Yoshino Somei would have been a normal high-schooler if not for the fact that she is the granddaughter of the leader of the Osaka-based Somei Group, the Kansai region's largest yakuza organization. One day, Yoshino hurries home after hearing of the news about the unification of Kansai and Kanto's biggest syndicates, the Somei and the Miyama groups. This, according to the article, will result in a marriage of the leaders' grandchildren—one of whom is Yoshino herself! Despite her best efforts to annul the arrangement, Yoshino has to go to Tokyo to visit her fiancé, Kirishima Miyama, who is unexpectedly nice and charming.
During their first meeting, Yoshino is swept up in various events and becomes unable to refuse moving to Tokyo, which is why, half a year later, she now lives with the Miyama group. At school, she soon realizes that Kirishima is very popular, so her relationship with him garners the hate of his fangirls and subsequently results in bullying. To make matters worse, Kirishima could not be further away from her prince charming since he, after all, was born to be a yakuza member.
Raise wa Tanin ga Ii follows Yoshino and her new life in Tokyo that is filled with nothing but troubles connected to the underworld. However, though she wishes to be as far from it as possible, this isn't Yoshino's first time dealing with the world of the Yakuza...
If you are looking for a «love story» different from the typical ones, this is the right place!
That's because you won't find a (perfect) love — you will find a story that is completely different from the usual school dramas.
Raise wa Tanin ga Ii may seem boring if you only read the first chapter, and that's understandable; it starts with a typical arranged marriage between the future heirs of two Yakuza clans. If you're thinking about dropping it after reading just the first chapter: STOP, STOP, STOP!!! You'll be missing out on a magnificent story, which gradually gets more and more interesting starting from
the second chapter.
The characters are amazing: on the one hand, there's Yoshino, who everyone sees as a spoiled girl when she's actually the polar opposite of a typical protagonist. She's a determined and strong woman who stands up for herself. On the other hand, there's Kirishima, who is completely deranged due to personal reasons which are revealed throughout the story. The character design and general art are a delight, and if you're a fan of details and good character expressions: this manga is for you. For a story based on culture and Yakuza conflicts, it's very well written.
Being monthly chapters, they have no fill and every detail that is provided is extremely important, including the secondary characters.
Personally, Raise wa Tanin ga Ii is one of my favorite manga even though only thirteen chapters have been published.
But you should definitely give it a try, you're not going to regret it. You will definitely love it.
I think readers have to read till chapter 2, the story is really not what I expected it to be at all. Firstly, the main draw are the two protagonists - both are charismatic and have a great, but twisted dynamic that is entertaining to watch. The heroine, yoshino, is a badass even though she's not a "fighter" and literally was the opposite of what I thought she'd be. There is so much intrigue surrounding the male protagonist Kirishima and the side characters such as grandfather somei are funny and unique. The plot is strong and focused and is centered on yakuza politics. The art
style is distinctive and I particularly love yoshino's design. It's still a new manga but I have high hopes for this because Konishi Asuka is really amazing, especially when we consider her other work Haru No Noroi. I honestly haven't read another manga like RWTGI, nor have I come across similar characters in other animanga
for a high school romance-related, the plot is pretty great. kinda remind me of gokusen with a better love-story.
at first it feels like weird and dull but after reading it for few chapters, i found it surprisingly good!
a short summary:
it's about a two yakuza's boss, to have somekind of alliance between the family, they're having their grandchlidren to be a political-marriage partner.
the kids looks normal at first, it turned out both of them quite twisted.
the gentlemen-honor-student boy turned out to be a asshole jackass.
and the pretty normal girl actually a pretty strong badass girl.
then the girl dare herself to go through the marriage with
the psycho-boy so she could proof herself that she's not a doting-spoiled grandpa child something like that.
story - 9
art - 7
character - 9
enjoyment - 9
for a story plot i think it's pretty well written with all the yakuza's culture & conflict since it's not a things we see or learn directly in daily life.
for me, the romance is perfect. i like twisted guy that fall in love nonsense-ly then become adorable possesive, and the independent girl that is daring and not-fall-that-easily-for-good-looking-asshole type make a really great combination. surprisingly there are a sweet moment that really addicting.
the art is pretty great, how the author draw character's yakuza tattoo and such is beautiful. the character-artstyle is not really got me into it tho. there are a pretty well drawn character and there also a so-so one.
for the MC heroine, she's supposed to be a cute or a total beauty character but for me she looks pretty normal, but the personality make it the character looks better overall.
i enjoy this so much! i like a psycho-love story or twisted character that fall in love with a nonsense reason rather than a normal girl that fall in love with a the nation mr. perfect guy who is cool or rich or the top popular in the school. it's still on going and doesn;t have that many chapter yet but it's kinda makes me restless to wait the new release of it!
Hello hello! I'm rewriting my review. I'm at chapter 10 currently and I LOVE IT. Summary: You'll love this manga if:
You're into possessive guys, almost to the point of yandere-ish.
You love strong female leads
You're into mafia and
if you're into good art (okay it's subjective but)
I think Raise wa Tanin ga Ii is slowly getting more readers and I'm glad!
You might not like it if there's a lot of dialogue.
I'm probably really biased because I'm SUPER into mafias, bounty hunters and assassin love stories so it's an 8. Both the main characters are from mafia families and are supposed to marry each other in
order to bring peace between their two families who have been "at war" for 60 years. Therefore, our main female Yoshino moves to Tokyo where her fiance is and leaves Osaka, her birthplace. There, she realizes that Kirishima isn't the gentleman she thought he was.
I love, love the art! I feel like Asuka sensei's art has always had a special place in my heart ever since I've read haru no noroi. The art is pretty unique as I haven't seen any artist draw a character's eyebrows so well! Did I mention Kirishima's forearms? Holy shi-
Yoshino is a rather noisy, cheerful and a tiny bit dramatic person. At first, her drama queen trait got onto my nerves, but after a while, I got used to it. She seems very gentle at first, but when she gets angry she's a completely different person. She's sometimes very reckless.
Kirishima is quiet, very smiley, and that's why he's very dangerous. At first, I thought he was just a normal kid but as the story progressed it shows that he really is a ruthless killer and that he could kill, even without any weapons. Did I mention that he's a masochist?
I binge read all 9 chapters in less than an hour and I'm extremely deprived right now because it's not enough. I kinda wish that I found out about this manga later so I wouldn't be suffering so much right now, but oh well.