Rinosuke's useless and vagrant father is now dead. Now, at the age of 16, he is completely alone and will have to quit school to survive. On the night his father dies, a naked woman with large breasts falls from the sky and lands on top of him. She introduces herself as Sakamoto Marina, the future wife of the future Rinosuke. She states that she used a time machine to come back to the past, and start a new life with the younger Rinosuke. Rinosuke's new life with his future(?) wife begins.
I randomly went into a profile in MAL and saw some people talk about this manga. I saw the rank and didn't really expect much. Considering i don't read that much manga i was this guy who always thought manga was mostly boring.
However this '' average '' manga showed how an average manga, is better than some of the top tier romance anime series.
Story 8/10 :
This is pretty much about how they spend their everyday life trying to improve the current lifestyle of Rinnosuke. At the start it's very fresh and the comedy is on spot. There are however something hidden which slowly but surely gets explored.
You might be thinking that it's gonna be boring by having 49 chapters with some random rom/com. This is actually wrong. Aside from Rinnosuke's wimpy attitude which holds the progression back it always gives you hints about what is going on. This however doesn't mean that this is gonna be a full-on mindblowing Death Note story or anything. This is about developing their relation. The point of this series is not to figure out what is going on.
This does however have alot of cliches like the childhood friend who wastes chapters with the very annoying misunderstandings. What this does extremely well is turning these cliches into something you can enjoy. It hardly ever makes you feel mad about these cliches and instead makes you laugh or relate to what he's feeling and these super awkwardly hilarious moments that happen are always turned into something fresh you can laugh at.
These cliches however can be very good as they can create alot of amazing cliffhangers which never makes you tired to continue. If you do not like cliffhangers there's also great comedy.
As said this is a normal romcom so you should expect extremely repetitive cliches like this wimpy MC and side story chapters.
Art 9/10 :
I'm no expert to stuff like art but i do feel like the characters all had unique character designs and were easy to seperate. The mangaka (most of the time) when showing someone didn't forget to draw certain parts which leads to very good consistency. I have no complaints and it's probably what made me start reading this, which i am very thankful for.
Characters 8/10 :
This might be very contested against. I perfectly understand why people would wanna prove me wrong. It's because of that MC who's always wimpy and runs away. However that's not all in a character. They all start off bland and quite stereotypical, example is that the guy lost his dad and is now a guy who lives alone.
However over the course of the series i understood the characters and related to their feelings. There's a purpose for everything that happens includinge the wimpy MC. It's an understandable as well as relateable reason. They're unique and likeable in a way or two. Even '' the annoying best friends cliche '' can become likeable. You can understand how they're not his enemies which is what you think at first. The characters faces their personal problems and gain a lot of depth. There's really alot of difference from them in chapter 1 and the end. There are even alot of side stories focusing on developing their relation.
Enjoyment 9/10 :
As i said, i believe this beats even many of the top tier romance anime series because this manga used their time to bring in a good story with great character development. This manga was very addicting because it had alot of cliffhangers due to the cliches which were good for the most part and never made me bored. It made me run the '' next chapter '' because i needed more. The comedy was absolutely amazing. I laughed so many times i can't even remember. There's also alot of perfectly awkward moments which made me laugh for 3 minutes straight.
Overall 9/10 :
Re:Marina is probably one of my favourite RomCom of all time. It brings together cliches and make them all useful and can bring a huge smile to your face. It has some sad moments, combined with great art and characters. If you are interested in reading this manga i would recommend this to you. It's a great thing to make time pass. The only problem i can see with this is the mid-late part which slightly scales off. What i believe is that you might very well enjoy this manga.read more
Disclaimer: I don't usually like this kind of manga all that much. I don't usually read it. Why did I read it? I was bored and there were only 20 chapters up or so.
Quick synopsis: Rinosuke's dad was kinda shitty and now he's also dead and kind of shitty. Somehow, he got hitched to a hot college student, Marina, when he hit 40, by being in college for some reason. They get married but he gets sick with little hope of recovery and Marina decides to do timetravel and meet his teenage self. Why does Marina travel to the teenager Rinosuke, ostensibly grieving over his father's death, and not a 20-something Rinosuke, you ask? Because statutory rape is awesome when it's woman on boy, that's why!
Story: It kinda sucks. At some points I thought it would become emotional, and granted, Rinosuke does go through a lot of personal change throughout the manga....but it's mostly how a teenage boy would change when an adult woman pretty much forces herself on him. He does come to accept the situation and even starts thinking how he can become a better guy for Marina...but that's mostly because she's hot and has giant boobs.
Art: It all looks fine. Except for Marina's smile. For some stupid reason they decide that the hot girl, who looks sorta nice most of the time, instead gets a single thin line for a mouth when she's smiling. During the "cute" shots, this means she looks like some sort of :D smiley. The rest is average. Oh, there's actual nudity (boobs only) because this is Seinen. For those of you who don't know: Seinen is Shonen but with actual boobs.....well, almost.
Characters: There's two. And a whole lot of cardboard. I chewed on cardboard once. It was nice.
Seriously though, Rinosuke grows a bit but he's just an annoying ass for the rest. He doesn't know how to get away from Marina when her sexual lust for him freaks the shit outta him (which it should), and he doesn't know how to get close to her once he realizes he's got a pretty sweet deal. The side characters barely appear and Marina is just sorta there. All the time. Her personality is boobs.
Overall: I didn't like it very much. Maybe you noticed that. Maybe it's that I'm not someone for pure ecchi series. Maybe I don't like slice of life that much. Maybe cause I don't want smileys as love interests? Honestly though, I'm not that harsh on stuff, but the ending makes it that much more annoying.read more
First of all, the story was simply amazing! Despite the genre; ecchi and adult with nudity, its an amazing slice of life manga. The story flows so well, its really detailed so you won't miss a thing or two about what's happening in each chapter.The art is well designed, the character look amazing; the art isn't just decent but the character's expressions, looks and feelings are top class. I personally loved how the illustrator created the design of the main character, it's a decent 16 year old student. Furthermore, the woman Marina has to be in the hot list, I think she's G Cup. Marina must be a nadeshiko type I guess, an ideal wife! Enjoyment was fantastic too, every chapter its hilarious and full of romance. Overall, its simply those once in 2 years manga; if the manga ever got animated, I would definetly watch it. I would definetly recommend it this manga! Only regret I have is there is no after story! That's what I dislike about it. read more