Kurosaki Mafuyu was a juvenile delinquent and head of her gang before her subsequent arrest got her expelled from high school. Now that she's transferred to a new high school, she's determined to become an "ultra-shiny, super feminine high school student." But with a new friend like Hayasaka-kun and a homeroom teacher like Saeki Takaomi (who may be more than he seems), will Mafuyu really be able to live a girly-girl high school life!?
Let me just say this about Oresama Teacher - don't read it if you're in a library. Don't read it at one am when you're supposed to be in bed. Don't read it in the computer lab during class.
No. If you're going to read Oresama Teacher, do it somewhere secluded where you can laugh your ass off like an idiot without getting in trouble.
Although the plot can sometimes feel just a wee bit confused and you sometimes want to hit yourself at how dense the characters (really just one) can be, this is definitely not a manga you want to miss reading.
Everything about Oresama Teacher is just so unexpectedly and unpredictably funny that I can't stop myself from laughing even now.
Sadistic teachers, masochistic delinquents, lame disguises, ridiculous misunderstandings - it has it all, and all of it is knee-slapping, floor banging, gut bustingly hilarious.
Not only that, but the characters are endearing and likeable, even the "bad guys." They refuse to be just pawns in a slapstick comedy, and rightly so, because when you aren't crying with laughter, you're rooting for the characters as they develop and go about their lives.
So, make sure no one's around to see you snorting milk out of your nose and put on a diaper (or risk pissing in your favorite undies). Oresama Teacher is one hell of a ride, and it's definitely worth the dry cleaning bill.
Is this really the typical shoujo manga where a spineless heroine is being courted by 7 delinquents? NO.
This is a hilarious shoujo manga that often mistakes itself for a shounen with all the fighting bosses and such. When I read the first chapter I was like 'Meh. Good, but I feel like I've read this before'. I warn you: Do not be fooled.
Since then, I have been laughing my head off and the strange situations the lead girl gets herself into. The art is quite good, complementing the story well. The character interactions are all very amusing too, and do serve somewhat to develop character.
in all, this manga is extremely fun and entertaining. It may not have an intelligent plotline, but that's because it doesn't need to. Its charming just the way it is.
There are a lot of words I could use to describe this but only one word gives it justice, it is hilarious!
I love shojo manga. Imagine my surprise when I start reading this and there’s no mushiness or love triangle but I love it!.
Sure, she’s a girl and wants love but she’s not crazily looking for a boyfriend, she’s more outside fighting crime. Her focus is "love and peace" and I ma sure if Sailor Moon would have been a little bit like our heroine here she would have had double the fans. Even if a romance develops, which it can given
the way the mangaka left doors open for it, I have a feeling it won't be your typical romance seeing as she's not your typical hero.
Even though she is small, it works for her, she is amazing at fighting, taught by the best at the time and hates bullying and unfairness. The only drama or hair pulling you will see in this manga is when she is trying to untangle her hair after a fight.
The story captivates you, be it with their jokes, art or characters. You'll see Mafuyu disguise herself and fight crime and it being ridiculous that no one guesses who she is, even though it is obvious. There really isn't any specific plot, this is just the life f Maufy trying to be normal but getting caught in a whirlwind of trouble and fighting.
The moment you flip a page you meet Mafuyu, a delinquent who get’s caught doing deliquent things and being on her last strike she gets kicked out of her school. She has an amazing attitude and is loyal to the core and chivalrous. Not many girls can you say that about. She isn’t afraid of anyone, mainly due to a bunny incident that changed her life (see chapter 2). She is a great protagonist not in a serious way, this is by no means a serious or romantic manga. And that’s what makes it great
Hayasaka just adds to the story, he is a delinquent himself, no past story so far, but you could sense he has one. He, contrary to popular belief, does not like fighting but feels like he has to. He was labeled unapproachable by other students in the school but Mafuyu broke down his barreir without him knowing it. No really he hasn’t noticed they are friends. Can you say dense? Not many people know this because they don’t really talk to him but..he’s an idiot, I say that with love.
Saeki Takaomi is the teacher and obvious from the end of the first chapter that he’s her old friend from when she was little. He’s still a mystery and his character is a little sketchy, with the whole bet thing. And in the words of Mafuyu, “why would a delinquent become a teacher?” He’s always annoying Mafuyu but helping her when she needs it.
