Jan 2, 2015
Meet the “Invincible man” Hibino Hareluya, a narcissistic delinquent with a strong belief in friendship and loyalty. He enjoys referring himself as “Oresama” which is the most arrogant way of referring to yourself in Japanese. Along with his weighty ego comes his special talent, concealing metal bats and saucers in the back of his shirt for later use. It’s much more useful than it sounds. No ego would be complete without a grand goal, his being world domination. Of course the correct way to complete this objective is to beat up local gangs.
There are quite a few other support characters.
Okamoto: The short and weakest support
character. Strong willed, though get’s his ass kicked pretty much every time.
Ichijou: The second strongest character. He has a very strong sense of morality and manliness.
Yamana: The love interest of Okamoto. Yeah, I never expected that.
The characters are a little flat at times, each with their own development happening on specific arks. This doesn't effect the manga much. The story is more about the fights, the sense of friendship and loyalty then the growth of it’s characters. Not that it’s a hindrance when it does happen.
The story isn’t special in itself. It’s pretty straight forward. Beat up one group of baddies, onto the next. The plot starts out fairly lighthearted, slowly getting more serious and includes some sensitive subjects. Especially near the end of the series.
In conclusion, this manga is fun. It forces you to cycle between emotions pretty quickly. It usually does it tastefully, you do end up stewing in one emotion before being led into another. If you like fighting manga with an emphasis on friendship this is a must read.
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