Shimonone Takara, a young, weird healthy boy, always wanted to be a "strange" being on this planet. A "strange" being is someone who has an extraordinary power that can't be used by normal people. One day, Takara meets a woman named Aria who belongs to an organization. What does she want with him? Will Takara successfully become a "strange" being?
We've all dreamed of having superpowers, but what if one day you're told you have one and it turns out to be the worst(or the best???) power in the world?
The story is set in a world where people called "strangers" are the wielders of superpowers and their powers are ranked from E to A(E being the weakest).
Our MC Shimonone Takara is a kid with big dreams of having amazing superpowers. He even practices his future signature moves every day in order to be ready for when his powers "awaken". If only his power turned out to be the one he actually wanted...
The comical situations our
MC and his harem are involved in include many ridiculous and ecchi moments that are triggered by his "power". These situations come frequently as he's still new to it, and many times he can't control himself... literally...
Your typical comedy/shounen manga actually does well in the comedy department, but it's filled with plot cliches that become repetitive with each chapter. The character development is also cliched and unsatisfying, filled with countless flashbacks that only feel forced on the story to tie up nonexistent loose ends. And as with all harem genres, the characters' relationships disappoint.
The art is good, it does well to transmit the quirkiness and the funny reactions of the characters. The character designs are really good too, they fit all their personalities perfectly. The powers are also well drawn, specially the powers of the MC and the main girl of his harem.
Rising x Rydeen was an entertaining manga with many great comedy moments that left you laughing at the end of each "release", but felt flawed when the real plot came in.
An anti-climatic ending and an overall experience that begs for a "read the LNs for more", Rising x Rydeen is an overall good read for comedy and ecchi lovers.
Rising X Rydeen is on the surface, your stereotypical Main character want's to be the best, he's given lame, but somehow powerful(in a way) powers, creates a harem. Probably the main difference about this and other super power genre is that the main character really has a ridiculously stupid power. There are also shortcomings in this manga, when you finish, you'll feel somehow unfulfilled. You'll have more questions than answers which would be fine if the author didn't decide to leave it basically in a cliffhanger situation. Other than that, most of it is somewhat enjoyable.
Story: 6 - It's your common main
character wants to be recognized as the number one hero, but gets the lamest power you can possibly imagine. Surprisingly he has amazing and powerful connections in the form of pretty girls which make up the firepower in their team. The story did go a really generic route, but what really earned it my disapproval is that the story decided to halt it's progression when things had started to get interesting. It had the potential to get better, and have an interesting story while albeit it being generic, it however died down and left in a cliffhanger state.
Art: 8 - I don't have enough experience with Manga art so this may come as a little biased, but it was well drawn in my opinion. It's highly detailed and isn't a sore to look at.
Character: 7 - Here's where it made the manga interesting and enjoyable to read. The main character Takara is hilarious, coupled that with his power to shoot out gel, it makes for one of the funniest and enjoyable scenes I've read in manga. To be blunt, yes he's that dense, stupid MC that is cool only when someone threatens his harem, but it doesn't affect the story in a negative way. His harem doesn't really differentiate themselves from typical anime/manga tropes. They all eventually fall for him, but since the MC so dense, he seems to not realize anything. That may all seem negative, but his harem isn't all that bad. I especially like Mikan because she's the only one who had previous connections to the MC, but alas nothing happens... Curse you nonsensical "Romance" genre!!!
Enjoyment: 8- Even though it looks like I've been bashing this manga a lot, I still enjoyed it. It wasn't to the point where I was super excited to go to the next chapter, but it was a fun read. It would have been a whole lot better if some progress was actually made, and the "Romance" tag actually meant something, but nonetheless I didn't feel like my time was wasted reading this.
Overall: 7- There you have it. Manga is unfulfilling, short, generic, but it was also quite enjoyable and funny most of the time. It's a good read for when you just want to waste your time, but not be overly bored or attached to the one you're reading.
Rising x Rydeen is basically a superhero story. It's about a group of "strangers" who fight evils in the world. These strangers have extraordinary powers like lightning, fire, etc.
Story - 9: I find the storyline a little confusing. It's really good, but can be confusing in some parts. It's very unique and very funny too which is the main reason why I gave it a 9. If it becomes clearer, I think this would easily become a 10. So far the story is extreme good and worth reading. Somehow this story kinda reminds me of Love Hina. Silly but serious guy who in a
sense is trying to win the hard to get girl.
Art - 9: Great artwork. Emphasis on boobs which really is annoying in my opinion.
Characters - 9: The characters are extremely serious when it comes to fight but just plain silly any time after. They look like heroes but then turn into high schoolers. I think it's a fun and entertaining mix.
Enjoyment - 10: So far I really really like this manga. Even though it's not the best I've read or am reading, I'm really interested in what happens in this manga. I feel like it's got 2 story lines happening at once I guess...
Overall - 9: Great manga. Read it if you like adventure, harems, love and romance, and just simple comedy.
Note: If you're here for fighting, you'll be disappointed. Sorry :(
This manga will easily be dismissed as a another generic harem, bland characters, stupid plot type of manga and whilst these assumptions are half correct they do not give justice to the pure win that is this manga.
Story - 8
The story itself is fairly average and not fleshed out but what gives it the edge over similar titles is: Its about Mutants! Imagine X-men type mutants but with ridiculously comedic powers and you have this. The main character has the funniest power ever. The innuendo in this is beyond normal standards. Whilst the whole story is quite typical hero/mutant affair I haven't seen it done
with this kind of comedy twist.
Art - 8
Its very good but nothing beyond the ordinary.
Character - 8
You have the typical tropes here in the characters but what separates them from the crowd is one thing: They are hilarious! You have the tsundere lead and then the rest are actually just weird to be honest but the interactions between the characters literally make you laugh out loud. Whilst the manga does try to incorporate some character development, your gonna be reading this for the comedy.
Comedy - 10
You may have noticed that I have been talking about this a lot through out the review but that's because it's the biggest component of this manga as far as I'm concerned and the best thing it has going for it. Whilst the action is quite good the lough out loud crude humor makes it excel.
Overall - 9
If you like crude humor and mutant shenanigans then this is the manga to read.