Kazuma Kadomae is the new homeroom teacher at a local high school, and he makes an effort to learn all he can about his students. Though, one student in particular—the principal's daughter Kanade Noeda—seems more shy than the rest. But the attention he gives her ends up unintentionally sparking a delusional one-sided love within Noeda, leading her to pursue him romantically.
Kadomae becomes increasingly disturbed by Noeda's erratic actions toward him, and his attempts to get her to stop only strengthen her affections. But when a student ends up in an accident after being "too close" to him, and Noeda begins stalking Kadomae and his family, he realizes that she will stop at nothing to be with him.
Delusional Love is one of those stories that just can't quite figure out what it wants to be.
It starts out an ecchi, almost borderline H, story about a beautiful honors student trying her best to seduce her new homeroom teacher. It's sexy and perverted and right when you think that something's about to happen...
The manga turns into a bloody suspense/thriller story.
Both parts of the story are well done. The artwork, in particular, is tremendous: the gore and violence are very well drawn in the second half, as are the breasts and titillation in the first half. But the two parts of
the story don't mesh well, leading to reader whiplash.
Moreover, first half doesn't go far enough down the infidelity path to be a "Fatal Attraction"-style morality tale. Also, he gives her a tragic backstory to make her a sympathetic character, which clashes with the repeated attempts to make her a frighteningly crazy figure.
In short, this manga is sadly less than the sum of its parts. It's not bad, if you like thrillers, but I can't really recommend it to anyone.
A good example of how yandere horror stories should be done, in my opinion.
The story starts off in a very ecchi-ish manner, with bits of Kanade's craziness displayed here and there. This goes on for the first half of the manga, after which the story gets dark. There is no release in the build-up of suspense (as compared to something like Higurashi which has comedy here and there), and there is a very gradual descent into psychological horror with each chapter, indicating good pace. 8/10.
The art is great. It's very clean, and if you like boobs and girls masturbating you'll love this. On the
SFW side, the characters are well-drawn, nothing to complain about. 9/10.
The characters aren't unbelievable and they complement the plot. The MC is the focus and the other characters are more or less in the background, and the MC's inner thoughts and feelings are well-developed. 9/10.
Overall, if you like yanderes, boobs, and psychological horror, you will like this. 9/10.
Hiai Mosou is a manga with an interesting stalker horror story about a woman obsessed with her teacher.
However, the problem of the show is that it suffers from a notable identity crisis. It feels like the writer could never decide whether it wanted the story to be a horror story or a sexy fanservice fest, the result is a erotic thriller in which the eroticism cancels out the thrill and vice-versa.
It's hard to be excited seeing a naked girl if you know she is dangerous and insane, at the same time that it is hard to take her seriously as an antagonist when she is
freely used for over-the-top fanservice later.
Erotic horror is a genre that actually exists and can be pretty effective, but the manga can never wholly capture it for lacking a proper balance between these two elements. One of the major problems I feel is that a few of the fanservice scenes are played pretty straight for fanservice, even when they are actually portraying a terrifying situation that would be categorized as sexual assault in the real world and that assault and invasion of privacy also being used as the cornerstone of the horror of the manga ultimately cancel out each other.