Inugami Tsubaki is the perfect girl and has her future perfectly planned: she's beautiful, smart, skilled in sports and loved by everyone. As the future head of the most powerful financial clan of Japan, it seems nothing can stop her. However, in her first day of High School, she mets Sarutobi Sanosuke, a wicked guy who outsmarts her and quickly becomes her enemy - what's going to happen between them?
There are a few revenge related manga's out there right now, but by far this is one of the worst ones I've read (and I don't make that claim lightly).
The only positive thing I can say about this manga is that the art is decent. It's not great art, but it's not bad and the character designs are actually well done (I hate manga where there are so many characters that look so similar that I can't figure out who is talking).
Other than that, everything from the plot, to the characters themselves, to the pacing of the manga is terrible. This really feels like something that was conceived with the idea of making an anime or a long serialization since the entire manga revolves around the idea of Inugami and Sarutobi having a series of matches (which often include punishment games) in order for Sarutobi to become the heir of Inugami's family.
Now, the problem with this is two fold - First off, Inugami is actually a fairly likable girl despite her naivete. She's smart, athletic and a hard worker who is kind to people. Her grand father, the man who proposes this challenge scheme in the first place really comes off like a bastard because if he's doing it for her sake, then there are much better ways to raise a kid. In fact, he could merely give HER some challenges - or anything, or even explain things to her in a way that might motivate her if he was really concerned about her ability to lead that company. Anything. Instead, he engages in what is essentially a form of emotional abuse of the grand daughter that loves him. But yeah, I'm sure it's for her own good. Great guy.
The second problem is Sarutobi-kun. He's absolutely disgusting as a character. Oh, he's physically attractive, but his personality is terrible and it never really improves. In fact, in the very late chapters of the manga you can see that the mangaka realizes his mistake and tries to rectify this by giving Sarutobi a "tragic backstory" and mellowing out his character some (even doing an about face on his proclaimed motivations). But by that time, you've endured well over a dozen or so chapters of this guy basically being a bully. You see, it's not enough for him to beat Inugami in matches, he has to do his best to taunt her or otherwise push her into embarasing or humiliating her. The worst bit being when the result of a match causes Inugami to lose her best (and probably only) real friend.
I'm positive that this manga was axed early because of the two above issues. Go ahead and read the first few chapters if you really must, but each one will just leave a bad taste in your mouth. The problem only gets worse going on since the majority of the content revolves around matches instead of developing the characters (Like I said, obviously it was set up to be a gimmick for a long serialization of continuous matches).
In my opinion this manga is what happens when you get an author and some editors together to try and create what they think will be a marketable manga or serialization without actually producing anything that has any heart to it. It's hollow, off putting and ugly. Not worth anyone's time.read more