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. ^^read more
What if your future wasn’t yours?
What if you were promised to someone else?
What if that person wasn’t human?
An old legend, a boy, and a girl.
I won’t lie, the story disappointment me a little, I expected something a little darker in theme. The first few (20+) chapters will make you wonder if the summary is of the wrong manga. It isn’t dark, at all. It has so much potential to be but the characters and the lack of plot development make it fluffy and sweet, no difference from other manga except in the characters themselves being monsters and that adding a little salt to the sugar sweet mix.
Not to say that it is all predictable, not at all, you don’t really know what’s going to happen until you turn the page and see what new character flies in and tells you their motive, which they do instantly, most want the same thing. No good drama here. And the only reason it lacks any predictability is because there are so many random characters who so far (halfway through) serve no real purpose other than adding an extra chapter in an otherwise short manga.
It was hard to even take this manga seriously. Hopefully that was the design of it. Example one, random dialogue..
-“Have you heard the rumor about sensei?”
-”Yup, although he looks like a cute little boy, whenever he sees a girl who he thinks is not bad… he enlarges!”
And this is a perfect example of the humor you will see constantly on almost every page turn in Love Monster. It is perverted and everyone seems to be, either captivated by the heroine, or wants to hold her captive for lecherous purposes or because of her specialness.
That being said it gets better, it just takes a long, very long time for it to get there. More than halfway through. The ending chapter is what give this manga any justice and the 2D characters get depth. And the twist in the story makes it interesting and give it purpose, otherwise it's just recollections of the high school lives of monsters.
The chapters seem repetitive because the new “villain” is always after the same objective. To top it off the villains lack villainess, for those who don’t know villainess is that extra ingredient that makes and evil person (villain) evil.
There are four main characters but in reality there are far too many to name. They each add humor to the story, whether by words or by expressions. Some are smart, cute, funny and a very few are dark and secretive.
The heroine is a cliche and as dumb as a dead goldfish at times but it's part of her charm. Even though her power is so "magnificent" she is ALWAYS being saved by someone, preferably Kouro, the main guy of the story
Every few chapter, three or so, has a new characters introduced, which makes it hard to remember their names.
The art was cute nearly gorgeous at times. Hiyo is drawn to look like she a middle school-er but all is forgiven since her attitude reflects that of a young teenager. Everyone is drawn normally and added their animal characteristics, at times it looks like them cosplaying. It looks very well drawn when they use their power or when the characters morph in their monster self.
It sounds a little harsh but underneath it all the story is quite humorous and romantic. And if like me halfway through you are thinking, "Hey the only thing it needs are vampire.s"..wait for it.
Due to the overwhelming amount of strangely positive reviews, I've decided to write a little review of my own. DISCLAIMER: If you are a fan of this manga, read no further. I would give this manga a -10 if it was an option.
I consider myself a fairly laid-back, tolerant person; in fact, I've never actually cared enough to write a review, but when the protagonist has had everything short of rape done to her (I'm sure that's in chapter four), I feel the need to say something. I picked this manga up thinking, "Oh, this looks cute." Excuse me while I vomit. I was only able to get through the first three chapters which is a new record for me.
By the third chapter, THE THIRD CHAPTER, our heroine has been stripped naked while unconscious, molested, was nearly raped, had her clothes ripped off of her, tossed around like a rag doll by all the male characters, thrown into a bathtub naked and forcefully tied up while the male protagonist violates her, and then he says, "I love you!" That's a pretty sick, twisted kind of love. You should be in jail buddy. You're the scum of the earth. Meanwhile, all this crap is glamorized. How romantic. If this had happened to me, I would need psychotic shock therapy after killing the creep first.
If this is what only the third chapter is like.....*shudders*
Let me catch my breath...ok, let's continue:
My biggest problem with this manga, is that it's practically porn masquerading as a sugary shoujo. Ecchi isn't even listed in the genre section! I imagine a perverted old man wrote this manga.
is attempted rape and molestation not a crime in japan? Has societal morality regressed so much that this is acceptable, even enjoyable? Where am I? the twilight zone? Hell?
So, if you enjoy all of the above, by all means, read this manga. But, if you are a fan of intelligent heroines that aren't treated like a piece of trash, decent men, and true romance, avoid this manga like the plague.
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.read more