High school student Sakamoto is the definition of perfection. Good looks, intelligence, athleticism, kindness—he has it all! Everywhere he goes, all the ladies love him and all the boys are mad with jealousy. No amount of tricks or traps can ensnare Sakamoto as he evades and outmaneuvers his critics with ease; not even a male model can stand against his cool and collected demeanor as he glides through life with grace and elegance. Whatever situation he's in, Sakamoto will overcome anything in absolute perfection.
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Volume 1: Katahaba Hiroshi (Broad Shoulders Hiroshi)
Sakamoto desu ga? was published in English as Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto by Seven Seas Entertainment from August 4, 2015 to July 26, 2016, in Spanish as Soy Sakamoto, ¿por? by Milky Way Ediciones from November 27, 2015 to June 2, 2016, and in Russian as Я - САКАМОТО, А ЧТО? by XL Media from December 25, 2016 to November 14, 2017. It has been published in Polish by Wydawnictwo Studio JG since April 28th 2017.
I want to say that this manga is a perfect 10 with no flaws much like Sakamoto himself but unlike the titular character, it falls just a bit short in every way.
Art: Volumes covers can be quite deceiving as volume covers show in this case. While it's not terrible, it's hardly good either. There's bad perspective all over the place, the variety in faces is rather minimal when not exaggerated for comedy and facial expressions come from a very limited when not specifically exaggerated. As this a comedy manga I think some of this can be discounted since at times bad art can only
make things funnier. However rigid expressions sometimes do the opposite. What I'll not though is that it doesn't shy away from some difficult poses which alongside perspective is a difficult thing to draw right.
Aside from that nothing special, backgrounds are about average so not much to say about the.
Story: comedy of Sakamoto is as stated in the synopsis. He's just too good! You might already think "oh, another one joke comedy, how original" to which I'd say be sour somewhere else. While yes, the punchline is always that Sakomoto is perfect at absolutely everything, it's the situations in which he excels that makes it funny. Have you ever seen a grade schooler rent adult video while hiding his real age with Bond level calculation and agility? How about hiding from lovestruck housewife by pretending to be transported inside a tv? I doubt it and Sakamoto is all about this. Excelling at mundane to unusual tasks in unexpected and hilarious ways.
I say hilarious but your mileage might wary as with any comedy manga and since Sakamoto doesn't offer anything but gags it will very much decide how much you'll like it.
Personally, while this manga offers a constant barrage of comedy, only a part of it resonated with and made me laugh while everything else usually just fell flat.
Fun factor: being only 4 volumes long and therefore not taking much more than 3 hours to read I think it's a very worthwhile read. Check first few chapters if you like the humor and if do, I'm sure you'll enjoy the rest of it.
Here's my take after reading all 24 enigmatic chapters of Sakamoto Desu Ga? by Nami Sano.
Have you heard of the guy in class 1-2? He's so majestic, he's amazing, and he is the epitome of perfection in every way. Have you heard of Sakamoto?
The story revolves around Sakamoto and the people that admires him, adores him, envies him and tries to outdo him in and out of their class 1-2.
It is fun to read how Sakamoto handles tight situations with ease and beauty, and how he makes simple mundane task become awesome and reach a level of refinement that only a paragon like him can
I would say that the art put into the story great and most of the characters were given a time to shine, second only to Sakamoto of course which makes them memorable one way or another.
What I like about the story is it does not take itself so seriously and loves to play around with the concept of a godlike character in a simple setting like a classroom. It was not laggy and it neatly concludes each chapter that you can enjoy them whenever you want to ready something light and fun.
Although that is also the problem that it carries with it; the simplicity of the plot and the short run of the manga. But do not be mislead by this since I appreciate how entertaining the manga is.
With that said, I would give Sakamoto Desu ga? 8 dodged pies out of 10.
Do you have time to talk about our Lord and Savior
Sakamoto desu ga? Alternate title: Swagamoto
When i saw this manga about this random guy . I kind of thought at first that
It wouldnt be Any good then i read few chapters and things became clear that sakamoto
Is A kind of guy where legends Are made of and he' too epic to rate.
Story: Sakamoto / 10
Seashells as a visiting gift, he created a dynamic art piece using nothing but a bamboo stick and his teacher, reformed a group of delinquents by getting them to quit smoking and instead pursue the noble cause of
blowing the perfect spherical bubble,looks cool while feeding pigeons, and he can somewhat eat rice with nothing but health class as a side dish. Fought a bee evenly using chopstick then again I dont think sakamoto went full poeer on the bee. With that said, who needs superheroes like superman , batman, or any badasses out ther if you have our savior sakamoto?
