Well this would have gotten a rating of a 7, because i actually enjoyed reading this manga, it was nothing special, but i enjoyed reading it. It made me chuckle a few times and the mc faces sometimes were great.
The reason why this gets a 6 (possibly a 5 if im being meaner) is because is got very clearly axed, leaving literally no ending. No explanation of the horns, no romance progression, no graduating from school, absolutely fucking nothing. Surely the author could have done something, anything, to give an ending, but they didn't and that's why its getting a 6.
it is a shame
that it got axed, it could have gone for a few more chapters to set up an ending but its not the writer who decides if it gets axed or not unfortunately.
Ya know i just stumbled across this manga online and from the name alone i already thought it was a mediocre doujin.
Still out of curiosity i decided to give this manga a shot expecting nothing more than some cliche ecchi.
Thankfully though i actually enjoyed the manga way more than i expected.
And its not a doujin,guess the o'l don't judge a book by its cover applies here,but can you really blame me? "Is it okay to touch mino-san there" I mean come on who wouldn't think this is a doujin at first glance?Anyways back to the review
wont be too in depth since the manga is new with currently only 18 chapters as i'm typing this review.
The characters aren't really the greatest in my opinion with the side characters lacking in personality and humor excluding Mino and Souta
Mino has a lot of funny moments and also has this mysterious vibe about her,"what is she?" "where is she from?" and i think this is what really gives Mino her charm.
Souta on the other hand is trying to figure out who she is.He's a character with some pretty funny scenes but that's expected since he is one of the main characters in the manga which leave the side characters like Souta's friends not as entertaining.Now this wouldn't be a problem if they weren't shown very often but they are show quite a few times throughout the manga.
Art isn't too bad,not the best I've seen but its not unbearable and there are actually some pretty funny faces in this manga that really start a good laugh.
The story is still in its early ages but for where its at right now,i'm enjoying it. entertaining read with a lot of funny moments so don't expect anything serious.
Mino-san has an interesting premise, a young boy notices that there's a girl in his class with huge horns, and his interest in discovering what they are leads to a relationship developing between the two. That's what I'd say if this manga didn't get axed after 35 chapters. With the cancellation of this manga there are a lot of people who've been left hanging, but to be honest it was spinning it's wheels long before that and I wasn't surprised to see it end so suddenly.
There was a lot of potential to develop a sweet, and moving romance story here but Mino-san quickly degenerates into
a series of increasingly off the mark gags which usually revolve around the main character failing to make any headway with his crush. There is no exploration of the central premise beyond the occasional joke about the main character wishing to make contact with the horns. I'm sure that the only reason many people read this manga was to get to the horn action themselves.
But Mino-san's biggest and most consistent mistake is it's failure to focus on anything of interest. Mino-san seemingly does everything it can to avoid giving the reader what they want, in many cases relegating Mino-san, the titular character, to a bit role in whatever plot of the week is occuring. She rarely speaks, and has no real character of her own. As a horn lover myself, it's an insult to me and other horn lovers that such beautiful horns were wasted in such a way.
Maybe the horns are a metaphor for the MC seeing something in Mino-san that nobody else does, maybe they're literal and her dad made love to a bull. We'll never find out, and the mangaka clearly wasn't inrerested in letting us into the story to see. There's no progression in this story, and as the cast gets more bloated less and less time is spent on the premise.
The side characters range from boring to obnoxious and exist entirely to perform a series of repetitive reaction faces, leaving so little impact on me that I cannot remember a single name to put to the faces. The art is passable at first but remains just as stiff and undynamic as it starts, and in some senses regresses later on. The sense of humour that the manga attempts to exude is very much more miss than hit. Some comedic juxtaposition is done using Mino-san's horns, such as the other characters acting like there's nothing out of the ordinary, but other times there are simple slapstick gags and some ecchi stuff. There's nothing particularly memorable about it.
It's a shame that the horn genre isn't a bigger thing, and it deserves better than this. Mino-san is just another cancelled manga to throw onto the pile and forget about, maybe some day somebody will take another crack at it and produce something to reccomend, otherwise I'd avoid this series.