This manga will go down in history as one of the greatest declines in writing quality.
The author, without spoiling much, writes in very serious issues and treats them as nothing and never shows us the consequences of actions. Chapter 52 to 114 is a brilliant example of this.
It's now got to the point, over 200 chapters in, where the author is just scratching their head thinking of how to force drama. Will they cheat? Will someone get stabbed? Is there gonna be a rape/murder/blackmail of some sort? Will MC make up his damn mind about a single thing (MC is a loser)?
The one saving grace
is the art. But that's really it and I'm not exaggerating. The phenomenal art can't save what a steaming pile of turd this manga is.
It's enjoyable for about 20 chapters. I really would recommend never, ever reading this. Just don't. It's got good reviews here but go to any Reddit thread about it or the anime release, and they will mention that you should avoid this at all costs. The main reaction to the announcement of an anime adaptation was "Really? Of all mangas they had to choose from, they chose this?".
I was looking for some fap material when I stumbled upon this. Then I got hooked and forgot my original "goal".
The story: is frustrating at times but it gave me some strong feelings that even real life people haven't. It could be because I haven't read many romance manga though. One thing I don't like is that sometimes the author get lazy and create events that are too convenient to solve the problems instead of a step-by-step progress.
The art is great except for the males characters being a bit too "shoujo" for a shounen manga.
The characters: Well. This is where readers divide. First discussion point
is the main male character. This guy sometimes acts really dumb, especially at the beginning, but the author is amazing at showing the progress in which he changes himself. Then there is the main focus of the whole manga: the two sisters. Two opposite personalities, living in the same house with the male protagonist. Try not to be too drastic with your favoritism for one girl and you'll have less frustration while reading.
The support characters are unique and have their own story, which is a nice bonus.
As a young male adult, I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed reading this manga.
Some advice: Try to have an open mind while reading this. You will very likely join one "team" or the other, but don't quit just because things seem rough for yours.
First things first, I've never reacted this way to any other manga/anime. I got very invested, very fast. Writing this review after chapter 218 was released.
The story starts off interesting, but slightly drops in quality after a while. But then it picks itself right back up, and becomes even better than before! The story is based off an 'intriguing' premise, but it also has very deep scenes, delving into the world inside the characters' heads. The author also spends many many chapters on individual romances, which is the main part of this series. It is an ecchi, but the tone is a serious romance
drama, so the few parts with ecchi work well. The drama part sometimes feels exaggerated, with a few scenes feeling a bit 'too unrealistic,' but a large portion of this series portrays a very realistic romance that people can relate to (minus the incest).
The art is beautiful. No further comment.
I feel like this is where this manga shines the brightest. It spends a lot of time fully fledging out its characters, and gives them a lot of depth. They are also very relatable, which allows the reader to get invested in them. And over the many arcs that take place in the story, they get even more character development, creating very dynamic characters. The characters also have great chemistry together, and aren't great only when they're alone, allowing character interactions to be more enjoyable. They're all very relatable and realistic, each character could basically be a real person somewhere out there.
Absolutely love it. Its a very enjoyable read. Only thing is it also tends to send you on a rollercoaster of emotions. It took me a while to recover from that most recent one, and I'm not sure if I'm even fully recovered yet. Its an unexpected tearjerker; one I thought would just be another romance drama, but ended up much better.
In the end, I think this is a very well written romance drama. The story is very intriguing, and contains many arcs that pull the reader in. The art is amazing. The characters are very well developed and relatable. I enjoyed this series very much up to this point and am very excited to see where it goes.
So this is going to be a review of the manga so far (58 chapters), so my opinions/criticisms of this manga can easily change by the time this manga ends.
Story: Oh man, if you're a dude who loves a good romance with some great ecchi, this manga will most likely hook you in INSTANTLY. The first chapter really slaps the reader in the face with some things you wouldn't really expect from a typical school, romance, comedy manga. However, if you're not hooked by the first chapter, I think you should probably refrain from reading this manga cuz the first chapter pretty much sets
up the premise of this manga. I really don't wanna spoil anything, so for the story, I'd say just read the first chapter and decide from there. I give the story a 8 thus far because the story does indeed get really deep into the real world, but because of the harem vibes and what not, the story could turn some people off. Also, as a slight warning, there are SOME incest vibes in this manga, however, the characters are not blood related whatsoever.
