Ichiru Kanzaki is given an offer he can't refuse: to clear his entire debt, he has to enroll in the high school where his father works to track down his father's illegitimate daughter, his own younger half-sister, whom he has never met. But which girl is she?
Doubt! is your average blend of multiple high school beauties attracted to one overly dense MC by some unknown magnetic force known as the RomCom Harem syndrome. With its average characters and very mediocre plot, this short manga provides a surprisingly pleasant read for those that do not mind your typical “many girls fall in love with one guy” love comedy. If you are reading this review, you most likely already know the classic tropes of that are present in the harem genre, so instead this will cover all the aspects that make this manga slightly different from its siblings.
While this manga does have
its fair share of cheesy moments, the incorporation of the main character Ichiru Kanzaki’s knowledge of human psychology produces an interesting and entertaining perspective. Instead of having a main character whose only outstanding trait is his kindness, Ichiru has both a caring and responsible nature that makes him a dependable and intriguing character to follow. The story and his involvement within each arc are well thought and fascinating that make him unique.
The art in this manga is beautiful and well-drawn. The author has done a great job at carefully constructing events in well thought-out environments. The artistic qualities of the backgrounds are superb and the perspectives utilized create appropriate atmospheres for each situation.
The author has done a great job at adding his own twist to a clichéd genre. While the heroines, the comedy and the romance are not exactly innovative, there is still a sense of enjoyment and interest through its storytelling. Although it isn’t the greatest love story ever told, it undoubtedly has its memorable moments that make it a pleasant read.
MY FIRST TRY ON A REVIEW! May contain little spoilers (can't help it!)
Doubt! is a great manga made by Amano Sakuya. It's about a guy named Ichiru Kanzaki. One day, his dad gave him a mission, about finding his illegitimate daughter. Then this and that.
As Ichiru reveals more of the girl's personal life, it was revealed that there was more girls that possibly could be his sister. Then this and that.
Later on, he finds out who really is his sister. Then ending. Bam.
This manga actually has a pretty low amount of cliches, and the cliffhangers are pretty good. But the characters are pretty enjoyable (especially
Let's get to the good part of this review.
STORY - 10/10
Usually Harem-related stories has a pretty CRAPPY plot. But this manga's plot piqued my interest. The plot progresses on an average pace, which is pretty interesting. Atleast, it isn't the usual harem plot where the MC is dense as hell! Instead, it is about a shut-in with a terrible childhood being sent in a mission to find his father's illegitimate daughter.
ART - 10/10
The art is a masterpiece! The details are pretty amazing, the design of the eyes are pretty nice, it fits all the character's traits.
CHARACTERS - 9/10
This really amaze me, it wasn't the kind of harem that has the tsundere, kuudere, and this and that.
There's the two-faced class rep, Toudou Asuka, acts like a mature girl in school, but was actually a shy and cute girl... Well, I meant the opposite. She acts differently outside, seemingly like a child that complains everytime. She secretly works part-time in a maid cafe thingy.
There's the two-faced 'prince', Mizuki Mana, acts like a prince that everybody admires at school. But once she steps into the outside world, she suddenly changes to a shy and cute girl! (for real this time.) She is shockingly girly! She would become Wonder Mask (a mascot character popular with the kids) outside school.
Then there's the loli troublemaker, Tachibana Aya. She simply causes trouble everywhere to get his 'real father' to notice her. Which Ichiru cause to raise some suspicions about her. She was revealed to live alone in a park, in a tiny box, which is pretty pitiable. The most likely target to be his sister.
Then there's the detective, Ichiru Kanzaki. The main protagonist of this story, he may be a little dense to their love, but he is a good character with interesting characteristics. He is a detective-like person, unusually really sharp, good at lies and a terrible (to me) childhood. Kinda reminds me of Keima from The World God Only Knows. Nothing much I can say about it. Except that he has a playful cousin and a normal father.
ENJOYMENT - 10/10
Really enjoyed it. That's all.
Overall - 9/10
Sometimes, there would be bad harem mangas, sometimes there is good harem mangas like this. It was a bumpy road to the answer about who is his sister. Yet, I gave it a 9 because it had some flaws. Like the characters, especially Toudou Asuka and Mizuki Mana. Toudou Asuka is a little bit tsundere which is pretty cliche. Mizuki Mana totally blushes at ALMOST all freaking times!!
Doubt! Is a really good manga that is good to read if you're looking for something to read real quick. Though I would give it an 8 for entertainment because it did entertain me. I only give it a 5 in trying to write a plot for the plot is just everywhere and only so few chapters have been written since it started in 2012. I would read it and say it's good, but it's nothing to put on the shelf to show off to your friends.
the central character in every story is the protagonist. However, many authors simply incorporate an unstable protagonist or even omit the protagonist. Though the story can still be enjoyable, it would be be tantamount to eating simply cream rather than Ice cream... if you know what I mean ( if you don't go and put the ice cream in the microwave. not pretty ).
If anything is the most enjoyable part about of this manga, it is the protagonist. He uses his wits and reminds me of both Keima from TWGOK and lelouche. He notices he most minuscule of details and uses his rhetoric to
convince others to act a certain way.
Also the premise is quite fun, and more details should be elucidated along the way ( there is a simple motive but there is probably a deeper theme ). I personally like these stories where a protagonist has a goal like this as it prevents the author from requiring girls falling from the sky, a strong bond from the past or something. Sure, it isn't the most effective means but it certainly isn't awful.
The art? Fabulous. Each character is drawn beautifully, as fitting for a story that isn't focused on fighting or comedy.
Enjoyment. I thoroughly enjoyed it. The psychology is really good as well, though I doubt its effectiveness in reality ( try it! ). It teaches you to notice that someone had a little thing going on yesterday or how to coerce your friend to make you food ( now this is gold. I saved it to my photo album ).
If you are seeking what this manga offers, you will be impressed at it. However, it is by no means a detective Conan.
key words- search, imouto, psychology, father, debt, several heroines