Ichijou Kazuya thought that he was murdered, but when he came to, he was back in his high school days. He lived his entire life as a playboy and had had countless sexual encounters with women until that fateful day that he was killed. He realizes that his murderer was his old high school friend Tanaka Masaki who was jealous of Kazuya’s relationships and his built up anger eventually exploded.
Taken back 15 years into his past, it seems that he has been given a second chance at life and given a chance to make different choices. He decides that the way to prevent his eventual demise is to make sure Masaki is more successful with girls and loses his virginity before Kazuya. But fate seems to be steering Kazuya towards the path of his previous life and keeps introducing the same girls he had sexual encounters with.
This is a time loop manga. The protagonist (Ichijou) is given a second chance to go back to high school to evade the wrath of his best friend, who strangles him to death in adulthood. Reason for murder? Well, Ichijou is quite the womanizer while the best friend is still a virgin. So what must the he do to escape murder? To not lose his virginity, of course! This setting seems really stupid at first. However, as the story progresses, you will feel that there is something more, something deeper to the meaning behind why the protagonist was given a second chance. And you will
(morbidly) enjoy the ride as Ichijou tries to escape his fate. You will see the Butterfly Effect in action. Even the smallest thing that Ichijou does differently on the second time around have great impact on his future. Most of the manga involves the typical teen romance and all-sunshine high school life. It's just that the threat of future murder is always looming behind in the protagonist's mind. But at the end, the story ties up neatly and you will understand the greater reason behind the time loop. The pivotal moment of the manga is in the last two chapters, so don't read them quickly like I did. I had to read them twice to understand the ending.
The character development is a bit weak, however. In my eyes, all the characters belong to certain moe or stock characters with exception of the main character: Blonde, outgoing girl and big breasted, black-haired, shy girl with glasses who already likes the main guy. The two main heroines of this work seemed like they were lifted straight from Strawberry 100%. It's probably an homage. Ichigo 100%, by the way, is the greatest high school romance/harem manga ever.
Anyways, but this weakness of characters is ok because the identity of this work is not pivotal on the character development. It is the plot that makes this manga shine.
Overall, this manga has a gripping, driving story that will nail you to your seats. I finished this in one sitting, leaving me wanting an epilogue. The overall 7 is because I am a pretty harsh critic. This manga is good.
Now before you start reading, when I decided to read this. I thought it would be another shitty harem wherein he it's easy for the mc but it was not. It was actually a thrill seeking experience with twists, turns, decisions and suspense. The art was ok but for a manga we focus on the story and characters.
The story is filled with mystery regarding the death of the protagonist, and now he goes into a time slip to save himself from the future of his best friend killing him and possibly change it. The last part kept me on the edge of my seat and
I really enjoyed it.
The characters were developed really slowly. The protagonist was a scumbag but then you realize because of his mistakes he became like this and I like how he redeems himself but others. His best friend was a bit annoying for me but at least you could understand his motive for committing the crime. My favourite girl character was Yoshino because I really felt bad for her because of the fucking things that happened to her. She was only high school man! The other girl was ok for me although I liked it when she was with the best friend in the end.
In the end, this manga is definitely a must read if you are sick of the fucking shitty harems. I hope you will enjoy it when you read it!
Donnie Darko. Twelve Monkeys. Butterfly Effect. These movies all had a few things in common: time travel to the past in order to correct something in the future. For Donnie Darko, it was Donnie who always found himself in the past trying escape from the endless loop he was trapped in. For Twelve Monkeys, a convict was sent back in time to suppress an epidemic that would kill 99% of the human population in 2035. For Butterfly effect, it was for Ashton Kutcher to go back in time to fix his childhood so that he had a happier future.
ga Doutei o Sutetara Shinu Ken ni Tsuite, Ichijo Kazuya goes back in time to stop being a pimp.
Sounds a bit off, but let me explain. From the outset, my comparison between Donnie Darko, Twelve Monkeys, and Butterfly Effect and Ore ga Doutei o Sutetara Shinu Ken ni Tsuite may deem the latter as some sort of romance-comedy manga that does not deal with serious issues as the former. This isn't quite the case. Taken from the synopsis, Ichijo Kazuya was sent back in time because he was killed by his best friend, Masaki. He later comes to realize that he was killed because of Masaki's jealousy towards Kazuya's way with women, and the only way to fix that was if he made sure that Masaki was more popular with girls than Kazuya was in high school. So, an accurate representation of this manga would be "Kazuya goes back in time to prevent his death in the future."
This manga is interesting in that the main character, as a high school boy in his youth, is trying his best NOT to get the girls. What's even better is that he keeps meeting girls left and right. And the best part is, Masaki is there to witness all of Kazuya's encounter with those girls. You wouldn't think that he was trying his best to avoid them unless he kept reassuring Masaki that everything was a misunderstanding. Too bad he's not buying any of it.
The art is nothing to scoff at. Wakabayashi Yuusuke appears to be somewhat new in the manga industry, seeing as how this manga is his only work and how it was published in May of this year but his art is great. Good art with a variety of girls has my thumbs up.
Here is where people will love this or hate this manga. Kazuya is a player. So much that he goes back in time to stop being such a chick magnet. The norm nowadays for romance shounens is that the main character is either a loser or an average high schooler at best. We are introduced to a character who share none of the said traits. So either you will feel refreshed because the manga is introducing something new, or discomfort because this deviates from what we are so used to.
I found this read to be VERY enjoyable. With only four chapters released, there is room for even more improvement. I was so content with this manga that I read the entire thing twice. The art, and the general direction this manga is going is enough for me in wanting more.
This has to be one of the best manga I've read or will read. I don't usually review because I just don't have the interest anymore but this shit is legit great. It has you laughing and worried at the same time, it's like whenever something good is happening you know bad will immediately follow.
And the main character is really a likable guy who made mistakes in the past and is just trying to do things right given that he has a second chance. He reminds me of one of my favorite
anime characters, Harima Kenji from School Rumble, because hes trying his hardest to make things work even if in the end it ends up having the opposite effect or negative side effects.
I just read the 15 chapters today and it is 2:59 well 3 am now and I don't want to sleep I just want to keep reading the next chapters that have yet to come. I hope the author or company or whatever decides to hurry up with production for future chapters.