What's more fun than a manga with divided opinions? A manga with divided opinions and a misleading synopsis! Here is some spoiler-free info to help you decide whether you want to pick this one up or not.
We're talking about a cute shounen slice of life fantasy manga with RPG elements about an overpowered loli and her "affectionate" friends, that switches between childish and surprisingly mature topics quite frequently.
Nothing is cuter than righteously oblivious loli's fighting off evil, right? Wrong! That's not nearly cute enough! Peak cuteness is only achieved by dropping in-your-face shoujo ai innuendos, are you with me?!
Are you with me?... No?...
This manga can
be read as a self-insert power fantasy because of the overpowered MC. From experience, self-insertion or immersion may cause you to mistake fiction for reality in subtle ways. I think that's potentially harmful. The thought of this manga causing a real-life lolicon to believe that young girls act this affectionate in reality, sends shivers down my spine.
Red flags aside, I think this is still quite a compelling read. It follows shounen logic (soundness of plot may get sacrificed for fight sequences and that sweet self-insert pay-off), and the fights look great! You can't deny the artist is skillful. And who doesn't like seeing childishly innocent righteousness defeat evil? It's far from original, but it simply sucks you in. Even if you don't like childish innocence, you might still like seeing that innocence being challenged by the more mature topics in the story.
I'm torn between the positives and negatives of this one. It's not great, but it's definitely above average. Hence, I'm giving it a 6.