Fudatsuki Kenji is known in school for two things: for being a delinquent and for having a sister complex. He constantly follows his sister Kyoko around, fixing her giant ribbon and chasing off any boys who might be interested in her. However, the truth is much stranger than people believe. He actually doesn't have a crush on his sister—in fact, he likes Hibino, the only girl in class who isn't afraid of him.
The problem is that his sister is literally monster. She's a jiangshi (vampire), who is much stronger than an ordinary person and who needs a certain amount of blood from Kenji each day. Her ribbon keeps her in check, but if it comes off, she instinctively attacks the nearest person. Her ribbon also has a huge effect on her personality. With the ribbon, she's irritable and sharp-tempered, but without it, she's extremely sweet and apologetic (while she attacks). Will Kenji be able to keep his sister from hurting anyone, and maybe find some way to overcome his sister-complex reputation enough to have a chance with Hibino?
I've read all chapters through...other means soooo yea lmao
So the story is basically revolves around Kyoko and Kenji, a pair of siblings. Kenji is feared by other classmates due to his looks and his "siscon" attitude, which makes it hard for him to approach his crush, Hibino. As the story progresses, more characters are introduced and Kyoko gains a friend. And that's about it for story wise.
A pretty solid slice of life, comedy with some romance packed here and there. Was really enjoyable.
Let's be real here. If you enjoyed Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san's art style, then you will enjoy this. Kyoko's FOREHEAD LMAO.
In all seriousness, I really liked the art style.
The main characters are your classic "non-popular guy" and a "tsundere sister". But they aren't bland as bland as other series' characters. Also, the side characters are also quite interesting, especially the tomboy (forgot her name lmao).
Heck yeah! I loved the Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san and it's spin-offs (Moto and Ashita wa Doyoubi), so I really loved this as well!
It has been implied that this series and Takagi-san's series are in the same universe, as suggested by a reccuring character (Sachi and her brother) being present in both series. But easter egg aside, if you really liked Takagi-san, give this a try! (Btw I was able to complete the series as I read the chinese translated version to complete the last 6 chapters lol, but I definately will buy all 7 volumes of this if they were ever licensed by Seven Seas etc.)
Fudatsuki no Kyouko-chan is a pretty decent manga that just didn't live up to its full potential.
The pacing of the story is nice, but the level of development in the main premise is lacking. For a story that is based primarily on the interactions between sister and brother, the side romance element seems to be too overwhelming and forced. It feels like the author is desperately trying to "ship" the brother and Hibino out of fear of the taboo of the alternative (bro+sis ship), when in fact doing so would create a much more powerful and surprising narrative (if the sister was actually the
brocon deep down). This is mostly because of Hibino's character development and interactions with the MC.
The artist very nicely draws a distinction between dere Kyoko vs. tsun Kyoko. Best example of this is the first time her ribbon came off. That super adorable smiling and apologetic face, when juxtaposed with her usual appearance, clearly conveys a sense of bipolarism in the character.
The MC's expressions are also well-drawn, so that the reader feels his anger, embarrassment, and even horror whenever the ribbon comes off.
The characters are decently likable, but their full potential weren't realized. The tension between Kyoko's two states and their relationship with the MC could have been explored in much more depth, especially with Hibino as fuel. However, because the author chose to develop a romance between Hibino and the MC, Kyoko's quirks became secondary. Added to that is Hibino's blandness as a character: She never really was much more than a passive person who wasn't afraid of the MC, and by some convenient reason he liked her. In a way, it felt like she didn't deserve him. On the other hand, because of her tsundere personality, it always felt as if there was something more to Kyoko's feelings towards her brother the MC, but this was glossed over in favor of a less "incest"-y manga.
Due to all of this, while the ending was fine, it felt a little bit like a cop-out. The central problem still isn't resolved. Kyoko dangerous nature is never fully addressed or tamed.
It was good. It gave me a few laughs, but nothing more. I did get hooked on it enough to read to the end, so it was interesting. Yet, due to the issues mentioned, it felt incomplete. It never reached its peak and definitely didn't end with a bang.
Could have been one hell of a manga, but ended up being just decent.
I really love the idea of this series, but the execution of said idea could be better.
The premise of a brother who end up looking like a siscon because he protects his sister all the time but in reality is actually trying to protect everyone from his sister is so interesting. The only problem is that a good concept can only go so far. I wouldn’t say this that often but I feel like this has the potential to become a lot more action based, the problem is the art style is lacking.
The Characters are fun, especially are two leads.
Overall I would recommend this
series, especially if you’re a fan of the creators other work Takagi-san.