Shinagawa Daichi is a high school delinquent who just wants to be left alone. However, class rep Adachi Hana will stop at nothing to get him to go on the upcoming Social Studies field trip. What are her true motives behind getting a "yankee" like Shinagawa to go on such a thing?
(Source: Unlife Studios)
Volume 11: Fairy Megane (Crossover one-shot between "Fairy Tail" and "Yankee-kun to Megane-chan")
I've got to say that this manga is probably one of the best ones I've ever read. You know when you feel like trying the manga your friend suggested for weeks? You don't look very forward to do so, but you still think of giving it a chance, even tough you probably think that will be a waste of time. However, after a few pages you're starting to get addicted to it without knowing. Does this situation ring some bells? Well, this is exactly what happened to me with Yankee kun to Megane chan. Such a humorous and fantastic story, I just had to rate this as a masterpiece because it's definitely worth it.
The summary is quite simple. A very powerful, ex-delinquent called Adachi Hana, wants to forget the past and finally be what she desired for a long time: To be the class rep obviously! In order to do so, she wants to stop using any kind of violence so that she can become a responsible and caring class rep.
Unlike many class reps, Adachi Hana really cares about everyone's problems and tries to solve them. Therefore, she starts following the school's No1 delinquent: Shinagawa Daichi. Don't get, however fooled, Shinigawa is not an ordinary delinquent since he actually has a good heart which will be shown more and more as Adachi makes him help different people in the school that are facing suspension etc.
As you go further through the manga, you can notice that Adachi's ambitions are getting stronger because she wants to also be the student council president apart from being class rep. And guess who is she making candidate for the place of vice president? Who any other than Shinigawa?
There are of course other characters that become closer to our Adachi and Shinigawa and they all end up being in the student council. You will see how much effort they will all put in order to makes things right in the school!!
I actually found it amazing. The characters were very nicely drawn, not like in most mangas where you cannot even distinguish who is who.
However, their facial expressions during certain moments were epic. I'm not exaggerating, I had tears in my eyes from laughter. Their expressions were way too hilarious and crazily comic.
Each character in the manga is very unique. It's actually the first time when I don't hate any character, they all have an important role in the story and they will make you laugh till you fall off your chair.
It is the manga that I mostly enjoyed so far. Every single chapter was amazing and as I was reading further I just felt disappointed that I'm getting closer to the last chapter.
This manga really helped me to get in a good mood. Therefore guys, if you feel like forgetting about your worries for a while and have a good laugh, this manga is definitely for you.
PS: I RARELY give a 10 or 9 or even an 8, however this manga really impressed me and it deserved an outstanding!!!!
From a summary, one would assume that this is a stereotypical high-school romance where opposites attract, but this reviewer assures you, it is far from that. Absolutely ridiculous, yet that's what makes it so enjoyable. We've no average character tropes here; Hana is the total antithesis to the banal class representatives previously seen. She's violent, completely lacks common sense, isn't all too clever. She usually scores lower than Shinagawa, leading to amusing score face offs. Whenever she decides to pull an all niter with regards to study, she ends up falling asleep during the study, and can't be woken the next day, for the actual test.
Daichi Shinagawa is known throughout the school as a 'yankee'. He's foul-mouthed, bad tempered, skips classes on a regular basis, and is failing the majority of the classes. He finds school incredibly boring, until the class representative, Adachi Hana, happens to peer down at him when he's in the bathroom, and attempts to get him to come on a school trip. From this point on, Shinagawa is constantly roped into Hana's schemes, whether he wants to be, or not.
One of the more amusing points of this manga is Shinagawa under the impression that Adachi has feelings for him, hence why he thinks she is always roping him into everything. In one chapter, Daichi even writes, 'there's this girl who clearly likes me, what should I do?' to a suggestion box made by Adachi herself, and she remarks that the guy is 'clearly delusional'.
Although the two main characters are the story's strength, there's an amusing range of side characters, too. We are first introduced to the one time hikikomori Seiya Chiba, where Hana thinks that he won't come to school over Shinagawa being too fearsome. It turns out that Chiba is far more fearsome looking himself. We've Hana's underling from middle school, Rinka Himeji, who goes so far to be at Hana's side that she transfers from her own school to where our heroine is. And there's Gaku Izumi, an exceptionally clever student who's forever locking heads with Shinagawa.
The artwork is rather pretty, and has a certain flair to it. Yoshikawa excels at facial expressions, especially the 'yankee' facial expressions. Whenever a character tends to make a, 'yankee face', one would almost heAR the stereotypical yankee accent resounding in their head.
At time of this review, there are eleven volumes out in Japan, and four have been translated. If you're getting annoyed with the generic high-school romances that adorn manga, I'd advise you to give this a go. Certainly different, and thoroughly enjoyable. Hopefully you'll adore it as much as this reviewer currently is. read more
Story: A high school life of 2 retards haha...a guy and a girl, the guy is a yankee whos rough,skips classes and stuff like that..the girl is the class president with glasses .A common scene is when the yankee is in the toilet at school doing his business and the girl(megane-chan) will peek from the top of the stall and blurt out something that she wants or needs. Megane(the girl with glasses) turns out to be something i did not expect at all..expect the unexpected haha ..its a high school life of yankees and gangsters and more :D
Art: the art is pretty good i have to say..quite detailed..good looking characters and the expressions they make are hilarious
Character : the characters are pretty much lovable ..they just make u laugh especially "yankee-kun" he makes funny expressions ..hilarious :D and "megane_chan" can just be really retarded at times haha
If you humor some aspects and forgo some minor inconsistencies, you'll most likely enjoy this manga.
The art is top notch. Great when serious, adorable and funny when not.
The idea is interesting, way more than the title suggests. This mangaka is more than competent when throwing twists or developing characters.
However, they've invested so much of the story into developing interest in the female protagonist. A lovable character, with a seemingly dark background. The writer had laid out several hooks and cliff hangers early on in the story and even more intense ones near the end. Not one was used. So what potentially could've been the biggest arc in the manga, was strangely abandoned in the last few chapters. As if nothing ever happened.
This manga is a real page turner. It's been entertaining from beginning to... well, near the end. The ending was so unsatisfying, that I had to reconsider this manga as a whole. The mystery was not only left unsolved, it was ignored.
I would give this manga an 8/10 all the way to the ~200th chapter. I'd give the last ~10 chapters a 3/10. And that's being generous.
Definitely avoid it if you're in it for the ending. read more