Nozaki Haruka's family moves to a small town following her father's new job. Unfortunately, Haruka becomes a target of bullying in the new school, which is set to close in a few months due to the lack of students. As a strong girl who doesn't want to worry her parent, Haruka tries to ignore the bullies, but the case is steadily growing out of proportion. And since the teachers are not willing to deal with bullying during the final school months, nothing is stopping an appalling tragedy that is looming over Haruka.
I changed my mind a lot of times while reading this manga.
At first, I thought it was just a simplistic revenge manga. Then I thought it was a revenge manga with a shallow story. Then I thought it was a story that tries to get a creepy feeling under your skin. Then I thought it was a rather creepy story that shows off a lot of strange and previously unthinkable things. Then I thought…
Well, you get the idea.
The further I read, the creepier it gets. At its core, I still see it as mostly a simple revenge story, but the author sure takes care to insert a lot of things along the way. By the end, you’re left wondering if you’re reading a revenge story or a story about a bunch of crazy loons.
I won’t spoil anything, but I will say the story certainly kept the surprises up.
Moving aside from that, the only other thing of note is the art. I’m conflicted here – primarily because I don’t know whether the awful art is intentional or not. On the surface, it seems awful primarily because characters often looked like fanged monsters when angry and, when they’re not angry, they looked indistinguishable from each other.
At first, I disliked it but, later on, I ended up wondering if the author was using the art to make a commentary on the characters.
So…what am I saying? I’m saying I really don’t know how I feel about it. The important part, though, is that I did enjoy reading it. Would I recommend it to others? Yes. Overall, I think it’s a short and enjoyable read. Plus, the fact that it’s so confusing actually lends to its enjoyment, I think.
If nothing else, I would suggest it as a fun romp that can be finished quickly.read more
Warning: This review contains spoilers pertaining to the series' plot
Misu Misou is a tale of bullying, death, romance and revenge (sweet blissful revenge).
The story is gory, romantic and absolutely tragic. The story is based in a small village outside of japan, in a very hush hush area, and essentially the new girl is bullied by psychopathic tweens. Without spoiling its interesting tale, they do some pretty fucked up shit, which results in the main character to stand up and kill the little cunts.
What I love about the story is how essentially it is a psychological horror revenge tale, with a nice dash of romance. But what the story does is really make you feel as if all the characters, no matter how fucking awful they are, don't really deserve to die, and how you really feel bloody awful watching them die so horribly. Yet at the same time you are happy they are dead.
Art: The art is awful, it looks bland and dull.
Characters: The characters are interesting and very normal, I like them, I can relate to them. but when the blood starts splattering these characters change from normal to badass, it's amazing.
Overall enjoyment: I liked it alot, in fact I can't wait to see what happens next. It is very violent it's kinda on the fuckked up level of Elfen Lied, so if you don't like Elfen Lied don't read this. read more
This manga is extremely sad. filled with killing intent and hate. I can totally understand how the main protagonist feel when she is in that situation. it makes you want those bullies to die as well. this sort of stuff happens daily, most of the time teacher/ family won't be able to support those victims which only makes the situation worse.
the story is mainly around someone who gets bullied almost daily and there are alot of F-word up shit everywhere. Reminds me of how i got bullied when i was in secondary school. the intent of wanting to kill someone when being bullied is understandable, those stages of being bullied by someone is fricken horrible. if only my country allowed people to buy guns i would probably went mad and ended up getting killed by the police, after several counselling and enduring i am glad i am all grow up now and its in the past so life is all good.
if something like what is happening to the MC in the manga happens to someone in real life they will probably end up killing someone as well.
this reflects the amount of school shootings and mass killings in schools, most of the penetrators who started those killings were mainly caused by excessive amount of gaming/ bullying. If hell really exist it would still take ages for those who needs to be punish to end up being in hell, and people will eventually reach their limit and ended up killing some body. Which is also like suicide.
Think twice if you ever think about bullying someoneread more
This manga was not bad, but it wasn't really all that good either. The setting seemed like a realistic small town, but it seemed like everybody in it was a violent psychopath. It seemed like this was supposed to be a message about bullying, but the middle school-age bullies are so cartoonishly evil that it's impossible to take the story very seriously. On top of that, (pardon the probable spoilers) the only villainous characters that ever show anything even remotely sympathetic or even human do so shortly before or as they die.
The other reason this doesn't really work as a message about bullying is because most of the characters that are victims of abuse are just as bad, if not worse, than the abusers. I'm not even sure what the thing with the teacher toward the end was about, since it didn't actually factor into the story in any way and just seemed like trying to fill page space.
Aside from that, the story did accomplish the goal of making the main character and her family sympathetic, even if the author had to go to insane lengths to justify what ends up happening. Despite that, I still ended up feeling bad about enjoying the later action, because I couldn't shake the feeling that on some level, this story was just the author's excuse to show children mutilating each other and the message about bullying was just a vehicle to make it a bit more palatable.read more