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5 of 5 chapters read
Which is the main failing of this manga. I feel that a lot of the story potential was wasted. The whole concept of Joker cards, while a little out of the blue, was intruiging, and there was so much potential for backstory with the Kaichou (what IS his name?), the vice president, the reason they're even into all this, how they found out about it, the origin of their powers... seriously.
Also, what is with the ears? The ears..? And then they had ears? What? (Lampshaded by the protagonist's "An instant cosplay device?")
That isn't to say, though, that I didn't enjoy the story. It was great; just short enough to not overwhelm me with it's failings, just long enough to do things properly. The protagonist especially was a fun sort; it's not often an absolute airhead endears herself to me, but she had such a knack for bringing silly humour into a situation, I couldn't help but like her. She was irretrieveably
naive, too, but that was part of the charm; and she wasn't a helpless, pretty doll, thank goodness.
The Kaichou was a tsundere, but I suppose he can't help it.
Finally, if you choose to read it online, the scanlation quality isn't all that great. I did find the snippets of untranslated Malay in the last chapter absolutely hilarious, though, just for being there. read more
But I love it. It's hilarious. I read every chapter that's out and frothed for more. Samurai High School is a silly, ridiculous comedy full of silly, ridiculous things, but it makes you giggle, and it's incredibly entertaining, and somehow it sort of engulfs you in this ridiculous world that the characters live in. read more
11 of 11 chapters read
The trouble is that the female character is very hard to sympathize with. She's good at everything, of course, but her problem is that not only does she know it, she flaunts it... for herself. I found it hard to think of someone who expects everyone to worship at her feet as human - plus she repeats her catchphrase every three pages. She does grow on you though, since Ren pushes her past her 2D comfort zone, and towards the end she started to actually feel like a person.
Ren, the male character, is rather hard to sympathize with as well. The mangaka doesn't seem to know whether to make him an all-out sadist or a Jerk With a Heart of Gold... so he ends up kind of being a slight tsundere. :(
Overall, however, it is an enjoyable, rather sweet manga. No one weeps and wails all over you every chapter, which is refreshing. =) read more