Art: Holy balls. Go to that first chapter and tell me with a straight face that the art isn't EXTRAORDINARY. At least compared to 99% of romance, school mangas out there. The chapters don't stay in color throughout the manga like the first chapter, obviously, but nonetheless the art is amazing and consistent..there have been no occurrences where I had trouble noticing what's going on.
Characters: I can say that all the characters are likeable to an extent. They all have faults that can make you hate or love them. The MC can be really loveable at times, acting like a gentlemen and what not while other times he can act like Makoto from School days..seriously. Personally I love Hina-senpai, the MC's teacher, while many hate her because of reasons that I don't want to spoil...and I really dislike a character named Rui simply because I think she's super controlling, but others call her best girl. It really all comes down to preference with this most of these characters. I can't really say much without spoiling, I apologize.
Enjoyment: So far, I have really, REALLY enjoyed reading this manga to the point where I marathoned all the chapters in one sitting and couldn't even go to sleep last night because of it. However, people can have different opinions. I love this manga because I simply have a guilty pleasure of reading School romance love triangles with ecchi vibes and sweet romantic moments. Others might find this kind of thing weird. But I LOVE it. If you're familiar with Seo's works (like Suzuka, Kimi no iru machi and Fuuka) you'll probably come to enjoy this manga a lot!
Overall: It really all comes down to what you think after the first chapter cuz that sets the mood and story for this manga. If you don't like the first chapter, chances are you most likely will not like the rest of the manga. Right now, I'm REALLY enjoying this manga and I hope the story stays how it currently is, however, I have a slight feeling that shit might hit the fan soon which just might change my enjoyment level drastically lower if that happens LOL.
This manga is a quintessential example of series where author runs of fresh ideas and is just dragging an obstinate horse to reach a destination, in this case, an ending which possibly everyone who is familiar with Kei Sasuga's past work knows about.
Domestic no Kanojo may have a fresh plot involving our protagonists love triangle which tragically, becomes a part of his own family after his father's decision. What may sound a fresh, out-of-the-box original (not original per se but rarely dabbled with) idea is marred with pathetic decision-making skills of our hero Natsuo who seriously can't decide which girl to love. As
a result, each and every chapter is a long drawn, repeated cycle of boring drama which puts even Indian soap operas to shame.
The only saving grace of this series is art, something which Kei Sasuga is really good at
Enjoyment- 2/10 (2 because of initial honeymoon phase where I actually enjoyed this series else 1)
Overall - 2/10
I seriously don't recommend this manga to anyone, especially those who have read GE: Good Ending from the same author. This manga is a recycled GE with a family variable thrown inside and offers nothing new to its readers. What's Seiji to GE is what Natsuo to this series and what is Yuki to GE is what Rui to Domestic no Kanojo.
This manga is nothing but a serious colossal fuckup of 99% misplaced melodrama, 1% unnecessary hype (anime?) and an utterly shit recycled main character. Don't even bother touching it with a 10 ft. stick.
This isn't a review, it's a warning!
Let me save you time, if you came over from the anime adaption and were wondering what the series was gonna be like, I'm just going to straight up tell you to just avoid it. It has really high ratings for what ever reason but I can safely say I've read it and you don't have too. As soon as I saw the cover of this and the anime, I knew what I was getting my self into but I thought "Don't judge a book by it's cover" and gave it a read, It's literally just a forced love
triangle with a never ending ride of drama for 200 + chapters. If you have doubts about the series, trust your self and avoid it because YOU know what's best.
i guess i'll be writing a review for this. after spending my weekend just to read through chapter 212 from scratch, i think i have quite things to say.
well the anime adaptation is on air so due to the fact that i'm a bit persistent, i've decided to read the manga so here's what i got.
