One day, Kouki Nakagawa was determined to declare his love to Ayumi Fujisaki, his childhood friend. Suddenly, a mysterious girl appears before them and mentions that she is Kouki's girlfriend, leaving both perplexed. After trying to talk to Ayumi again, Kouki confesses his love to her; But Jindou, the mysterious girl, appears to warn Kouki that if he does not accept to be her boyfriend and does not forget Ayumi... the world will be destroyed!
Preface: This is my first review cut my some slack.
So Sekai ka Kanojo ka Erabenai seems to be a very promising manga from the little bit that is translated to English.
Well, the synopsis gives a pretty good description of the premise of the story. However, lets make it clear, the story has the potential to either go up or down hill a lot at this point in the manga. The premise wasn't interest enough by itself to keep me hook. Rather, it was the mysteries surrounding it that lured me in. If these mysteries have bad resolutions or explanations, it will heavily ruin
The art is definitely great. Its well draw and clear. Furthermore, the range of expressions are great. The fan service is also top quality, and there is quite a bit. :3
Well, the characters seem fine, if a bit generic. The two female leads are both established with a aura of mysteries which is pretty common. Furthermore, one is a childhood friend and the other an enigma. The main character seems to be the generic "I will always do good and protect my friends". Nothing really unique so far with these characters, but that doesn't mean they are bad.
I liked this manga perhaps a little to much given its generic characters and potentially bland story. However, I'm holding on hope that the manga will develop its characters and plot in an interesting way.
A good manga. Despite some short comings, I would recommend this manga to anyone who just wants something fun to read. The worst thing may be that English translations come out once in a blue moon.
Have you ever read or watched the Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya? Imagine that, but with the following settings changed:
--Haruhi is 50% nicer to people, but 30% more tsundere
--Kyon is 10% more romantic at the expense of being 95% less funny
--Nagato is actively and aggressively trying to get into Kyon's pants
--Koizumi is 60% gayer
--Mikuru is replaced with an elf loli
If you don't know how to feel after reading that, then consdier this: what if Haruhi Suzumiya had a tighter story with more tension; less Endless Eight, more Disappearance?
Ultimately, those are the tradeoffs you experience while reading Sekai ka Kanojo ka Erabenai. The result is an almost
disturbingly intriguing story for an Ecchi manga, where you're drawn in by the "plot" but actually stay for the PLOT. Characters become increasingly interesting and sympathetic as they go along, and you find yourself sucked in to the story and wondering how things will turn out.
Give it a shot. Stick around long enough and you'll be shocked at just how compelling it is.
Once again we are thrown into the world of Childhood Friend vs New Girl! However the difference this time is that as the story progresses, the reader is truly split between the two characters. If this had been a conventional story, the story would have been leaning more towards the newer girl. In this case, compared to your normal highschool romcom, there is the additional mystery as well as life and death, and a few comedic moments.
In terms of balance between the girls, it is obvious that there is none. HOWEVER, it felt like a MASSIVE tug of war between the two female
characters, with readers having a hard time on who to support. It is a truly engrossing and emotionally difficult manga that uncovers more and more as the story progresses.
Before I was reading this manga, just from the synopsis, I was expecting new girl to win. That would be pre-manga thoughts, from a logical standpoint. If you are like me, a hopeless romantic who believes that love is absolute, then as the story unfolds, we lose our logical thinking and would watch the world burn just for these two destined people to get together.
If you have read the synopsis, then you would know there are 2 choices but by the time I am writing this, a new girl has been introduced, giving a 3rd choice, (I shall name her Random Girl). The 3 choices are:
1. Childhood friend but has the world could be destroyed if MC enters a R/S with her
2. New girl that has a human appearance but isn't human, loves the MC and wants the MC not to enter a RS with Childhood friend so as to save the Earth
3. Random Girl that appears to comfort MC when he is split but might have a hidden agenda.
Initially, the manga is written such that the New girl is the obvious choice and saving the world is more important. However, as the story progresses, the story starts to show the past of the childhood friend and the despair she has, leading the reader to support the childhood friend more, even though the reader is fully aware of the consequence of doing so. Random girl comes in and at first it seems she may be a better choice. However within the next few chapters, it is revealed that she would probably be the worst choice.