Not particularly good at sports, not very popular, and not very good at school, Naoki's middle school years are filled with video games and erotic books. But one day, a cute girl called Iroha appears, claiming to be his daughter from 20 years in the future. Apparently, in the future magic has been discovered, and she has come back in time by magic to protect her beloved papa from a dark future.
I found the story pretty darn satisfying. Make no mistake, it's clearly geared towards the comedy side of things but it's supported by a rather appreciable plot line. I can be a bit bias in regard to works that incorporate time-travel, future/past/present type of things and the addition of "sudden daughter appearance(s)" just seals the deal. The fantasy/magical elements were done well and the comedy, though a bit silly at times, did its job. The ending like most manga, was decent. I don't recall any plot holes or anything but you can feel the sense of urgency or rush towards the end.
The art isn't outstanding; I think that's pretty evident. The mangaka Kazurou Inoue's designs here are pretty much similar to his other works such as [Ai Kora] and [Midori no Hibi], to name a few. While it isn't to my liking for drawers to use repeat designs- especially ones that are simple by nature, in the end it wasn't a big deal as the overall story made up for it. The character's personalities and expressions inked through the drawings were done well and the same could be said for the background and art movement fluidity.
I couldn't help but make the comparison of our male lead to the one in [Ai Kora]. Both guys are usually very nonchalant, a bit pathetic, stick to themselves but when push comes to shove their sense of justice is unmatched. They fight for what they believe in and determined to protect their loved ones. Though this isn't all praise, as mentioned about repetition concerning the art. The rest of the supporting cast, despite getting pretty much equal screen time don't really develop all that much. I didn't particularly hate any characters, but none of them were that memorable.
One of the few times where I come in, glance at the genre tags and expect the norm but end up finish reading with a satisfied grin on my face. In the end, I found myself enjoying each and every chapter despite a somewhat wonky final chapter. As with all short manga works, one shouldn't come in expecting the world and if you allow yourself to simply enjoy the work that was made and presented-- you'll appreciate it too. I could see this manga being serialized longer but could become stale unless the mangaka puts some refinement into it. read more