i don't think i have a strong obsession with a manga that has this genre before. well if you look at it in general, it's just your typical romance / drama manga. i dont blame you to think like that bcs theres alot manga that has similar vibes but since
it's my first, i got really obsessed with it.
this manga realy draws you in as you progress deeper and deeper into the story. for me, the author really knows what she's doing.it's like when you read the first 10 chapter, you suddenly stuck in a quicksand that you just seem can't get out. while the story is mainly about romace, i like all the twist that it has. cleary if you read it, not only romance that you got, you also got to taste REALITY. sometimes romance manga really warms your heart with all of their lovey dovey moments, but not quite like this manga. well it does have those lovey dovey moments but just when you have that heartwarming moment, suddenly a truck came to crash. you got all of those drama that were tagged. i admit it, it's kinda frustrating to watch that cute moment where you just smiling bcs the mc's is cute and all suddenly there's plot twist that just ruin your mood. dont get me wrong, i dont think that it's bad but its makes you really angry ya know... and that is the key point of the manga.
i can guarentee ya ! this manga does not give you room to breathe. just when you think a problem is solved, comes more problem that you need to solve and more and more and more. thats what makes this manga so lively. it never gets boring. it tells you how the mc got through all of this madness.
i can say this, the character development is insane. it feels like the manga draws you in and experience it yourself! you got to see all of the hard work that the mc has put and at the end, you feel like smiling by yourself bcs you know what the mc has gone through. and with that i can guarentee you, you will love this manga !.
well that is all the good stuff about the story, for the art, i guess its your typical manga. nothing special though but i must say this. RUI IS SUCH A CUTIE. i just feel like i fell in love with the main character (rui tachibana). oh got i wish i was in an isekai with cute girls all over me.
Here is my review after reading 216 Chapters in the manga.
IT IS A ROLLER COASTER OF EMOTION!
From happy to sadness to despair to hope then back to happy... And for now, after finished reading chapter 216, I can say that I am quite in distress...
Mini spoiler alert! I certainly don't understand WHY did she decide to do THAT to him... There were so many moments when they were happy and could both get through many obstacles in their life but this is WAYYYYY TOO SUDDEN... I understand the reason behind it but things happen way too fast. That's the reason why I'm STRESS
FOR THE MAIN CHARACTER.
There is nothing worse than losing everything, every reason to live for in your life all at once. I just hope that the author will make them come back together :( Pleaseeeee.
This is my first manga review, and I'm writing this because there's not enough feedback for this amazing series,so far I've read 126 chapters (only 90 translated),so let's begin.
Intense drama, suspense and touching moments is what defines Dome X Kano. As the story develops the characters truly evolve, so the reader is sure to constantly change his/her point of view about their relationships, most of them taboo, creating a constant tension through the narrative that sometimes it get's countered by comedic chapters, that in reality build the path for a new drama.
But some filler chapters, mostly the last ones, in my opinion are only
there to extend the main story, avoiding what the reader really wants to know, not even building suspense for something else, at the contrary they create an empty tale with a terrible taste.
In my personal opinion this is the strongest area of the series, really lovable characters, that make you feel their pain and joy, I've even get mad with some of them for their actions. Also is really incredible that at first you might like a character, then you despise it, love it again, etc...
I think that Sasuga, Kei really put her heart and soul in creating them, but as I said in the story section, some filler chapters, including their characters, are completely empty, even their interaction with the main charactes feels way too forced. But, maybe I'm wrong and somewhere in the story they may become relevant.
I think the mangaka is a great artist overall, nothing in particular to critique over, but I think I'm not qualified to point something out, because I know little to nothing about manga drawing techniques, but from an avid manga reader it looks incredibly good, typical art but it gets the job done, the expressions and feels are really well put, sometimes you don't even need to read the text to know what's he/she is saying.
So far the story, characters and enjoyment are good, the series really hooks you up to the point that when I was reading I lost the track of time, a phenomenon that only a few great mangas can achieve. So let's see where the story will take us and maybe at the end it will deserve a higher note.
