Reiji Hakuba suffers from a genetic condition most men would yearn for: the Ubermale gene, which makes him appear irresistibly handsome to any girl who sees him. On the eve of his 18th birthday, Reiji learns that this gene also affects supernatural beings when cupid princess Kokoro Roko Rokoko appears to profess her love for him. Despite all the admiration, Reiji adamantly refuses all confessions as he has his own crush: childhood friend Shizuku Ichinomiya, the only girl he knows who doesn't fawn over him.
However, the outcome of his recent confession to her is still up in the air as Shizuku is unsure of how she feels about him. As a result, Reiji is still fair game, and Kokoro isn't the only supernatural being after him; a whole mob of otherworldly ladies begin to enter Reiji's life intent on claiming him as their groom. Respecting Reiji's resolve to win over Shizuku, Kokoro decides to protect Reiji from the other admirers, all while attempting to win his heart and make him fall for her instead.
As a part of the JUMP START initiative, the first three chapters of Love Rush! were published in English in VIZ Media's digital Weekly Shonen Jump on the same day as the Japanese release. After, the series was added to VIZ Media's Weekly Shonen Jump lineup.
Love Rush is a manga that ended well before the predicted moment due to typical low rankings. It is the typical manga where the protagonist has a super rare disease and this somehow causes him to approach people of the opposite sex, in the case, women, whether sexually or not. It happened the same in "To Love Ryu", "Monster Musume" and more recently in "Shuumatsu no Harem".
It all begins with the discovery of the disease of the main character, Hakuba Reiji until one day he meets Kokoro Roko Rokoko (which is a pun on the phonetic sound
of "roko" in Japanese) and everything in the character's life changes from here in the plot. It is a manga that was defined by fantasy scenarios that, in a way, provided the reader's opportunity to explore differences in races and potential realms. It also presented the right amount of echhi for a manga of the genre.
I liked the story but I found it a bit repetitive and although it was good, I think it could have been something from another level, without necessarily touching a genre more and more copied between manga authors. Nevertheless, the manga has its purpose and performs well until the final chapters just because it was canceled before the supposed. Each girl has a role that should represent but there is much favoritism in this type of student atmosphere. If in fact there were additional arcs - to mount a flashback for each - then the manga would have a bit more value, quality, and consistency.
In the end, it was just another work where popularity simply did not help.
It's an extremely short but fun, comic and ideal manga to read for anyone who enjoys romantic shonen manga. For the next, I only ask the authors not to promise so much.
Love Rush showed a lot of promise to myself as i was reading the weekly chapters, i was immediately sold on the artstyle which is so beautiful and the interesting take the author took on the harem/romance genre.
It had me hooked in from day one and just could not wait for the next chapter to come our each week and was looking forward to how the story would develop and the new types of characters we would meet.
Set in a fantasy setting also provided great opportunity to explore different races and potentially even realms.
In terms of what we got, it
ended up being average due to it's decline in popularity and low number of chapters however i believe it showed great potential. Would of been a interesting manga if it had continued and not had a rushed ending.
The story was great, but i wished they didnt rushed to the end and could have at least made a arc for each girl.
Characters are different yet somewhat cliche imo, nothing wrong with that, a shy succubus was a cute and refreshing image. Like i said if there were arcs added for each character to go in depth, it would be great.
The manga did its purpose imo, enjoyed it nonetheless. Just kinda feels weird that the ending was quick and hits like a truck.MC does choose which is why i kinda feel bad for the girls, especially this one girl in
particular, that after everything, i think she deserves the win