Japan's biggest company, the Koigakubo's daughter, Reijou Himeko has "violence-seeking" eyes. Aoyama Shuuji watches over her, employed by the Koigakubo as her bodyguard. They appear to be "Senpai" and "Shuu-chan" but perhaps... their relationship is not what it seems―
Alright, So I've tried to as fair as a job as I can at rating this....... abomination, so please bear with me here.
This manga starts out with the pretense that there is a rich girl out there who has a mental problem where she is attracted to bad guys, i.e. serial killers, rapists, serial rapists, the whole nine yards. Since she is a rich girl, she has bodyguards protecting her and dealing with her "darlings" in a way that is fitting for them (although it could be more severe, they are a tad soft at times). So with this whole set up, the story
seems to be pretty good, right? WRONG. The execution of it was terrible, and at one point in the manga the artist tried to make it into a harem rom-com, which of course flopped and they went back to the main story.
While I didn't like the rest of the manga, the actual art was pretty good. It was super clean, however the fight scenes in it didn't really suit the mangas feel that emanated from the artwork, which lowered my rating for the art portion (which is something I don't usually do).
Oh sweet baby yeezus where do I begin? Well lets start off with our tragic backstory main hero, who preaches his moral ideals at least once every chapter. Next up is the main heroine, another tragic backstory main character BUT THIS TIME this character falls in love with horrible people! It's like reading the love story between a woman named Star and Charles Manson, except Star changes serial killers every chapter. Sure she has some recovery in the Axed ending, but that little bit of character development isn't enough to redeem her for her appearances in this manga. Now, I could go on and on about the bad characters, but there were only two semi decent characters here and that is the hero's friend/ally/partner in crime (lets call him Blondie for lack of a better term) and the psycho who is in love with him, the constantly suicidal girl: Manic Girl! These characters made me laugh, which is a shock considering every other character. Anyway, bad characters all around.
Honestly, the only times I really enjoyed reading this manga was when it first started, and when Blondie and the Manic Girl made their appearances to lighten the overall mood. Does this manga make you want to read every page? Nope. Does this manga make you want to finish the entire series in an hour, that way you don't have to read it ever again? Yup. Does this series make you want to punch your computer? Possibly. Does this manga make you feel any sort of closure in the end, and does the ending make you feel as if the characters properly grew and are no longer the characters you were originally looking at? That's a hecken nope.
Now, this overall is taken as an average of all the other scores, but I really wanted to rate it somewhere in the 2-3 realm, as I did NOT enjoy reading this. In fact, I had already dropped this once but then found it somewhere and picked it up again since I had forgotten the story. Of course, I remembered right away and instantly felt regret for picking this back up. So let this be a warning to everyone who runs across this manga, STEER CLEAR, unless of course you like angsty manga with some terrible characters, redeeming art (at least for the overall score), a bleh story, and a manga giving the feeling that you want to write your own manga just to prove that anyone can create something better than this, then this manga is for you! But if you are like me, then please heed my waring.