(Note to the readers of this review: english is not my first language neither is japanese, but I have enough knowledge about them to actually understand them, but still I apologize for any grammar mistake, proper write is not as easy as read)
She is capable of writing stories that are dramatic, emotional and, heck, even suspenseful. Some of the best parts of her writing are in how she takes and shifts the core of her characters and creates a dynamic relationship with the themes she wants so convey.
The problem is... she chooses not to be a good writer.
Full stop, the main plot of this manga is a piece o' garbage.
While the main premise is kind of interesting and could have gone in many more interesting directions, especially with regards to discussing taboo, it tries to be
a serious and melodramatic Oreimo where the main guy actually fucks his sisters. And that's all you need to know, really.
The main character, Natsuo, is Dan Slott's Spider-man; a shitbag so fucking dumb and often so full of himself that he'd justify his often inane and hurtful actions with being "so in love, I couldn't help myself". He has ZERO regard for the feelings of people around him and it's a wonder he still even has friends.
Now, if you thought "wow, he's pretty dumb", he isn't the dumbest in the main triangle; that slot goes to Hina. If Natsuo is Dan Slott Peter Parker, Hina is Peter Parker in JMS's Brand New Day. In comic-speak, she's fucking *D U M B*. Her entire decision-making process exists solely to cause some big 10 chapter long drama arc. Every big decision she makes forces the worst, most unreadable drama imaginable that exist solely to prolong the life of this godforsaken series.
And then we have Rui, the poor soul trapped in this mess. I'll be honest, she's not that bad of a character. She has an engaging life goal, enough nuance in her dialogue to keep her from becoming a soap-opera style side-bitch like the other two and really grows as both a person and partner in a relationship. Too bad she's boring. I honestly feel like the author is actively avoiding all the most interesting parts of her character and write her solely to create fluff and sex scenes the author can reuse later as a big flashback when the next big series-breaking drama arc happens and resets the relationships of the main love triangle for the 4th time (Wow, maybe she *is* Dan Slott).
Okay, now remember what I said about Kei Sasuga being a good writer? I wasn't lying.
Do you know what the best part of this series is? Why I kept reading the 200+ chapters anyway despite my main gripe with the shitty drama?
It's the side characters. This ensemble of side characters is probably one of the most compelling casts in any drama manga I've read thus far. The characterization and themes present in this side cast is so engaging. You have a hostess who struggles with the trauma of returning to her dreams of becoming an actress. You have a young writer who wants to become greater than himself for the sake of both his family and his art. You have a girl who shifts her unrequited love from a struggle to a huge step forward through her realizing the growth the man she loved saw in her. And many more compelling, even diverse stories, touching on themes like insecurity, depression, personal identity and artistic jealousy. Heck, one of the latest arcs (barring the ending) was a suspenseful story on toxic masculinity and stalking.
It's fascinating how so many compelling stories could come from just one long series, and it's one thing I appreciate about it.
But honestly, the biggest problem the author has with these great stories is HOW FAST SHE BLITZES THROUGH THEM. These arcs, on an average, last about 4-5 chapters, while some of the worst shit she's ever written is about 10+. Like I said, she seems more interested in cultivating bad drama for her trio of idiots than actually writing something great, which she's shown to be clearly capable of doing.
Art wise, faces are pretty okay if not really stiff sometimes, but holy shit, why are all the girls' boobs made of balloons? Other than that, nothing to report.
Paneling is pretty standard stuff. Nothing good, nothing bad. It was pretty exceptional in the 'stalker arc', but then became business as usual afterward.
Overall, if you're willing to sift through a WHOLE LOT of bad shit for the gold mine of good side characters and stories in this manga, then I'd say go for it. But if not, you're better off reading something else, or going to a friend who reads this and ask for which chapters aren't shit.
If I had to describe this entire series in two words, overly sexualised would suffice. This series has a dreadfully annoying tendency to throw sex/make out scenes at every corner - to the point where you really stop caring. The blatant fan service in this manga stuck out like pins in my eyes. It seems as if the creator wanted to take what modern manga does wrong and paint it in a way that makes it seem meaningful. This severely impacted my impression of the show from an entertainment perspective.
