Chiemi Yusa's high school record is far from perfect. She's already been suspended twice for fighting, and she's not even half-way through her first year! In danger of getting expelled for starting yet another brawl, her teacher approaches her with an unexpected offer: get her classmate Akifumi "Deranged Devil" Hirata, the nastiest fighter in the whole school, to clean up his act, and her record will officially be cleared. Reluctantly she accepts, and immediately goes on the attack. But as she's waiting for him to retaliate, she discovers that he has more in store for her than just a fight!
In Love Attack, you'll find a rollicking brawl of a good time as the roughest guy and girl in school get themselves into trouble—and find themselves in love.
From reading the synopsis you might think this manga sounds really lame or something. It's really the opposite.
In terms of the story, it's pretty original. Definitely not your typical shoujo, since we have both the guy and the girl (chiemi + akifumi) being totally dangerous people. The plot is pretty unpredictable and flows nicely. Pacing is great. This manga will make you burst out laughing a LOT. And the sweet moments aren't corny like in other shoujo. Everything is played out really well.
Art - appealing to the eyes. I usually have a standard on the art of a manga, because if the art isnt that appealing and the plot doesn't seem too exciting.. I don't even feel like reading it. The author really knows how to draw out the funny moments too - its not too choppy and fits in perfectly.
Character - Like I mentioned - the two of them really make it different from your typical shoujo. chiemi can be a dangerous person who overreacts a lot, but still has a sweet side. akifumi the school rebel really changes because of chiemi, and yes you might see him as the typical bad boy, but he really cares about chiemi and sometimes he brings up the sweetest things that makes all the problems go away.
This manga is exceptionally enjoyable. Definitely a page turner. HILARIOUS moments, more comedy than romance but the romance is still there of course.
Overall, I really recommend this manga for anyone who's looking for a good romantic comedy.
I didn't think this was going to be good. its freakin great! i almost fell out of my chair a few times and its just too hilarious. i love the characters, all very very funny. even though the plot is just like any other story, each chapter is always surprising. it just became one of my favorite to read.. i seriously laughed soo hard, if i was drinking milk, it would have came out of my nose... if that makes any sense...lol
Love Attack starts off as a great romance manga. If you've read the other reviews, they are spot on in that respect. The two main characters are fun and funny, they have a great relationship, and they have what looks like it might be an interesting set of friends and classmates.
And then it all goes horribly wrong, making it one of the most frustrating manga I've ever read.
Story (5): Story starts off great. Violent girl with a hyper-active sense of justice meets misunderstood delinquent. They fall in love quickly, and then slowly start a relationship. It's a promising start to what could have been a really fun and unique manga (especially for shoujo, which usually doesn't have this level of comedy or fighting).
And then the jealousy plot arcs start pouring in. Basically, that's what you get for the rest of the manga--these plot arcs cover all but a handful of chapters in the rest of the manga. A new character is introduced, jealousy and misunderstandings ensue--usually because the main characters are extremely dense and refuse to learn from past mistakes--and (eventually) gets worked out. And then it happens again. And again. By the fourth time, the manga just ends, even before the arc is fully resolved.
Art (8) : The art is great. Definitely a shoujo style, but with good fight scenes, interesting facial expressions, and an attention to detail in backgrounds and expressions that shoujo often misses. Just great.
Character (7): I loved the two main characters at the outset. And then, they prove to be absurdly stupid when it comes to trusting each other and not doing things that could destroy the relationship.
As for their friends and classmates, you only really, kinda-sorta get to know two of them (Yukari and Ohno); they are likable and interesting. The teacher seems cool, but she exists mostly as a plot device. Their are other people hanging out with the two mains, but you learn nothing about them. Oh, and there is also the heroine's father, who is a great source of comic relief.
Instead, you learn about the four people who try to break up the main couple's relationship. There is some good character development here... but honestly, most of the time, when talking about these people, I just wanted it to get back to the main couple.
Enjoyment (6): I loved it at first, and then the enjoyment was slowly sucked out of this; by the tenth consecutive chapter of the third time someone tried to break the main couple apart, I was just frustrated.
Overall (6): That's an average score. It starts out a solid 10, and the last third of the manga I'd give about a 4.
I'd strongly recommend reading the first couple volumes. After that? Continue at your own risk.read more
I was excited for this manga since Girl Got Game, which was written by the same author, is one of my favorites. And for the first few chapters I really enjoyed it. It was funny, the art was great, and the relationship between the main couple was developing at a nice steady pace.
Thennn the homewrecker arcs started appearing. The first time it was fine, quite comedic actually, but then there was another...and then another. The whole story just became repetitive. First a new character would show up and try to seduce one of the MC's. Then the other person would assume that the other was cheating and get upset/jealous without actually confirming with the other person as to whether or not it was true.
Not to mention it ends with a cliffhanger. The author for whatever reason decided to continue the manga with a different series and the translation for it cannot be found anywhere.read more