Late one night when Jun was out on his bike, he came across a drunk, half-naked girl sprawled on the side of the road. She came round just long enough to be uncomfortably affectionate. Jun took her to his home so she could sleep it off. It turned out that she is Kawase Narumi, his author mother's new assistant. Unfortunately, she has no idea what she's doing in her new job, so Jun's going to have to coach her. He's also going to have to deal with her habit of getting drunk, mostly naked, and cuddly. Jun's life will never be the same!
If you like a thrilling romance this story is not for you If you like super casual romance where the author seems to be making each chapter have almost nothing to do with the next this is the manga for you i don't know the people here read the manga saw it was getting kinda interested decided on a rating and never came back to change it when they read through the whole thing. When i saw that it was tagged as seinen i was expecting a lot more than what i ended up with it was more like a kiddy story that when you were thirteen you thought would have been sorta kinky i honestly wasn't expecting much but it seemed the author was making the manga for kids rather than adults no where in the manga did i see something original or anything special about this manga if you're going to read this manga just note that
The way i see the story its about a kid almost perfect and seems like the author does a good job at making him seem popular while at the same time making it seem like all the girls that like him just would make him their fall back boy in case their real love doesn't work they would probably pick him up as a close second the ending there is so little conflict that the mc just looks like a kid having a bad day but if you just want to see a very boring romance story with the dumbest problems in the world this manga is a perfect candidate for it read more
The protagonist is a 28 year old, unemployed, alcoholic hottie named Narumi Kawase. For reasons unknown (no spoilers here, you'll have to find out yourself!), she's out of a job and is now scraping by as the assistant of an established manga artist. At first glance, this manga is seemingly another take on the harem genre, especially if you consider the amount of attention the deuteragonist Jun Yoshikawa gets. However, as the series progresses, you'll see a lot of the other characters being fleshed out and having their share in the spotlight, as well as see how their personal and romantic lives advance, which is a great thing since this series is very character driven.
The anime is a romantic comedy, slice of life type of deal. With the latter in mind, it's important to make sure your characters are fully developed and have a sense of groundedness about them. That is what "Kono Onee-san" does very well, and it's always a pleasure (and a riot) to see them interact with each other. Whether it be supporting each other through tough times, finding the solution to their problems, and seeing the sheer chaos that erupts from their misunderstandings, I did not have one boring moment while reading this series.
The artwork is a pleasure to look at (especially Narumi), and stays consistent throughout. There are some odd looking frames with some of the guys, but they're few and far in-between.
"Kono Onee-san" is a wonderful series that intrigued me from beginning to end, and it succeeded without being over-the-top like most romantic comedy manga. The only thing keeping me from rating this an overall 8 is, like a lot of niche manga I've read recently, its ending is hastily wrapped up and doesn't leave a satisfying conclusion. The author,Tsutomu Mutsuki, has stated that he wanted to have at least twenty more chapters, but unfortunately could not reach his quota. It's a shame that has to happen to such a good series like this one.
Personally, this manga is an 8 to me, but I'd recommend it as a 7 for everybody else. Enjoy!
I'm actually kind of surprised there isn't a review for this manga yet.
I'm just going to make this nice and simple, seeing as the chapters come out pretty slowly and I don't remember too much about the beginning.
I remember I felt as though this manga had a pretty slow start. Not much romance was happening at all. It was more like, a long stream of steady character development, but it wasn't enough to hold all of my interest.
Eventually, the romance started to sprout.
And I love the way this story goes about it.
If I could find a way to describe the approach to the romance of this series it'd be... mature... and delicate. It's most certainly slow. And as I always say; The slower the romance, the better! (Slow romance tends to have a lot more development and meaning to it.)
The story is about a young, I believe 15-16 year old boy and a woman in her mid-twenties, who end up living together because the woman (Narumi) is working for his mother, who is a manga artist.
Eventually throughout the story the two begin to learn more about one another, and even start to change the way they live because of it.
For example, Narumi actually starts drinking less and less throughout the series because Jun told her he doesn't want her to drink anymore.
After a while, Narumi starts to noticeably gain romantic feelings for Jun, but she's actually partially conflicted to feeling this way, due to the difference in their ages. So she keeps it to herself, only to at times show her true feelings ever so slightly in situations that call for it.
The same goes for Jun, though he's a tad more clueless about his feelings than Narumi is.
Errr, I better stop before I end up summarizing everything that has happened so far.
The story is very good and approached in a well done manner. It's one of the slower romances, which means it's one of the better kinds of romances.
The art isn't the greatest thing in the world, but it isn't bad either. I'd say it's straight out "good" and nothing more or less than that.
Jun, the main protagonist, isn't really why I'm giving this section an 8. I'd say it mainly goes out to Narumi, and a couple of Jun's friends, because they're all simply charming. Narumi is very well developed and it is interesting to watch her struggle with her inner romantic conflicts when it comes to Jun.
Plus she wears glasses. That's a big plus.
Enjoyment: 9 and Overall: 9
Kono Onee-san wa Fiction desu!? was a bit slow at first, and I believe my first rating for it was around 7 or so. After a while, it's grown to a 9, and a strong 9 at that. I look forward to every new chapter, and pray that it isn't ending soon, seeing as it has tons of potential.
This show is a 9/10 before the final Chapter (c49/48 depending on how you count the half chapter).
The characterisation and devlopment of the characters is really good until the final chapter or 2 (these where very well done through the slow paced story and would get a 10/10 without the final chapter)
It's a really intresting (if predictable) story that would get a 7/10- the chapters don't always follow on from another and there is sometimes little connecting them- the story is meerly a medium for the 2 MC an the SC development.
However, the ending is really bad, the writer clealy hadn't planned on that being the last chapter until the last 2 or 3 chapter previous- Either they had originally planned for the series to have another arc or for some other reason they couldn't write the ending they had planned. The ending literly makes no sence from the way the set up the Characters in the rest of the chapters, there was little set-up for the ending and the last chapter is just trying to tie up all the 'loose ends of the story' but it seems like even if this was the planned end to the story it would need at least another 15-20 chapters to properly haddle the events of the last chapters to do it properly and without editing early chapters to set this up it would still feel like forced BS
If you read this and enjoy this please do not read the final chapter (crunchyroll counts it as chapter 48)read more