the translation of the manga has either the worst scanner or the worst editor on the planet. from what i did see of a nicely done chapter or two, the art is great.
the story, is more or less a light hearted romp through a world where monsters are "evil" and humans are good, though over time you meet monsters who are good, and humans who suck... but most humans who suck take such a stupid and convenient 180 from evil to good that it ruins moments of the manga.
to not say spoilers, but this may still be a spoiler so skip this line if you want to go into it with no idea... this manga is about the journey and not the destination. the ending of this manga just feels way to fast paced and way to convenient that it sullies an otherwise great manga. with that said, its still better than most other manga out there today.
pick this up and read 2 volumes of superior before you judge it. read more
11 of 11 chapters read
over all, read chapter 1, see if it interests you, but don't get your hopes up at all, and you may enjoy this enough to make it wroth reading...
i want to note that its entirely possible that the translation i read of this is flawed to the point it ruined the story, but because of the care put into many areas i'm giving it the benefit of the doubt.
9 of 9 chapters read
the first 4 chapters are immaculate... funny as hell, without being to stupid
chapter 5 is when the teacher comes in... really funny first time... but lacks on a re read
6-9 progressively worse each chapter... cumulating in no ending.
the story is just not there... its a start point for the random... i hope that makes sense.
the art is great for this style of manga
i love the characters... besides the teacher
the first 4 chapters are among the best i have ever read in a comedy manga and the last 4 are easily the worst. the teacher character, after the first chapter is just tedious... and unnecessary... he/she really ruined the manga for me, and absolutely killed the last 3 chapters specifically
10 for the first 4
8 for 5 and 6
3 for 7
2 for 8
1 for 9
my over all enjoyment of this is based on chapter 1-6... which honestly are that good that i recommend reading it solely on that alone. read more
138 of 138 chapters read
story wise, don't look for anything substantial.
the art fits the story better than anything else they could have done
the characters, are interesting... they have some amount of depth and evolution considering this manga is presented in a step above 4 panel gag manga.
but my enjoyment of this manga hinges on the fast that i love go nowhere gag manga stories, so long as they aren't things like bobobo bobo bobobobo
if you can handle a story where there is no real story on a chapter to chapter basis, than this is great. if you can handle random curve balls, even better.
and even if you dont like them, you have to be truly jaded to not at least like this enough to read to completion. read more
35 of 35 chapters read
the art... is mediocre at best. its typical shoujo, and i despise that art style. there are a few instances where its not typical, but as i can only remember less than 5 pannles... i cant give it more. that said, the art wasn't offensively bad, such as, the proportions, and facial expressions weren't so out there that it ever took me out of the manga.
now character, for the main character, odette, she clearly evolves, and in all honesty, every robot manga i ever read, they either have the robot always as evolved as they are, or the levels of evolution are clear, down to the chapter they change. this one had the evolution blurred to the point its almost seamless. the only fault is, that if the characters weren't main characters, they had no real character growth, that's not to say they didn't grow, but odette's over shadows theirs so much that its hard to really call what the others did growing.
now the story, the whole time i am reading this, im expecting an evil scientist to kidnap odette reprogram her, and through the power of love and friendship, she regains her memories. this NEVER happens, thank GOD. there is a "evil" scientist, but realistically, he is a real scientist... its hard to explain... there are scientists who would become emotionally involved with their creations, which odette's creator is, and there are ones that take it realistic approach to their creations, and always want to better them even at the cost of sacrificing old ones for parts, which the "evil" one is. the whole way this plot is resolved i thought was the best way you could ever resolve it. its never really done before to my knowledge.
this next paragraph is a minor spoiler, so skip it if you don't want a fairly minor spoiler. the whole time that i was reading this, i was expecting the, emotional friendship with robot plot, the reveal that she is a robot plot, the body is destroyed and needs to be rebuilt and restarted from a backup, only to be emotion less, but than her friends come into the picture, and through friendship, she remembers. none of these plots EVER happened, you have no IDEA how big of a relief this is that it never happened.
over all i consider this a must read for anyone who is looking for an outsider wanting to fit in style of manga, as i don't believe any do it better than this (limited to within the same style and genre of story). read more
12 of 12 episodes seen
episodes 1 and 2 paint a depressingly realistic way aliens would be handled, episode 3 and 4 do more justice to what this series is really like.
