Ooyama Takeru, a young normal yet perverted minded guy, got accepted and now goes to a school that, unknown to him, was where combat and magic is used. On the first day, he meets again after three years: Amaya Haruko, his childhood friend, Kushiya Inaho, a girl who says she's his fiancée, and Himegami Kodama, a blonde who wants to kill him. Finding out that there are many girls there that just don't like him, he is told that everyone there uses a special magic ability while using an item or weapon called a Maken. Later, he finds that no Maken is acceptable for him and doesn't know what to do, since in this school the students get into duels that showcase their magic and combat power, to which he seemingly has none.
Here we have a manga that, in my opinion, has and interesting synopsis: An ordinary guy joins and extraordinary school. Sound fun, right? Well yes, it is fun. But "fun" is not always the same as "good". Let me explain.
Story - Weak at best. It seems like its only there to give an excuse for the massive quantity of soft porn. The obvious focus of the manga is its ecchi content. Here's an example of what I'm talking about: you're reading a battle scene. Beautiful characters unleash fantastic powers, the tension is building, you're starting to get into the action, and then you look
at the next part... MASSIVE FULL PAGE PANTIE SHOT! It's a real buzz kill that keeps the story watered down and hurts the action.
Art - The best part. The mangaka is a very talented artist and he proves it with every page. The characters are beautiful, the scenery is detailed most of the time, and the character's facial expressions look realistic. Keep in mind that the most commonly drawn figures are a few select parts of the female body. But really, there's nothing to complain about here.
Character - What few changes the characters undergo seems forced. There's way too many people introduced in the beginning that never get any personality. It's actually kind of funny how haphazard the characters feel at times. I mean there's your usual harem stereotypes, but that's all the range you get. Nothing original or creative to be found here.
Enjoyment - I'm actually surprised how much I enjoyed reading this. The ecchi content is good for a lonely night, but the only time when you'd be reading this is when you should be getting some sleep. There's better manga out there than this. If ecchi is all you read manga for, then pick this up. For those of us who read for content, feel free to pass this up. You won't be missing anything.
This Manga is like a Gathering of popular Harem characters so u will find any kind
of typical Character you found in popular Harem mangas before. A Guy enrolls into a school without nowing more than that it was an all-girls-school before so he isnt prepared at all to find himself in a school for "Special Ability Users". He just wanted to have a nice time with his Childhood friend and, if possible, some other Girls and who ever thinks of RosaVam at this point isnt wrong at all. So to be short, if you like Harem mangas you will like this one.
what this manga does well , is to get the formula right.
Its not untypical of manga of this genre but it does it with the right mixture and balance enough to hold your attention to the very end. unfortunately not all can do so.
so if you like this type of manga , you will not be disappointed.
Typically, I think this is one of the most "Underrated Manga" on this site. Maken-ki does better in the manga than in the anime. So if you watch the anime only, read the manga it's a lot better.
The action is basically your everyday Shounen fighting anime, guy gets introduced, gets stronger, fights to protect what he loves, yada yada yada... It's also a harem with EXTREME amounts of Ecchi moments. But, that still doesn't stop me from reading it because, I for one, love the action scenes and the main character Takeru. Yes he is one of my favorites.
The story does pretty well. But I
started the series during the like 21st or something chapter and haven't read from the beginning so I don't know about how it starts. But in all, the manga is pretty good. It's a monthly manga, which I really hate, so you can't read it frequently, but other than that, try it out. You might like it.