The story does a decent job at catching your attention at first, the way the
series builds drama is not half bad, however - soon enough, those same aspects of the story fade away into the background. It does a fine job of stimulating drama, but it does not effectively sustain it. Another fault I found was that the story began to feel repetitive, it's just the same cycle, again and again with new characters. Honestly, I couldn't get myself to sympathise with characters, frankly, I just didn't care much about them. They are simply one-dimensional and are caught in a constant loop of "I'm happy, and now I want to die".
The art style was one redeeming aspect of this manga. The characters are drawn well, and the shading is done to high level. I didn't find many faults in this aspect of the manga.
Overall, the manga doesn't do anything exceptionally, and It seems like it wants to appear like it carries a meaningful message, but really fails at doing so. If you like blind fan service, and purely invest in this medium for that purpose - I would recommend it. However, if you don't, carry on and find something better.
Looking at the synopsis of Domestic girlfriend you must be wondering, this is a perfect plot for a threesome hentai and bingo!!!! You are correct this is an erotic manga, though most people might deny it, it is one.
Just like everyone after seeing the first episode of anime, I got curious and started reading the manga just whether to continue to watch anime or not after. But after 24 hours I'm in chapter 200, with a vision of writing a review.
There is a saying that looking for a plot in hentai is really stupid, but in fact, this has one, just like every other romance
manga (like Nana) where MC is in love triangle and has a problem in selecting whom without hurting the other. I would say that the story isn't great or anything if you look at it from a shoujo/romance manga's point of view, in fact, it has a storyline like that of milking money out of a weak plot. But if you look at from the hentai point of view, I would say it has a more realistic scenario than most hentai.
I'll stop here about the pros and cons and dive into what the overall plot is with minor spoiler (which aren't spoilers but just my opinion):
From all the chapters I've read I can understand where this manga is going, Basically it looks like any other harem story where MC is a nice person and all the girls start falling for him, but I think it's all just to keep the plot going as the main objective is that MC must love both step-sisters and eventually marry both of them and happily live ever after.
But what I liked the most was, it tackles some realistic topics like the competition in the literary world, the marketing techniques etc (of course being an author is easy to write it as being acquainted) which is what I liked in Nana(manga) which deals with the music industry.
Coming to character development:
Well, character development of the 3 MCs is good. In fact, like many mentioned it started out great in early chapters but with the cast growing enormously it was obviously difficult to concentrate on everyone, so that's a major drawback but of course why would anyone want to observe this in a hentai.
Rui: She is the younger step sister who is like the cute dense waifu character who has weak (wrong) communication skills but manages to get what she wants as she expresses without being shy. I personally vouch for her.
Hina: She is the older sister who is like the cheerful ideal girlfriend who gets hurt while trying to meet the expectations of people while suppressing her own feeling. I like her as she is just like me who is a bit realistic and mature in thinking. (but I personally like Rui over her)
Natsuo: He is a writer and an ideal harem kingu but I kinda liked his character (though I hate a harem MC) as he is actually aware of his surroundings and acts accordingly unlike some Mc’s who kiss their girlfriend in front of other crush or give in to seductions by cheating on their present girlfriend. Although he starts out immature but in the long run, you could see him handle things well.
Other characters are basically there to either break or make the relationship possible between MC and either of the two sisters.
Some people might be offended thinking that incest is being involved but the MC is acquainted with both the sisters way before their parents marry and they aren’t even related by blood so I think there is nothing wrong with the plot. The jokes are handled well, not too much exaggeration but not too hilarious either, but it has really good irritating plot twists which keep the story interesting.
Well sorry for writing such a long review for a hentai, overall it wasn’t a trash, but it’s a good hentai with some realistic elements. Just read it for erotic pleasure, it doesn’t deal with any life teaching topics, it’s just your normal soap opera with twists at the end of every chapter. It’s worth the time if you willing to read an erotic manga :)
P.S: Did I mention the words erotic and hentai too many times, well I''m sorry :P
Dometic na Kanojo, or DomeKano for short, is an intriguing story about romantic relationships inlcuding taboo student/teacher and step-sibling ones. But there are many other themes and motifs that are explored as the main characters develop throughout the story.
