The story revolves around 16-year-old Shingo Chiryu, who had been beaten and hospitalized for a month by a morbidly obese girl whose naked confession he had rejected. As a result of the encounter, Shingo has developed a fear of all women, called gynophobia. While Shingo tries to hide his fear, the school nurse notices it and advises him to join the boxing club. However, Shingo soon finds out that all of its members are girls, the club's adviser is the school nurse, and one of the club's members, the (now slim) Haruka Nishiharu, is the very girl who had put him in the hospital.
Girls Saurus… This mangaka must have horrible naming sense by trying to cross “Girls” and “Dinosaurs” together, since it really has nothing to do with the plot. Instead this Ecchi, Harem, Romantic, Comedy has a plot that some may either enjoy or find annoying.
We’ve all experienced fears in life and some may even have developed a phobia but Shingo Chiryuu is the unlucky guy to have experienced such a traumatic event that led to his fear of girls. Now all he really wants is to conquer his girl phobia, because the fear of remaining a virgin is the most frightful thought to any teenage boy.
As stupid as it may sound I believe that Shingo’s phobia is quite fitting, given what he went through, however this manga has a terrible way of handling things. Like to help alleviate his fears, the school nurse enrols him into some ambiguous club full of girls yet nothing positive comes out it. Sure it’s for the comic relief but comedy without a purpose would produce nothing but unfunny jokes. Perhaps if that was the only problem with the story, this manga would be great but just like most other Rom/Coms Girls Saurus follows a really basic structure. Every chapter has its own simple scenario or dilemma and once it comes to and end, it moves onto the next with little to no progression in-between.
The same can be said about our male protagonist Shingo who rarely makes any progression in getting over his fears. As a guy, I lost respect for him yet he does provide some hilarious moments. As for the girls, they’re all just too weird and unrealistic that it’s natural to think about the weirdness their actions rather than the joke behind it. Well at least they each get their good moments but a lot of those moments are fanservice related.
The artwork of this manga helps produce some decent fanservice but that’s all it’s good for. The scenery/backdrop in the panels are often replaced by some tacky effects and the character designs are rather unappealing but I guess it manages to work in its favour from time to time, like that grotesque looking girl in the 2nd volume.
Overall Girl Saurus is a mixed bag of laughs & annoyances. The laughs come from the few actually funny situations the protagonist gets himself into, yet him constantly being surrounded by bi- *ahem* girls, proves to be the biggest annoyance. Sure this is a harem romance but romance without development is just pointless and for whatever reason this manga just finished… no build-up or conclusion whatsoever but at least there’s a continuation to the story in DX. With all that said you may be wondering if this manga is worth checking out. Well if you’re fond of your typical romantic comedy then sure, since it’s the kind of thing that can be finished in one sitting.
this is surprisingly good. the story is definitely a first for me since the lead guy originally liked girls but got a phobia of them after a near death experience with the female lead (then fat) who got dangerously emotional after getting rejected. ok, so a guy with multiple girls chasing him isn't anything new and the fact that he isn't fond of them either for a shounen manga. imagine everyday as hell for him since he's unintentionally part of the boxing all-girls club. it's funny everytime he avoids the girls and ends up in compromising situations and makes him misunderstood by them.
and the club
included the then fat girl who nearly killed him and is the only one who knew his phobia. so she might be understanding seeing as it's her fault why chiryu now has a fear of women, but because it's HER, chiryu avoids her the most and this makes her angry because after all that has happened, she still likes him.
whew, got carried away there. >_>
what makes this manga really worth reading are the characters. their personalities clash and in turn creates mayhem for chiryu.