When the two were still young, Saitou and Kawana Subaru were close friends. But with Subaru coming from a wealthy family, she was sent to the top school while Saitou had to settle for a regular education. But after painfully studying for years, he was finally accepted as a high school freshman through a scholarship program that only a handful of students are awarded. But what Saitou thought was going to be a heartwarming reunion turned out horrible. Subaru had grown up beautiful and was the most popular person in school as she was kind to everyone, all except towards Saitou who she seemed to despise.
Almost regretting his decision to come to the school, Saitou wishes that somehow their dorm rooms would connect to each other. Magically, because it turns out that Subaru wished the same thing, their wish comes true but, in return, Subaru loses her self-control for one hour per day. During that time, her erotic desire for Saitou, that she can normally hide, comes pouring out and her true intentions are revealed. He wants to take advantage of this once in a lifetime chance but doing so might jeopardize their relationship during the other 23 hours.
Kimi wa Midara na Boku no Joou is a rather unique ecchi manga. When coming across sexual scenarios in manga, people tend to think along the lines of, "This is hot/intense." Kimi wa Midara, on the other hand, gives off a different vibe. During the sexual scenes in Kimi wa Midara, my thought process was often, "awwww." Yes, that's right, I found it adorable. The way the scenes were portrayed made me smile instead of the common undivided attention & emotionless face. Now let me get on to the actual review.
Story : 7
The story revolves around 2 childhood friends, Saito Akira and Kawana Subaru. Subaru
is rich while Akira would probably be somewhere around middle class meaning they would end up going to different schools. In order to stay close with her, Akira decided to study as hard as he could to get into her prestigious school on scholarship. He did get in, but unfortunately for him, she now treats him as if he's the lowest form of scum despite being known as a lady of good etiquette.
One day, Akira overheard a rumor about a god who grants wishes. Later that night, Akira jokingly wished that his and Subaru's room were connected. Much to his and Subaru's surprise, the wish came true! In return for granting their wish, god decided to take Subaru's self-control for 1 hour every day. During this hour, Subaru reveals her true-self: someone who is beyond infatuated with Akira.
The plot is interesting indeed, but it doesn’t feel particularly new. However, given the fact that the manga is first and foremost, an ecchi manga, there’s not much to expect from the plot in the first place. With that being said, the plot is enough to keep you engaged and amused.
Plot aside, the romance is extremely satisfying. The manga doesn’t shy away from portraying physical intimacy that isn’t just falling on top of the other person and accidentally groping them. There is kissing, moments that are a few actions just short of actual sex, and then there’s actual sex. I think you get the point by now.
With a plot like this, it wouldn't be surprising for the plot to tread into dark grounds, e.g. Subaru hooking up other guys during her loss of self-control. Luckily enough, her lust only extends to Akira.
All in all, Kimi wa Midara is a highly satisfying romance ecchi manga with a good enough story-line.
To me, the art is the strongest point of the manga. Seeing as how it's an ecchi, it'd be pretty embarrassing to have mediocre art. Personally, I think Subaru is one of the most well-drawn female characters. Akira as well is nicely drawn. He may not be crazy handsome, but it is definitely a step up from our usual ecchi protagonist.
Saito Akira is one of the better ecchi protagonists. He doesn't look like a complete dork, is kind, smart, and best of all, not dense. He knows every single action that Subaru tries to hide from him. Next, we have Kawana Subaru. I'm the kind of guy who has a deep hate for tsunderes, but Subaru's one of the few exceptions. For one thing, she isn't a loli. While it doesn't exactly justify her actions, Subaru at least has the looks to act cocky. Secondly, it's pretty hard to hate her because she is just extremely cute when she goes into dere-dere mode. The two leads may appear to be contrasts of one another, but in reality, they are quite similar. Both characters suffer a substantial amount of insecurity, thinking that they are not what the other desires as a lover. In the end though, they understand that they truly love every part of each other. There are supporting characters, but I don't find them to be crucial enough for me to talk about them.
Since this is more of an subjective standpoint than an objective one, I'll surely give this part a 10. Setting aside character development, plot, etc. Kimi wa Midara is a fun little story. It's heart-warming to the point where I find even the sexual parts cute. There isn't over-the-top drama and every chapter managed to put a smile on my face. The story is so appealing, I forget about all the bitter endings of the manga I previously read.