While there was the potential for a great story, the execution was mediocre at best. The parts I appreciated the most about this work had a Maison Ikkoku-esque feel to them: It was the main characters' journey through life and his development to find his path and achieve his dream. The problem is, it has the same pitfalls as many other works in this genre: it resorts
to cheap drama and "coincidences" to advance the plot. The results in an insulting, predictable plot and really devalues the characters. One redeeming aspect is that the plot actually seems to advance, albeit slowly, and is not stuck perpetually at the same stage. I also appreciate how it showcases different types of relationships between classmates, co-workers, and so on. But then again, the cliched character interactions devalue this and make it seem like any other run of the mill romance.
The art is probably the redeeming feature. It's enjoyable to read, and fanservice was not overused, but it rather felt connected with the story.
All considered, I kept going hoping the plot will advance and the story improves. And it kind of did. I'll keep following this to see where it goes.
As of ch. 197:
This manga will always hold a special place in my heart. It is surely no less than a masterpiece. I couldn’t stop reading once I started. It really set itself apart from the rest. It shined in all its aspect as a manga. Art, Creativity, Entertainment, and Story is masterfully done. One of the best if not the best romance manga out there. It really pulls on the heartstrings and will surely make you fall in love with the characters. I can’t recommend this manga enough.
It really emphasizes on how strong and unconditional love is. A deep story of forbidden yet not forbidden love. A
love triangle that can never truly resolve. The remnants of love that will never fade away. The unbearable pain of love that breaks the human heart. And of course the joy and intimacy of love.
I can’t count how many times I’ve shed tears to this manga whether it be tears of joy or sorrow. All I can say is, I’ve shed more tears to this manga than anything I’ve ever read, seen, or experienced. The emotional implications runs really deep. For sure, this manga is definitely for a mature audience. I can’t really see an immature person or someone with no interests in romance enjoy this manga. However for those who are, it will be one of the greatest you’ll ever read.
No matter how unconditional, love is love and there should be no questions about it. That phrase, will be implied multiple times in the manga, and I’m sure that is the message this manga is trying to tell us through its story.
When I first heard about this show it was from the anime adaptation. I really like those type of shows, so I couldn't wait and wanted to know how the story ends, but instead of getting to the end all I got was a never ending story. Don't get me wrong the first 50 chapters really caught my attention and all, but after continuing it became so mediocre. I got myself to finish it but I was really dying while reading those last chapters.
If the story wouldnt be such a cliché and wouldnt have 100 chapters with such a boring character development than I would
really like it. I realized that everytime something important was about to happen the author would just throw useless dialog with some not important characters. And they would say what happend to each other instead of just skipping the dialog cuz we already know what happend, why would you need to read something for 6th time ?
Don't waste ur time and read something else instead.
I started this manga from around chapter 72, right about where it picks up from the anime since I was first introduced to this series from the anime. Soon after I started reading, I fell in love with it. The romance was exceptional, the drama was enough to keep the story exciting. The pacing was right, the art was phenomenal, and you could see the main character develop along the way. I was ready to give this a solid 10 out of 10.
So why didn't I give it a 10? That's because the quality of the manga dropped off real fast around the 200th chapter
mark. The story really lost its magic. It almost felt as if drama was being conjured out of thin air, when the characters start to act differently than they usually would in the story. This, I feel is the mistake of most romantic drama. Unnecessary overexagerrated drama is created because the authors feel like the story is lacking. This is not at all what it should be. This is a romantic drama, not a pure drama story. Even if it did lack drama the viewers would still be satisfied with regular romance.
The worst part here is that its not just any drama being used cheaply. It's the classic trope of infinite love triangles. In the more recent chapters, a love triangle appears out of nowhere, and, without giving too much spoilers, the couple begins to doubt their love, partly instigated due to long distance. Because no relationship can ever work right? It's the kind of typical romance trope that makes you annoyed and want to kill yourself. At this point I'm not so sure about where the story is going. Perhaps our MC will end up alone?