Overall: Sakamoto / 10
The overall value and Awesomeness can only be mesured in a scale of SAKAMOTOS, reaching the highest factor of all, that being 1 Sakamoto; because there should be no duplicate. Sakamoto is sakamoto
So why are you not worshipping already and accept him as your savior?
On one occasion I've noticed on the forum the situation, where one guy described a plot twist in anime he saw by saying "this plot twist is like rotation of three hundred sixty degrees", the people who was posting in this topic was having fun of him of course becouse it shouldn't be "three hundred sixty degrees" but "one hundred and eighty", after couples of funny posts posted about, he replied by saying "I don't know why are you having fun of me, everythings fine with my post", then one guy replied him that his attitude changed by three hundred sixty degrees about this situation.
Everone was LOLING, ROFLING and LMAOING, people was saying this riposte was best they ever saw, it was the funniest they ever saw, then someone said it was perfect. Then I've used the fast reply option and said "Yes his riposte was good, however its not perfect like SAKAMOTO DESU GA? Manga is". Everyone was like "Yes, you are right"
After reading couple of chapters, I was like "How it is even possible this manga have 8.08 overall score?", becouse of my iritation I've sent message to admin of MAL site that was offline, in my first message I've putted title "why is this manga so underrated?", there was no response, so I've sent second message with title "why SAKAMOTO DESU GA? Manga so underrated?" then somehow in same minute he logged in and give me response which was shocking:
"Excuse my rudeness LtKurenaiRin, I've didnt know you meant SAKAMOTO DESU GA? Manga, to tell the truth, we have some issues with site, the real overall score of SAKAMOTO DESU GA? Manga is 10.00, scored by 100 000 000 users."
I was like "WHAT? There is not even that much people living in our world!"
His reply "I KNOW DUDE BECOUSE OF THAT THERE IS SO MANY BUGS IN MAL THAT CAUSES PEOPLE CAN ADD MORE THAN 5 FAV ANIMES"
And that is how I can describe this manga at least in introduction.
Story - 10 - The story is absolutely perfect, it will just take to read only one chapter to make you score it 10, it is becouse of ultimate perfection in every aspect, it tells about many different situations of the perfect character which is Sakamoto in his high school life that is always solved in perfect way. Without a doubt this is a perfect story that will keep you on the edge of your seat, becouse of perfect amount of perfection.
Artwork - 10 - The artwork is absolutely perfect, it is showed by everytime where Sakamoto shows up in unbelievable perfectly phenomenaly way which is impossible to explain by words. I'am actually atheist and I don't belive something like god exist, until I saw picture of Sakamoto.
Soundtrack - 10 - Of course I do realise this is review about manga and I have to say soundtrack is also perfect!
Character - 10 - The main character of this phenomenaly perfectly manga is Sakamoto, which is the definition of pure perfection, by writing reviews you can always see the tip on right side which tells "Be sure to tell us the reasons for WHY you liked or disliked this anime or manga.", so I can tell it is becouse Sakamoto is just perfect there is nothing more to say, if you staying in your mommy place becouse she is good at cooking, then after tasting Sakamoto dish, you would probably move out. If you are male and homophobic, then just after seeing Sakamoto you would become gay and would start looking for dakimakuras at Google with Sakamoto version.
Enjoyment - 10 - I just cant wait for more chapters, its just like I've never seen something like that before, I've re-read all available chapters so many times, I've stopped couting after 41. Enjoyment of everyone who read this one is also 10! This is so perfect I had to write review about this! No WAIT! actually I would give to enjoyment score 1! Is it becouse some characters in this manga cant recognize PERFECTION of Sakamoto which is more irritating than Yaoi fangirls!
Overall - 10 - Doesnt matter what you like and what you dislike, you will just give 10 score like everyone gave, just give it a try and taste ultimate PERFECTION.
At the end I can say I wish my English is so perfect at Sakamoto is :). I hope you found my review helpful, but I guess its impossible for me to do it in PERFECT way.
The old stereotype of those with glasses is that they are timid, intelligent, or a bit of an outcast. However, there are plenty of characters that throw you off-guard and make you think twice before judging someone based on their glasses.