Negizawa Kamo once tearfully promised his weak childhood friend Kagyu Jubei that he would grow up to be a teacher who would not stand for bullying. Several years later, as a teacher, he meets Kagyu once more under...strange circumstances to say the least.
While Negizawa was training to become a great teacher, Kagyu (who, like most women, fell for Negizawa) polished her fists so that she could protect him when they met again.
Hilarity ensues as Negizawa strives to become the teacher he once dreamed of being and Kagyu protects his chastity from the numerous women who lust after his sweet behind.
Not many people know about this gem of a series, in fact, I knew nothing about the series before i went on a backpacking trip to Japan. In any book/manga shop the fantastic cover art always drew me to it and when i came home I was disappointed to find that the series was not scanlated.
But lucky for me and you it has just begun scanlation and with it the intense and comical world of Nejimaki Kagyuu has been opened of us. As i said in my off the topic introduction, the art is what brought me to the series, in the stores were I
mean 1000s of series are on display it is no coincidence that the art stood out so much.
In the series the art is slick, polished and while lacking in the details of some more artistic series (especially in the backgrounds) the style of the art is what gets it for me. To me the style is the mix of seinen art and shonen art in a middle ground style which a lot of modern seinen series have seemed to sprung up recently using it.
The series is a comedy aimed at poking fun at the shonen harem style of manga. The main heroine of the series, Kagyuu is both a scary, powerful fighter while being a love struck, innocent girl. The comedy that the manga-ka gets from switching between the two extreme in situations always gets a chuckle from me. While drawing this seinen harem, the manga-ka focuses more on comedy and the "fighting" of this fighting harem allows for the reader to sit back and enjoy the series and not be turned off at the incombatability of the different themes. There is only a heavy dose of comedy with a plot based around the girls fighting over the main, male character.
For some draw backs to the series there is a fair amnount of ecchi-(ness) while i do believe that it is done better then most series. With the style of fighting that Kagyuu uses, involves ripping and destroy of clothes of the user and victim as it deals damage, it never feels put in there for "rating". You know its happening in a chapter and when, its not like the horrible "looking up" views on female characters or the lets have every girl character support a pair of hefty lumps of flesh that the harem guy happens to get sucked into their gravity fields every 5mins in series that claim o be more plot driven.
Also talking about story plot, here is another low part of the series but this is a factor of most comedy based series suffer from, its about the jokes and the situations not about the who, what, where and why of how this is happening.
I fully recommend this series for its entertainment values and its stunning/fun art style. Its a series that leaves me wanting more as i laugh my way through each and every chapter.
This is my first review please be gentle~
It makes me go AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA and here's why:
Gril protects Teache, Teache wants to protect his students. Gril is a student, but Teache can't protect her from fights. School administration: "imo everyone for themselves I want personas to break because something something," thus building a setting for great characters, and great fights.
There are many fight scenes, each very detailed. What I love most is the way the characters overdo their emotions, (anger can be grotesque, cute is super cute). These portrayals is great for this kind of manga. It's definitely up there in terms of uniqueness.
Teache - At first I hated him, I thought he'd be like every other copy paste teache. Later on (midway from where I am now), he undergoes serious character development. I'd say Teache isn't the main focus, although he's sort of the main cause of everything that happens when he's in charge of decisions.
gril (main gril, probably main character) - CUTE! STRONG! She's probably more of the main character than teache. As you're reading through, know that she's still a cute girl and has girly emotions and such.
The supporting characters are really what make this manga great (later on, a couple ten chapters in things get serious). There's not that many in the beginning.
NOT PUTTING THIS DOWN ANYTIME SOON. WAITING FOR TRANSLATIONS.
READ IT. SPREAD THE WORD. I WANT DOUJINS TO BE MADE.
For starters Nejimaki Kagyuu is a very underrated manga that i think deserves more attention. This story is about a teacher named Negizawa Kamo who grew up protecting his close childhood friends and made a pact that he would protect the weak and one day become a teacher that would die for his students... yes a very deep MC. Kagyu Jubei the childhood friend falls for him and would do anything to become his wife. These two face alot of jealousy and hate from numerous people even the heads of the school. This story caught my eye because of its amazing art work
and action scenes with great romance that gives off a good balance not to mention steady character development through out the chapters. I recommend this story to anyone who likes awesome fighting scenes and deep romance from the 2 main characters that make you enjoy watching their journey as it unfolds.