The art was good. Mafuyu does make the funniest expressions, along with Hayasaka. At the beginning when the teacher was first introduced they made him look huge next to Mafuyu but later on it changed, I guess Mafuyu grew… The art wasn't meant to be beautiful instead it's what gave the manga that extra push to hilarious. Though the art is important to the story since it adds the lol factor, the characters and storyline are what make this manga hilarious, IMO.
For those shoujo manga fanatics who love only the purest of shoujo manga and who got lured in by the shoujo manga art, this may or may not be the manga that you might want to read. For the people who love comedy, please do not judge this manga based on the shoujo-ish art as it has got some real rib-tickling stuff that is absolutely enjoyable. In other words, when it comes to this manga, the saying 'Do not judge a book by its cover' holds good for both the above mentioned criterion.
PS: Do not be perturbed by the mention of Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun (GSN)
and in no way I am comparing this manga to that.
I randomly came across this manga a week back and the enjoyment eclipsed some of the vague and intermittent disappointments by a large margin while reading it. Oresama teacher is a manga which has a female mangaka drawing shoujo arts but has a good amount of shonen related stuffs including delinquents, action and some heart-warming comedies. The first dozen chapters or so moves in its own pace and undertakes a more episodic route rather than having arc based storyline. This probably was done to lay the foundations for the characters and their developments so that the readers get acquainted with their behaviorism. At some points, the story was dragged and you might start to wonder 'when this chapter is going to end?'. Some people, while reading this manga, will find it irksome about the myriad of flashbacks and how the manga suddenly jumps to the characters' pasts. Even though it will test the patience, the pasts will actually be funny but sweet and emotional at the same time.
A shoujo manga consisting of delinquents will necessarily consist of handsome guys that the female readers can fawn over countless amount of times and this manga, just like your typical shoujo manga does not shy away from doing just that; and the smiles, flowery backgrounds and screentones just accentuates the delinquents to a whole new level. The art is good and you can actually witness changes in the style with which the characters are drawn as you keep on reading the manga - meaning, the art kept on improving as the chapters kept on increasing. One vital point to note is the characters' facial expressions to express the emotions. It actually felt close to reality while witnessing those expressions and weirdly it was reminiscent of GSN (which coincidentally is another work of the mangaka) and was like watching it with only the settings and the premise differing. Since delinquency is involved, do not expect those over-the-top action sequences and fight scenes as this manga shies away from that big time.
A former yankee trying to live and strive to achieve a rose-colored high school life is what the synopsis points to, but with the amount of quirky characters and their weird and unique personalities (including Mafuyu) that is endemic only to them, she is thwarted almost every time from achieving her goal. Gekkan Shoujo's main + was its tremendous amount of exposure given to the characters and it seems it just harnessed that trait from Oresama Teacher just like that. Characterization is really great and when the art and story is compared to the characterization, the latter eventually prevails. The jokes and comedies put forth are filled with realism for the most part and the misunderstandings and the dense aura that some characters give off makes reading this manga even more merrier and worthwhile.
Like I said before, this manga sometimes takes the slow approach and almost certainly has a myriad of jumps to the characters' past. It might get irritable at many instances, but those moments will definitely not force you to put this manga on-hold or drop it. The timing of the jokes are so perfect that you will not see them coming albeit you will feel that at that situation, only a joke would have been a warrantable option. Considering this is a shoujo manga, it is an obligation that the girls must be beautiful and cute; with their cheery and gentle smile and the blushing and flustering. All these including action, comedy and delinquency are mashed up to provide us Oresama Teacher.
At the moment, there is substantially only one major arc in the manga and it is still continuing. Surprisingly or unsurprisingly, the romance and shoujo-ish scenes are very scarce. Do take note of the interactions between the characters. You will be pleasantly surprised to find that some of their interactions and conversations will be natural without any external forces acting. It was a delightful read to say the least.
One regret is; I watched and followed GSN on a weekly basis before reading Oresama Teacher. Many a times, you will reminisce about the characters from GSN while reading this manga if you had done what I did. I felt that the facial expressions of the characters from GSN was incorporated from Oresama. It is advisable that you read this and then follow it with GSN as this is purely golden.