Kimi wa Midara na Boku no Joou has an interesting plot, likable characters, and good character art. It also has its fair share of comedy. I believe the first chapter had one of the funniest scenes I've ever seen in manga. If you're looking for a relatively light-hearted romance with nice characters, personality wise and aesthetically, and don't mind sexual content, then please check this out! Best part is, it is only 5 chapters long, so it shouldn't take up any of your time at all!
It contains some spoilers from the beginning of the manga.
"No matter what, I love you and I will continue loving you forever" is a phrase that applies very well to the plot of this manga. Anyways, it's like a one more "soft-hentai romance" but with its quirks of wealthy families.
The boy, Saito, who had a childhood friend. The girl, Subaru, is like a tomboy, she played with "our protagonist" every time, and she didn't matter to get dirty. They were good friends. Yeeey!
One day, the girl goes to a famous boarding school that the boy can't go because "it's for rich families". So he
studied his ass off in his desire to meet her again and he manages to do it. He passed all the exams like a good boy and he percieves that the girl has changed her aspect totally... But the girl is avoiding him. She drift away from him. What a pitty!
But, god acts, and something will happen, the dorms of the girl and the boy have connected themselves. But not just any god, the god abverse is acting. Now the dorms has been conected, and they must live in together in the same room. But hey! We are forgeting something important about the plot... Subaru lost her self-control because of no one knows it and turns like a perver-girl 1 hour per day.
About the character I've alredy mentioned something about them. Subaru is a double personality girl (she seems to be perver and possessive, but really is a good girl) who loves Saito, but at the begining she is cold with him and she doesn't talk at all. And Saito, the boy who works very hard. He break his ass on working and studying to finally can meet Subaru, he's friendly and he get depressed easily.
The art is very good at my point of view, but sometimes it's like; Oops! This guy is like a transformer, how the hell have they drawn him? -- but this only happens a few times. Don't worry. In general is very good.
So, here we have the combination of fantasy and soft hentai romance. In 5 chapters of 40 pages.
Anyways, I like it a lot. Currently is fully released and in less than an afternoon you could read it at all. I assure you that you will like it.
Story: 8 - Very good.
Art: 7 - Good.
Character: 9 - Great.
Enjoyment: 8 - Very good.
Overall: 8 - Very good.
I only read this manga because it was linked in an image from Tumblr; I had seen two images of this manga on Tumblr, the first I found in chapter 1 and the second in chapter 3, and it looked slightly interesting. But when I actually finished catching up with this manga, I was dissapointed to say the least. The characters and their interactions are dis-interesting, and their interactions mostly consist of sex, and sex, and more sex. In fact, while most chapters do furthers the plot, they spend most of their time retelling the previous chapters and backstory, as well as pushing out sex
scenes that are basically the same, every single time, making them incredibly repetitive and dis-interesting; I'm a person interested in sex, especially with a story and a relationship, and this manga did nothing for me. The chapters are very similar and it's nigh impossible to tell them apart; save that chapter 8 had him injure his dick to the point that it bleed whenever he got hard, and chapter nine ended with a cliffhanger, both of which are equally traumatizing. This manga has not being updated in English since March 16th, 2015; and if it ever does, it'll probably have the male lead screwing the female lead's younger sister, with the female lead joining in, with the way this manga goes. If this manga ever gets more EN translations, I might read it again where I left off. But only for completions sake and a good laugh.
Story (6): The story is about Saito who gets into a top school in order to be reunited with his childhood friend Subaru, the only problem is she is cold as hell towards him. Later we find our Subaru is simply just a perverted tsundere. The story isn't anything particular special, it has supernatural elements with Ura no Kami granting the two the wish to connect their rooms and leading to the loss of Subaru's self control, but the supernatural elements get lost along the way in place of Saito and Subaru's perverted daily routines. The story feels quite fast paced, as it's only 5
chapters, and it's kind of a love conquers all cliche, and the ending was a total cop out. All in all the story is mediocre, but the two characters interactions are perverted and funny.
Art (9): The art to me is the strong point of this manga. Subaru is cute as hell and the backgrounds are nicely detailed, especially during the marriage interview scenes.
Character (7): I love Saito he's just taking the whole situation as it comes, and although Subaru's tsundere personality is slightly annoying at times her perverted side is A+. The characters are kind of vanilla, but they're not bad.
Enjoyment (8): I liked it a lot, it was pervy and that's always an A in my book.
Overall (7): I give this a 7 because I actually enjoyed it. The plot was mildly interesting, the characters were fun to watch interact and it was ecchi. What more could you ask for?