That being said, it's not entirely bad. Only in recent chapters it started going downhill. If you do want to see it for yourself, just be warned, you are gonna be very annoyed, and not for good reason. Or hey, maybe my review was too vague for you. If so just shoot me a PM or something, I'll gladly explain it in a more detailed and slightly more spoiler-y way.
I will definitely come back to this series once more chapters have been released. Then I will write again to see how I feel about it.
- Good artwork
- Decent pacing when the story is being focused on
- Surplus of fan service for my fellow kinkybois
- Some nice laughable moments
- Long-drawn-out boring repetitive filler that never leads to anything fulfilling
- Character development is often skimmed over or forgotten about for the sake of plot progression
- The main character along with every other main-supporting character usually flip-flop their outlooks, judgement, and emotions just for the sake of progressing the story. This is very immersion-breaking and irritating at times.
The story is very lackluster and filled with many pointless arcs that go nowhere. There's too many characters being focused on throughout the series resulting
in poor distribution of character development. You can easily tell that when the author hits a bump in the road instead of fixing the issue with certain characters and moving along she'd rather just introduce a whole new person and focus solely on them for a few chapters (then completely vanish them off the face of the earth).
Even though this story is very badly thought-out and poorly written I still find it somewhat enjoyable. If you can get over the fact that you're not reading this for the compelling story, well written dialogue, and good character development then I think you can have a very pleasurable experience reading this.
Here is my review after reading 226 Chapters in the manga.
First of all this my first time reading a romance manga, and so I decided that my first review in this site should be about it.
First,I believe that the story in Domestic na kanojo its not its greatest point, well its good but I felt that there was a lot of events that happened shouldn't be included, it was like repeating the same thins again and again but with different characters, some love stories shouldn't be in the manga it made seem repetitive and boring, at least this is what I think.
Moving to the characters,
oh my god the characters in this manga are more than awesome I mean the developing of each individual character, there separate feelings and emotions, their background stories, the way that the writer change your view and felling about anyone in the story from love to hate to love again, the variety of feeling, ways of thinkings, appearances and more, made each character in the manga main or supporting worth reading about.
In the end, I enjoyed this manga very much and for everyone who is reading my review, I would like from you to give this manga a chance.
Honestly.. This manga is one of my most emotional rollercoasters ever. Never have i ever felt so conflicted whether or not a manga, anime or just anything in general was good or BAD. Domestic na Kanojo is one of the toughest mangas ive ever read and since it is still releasing chapters i cant say it is a bad or good manga yet. The ending will for sure change my mind, but when will it fu-excuse my profanity-cking end?! This manga has been going on for so long and could have easily just ended already. I feel like Kei is just keeping this manga going
longer than it should. Way longer. Since this review is supposed to be written objectively i will try my best to keep my personal feelings from judging the manga, but make no mistake when i say this.. be prepared to wanna rip your heart out when reading this manga.
So, first off. The story. The plot. What is the plot anyway? A guy is in love with his teacher, Hina Tachibana. Frustrated or just lost in his feelings he seeks a distraction from it all. Thats where we encounter a kawaii little girl named Rui. Rui Tachibana. Does the name ring a bell? Yup, Rui is none other than HINA'S LITTLE SISTER. Since our airhead protagonist Natsuo does not know they're related, he accepts rui's offer to have sex with her. They both lose their virginity to each other. Yes, the story is already a mess, but oh boy. Later we found out that Natsuo's dad is remarrying and guess who's at the doorstep? Yesss.. None other than rui and hin-"WAIT WTF?"
Yup. Hina and rui's mother is marrying Natsuo's dad. And that my fellow weebs, is how the lovely story of domestic na kanojo begins.
