Machizo Sakai's father is a successful mangaka (manga artist). Machizo hates that fact because he feels he's living under his father's shadow. One day he meets a boy in his class, Tetsuo, who enjoys drawing manga (and is quite good at it). Tetsuo's favorite mangaka happens to be Machizo's father. They strike up an alliance in order to win a contest sponsored by Machizo's father's publisher, with Machizo writing the script and Tetsuo illustrating.
The story is about their working relationship, about Kimiko who has a crush on Tetsuo, about the relationship between Machizo and his father, and about Tetsuo's relationship with his family as much as it is about creating manga.
"Can't judge people by their looks". That line, or at least its translation, appears in the fifth chapter when two delinquent-looking high school girls turn out to be really good at pasting screen tones...whatever the hell that is. Apparently something to do with manga.
And yet, that line applies to every aspect of G Senjou Heaven's Door. Ostensibly about two high schoolers making a manga together, it's really about something else entirely. Growing up and maturing. Struggling with expectations, both from one's family and oneself. Complicated relationships and how they change over time, whether with one's father, a friend, or a love interest. About the intense
act of artistic creation, and also decline and death. Substitute "manga" for any other endeavor, and it's also a work about the passion and devotion required to attain greatness at it.
This applies to every single one of the characters. At first glance, Machizo is a spoiled brat who hates his father and takes it out on others by being rude and cruel. But there is far more to him than that. Kumiko is the standard cold, violent, beautiful bitch so common in high school manga. But she is actually nothing of the kind. And there is more to the shy, kind Tetsuo that partners with Machizo than meets the eye, too.
I can't write too much since it would spoil the many revelations throughout the work, both of who these people really are and their relationships to another.
I read the first 13 chapters of this manga when I was 22 and thought it was one of the most incredible works I had ever seen. Now at 31, I went ahead and read it through to the end, with the final 5 chapters available.
A decade older, I detected some rough edges and slightly immersion-shattering details I hadn't noticed the first time around. But as I read further, it hit all the same feelings in me it did when I was younger. The character emotions might be heightened, but they ring gorgeously, brutally true.
There is no other manga I've read like G Senjou Heaven's Door. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a mature masterpiece about life.
im surprised.. this is so underrated...and does not even have a review.
well im no pro at writing reviews so i gonna be to the point.
some important tags for this manga- manga authors,family issues,sex used as escapism.
this manga is about mangakas aka manga author. it depicts how they sacrifice their family relations,love,affection in exchange for chasing after their dreams of becoming a mangaka.
this manga has drama( a lot of it) ,romance,a bit action and some ecchi.
story - we have 2 main leads in this manga who in start are strangers and one of them does not like the other one eventually they become best buddies and
chase after their dreams of becoming a mangaka.
characters - every character in this manga is unique.
enjoyment - i enjoyed it, as a manga manic i got to know a a little about how a manga is created and how industry works and how the lifes of the people involved in this are effected.ending was good.