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Open Sesame

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Type: Manga
Volumes: 20
Chapters: 94
Status: Finished
Published: Mar 16, 2001 to Jun 16, 2008
Genres: Comedy Comedy, Romance Romance
Theme: School School
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Magazine Special
Authors: Kawakata, Kaoru (Story & Art)


Score: 7.341 (scored by 21022,102 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #43002
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #4678
Members: 4,204
Favorites: 41


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Volumes: /20
Chapters: /94


Danjou Yamato is a high school student who lives in the countryside and is the boxing champion of the region. However, when his family has to move out to live in Tokyo, he is transfered to a school in Tokyo that was previously an all-girls school. Girls have a lot of power and give the guys a hard time. But Yamato will not bow down to the power of the girls, and on his way to claim power for the guys in the school, he finds out something about his past...something that he had forgotten long ago...

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Mar 8, 2010
Here we have a harem manga that starts off with a bit of a twist; I'm not talking about the part where Yamato, the main character, joins a school that until the year before was for just girls. We can all name several that start like that. Unlike the typical harem, Yamoto isn't a goody-two-shoes who's nice to everyone. He's a man. He has a pair. And he isn't afraid to stand up for himself.

So then, on to the review...

Story: 6 -I've already given a little bit of background, so here's the short: the freshness of the series starts to fade after chapter 10 or ...
Nov 21, 2014
The manga was really great and enjoyable. It's more or less just your typical harem series where the females get attracted to the main protagonist and have their closure after a while. What really was bothering me was one of the main heroine(Aoi) not having her closure at all. I mean she is one of the main characters from the beginning and having her disappear suddenly is really a big shock.

The tragic factor is not as great as I thought but that's what keeps me reading the entire manga. Too bad it was not much of a development as I have hoped it will.

I also ...
Aug 12, 2011
Mixed Feelings
Open Sesame was at best an average story with a mediocre ending. The story starts out typically with a bold boy joining a school that had recently turned coed. That's about as interesting it's going to get.

Story: 5- The story is frustrating. The author set a great tone by having the boy vs. girl theme throughout the first few chapters, but dramatically changes into them doing random things together without enough reasons.

That being said, the chapters were long, and not in a good way. Having long chapters can lead to character development, plot twists or advancements, and even more dialogue. Sadly enough ...


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