I dont often write a review but this manga is way underatedddd. The manga is about an otaku who was misunderstood by his peers and became the boss of the 1st year. Sounds like a normal story, right? But its hilarious. Well we all know that he's not gonna be busted anyway, but the way the author devises the story makes me laugh a lot. While it's nothing unexpected in the story line, a little laugh here and there totally beat it. I'm still reading the manga (chap 14) so far, hope its gonna have a good ending.
I'm a bit nervous to write this manga's review coz I really want to make it sound interesting for y'all to not overlook this one. Bari Haken, to me, is one of those undiscovered mangas that are genuinly very good. And in what terms is this manga good?.......
For it's freakishly amazing slapstick humour!! NOW, if you are into this kinda stuff even a little bit.....you will most certainly like this manga. Even gag jokes are supposed to have a certain class and Bari Haken delivers that well.
So the story goes about this guy Mitarashi Dango who is a big-time otaku. A little fight over
his anime figurines is misunderstood after he defeats a school gang leader or banchou and misunderstandings ensue and now he is hailed the banchou of the era. This forces him to keep his otaku life a secret from everyone.
Each chapter he deals with a new problem, hiding his secret,making friends and enemies along the way without really doing anything but by only being misunderstood. Every situation he falls in, which he would rather run away from, circumstances and people create a misunderstandings making him the hero.
And the only person having sense in the room is Dango, who is helpless and can only go with the flow (He is a very sweet character but can also be a badass)
You can say Barihaken 'specializes' in jokes through misunderstandings, all shown in the most comical manner.
Ofcourse no manga gets good solely with one genre. That would be boring.... there is also a fair share of action, drama, romance, martial arts, profanity, school-life, seinen, shoujo, shounen, sports & violence aaaaalll enveloped in sheer comedy :D
Barihaken is very entertaining. Seriously this is one of the funniest mangas i've ever read! After the first chapter, I felt this manga had potential to entertain me....and BOY! It most certainly did, I laughed so hard I couldn't breathe. Ofcourse a certain joke will create a different reaction in different individuals, but the reaction will be a good one,,,, I mean who doesn't like to laugh, afterall comedy is the most loved genre of all.
Don't wanna take my word for it then find out yourself ;)