His late father always said that a useless man should strive to be useful, so to that end, third-year high school student Nariyuki Yuiga dedicated himself to becoming a high-achieving student in his school, despite his history of poor grades. In order to give his destitute family a better life, his ultimate goal is to obtain the special VIP nomination, a prestigious scholarship covering all future university tuition fees. Although Nariyuki could feasibly be a shoe-in for the nomination, he is constantly overshadowed by classmates Rizu Ogata and Fumino Furuhashi in mathematics and literature, respectively.
To his delight, Nariyuki receives the nomination, but there's a catch: he has to tutor his two star classmates, who are each hopelessly mediocre at the other’s subject of expertise! To make matters worse, the subjects they are horrible at are the same subjects they want to pursue for their future. As the time to submit university applications draws nearer, Nariyuki must find an effective tutoring method for the girls before it’s too late.
As a part of the JUMP START initiative, the first three chapters of Bokutachi wa Benkyou ga Dekinai were published in English as We Never Learn 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. The same publisher has licensed the series for print release.
So far, I think this series is rather enjoyable, but I don't think it will last that long in the magazine. The plot is nothing interesting, and the story seems as though it will be yet another cliche Harem like To Love Ru or Nisekoi.
The artwork isn't much to talk about, since it really resembles a lot from the series Nisekoi. I don't know if this was intentional, since the mangaka may have been an assistant to the author of Nisekoi in the past.
Only time will truly tell how this series does in the future, since it isn't doing anything new.
This romance manga had a lot of potential. The first few volumes were very good and they created and interesting plot with very likable characters. Unfortunately, this manga does what many shounen romances do, forgo the story for the sake of prolonging their run.
The beginning of this manga is mainly there to pull you in (like how most mangas are), which it will do if you enjoy reading romance. I think i stayed hooked for the first 10-20 chapters because it was a genuinely good manga. Slowly though, it started doing what every other shounen romance does; stops focusing on the actual content and romance
to just show the MC hanging around with the girls. The plot stops progressing each chapter and instead will probably progress a little every 10-20 chapters. In the meantime, you get to watch the MC go somewhere (practically everywhere he goes) and he just so happens to run into some, if not all, of the FMC's! It's either that, or a FMC will get a personal chapter where it's just her and the MC. And guess what, the author draws a line that they decide to never cross called the "relationship" line.
The author has created many chances and opportunities for the MC to start dating one of the FMC's, but the author destroys each of these chances personally because they rather have more chapters than an actually good romance manga. The worst thing they have done was add two more girls to the mix who are just trash characters. They are literally there just to add more chapters and give the author more opportunities to avoid romance progression. The MC went from being a kind of cool nerd who works really hard to a guy who just gets embarrassed every chapter after hanging out with a girl.
I feel the author read To-love-ru and thought to themselves that this is the perfect way to prolong a series. Too bad they failed to account for the fact that to-love-ru's plot is to get the MC to marry all of the girls; the plot's goal is to get a harem, so they kind of have to show him spending time with all the girls. This plot's goal however isn't the harem, so showing him spending time with every girl for an absurd amount of chapters has no point. At the beginning it's fine, but after doing it for 20+ chapters, it needs to stop. I could go more into it, but i'll leave it at that.
I recommend if anything to just read this manga until you're bored (which will happen pretty quickly) and then just choose your favorite girl to be with the MC and stop reading. Eventually after another 100 chapters when the real decision is made, you can come back to see who he picks, no point in reading anything in between.
School + Harem = Cliche over dramatic Slice of life garbage that should be burned, is what I should say to this manga. But for some reason I find it enjoyable despite the fact it is a harem manga. The reason for this is the some-what related to the plot. I myself is striving for a scholarship in a university so maybe that is the reason I was enjoying this manga, Though the cliche romance and sometimes cringe worthy since can turn you off I can say this manga would be decent if the author can actually portray and emphasize the life of the characters
and how they struggle to enter the university they prefer since it is the main plot of the show and minimize the fan service and cliche romance and this manga would be a good manga.
This is a very interesting manga. Eventually it could get an anime, but not for awhile. I haven't read one quite like this before. The characters are likable and very relatable.
The concept of having two genius characters aim for their weakest subject for careers is brilliant. The only downside is that it lacks in action, however that can be covered up with intense sense; like how death note did with it's exposition.
I enjoy reading this manga a lot and im happy that Jump deiced to run this manga. Especially since Nisekoi ended awhile ago, they were lacking in the slice of life, school
if you haven't read it yet i highly recommend it. (the lols are pretty funny too)