Tagamori Shinta is a student who routinely confesses with complete sincerity to any girls that he likes, failing every time with good reason. One day, after another failed attempt, he stumbles upon a strange shrine and ends up making the most important wish of his entire life. A romantic comedy packed with action on a celestial scale.
It was an ok manga,I read it for the laughs and small romance.
Comedy - 8/10 - Very good, laughed a lot while reading this.
Art - 7/10 - Just ok,pretty cute but nothing that good.
Story 6/10 - First the Fighting was average, is what you would expect from this type of manga. Second the romance is fine and cute but no solid climax for the couple. Third overall story- It was good at the start and in the middle,but ruined the entire thing by the horrendous ending,that ending was just plain bad,no excuse can save it.Alot of things is unanswered.
Anyway despite the horrible ending, everything
Gan-Kon is a fun series. There are cliches, sure, the plot isn't revolutionary, the art isn't breathtaking, but it was worth the pick up.
Fun is the word that best describes this action comedy ecchi romance. This is actually pretty difficult to achieve for manga of this type, since they usually degrade into a shitty fan-service piece or tension filled drama, losing the idea of "comedy" along the way.
The premise of Gan-Kon is decisively fresh. It uses the old idea of "pokemon-partners," monster guys and girls who get contracted to humans to fight one another for some goal. But, it does this well with the
twists to the rule, especially the major one around the middle that allows it to both provide fan-service and yet stay true to the plot (without being annoying).
The entire story is also decently paced, with enough fillers to avoid speeding but also manages to satisfy key plot points. It plays out quite like an RPG in fact, with clear "story quest" arcs and "side quest" arcs that occur simultaneously. There's no random "hey, let's just go to a hot spring for no reason."
Most important point: It's funny. The humor is pretty crude, but for a shounen piece, it does the job. I found myself laughing a lot reading this.
Standard, average, pretty girls, wacky looking guys, fit for gods and goddesses. Characters are distinct (except for a couple gods that look alike) and sharp. Background and tone is done adequately, although I didn't get any emotional responses from this series.
Quite average. The MC has guts and perseverance, but relies on plot armor a whole lot. He's also rather dense, but at least he stays true to one girl. Most of the supporting cast are unremarkable. Token glasses braid unrequited love. Token jealous/pesky animal companion. Isana's not "dere" enough. Character growth is rather invisible though. They do get better physically and mentally, but it doesn't feel like they did much to get there.
Read it from beginning to end. Felt pretty immersed, laughed a lot, got a couple kicks out of a couple action scenes, rooted for the main couple. Wished the ending could be a little better though, especially for all the crap that happened.
It was fun, but nothing I'd re-read anytime soon.
tl;dr: A manga with some good concepts relating to combat and characters/relationships, but that is too messy to implement them properly.
This manga had some great concepts but it felt kind of rough. For example, the basic combat system seemed sort of interesting, with powers being based around wishes, and hence in the main characters case his power being based on love, which is cliché but a tried and true concept that works well. The thing though, is that the system never got fleshed out, but rather got replaced by a system centered around emotional damage not too far in, which is also an interesting concept,
but as one would expect it was a system very difficult to make work, and I don’t think this work did a good enough job of it as it felt full of contradictions and didn’t really make a lot of sense a lot of the time. And then in the finale, it randomly changed combat systems again to something completely arbitrary, which all around made things feel haphazard. The same applied to the overarching plot, wherein the plot points such as the competition, undoing the seal, or the conflict between clans all came and went from the focus arbitrarily in a way that felt really disorganized and unfocused without any of them really feeling like they got proper arcs, and ultimately only the plot thread of the unsealing felt like it reached a good conclusion, though afterwards it introduced a new and completely random final boss which made the ending feel really random and rushed. The relationship development was also all over the place and though it was definitely a major focus and a good amount of time was spent on it, it didn’t feel all that strong. In the end I didn’t feel there was enough to make me really invested in their relationship. There were some good aspects to it, like love despite appearance, but they never got fully fleshed out and had a few good scenes at best with nothing all that memorable. The same applies to the character development. Both Isana and Tsubaki were kind of Tsunderes, but neither of them was very good at it, and ultimately I didn’t find either of them all that likable. Shinta was a pretty standard hot blooded but kind of perverted hero, that brought a lot of good comedy to the series, and that otherwise came through well in terms of being heroic in a couple scenes, but he overall didn’t seem to have enough impactful moments to make him a good protagonist either. The culmination of all of this in the ending in terms of this also felt pretty random, wherein Tsubaki felt like she didn’t get any sort of resolution, and the addition of the random other character just felt kind of annoying. The art was okay but not especially good.