Out of the blue, a beautiful girl asks Kakeru to run away with her. It turns out that the girl is on the run from a shadowy government organization intent on using her psychic abilities for its own nefarious ends. But why does she need Kakeru’s help? Could it be that he has secret powers, too?
This story was very good. the main character may seem like a wimp at first but as you read along you slowly see how strong he becomes.
The main character Kakeru is a very nice person that cares a lot about others instead of himself.
This is an amazing story and you should read it too!!!!!
I would consider this manga unique even though it falls into many very annoyingly stereotypical manga situations (i.e. wimpy protagonist who wants to save everybody). These negative attributes degrade the manga's originality but the overall story is still extraordinary.
One draw back of the manga is its characters. They are bland base models of typical characters.
On the other hand, the art is above average. The pages definitely rise above the standards of its genre, in which the art is usually secondary.
The story is where this manga truly shines. Now there are parts which are boring because of the stereotypical plot advances, but I can
over look many of them. This is mostly due to the awesomeness of the main character's superpower. There are a lot of manga out there in which the protagonist has an amazing hidden superpower, but none of them (albeit Blue Exorcist) can compare to this. The main character's control of time creates many interesting events in the story. The other characters' powers are normal and not surprising in the least. The romance sucked in this manga. To be honest the main girl was freakin' hot. "Close but no cigars."
The romance between the protagonist and the girl was extremely superficial and I couldn't wait for it to be over. The girl was a total yandere. -.- That's as far as I will comment on.
Towards the end of the story there were many twists and turns to the plot that fell shot of my expectations. (i.e. Surprise! The good guy is actually evil; seen that.) Even worse is when the protagonist sacrifices himself to save the world. It was practically the same as the ending of Superior Cross. RANT TIME: Alright I can role with that, however the last chapter ruined it. It is a kind of epilogue in which the lives of all the characters were shown after they were altered. In the end the protagonist appears and everyone becomes all happy skipping down the street like in some fairy-tale. The characters' lives were altered extremely seeing as how they were reset by ten years and their conditions of living where entirely different. Therefor they should not be the same person. END OF RANT.
This manga was definitely different than the average manga. I would recommend it to people as an interesting read but would tell them not to have high expectations. They might like it but it won't be a favorite. 6/10.
I first found this manga just browsing the isles at a bookstore. The cover looked cool and I'm into the whole psychics and supernatural genre, so I was like "Why not?" I didn't think it'd turn out to be this awesome.
I've heard of and read books about psychis escaping from an evil lab, but the story was much more than that. Psycho Busters added interesting twists and placed a huge amount of the plot on friendship and making relationships. How Kakeru was involved, how he was accepted, how the groups' bond and trust played a key factor in their saving the world- it was
really enjoyable to read. I loved their powers and I loved how the story progressed. I think the story could have gone a bit more in detail at parts, and I believe that the mangaka could have written more experiences that the group went through, but as a whole, I thought it was really well written.
I honestly really love the art. I mean, I chose to read this book in the beginning because I liked the cover! When I read the manga, the first few pages of the first volume were pictures of girls showing off in bathing suits. I'm a girl, so I facepalmed. But the art was pretty so I continued. I'm glad I did. The different shots are interesting and I like how it adds to the story. The characters are nicely drawn as well. When I picked up the last volume at Borders, I looked at the cover and muffled a little fangirl squeal. The reason? I saw the cover art and noticed that the mangaka had improved. My favorite characters were even hotter, even if just a bit. I enjoyed watching the mangaka's art style grow throughout this series, and am looking forward to reading other's by both Akinari Nao and Yuya Aoki.
The characters were well drawn and I liked the friendship and interaction between them. I liked how we really got to know them and their pasts in different parts of the story and how we got to see them face up to their past and grow as a person. I disliked the demise of a certain character, Todoroki, but all in all I like them all. What can I say? I love Joi!! ^^ hehe...
From the perverted moments to the love confessions to the tearful pasts of the characters, this series, in my opinion, deserves a 9. The story had unexpected twists that made me wonder what was going to happen next, the art was beautifully drawn and led me to an interesting manga, and the characters were fun to watch and drew me into their own personal lives as they entertained me with the ongoings of a psychic. It was a wonderful ride and I will happily recommend Psycho Busters to any person who's looking for a great read.
Psycho Busters, a series with potential that I feel did not live up to it.
I happen to come across this series while reverse image searching a friend's profile picture and came across this, which happened to have the same author as Getbackers, a series that I had enjoyed as a child. Despite the terrible summary online, it can be fairly easy to assume that it was going to be a battle comic involving psychics thanks to the name and the cover art for the first volume.
It starts with your typical wimpy protagonist (which others comment about during the series) but that
is not where the problems begin to start.
The story is rather plain with a rather generic problem that our protagonist, Takeru, needs to solve. But that's fine, the actual problem is how it felt pretty rushed where we being flooded with new characters and abilities rather quickly. In some cases, we may learn about a character and they may get developed within that very same chapter, but because of the poor pacing, it can feel rather out of place.
The characters were actually rather lackluster and could definitely been improved upon if given more time to them.
The art was not that great which is even worse when they kept on shoving in whatever fanservice they could for their 'shounen' demographic, as well as with it not seeming to be consistent at times in my opinion. But in no way is Akinari a poor artist, it just did not seem that great for this work.
A rather big element that I thought was done rather poorly is the romance. Yes, it was very obvious from the first chapter with how the mc leads into it, but I could not really believe the progression of it given the last minute backstory of Ayano.
Overall, my enjoyment of it was from the interesting concepts they had despite how overused it may be and the cheesiness of certain scenes along with how nice some of them were. I personally am a big fan of those.
One thing to note though would be the ending, it can be rather hit or miss depending on the reader's preference, although I will not exactly say why.
4/10 It felt like it could've done better if they took more time to develop the story and characters along with making sure the art was not choppy at times. But even though I did not enjoy it that much, I can still see it as a series that people might like.