Aug 26, 2012
This is the first review I write as I saw nobody else wrote one for this manga, go easy on me :)
First of all, as you can see in the "genres" section, this manga is mostly a Romance/Ecchi manga (that most of us know and like) which means all of the manga components add up to the romance in some way or another but some of them are more "revealing" as one can say, you will encounter those situations in the manga where one character falls on the other by mistake and all the others go wild with their misunderstandings. Don't get me wrong, it's
not a bad thing at all, and even adds a little to the overall feeling of the manga, especially improves the comedy parts but can also donate to the romance a bit.
Story 9/10 :
The story revolves around Tsukamori Itsuki, your everyday normal high school boy, except the fact that evil spirits are attracted to him a lot more than to other people, which makes him seem like an "unlucky guy" that causes trouble around his schoolmates. One day when going back home from school, Itsuki is attacked by another evil spirit and get rescued by some kid with a gun. He is then arrives home and fins out that this kid is actually the same age as him and moreover, his fiancee, Suwa Suzu, which he met already when they were little kids and saved her life by giving her half of his soul, which made him forget a lot about the past and made his memory hazy. Suzu introduce herself as a "evil spirit fighter" or something and want to stay with Itsuki to keep protecting him. Like so, the story goes on..
I find the story just great, a well written one that gives a lot of his strong points up front already understandable in a few chapters, interesting story that is easy to follow up and make you want to read and reveal it all. At most of the times you see the story continues on and on about the lives of the main characters and how they can handle things along the way, and also you get a little twist or two when you need a little bit of change, making this manga a good enough read for everyone to enjoy. I won't lie and say the story is perfect but he is a great one, while at some points the story can be count as "stupid" or "boring" (which is why this section got down by 1 point), the pace is getting up and running pretty fast and you can enjoy more again.
Art 7/10 :
Personally I think the are is pretty decent, when need to be it's even better, but overall it's good and not more. In my opinion the artist need more practice on the head area, while the body (meaning arms, legs, chest, etc..) is drawn quite nice, the head is a bit lowered on quality which makes the art quality a bit down too (the face is constructed by large eyes eyebrows etc, and hairstyle are no more than OK). At times, the proportions can get out of control and you can see a character with an head that not quite matches the body, and sometimes characters are drawn without facial expressions, though both don't happen often.
Character 8/10 :
The characters in this manga are not exceptional and can remind of a lot of characters from other manga with the same genres who goes around the same basics (childhood friend, classmates etc) , but even with this little drawback those are a great character archetypes that are known to be good and goes around well in this manga. The characters often contribute a lot to the story continuation, which basically is based around their lives, the romance in this manga grows a lot at each chapter trough to actions of the characters in it and basically depends on them to continue evolving as single characters and as a group (which, btw, was done really good and you can see how one character takes a lot of things in mind and changes, trough something another character said or an action). Last, but the least important, is the comedy, although not much of it the comedy still being seen and there are some good and funny parts (why in the "character" section? because in this manga comedy=the characters stupid actions).
Enjoyment 9/10 :
This manga can be seen as a plain one that doesn't do a lot for the readers but it's not true at all, the manga is very enjoyable and every episode make you think "need another one". I really enjoyed this manga and got sucked right into it from begging to end without dropping out. All of the elements of the manga, that are counted more above, are what making this manga good.
Overall this manga is very good, and got into my "list to remember", if anyone asks me what to read next, I'll point him/her right here.
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