When digital photography nerd Tomonori Tsuda accidentally shoots an upskirt photo of classmate Hikaru Ohno, he discovers that (a) she has the Britney Spears approach to panties and (b) she's far more of a freak than anyone ever knew.
He gamely tries to use the photo to pressure Hikaru into sex, only to have the tables turned on him as they embark on a wild, woolly, and very wet sexual relationship in which games, domination and humiliation play an enormous part.
Take On Me is a Hentai, Romantic, Comedy with a pretty interesting story about a relationship between a fairly odd couple. Even though the story may get a bit messy at times, it does come through in the end.
The story consists of 2 decent length volumes about a short, timid boy (Tomonori Tsuda) who ends up in a perverted relationship with a tall amazon (Hikaru Ohno). It basically follows their experiences as they grow attached to one another. Even though this is a Rom/Com, the comedy doesn’t play much of a role but at least the romance is done fairly well. However the increasingly perverted nature of the manga does get in the way of the romance. But the plus side is that the story and the developments are pretty good. Nonetheless the story in volume 2 is pretty disjointed as some chapters either have no relevance at all, to the actual story development or just don’t seem to flow well, until the latter half.
The main characters in this manga are fairly appealing in their own way but have one thing in common; they are all “extreme perverts”. Apart from the main 2, the remaining characters do get their own moments but sometimes it doesn’t seem like enough.
For a h-manga I must say that the artwork is the only thing that’s perfect. The characters are drawn so well that you’ll notice each of their defining features and the background environments are fairly detailed as well. With this being a h-manga, of course the sex scenes count towards this score, with the panels being drawn well and arranged in an easy to read manner is such a huge bonus.
Overall Take on Me did feel like your average h-manga with each chapter building up to a sex scene however because this follows a single story there’s a good deal of character development involved. There’s quite a lot of content for the perverted reader to enjoy, like a large number of fetishes and a few whacky moments. Nevertheless this can only satisfy a certain readers taste but this is definitely a must read for those who are into this type of thing.
For being the hentai manga that it is, Take On Me is shockingly good. Good enough even to read casually; as a healthy amount of well written character dialogue, fun characters and pretty damn good art, Take On Me could have perhaps succeeded even without the unbelievable amount of sex. That's the one clincher, however; there is sex, and the issue here may not necessarily be the amount, but what exactly they are doing. When I say this is fetish-heavy I mean it's jam packed with vividly illustrated and even more vividly described sexual acts that cover a large group of people's no-no-my-god-what-are-they-doing list. That said, as a flip side, if you happen to be someone like myself who actually has a more, let's say "interesting" taste in their pornography anyways, this is pretty refreshing. It's rare that I find something that caters to my interests, but doesn't cross the line with monsters and blood and whatnot. As far as hentai, this is right up there with Shoujo Sect in terms of quality and enjoyability, and I daresay the best hentai manga there really is out there. read more