After failing the entrance exams to her school of choice, Hiyo Osora gets an acceptance letter from SM Academy. But she didn't even apply or take its exam! When she arrives, there's something amiss—all the students are... monsters!? And the head of the student council says he's her fiancé right before he sprouts giant black wings! What strange fate brought Osora to SM Academy, and what supernatural fate awaits her after this!?
Love Monster was a great shoujo manga. If you like the romance type, with funny characters, and a serious plot on the side then you're gonna love this manga. The story revolves around a girl named Hiyo who goes to a school for monsters where you meet Kurou who is one of the leading monsters in the monster society because he is a crow. One of my favorite parts about the manga was learning all about his past with Hiyo and seeing their relationship evolve into something much, much bigger than the two of them.
Later in the series you find out what their destiny and
the fates that they're meant to follow and it honestly just kind of melts your heart when you see how much they truly love each other.I would have liked to see a little more character developement from some of the characters especially Hiyo, but I loved all of them just as much with or without it. What can I say? I'm a sucker for love. -_-"
The ending is one of the cheesiest I've seen in a shoujo manga, but you really love it because it fits with the whole story. It's completely cute and adorable so I recommend this series for anyone who just wants to feel all warm and fuzzy inside at the end. ^^
The art was great and the premise, especially toward the end, was amazing. What I couldn't stand was the fact that the heroine was so mind-numbingly stupid and useless. Hiyo, even after discovering her powers, spends chapter after chapter being saved by people. Various powerful monsters fall in love with her simply because she's virtuous and nice (meaning: because she is the heroine) and don't seem to mind at all that she's so stupid that she needs to be pulled out of every little thing. Hiyo aside, I loved the other characters especially the background for her parents and their generation
of monsters. It added a lot of depth, though it's a shame that the entire story had to revolve around someone so redundant.
First it was okay,
Then it was bad,
And then it stunk.
Very similar to Rosario+Vampire, the main character is thought to be human but also like Rosario+Vampire, the main character turns out to be a powerful monster. But if it were between Rosario+Vampire and Love Monster. I'd pick Rosario+Vampire, not the sequel, but the original.
Moving on, the manga has interesting characters however the writer and moreover the story doesn't take advantage of this fact and digresses steadily and quickly, the story can almost be split into three parts; the first being the best of the three and then the second part gets worse and the third part;
worse. Though it starts off smutty but that only lasts for one volume (yeah, the author lost momentum that fast).
Its quite a waste of potential and clearly the ending was complete rubbish. It wasn't a bunch of cliche lines or lines from adverts, the reader becomes confused and frustrated over the turn of the events since the ending seems to not be a part of the story but attached to it. Like before the story was being developed, the writer decided upon the ending and when they had enough of writing, they forced the ending upon the story instead of slowly, step-by-step made the story lead into the ending: it seemed to me that the writer was at a rush to end this manga and at a loss of how to end it.
The ending left the reader completely disoriented.
In a sentence, the ending was ridiculous.
Generally, the illustrator got MOST of the art proportionate. Even though I say most, this in itself is a feat since numerous stories can't even achieve that. But the illustrator could have definitely refined the characters look to be more mature and detailed the general art.
Overall, it was okay so it was a good; almost very good but not quite but, I still wouldn't give it a 7. I guess the main factor that let the story down was the lack of details... In everything.
The story, the art, the characters; there was no details nor development.
So after all is said and done, it's you choice whether you read this or not.
Story - 8/10
This is a good "usual" romance manga for readers who never get tired of the same things. You know what I mean.. Like boy/girl falls for girl/boy in the start, something was promise during childhood, boy is popular and so on. The only unique thing here in this manga(for me) is that there are monsters in the school that the heroine is attending to or something like that.. It was a first for me. What I dislike about this is it's just the same thing with the previous manga s I've been reading. I can easily predict what will happen. I was kinda
expecting something more from this when I first saw it but sadly, it wasn't in any of my expectations. Anyway, I don't regret reading this.
Art - 8/10
Let's go here. First, when I first saw the picture posted here, I dislike it a bit and told myself not to read it because of the boys that was drew there. Good thing tho that I gave it a shot. I just then realize it that the art wasn't so bad. The thing is, sometimes, when they draw the male's body, it's so big that it's almost not fit. However, I somehow like how the author draw the females. It was nice and nothing strange like big head then normal body.
Character - 9/10
Kurou and other male supporters are the one who brought the score up by 2. I like each and every guy's personality in this manga. They never, not even once brought my expectations down. What I really dislike is this main heroine girl. Is it just me or in every chapter she's getting more flirty and flirty? I don't really mind if she's just flirting with Kurou but somehow it's not just like that. Another thing I hate about her is her naive-ness, lack of knowledge(I don't mean in exams, it's about what to decide when something comes.. except for the last part tho.) and other things regarding her brain. Except for those 2 things that I mentioned about her, I like the remaining parts about her.
Enjoyment - 9/10
Apart from some things that I dislike here, I really enjoyed this one. I cannot say more.:)
Overall - 8/10
Love Monster is an enjoyable, good and a-worth-reading manga. Some of you may like the things that I dislike so if that's the case, I'm sure when you read this you will like it very much. All there's left to do is try it.