once you get passed the first 2 episodes, the comedy portion of the anime picks up.
the only reason that story for me gets an 8 is because i want more back story to the characters, why are the dog ones the evil ones, i mean i get it, cats and dogs, but why are the dogs seen as the bad ones? why is it not the cats and dogs don't get along, but the dogs get along with others just fine. i mean considering this isnt a kids anime, some more back story there isnt uncalled for. some more back story on Aoi would also be welcomes, along with Kio.
i get it that this is a short anime, but there are episodes that i could have seen just gotten rid of for a back story episode. namely episode 9, that could have been a episode for Aoi, episode 8 could have trimmed the fat quite a bit and made it about Kio's past, and parts of episode 3 could have been cut to add in the dog races past and why they got the short end of the stick.
over all th anime is slow, ecchi, depressing at times, but over all worth while anime to watch, asside from my personal gripes dealing with backstorys basically absent.
as always, audio is 5, i am not a good judge, so the only way it gets higher or lower is if its immaculate or if its unbearable. read more
1 of ? chapters read
I really believe this manga could've worked well with the retooling, I never understood exactly what the hell the main male character was doing. I don't completely understand the main female character either.there is a time jump in here and a flashback and it's hard for me to figure out exactly where and where it ended and what the hell was going on in the middle of it.
with the time skip there was an undisclosed amount of time between when the characters were last seen and where they are now, I'm going to assume nine years, but again I could be wrong.
If the story was a bit more confidently told I think this would be one of my favorites mainly because it was simple, but because of the poor way was told I can't give it a high score it's mediocre at best but because I didn't like the characters in the overall story I gave it slightly higher than mediocre I just wish I could give it more. read more
19 of 19 chapters read
Overall I can't say liked the story, I like to setting, I like the characters, and very thankful that the art wasn't the normal shoujo considering the story was typical shoujo. If I disregard the story just take this manga as a chapter by chapter story and not the overall, I like it a lot more, it's the reason why I gave it an eight overall.
If you're coming to this for a yuri story, you are going to be disappointed.
If you're coming to this for a story with yuri thrown into it, you'll probably enjoy it more.
I'll try phrasing it another way. If you take a look at the girl likes another girl, you would change almost nothing. In the last three chapters, you can't see the end coming, and not in a good way. I really feel the story is poorly executed. read more
8 of 12 episodes seen
this is based off manga who chapters feel like a 4koma, but in full manga form. as of chapter 46 (i have no idea what its up to in japan, but im at the very least doubleling it) none of the parts in the anime that tend to drag along for to long are in the manga, im hesitant to call it filler... because i don't know. but even with them this is a great show for just fun watching it, as almost every episode is standalone.
the art, its almost like they went to great lengths to make the anime the exact same artstyle as the manga, and it works. not many anime put this much effort into making the manga -> anime conversion work right, in most you can find them lacking in some way, but i personally cant with this one.
the characters are the main reason that this anime turns out to be so enjoyable. there isnt much depth in them at all, what you see is what you get, and the parts that drag on are the ones that try to make them have depth.
over all i can recommend this one to anyone who can stand comedy, as i have recently met people who cant. read more
18 of 18 chapters read
made by Kigitsu Katsuhisa, the person who made franken fran, you know it will at the very least be interesting.
here, i will tell you in 3 questions if you will like this
do you know who helen keller is?
do you know what exp is?
do you think the two combined could be intresting (keep Kigitsu Katsuhisa in mind)?
if you said yes to all 3, you will enjoy this manga. its highly episodic, which is both a good and bad thing. it makes the story seem longer, and doesn't dwell on things to long, but some people would have liked to see more of that.
i don't want to call anyone out in the review but because it helps, moritheil, as of 26/12/10 just did not get the manga at all. i suggest you read his review too. if you find what he says very agreeable, than this may not be for you. but what he failed to realize was this was a light hearted (at least as light hearted as the author is capable of) and borderline fantasy, not set in the "real" world and meant to be heavy drama.
but there is only one thing that i personally can complain about, and that is the manga only lasts 18 chapters.
and here is a possible spoiler, but in the whole manga, nothing really seams to move forward, or gets resolved, leaving a mildly unsatisfying ending, which is only patched up by the VERY interesting chapter 2 extra. the manga almost feels like it was meant to go on a little longer, but that complaint aside, you are doing yourself a favor boy reading this. read more