The manga follows high school student Hotaru Tachibana, a girl disguised as a boy. Through strange circumstances she finds herself drawn into the world of survival games by a host, Masamune Matsuoka. The two form a team with ero-manga artist Tooru Yukimura and aim to be the be the best in Japan.
I love this manga and I think it deserves to be known.
Why is that?
This manga isn't meant to be serious. It's fun all the way and the story is catching, the author uses well the ends of chapters that makes you want to absolutely read the next chapter. We can see that the author masters the softgun knowledge, the guns models and all. Plus, since the main character is new to this kind of thing, the reader discovers it in the same time and the explanations are never too long or boring. And this story isn't all about the softgun, but also about
the relationships between the different characters and the fact that the main character is a girl in a boy's team, where girls are forbidden, without the others knowing she's a girl, which is one of the reasons the story is fun.
I love reading this manga as well thanks to the art; it's beautiful and god, the details!! Expressions are perfect, the guns are simply well designed: I LOVE IT
A lot of typics, but endearing characters: the joyful heroine, the funny perv (at least he knows he's a perv and even though he's one doesn't mean boobs are everywhere, one the contrary. He's just a hentai writer and he is my favourite character of the manga ^^), there's the sempai that's strong. But. At some point we discover new sides of each of them and this is something I find great.
Just... As I said this is fun and since it's fun I like this. The fun is well adapted to the theme and the arts so I'm happy with it!
so overall it gives a 8, even though I gave a 10 on my list! This is no doubt one of my favorites mangas and I'm happy with the anime too!
I first started this series after it's anime aired, based on a review from the Youtuber 42Believer who described the show as "OHSHC with Machineguns". On that premise alone, I thought I had found something to fill the whole OHSHC's conclusion in both anime and manga had left me with. Now, while the series does start off seeming to be ripping off that concept, I soon found that it was a very bare minimum description of what the series ended up being. While I do love the art style, especially the way the author is good at emphasizing characters emotions during battle, I'm one of
those readers who tend to focus more on the text in the panels. The story itself I found to be going rather well, but as of the most recent chapters, its dropped a little and felt somewhat rushed, as if the author might have been forced to speed up the pacing, or as Super Eye-Patch Wolf has described in his numerous videos about the Big Four in Anime, the series may not have meant to go on for this long (although it has not been that long, nor has it been going so south that it becomes prominent). Recently, some of the newer side characters that popped up have seen rather...bland and cliche, but I'm willing to look past that. As for the main cast, what makes this show interesting is the way all of them are disturbed in one way or another. Now, while I do not believe the author's intent is to make these characters actually "disturbed", if they were all a single character in one story, they would all be that one quirky character, like Hisomu in Kiznaiver for example. However, the entire cast, except for Hotaru, is like that. You've got Yuuki playing the role of the perverted, masochistic otaku to the extreme, Mattsun having severe abandonment issues about everyone that just becomes even more impossible when its coupled with his already (what those of us in the west) would find unrealistically sensitive for a "man". Most of the characters often fall on the S or M side, which can be seen emphasized in some of the cover pages, like where Yuuki and Mattsun are wearing muzzles in a spread in (I think) volume 6. However, this isn't a detractor from this series, but rather, I find it to be rather a plus. Especially in Midori's case, you get to see these characters leading normal lives with some oddities and quirks in their personalities that make them more anime-like, but then when you put them in a survival game environment, they become crazed and malicious, and then they can walk away into the real world like nothing happened. It also helps that most of them are adults, so it gives off this vibe that I can only describe as that feeling when you realize your teachers have lives of their own and hobbies of their own. Additionally, if I were to go by what many people use to determine whether sports anime is any good, the author does an excellent job at making you like and want to play survival games. The way the characters perform in the game is never too OP (except in Hotaru's case) and its never overly strategic, as most of what has to occur is acting on instinct after a lot of training. I'm giving this series an eight overall because while I enjoy it immensely and love the characters, I really feel as though the story has fallen recently, and I hope it improves in the coming chapters.
This manga was really fun to read, I like overall the story, the art style, everything. The plot was nice and does not only focus on the main character. The comedy scenes were great, also the fighting scenes, they got me really hyped up. This manga covers all my interest so far, and made me love the genres Action and Sports more. I also love NAOE's art style. All the characters have really interesting backgrounds and fighting styles. For me, I love the idea of guns and airsoft. This manga is totally awesome, so I recommend reading it, also, this has an anime so please
watch it. This is so far my favorite manga (and anime). Also if you're gonna read this manga, I recommend reading the oneshot too. Have fun! - Korin
Aoharu X Kikanjuu's first episode features a showdown between a trap character and a hot guy in a host club. Using BB guns, the two battle it out to put the other in their place. It's a romance show with a survival game premise.