The plot was what got me into this anime. I was like "this is so screwed that i wanna read it" i bet you are thinking this too right? Because it is! The plot is interesting, unique and you have never seen incest in an anime or manga bef-
Actually nevermind.. but seriously the plot of domestic na kanojo is good. HOWEVER, the freaking story is ALL OVER THE PLACE after a couple of chapters. 20 chapters or so into the manga and you will find yourself grasping for innocent air. I swear, everything seems to have zero consequenses in this manga! its ridiculous!! I rate the story 8, not because it necessarily teaches you a good life lesson that you can move on to your children or something, but because of the emotions it gave me. As i said, it was a rollercoaster of emotions. I did not expect me to be so touched by the plot twists (even though they were quite obvious). It is not just something to take lighthearted.. believe me you have to prepare yourself for the manga.. AND FOR THE LOVE OF GOD WAIT UNTIL THE MANGA IS COMPLETED OR IT WILL BREAK YOUR HEART!
The art was absolutely ASTONISHING. I was flabbergasted! I love how each character is drawn and the unique details in the characters appearances. I very quickly adapted to the art and felt myself going with it. Fantastic art. 10/10
oh... character... i cant. I just cant. I am going to wrap this up as quickly as i can. Okay here it goes *breathes in* THE CHARACTERS ARE ALL IRRESPONSIBLE YOU WILL POSSIBLY HATE A LOT OF THEM AT ONE POINT OR ANOTHER NO MATTER WHO IT IS. I have some of the characters i like more than others.. but at the end of the day i just cant seem to find at least one i can actually relate or at least feel strongly for..
Enjoyment and overall goes into the same category in my honest opinion.
I enjoyed this manga, i really did, even though its still adding new chapters and is far from done, i think i will take a break from it. I will begin reading whenever its fully completed. I am not going to lie.. this manga is a fucking mess. It may be a beautiful mess at times, but still. A mess no less. I give enjoyment a 7, not because i didnt enjoy it but because sometimes i felt way too pressured. It may not make sense, but the things that happened was not natural. It felt way too forced. I guess im just mad that this manga broke my heart a few times. Sometimes i was excited and happy and others i was furious and irritated, and well then there is the sad part. I truly have never written a review so personal. As soon as i read the last chapter currently out now (which is chapter 220) i just felt the I HAVE TO GET MY FEELINGS OUT. This manga will make you have mixed emotions. Take it from a sensitive guy like me, this manga is amazing. I truly do love it. At the same time though, i also quite hate it. A LOT.
Thanks if you read this far, sorry if the went out of hand. It is my first REAL review ever so i hope it lived up to your expectations. BYEEEE
Domestic Girlfriend is the most unpleasant manga I have ever read so far.
The story start off pretty promising to me initially. Although the scenario set up is a little unrealistic and feels like a typical harem start, It actually did a really good job of exploring romance and family relationships. It feels realistic, inspiring and refreshing and I really enjoyed it.
And that's what I thought.
Only later to discover that this turned into an incest guilt pleasure bullshit with a strong harem vibe to it, worsen by the fact that the three main characters often made questionable decisions. The characters also changed. They turned from a
bunch of likeable girls and decent guy to a bunch of thots and scum. The main male mc, Fujii, WAS a really likable person. Although he is sometime sexually engaged with questionable motives, he used to have a nice heart and do what he believe he think is right. I personally find him to be a decent person. However, as the story goes on, he really prove himself to be a scum. He is really disgusting and if he is an actual person, I would really hit him so hard that he suffer memory loss.
Also if you are wondering, yes there are NTR contents.
I don't know if it is the writer's intention to coin the mc in such manner and in such situation. If this is what the writer want the mc to become, I say he/she did a really good job. However, I don't give a damn what the author think and I hate the fact that he turned the characters from a straight person to an absolute scum. I hate the fact that the writer initially presented me a bunch of likable characters, and then destroy them to the point I have trust issues with them.
I am also watching the anime and so far the characters are still pretty likable as the time of writing (4 episodes aired). But i just can't accept the way manga progresses. I know it is inevitable for the anime to end up the same way the manga did, but I really hope the anime could do something different.
This thing might actually be a better read if it is a hentai. I know some people, in fact some of friends, takes pleasure in reading this. However it is just a completely suffering journey for me and makes me wonder 'why are you doing this Japan'.
Oh yeah, at least the arts are pretty good, if that is something you care.