19 of 71 chapters read
The premise was somewhat low. I didn't feel as if it would grab my attention. After all, the only part of interest had been the "If you could kill for 5 million, would you do it?" part. I had assumed that it would be the main trying to evade someone after having been tricking into killing a person. Oh, how wrong I was. What I was hit with was certainly unexpected. The first chapter, the first kill, immediately grabbed my attention.
Now, this is no Death Note. The main character, Shiki, is present at the murder site. And the murder method itself is quite normal. It's how they get it done that grabbed me. Now, I'm not gonna say anymore than that since that would be spoilers. But then again, why does the list of genres have supernatural in it? That is explained near the end of the second chapter and third chapter.
The main character, Shiki, is just a normal, everyday person. But he is a person in need of money. He generally accepts the murder mission thinking it was a joke, but then he finds out that it is very real. Very, very real. And then we see him struggling to adapt to the reality that he has been involved in murder. A pretty realistic situation, if I say so myself.
The co-characters are interesting in their own way, with his main murder accomplice, Kuzumi, being the most mysterious of the lot. The girl, Itsuki, an 18 year old girl with the most curious and interesting ability, is not, as of how fair I've read so far, connected with the murdering, but has an interest joining up with Shiki and Kuzumi as well.
The art, while nothing to brag about, is certainly pleasing enough. The characters can be distinguished with relative ease and the backgrounds are neat too.
All in all, a rather enjoyable read. Certainly worth the time invested if you are a fan of psychological anti-hero type manga. read more
16 of ? chapters read
In Ansatsu Kyoushitsu, class 3-E has been given a mission by the government : Kill their teacher before the year ends. Of course, class 3-E is not a normal class and neither is the teacher. The teacher is an octopus-like being that can move at the speed of mach 20 and has vowed to destroy Earth in an year's time. The class, a bunch of drop-outs who failed to score big and are doomed to be discriminated by the rest of their school. And thus ensues the story of where the students try to assassinate their teacher, and their teacher helps them improve their assassination skills.
The art of Ansatsu Kyoushitsu is fairly generic and, while not something you would applaud over the moon, it is fairly attractive and is bound to improve as the story continues. The art also fits the serious-yet-comedic nature of the manga. The students are easy to distinguish, unlike in most manga, through their hair and uniforms (even though they wear the same uniform). There is just one problem. Is Nagisa (the MC) a boy or a girl?
As mentioned above, it is hard to distinguish whether the MC is a boy or a girl, either through his appearance or even his actions, at most times, (he is a boy, btw). The teacher, Koro-sensei is easily the most interesting not just with his Mach 20 speed, but also with his many personality quirks (weaknesses). Karma, the third MC, is the only one who really poses a serious threat to Koro-sensei through his delinquent ways, thus is one of the more fun to watch characters as he is always trying something unique to try to kill Koro-sensei.
This manga is a good read, well worth the time to be invested. If you are a hater of comedy, though, beware. This may not be your cup of tea. Overall a 9/10. read more
71 of 97 chapters read
The story focuses on a delinquent, Fujimura Haru, who is always skipping class and fighting. In order to bring him back to classes, class representative, Usami Eriko, decides to talk to him. The ironic part, Eriko is not from Fujimura's class. And thus starts a roller coaster ride of fun, misunderstandings and helmet guy (trust me, you'll love this guy, not much appearances lately though ;_;).
The art, while not something to boast about (when compared to the more popular manga, of course), fits in perfectly with the story and the characters. Not just that, most of the characters are easily identifiable through their accessories (helmet) and not just bust size (though there is that).
There is a wide variety of characters in this manga. The open perv, the closet perv, the idiot, the sadist, the foreigner, the only sane person and of course the helmet guy. Also as a love-comedy, the romance development is brought in every hilarious way you could think.
This is a must-read for every comedy lover. It'll have you rolling on the floor, writhing in pain from laughter more times than you can count.
-- I'm still not used to writing reviews, so if you find anything I need to improve on, please tell me. Thank you.--- read more
154 of 154 chapters read
Story : 9/10
The story is about a junior high kid being given a power by a "King Candidate" who chose the kid to fight for him in a tournament so he can become King. At least, thats how it was supposed to be. Kobayashi could have cared less of becoming King and he just wanted to see if there was still justice in the world. Ueki himself idolizes Kobayashi due to his sense of justice and wants to become like Kobayashi. The events that occurs while Ueki struggles to achieve this justice is carefully laid out, it is almost unbelievable that the Law of Ueki is Tsubasa-sensei's first published series.
Art : 8/10
As said before, its art at the beginning is not great. However the great deal of improvement is unbelievable when the art takes a huge leap. When you compare the first chapter with the last, it is certain that you will doubt that it was the same artist drawing.
Character : 9/10
The characters are done great in this manga. They are funny, serious, strong, weak and willing at all times. And not only the main characters, the side characters and the villains are the same too. Interesting is an understatement. There is so much character development as Ueki turns from a regular student to a strong-willed and caring leader and Mori turns from a regular student (stalker) to a willing friend, though not strong, who does what's necessary.
Enjoyment : 9/10
Law of Ueki delivers a justifying deal of enjoyment through its 154 chapters. There is rarely any fall in the level of enjoyment as the story starts slow and starts picking pace as it continues. The manga also gives a nice deal of comedy, especially when Ueki's family makes an appearance.
Overall : 9/10
A great manga that will keep you at the edge of your seats, it is definitely worth the money and the time you spend on it. read more