Onizaki Teppei is a high school freshman who just wants to live a plain student life, but his world is rudely shaken by a mysterious girl, Mitogawa Enma, who declares her intent to find a fiance at the school!
I have teetering feelings regarding the story and for many reasons actually but I'll try to get to them all. So, basic premise and setup, male lead wants to experience a normal high school life. Flip side, he is a strong, demon-like guy that hides behind a geek persona to ensure his plans as a normal student aren't ruined. Nothing unique, some readers are probably familiar with this setup. Then we get introduced to the female lead, who becomes infatuated and does everything in her power to make the male protagonist be with her. Flip side, she is a demon from hell, successor to
it's reign and wishes to make the male lead her bride. I'll be damned but this is going to be a fun ride. Sadly, the end was seriously abrupt and ended prematurely. If I had to guess it was given the editorial axe.
I have no complaints in regard to the art work in this manga. The design for the male protagonist is simple enough to work and the female leads are plenty attractive. Each female is detailed enough and drawn well enough to be distinguishable from each other. Backgrounds were a bit below the character designs in terms of quality, i.e a lot of blank panels or simple textured and toned ones to let the characters shine instead. Though for the action scenes and the few "fight" scenes/moments- they were drawn well and blended with the overall atmosphere of the story.
The absolute selling point of this manga. The supportive characters are pretty much flat and offer nothing much except extra dialogue and minor interactions. The leads however, was superb. Male protagonist Onizaki Teppei was a nice fresh of air for me personally. Despite being a cool, down to earth and capable of kicking ass teenager, he chooses to portray a nerd persona at school. Mitogawa Enma (the "main" female) gets the most spot light and while she definitely portrayed the attitude of a female LEAD, I felt she didn't offer much aside from driving the plot and being the young, wild, carefree "child-like" girl. Another female lead Azuma Shiori is basically your ticking time bomb yandere of the cast, but in a more light-hearted(?) atmosphere. She still has your typical jealously issues and gets the dark, jealousy eyes as she shoots off sharp questions but she definitely provided a good chunk of social interaction. My favorite female though was Takayanagi Yomi as her delinquent persona masking her gentle and shy true self was very enjoyable. The way she reacted and spoke involving Teppei led to many laughs overall.
The ending left more to be desired to put it nicely, so it really took away from the overall experience that this manga offered. As I mentioned/guessed earlier, the series was probably prematurely ended thus resulting in the rather pathetic ending. Given that, I did enjoy everything prior to the ending. If you want a nice simple read with enjoyable characters in a "harem" setting and don't mind the cliches that much, then by all means- enjoy.