The adventures of the cute and energetic Niko Kanzaki in the semi-demonic prestigious school, St. Lunatic School. First having entered due to her brother getting a job there, Niko discovers the haunting secret of the school in her night-classes, which are overrun with demons! She learns differences between humans and demons, but the handsome and mysterious Ren shows her that their two races may share some things in common.
Yoru ni mo Makezu! was first published in English as St. Lunatic High School by Tokyopop from August 7 to December 11, 2007. VIZ Media later took over the license, and published the title digitally under the VIZ Select imprint from August 26 to September 30, 2014.
This is my 1st review, so sorry if it's not that well-stated.
I just read St. Lunatic High School for the 2nd time about half an hour ago, and I felt like writing a review. :]
The plot is very basic. A normal(human) girl ends up going to a school with unique creatures/demons. It doesn't develop too much from there, but still enjoyable enough. One thing that bothers me is how it leaves me kinda confused because it does not go into details. I'm not sure if it's really that simple and I'm expecting
a lot, or that in only 2 volumes, they leave only that much revealed. Some turn-out of things because of a stupid cause disappointed me (which I won't state what because that's for our readers to find out). Well~ It is not perfect, but I still think this story is touching and sweet. :)
NOTE: This manga is ABSOLUTELY HORROR FREE, even though it states so in the information. There's really nothing scary about it. You will find it more cute than scary, actually.
The art is simple, clean, and cute. It can go into extra details on the background in special scenes. None of the characters are really that "ugly", but it's not like Full Moon wo Sagashite, where all the characters has so many details on the hair and is all pretty and stuff. I can't find anything really wrong with it. Though, I, weirdly, have mistaken the genders of characters. There are 3 guys that I got confused over whether they are guys or girls. I'm not sure if it is just me or what....? o.O Probably not the best in the world, but the graphics are satisfying overall.
Pretty much all of the characters are like-able. They have simple personality that you would kinda be able to just tell what are their roles in the story. I don't think you would be able to REALLY hate any of them in particular. Dislike? Maybe. Get annoyed? A bit. One of the things that I like is how easy their names are to remember(though, there are not that may characters with a name to begin with). For example: The 2 main characters, Niko and Ren. You'll be able to remember it within the 1st scene they appear. The characters are not very original because don't you think you've seen someone like this before: a cute, cheerful, strong-willed, compatible girl and the cool guy with natural talents that is kinda hard to tell what the heck is he thinking.
ENJOYMENT- 7.5(rounded to 8)
I thought it was fun reading it. There was some romance to keep you entertained (that was bound to happen when you see a cute girl + cool boy on the cover together, so how could they even have horror in it?). There was light comedy that you'll find funny.... or rather bizarre.... (or both.) Fantasy(obviosly), which made it all the more fun seeing. Action (barely or just none because there weren't really any fighting). Adventure (I guess?) if you could count Niko's everyday adventures in her new school life. It had a nice atmosphere to it, and there wasn't any serious drama, so you would be able to just enjoy without worrying that much.
This is a good and satisfying enough manga. It may not be my all-time favorite, but it's definitely memorable that you might want to read it every once in a while if you're bored. The thing I like BEST is probably the main characters, Niko + Ren. So curious of what is going on in this manga? Trying to find a simple, short read? Give this a shot!! (which I would recommend to ALMOST anyone)
Thank you for reading my 1st review, and I hope you're able to get the basic idea that I'm trying to get across about this manga. ^______^
If you're looking to kill an hour, then this manga is for you. If you're pining for an elaborate plot, character development, and an emotional conclusion... Well, St. Lunatic High School falls a little short.
Story - 6
It wasn't BAD... It had the potential to be an interesting and worthwhile series, under all the right circumstances, that is. (But I'll get to that later in the review.) The whole daytime/nighttime student thing was an interesting idea, but Majiko! couldn't quite pull it off. However, if you're still intrigued by the thought of vampires and monsters and whatnot taking classes after you go home, then I
suggest you read Vampire Knight.
I'd also like to address the fact that the tags for this series are rather misleading. They describe it as "demons" and "horror", but the monster students are so cute you won't even bat an eyelash.
Art - 7
To be honest, the art wasn't very fitting for the story... But maybe's that what the mangaka intended. It's like the characters were halfway between looking serious and looking all cutesy. I gave it a 7 because at least the monsters and creatures of St. Lunatic High School are pretty adorable! (Especially the penguin guy and pumpkin head!)
Character - 5
It was all too simple for me. The author tried to throw in some sort of character development, but you really can't develop anything in 2 volumes, let alone 10 chapters. The characters had their moments, but none were all that memorable.
Enjoyment - 7
Like I said before, it wasn't BAD. It was a nice little read, just a way to waste an hour. The thing is, it's just very, very simple. Nothing much to it. No emotional attachment. Just read it and think nothing of it.