Koharu, tired of all the men in her life being lying, married philanderers, decides to move back home, away from the city. Once there she finds her family saddled with a huge debt and no way out, until a handsome but creepy stranger offers to pay the debt, at the same time asking her to marry him. But, as if things weren't crazy enough, he already has two wives!
This manga is so outright odd and absurd it's hilarious, impossible to take it seriously.
The "seductive but autistic" shoujo man archetype here is brought to its astounding limits.
The women are a little more vivid, which is not saying much, even if the protagonist just take decisions for the sake of the plot. No character improvement so far whatsoever (when you think Koharu finally grew up a little, BANG she does something really stupid).
The "moral clashs" the characters have in the course of the story are laughable, same thing as the occasional drama.
I guess if you like abusive relationships or hitting your
head with a rubber baseball bat while recitting Sylvia Plath in C major you will be into this manga.
though I oppose polygamy(and the opposite) act but this manga really gets me into it aside of my views.
the story is not about typical harem manga stuff, the author really describe polygamy in women perspective, and since the women who encounter this situation is the MC, whom an individual, asexual(?), tomboy girl, the story went awkward, but rather become funnier somehow lol.
another thing that catch my eyes is the CHARACTERS, OHHHHH the author were too goood for this one.
its not moes*it, its a semi-real creatures we were talk about, its a rare thing to see cute, beautiful ladies pairing with long haired cool cooling
stubborn boy(who really resemble me to a visual kei bandman lol) in a seinen manga as far as I know
Originally when I first discovered this series, I was very intrigued not only because of the mature themes (And fanservice) but also because I found the premise to be very interesting and different since it dealt with polygamy which is something I haven't seen in an anime/manga and especially one set in modern times, but sadly, my excitement slowly went to shit
Story - 3/10
As I said before, the premise really sold me because it followed the polygamist relationship of the main male character and his two wives (Yuzu and Madoka) and then later the impact of having a third girl (Koharu) entering the fray and
in the first quarter of the manga, it was doing a decent enough job of showcasing life for them as well as dealing with the concept of someone looking in from the outside in Koharu.
But alas, do to some random and nonsensical actions from certain characters as well as the hypocritical and tasteless nature of another, the story quickly went from one of family life to one revolving around forced and stupid drama that not only decreased the quality of the story, but also something that is far worse
Characters - 2/10
The main characters here are the main male MC (Ryuu) and his 3 wives (Madoka, Yuzu and Koharu) and initially the relationship that they all had with one another was pretty great and particularly with Ryuu and Madoka (His first wife and based off of their history, it's hard to deny that they belong together) and then Yuzu whom was probably the most loyal to him (Sighhhhhhhhhhh) and had the best personality to compliment his (Plus like with Madoka, she was really close to Ryuu and they too were perfect for each other).
As for Koharu, she always came across as annoying and even though she eventually came around, it was still pretty hypocritical of her to turn as quick as she did, but what truly made this character complete and utter shit is that fact that there isn't really any redeemable quality about her and that she just went from being annoying and hypocritical to being outright disgusting and just horribly written and then most of all, forced down our throats at a huge cost
Art - 8/10
The art style of this series is pretty well done and I can truthfully say that it never decreases in quality and that it truly fits the tone and writing
Overall - 4/10
This series had a lot of potential to be a personal favorite of mine but due to the author's complete disregard for his better characters, he brought the story and subsequently the characters down 10 notches and as a result, this series is rapidly heading towards becoming a huge train wreck (And I'll explain why below)
Madoka leaving/divorcing Ryuu was not only incredibly forced and random, but even though her reasoning was a bit understandable, at the end of the day, this was something that simply made her out to be a complete bitch because immediately afterwards, we are treated to a flashback of her history with Ryuu, and for her to just hang him out to dry all for the sake of her own selfish and frustrating reasons is just awful especially considering the lengths Ryuu (And to an extent Yuzu) went to just for her ever since they met....And of course to add insult to injury, Koharu makes herself to be the worst once more by pretending to care that she left
What truly turned me off from this manga though is what happens later on with my personal favorite character - Yuzu. As I said before, she proved that she was the most loyal to Ryuu and had the illusion that she was pretty much ride or die and that she truly loved him. But since the author has a huge boner for Koharu, he decided to work his random and nonsensical magic again and completely shit of Yuzu by making her out to be equally as disgusting as Koharu
I am completely and utterly PISSED that she clearly has been cheating on Ryuu multiple times (And only god knows when this started but if she did this after Madoka left then she's even worse than I thought) but now to add insult to injury, there's a 95% chance that she got pregnant for him too which was topped off by the fact that since she told Ryuu that it's his, the devastation is gonna come at an even bigger blow.....And now it makes sense why she was all for him getting another wife (Since her brother hinted that she was eventually going to leave Ryuu too)
Then the author forces this random backstory with the dude about how they were together from high school but he had a bad/criminal background and one thing led to another etc but no, author-san, all of that build up and characterization for this couple doesn't go away just because of something that happened in the past/this other dude's stupid mistakes and it fucking SUCKS that this is how he's trying to break them apart
Instead of having a mature slice of life series with Ryuu and his wives going through normal stuff with the usual hiccups that married couples have, he chose to use forced bullshit that eventually completely shit on the whole concept that this series was written upon leaving the readers with an extremely bad taste in their mouths
If by some miracle that he manages to fix all of this shit, then maybe just maybe I'll be a tad bit forgiving since I always held on to the thought that Madoka would come back and that he and the other girls will be happy and multiply, but let's be real here, the odds of that happening are non-existent and he's clearly going to destroy the polygamist values of this series by having Ryuu chose to only be with shitty Koharu in the end while Madoka is forever alone and with Yuzu having a family with her deadbeat ex