Two years ago, the death of Naoto Watari's parents left him as the sole caretaker for his younger sister Suzushiro "Suzu" Watari and forced him to move in with their aunt. So devoted is he to Suzu that he refuses to join clubs or even hang out with anyone, earning him snide comments and the title of "siscon" at his new school. But as long as Suzu is safe and happy, Naoto doesn't care what everyone else says.
However, his sneering classmates may turn out to be the least of his worries. The sudden transfer of a girl named Satsuki Tachibana brings back traumatic memories from his past—a past she had a hand in making so unpleasant. Nasty secrets, unknown to Naoto, begin to surface with her arrival, threatening his new life.
This is a review of an ongoing manga, it reflects my opinions up to chapter 11 but it can change later on if, you know, they fuck it up.
It has been a very long time since a harem story had me interested in it's outcome, and being able to generate that feeling should be more than enough to give it the highest marks in its genre. That wonder doesn't come from wanting to know which girl will win, although it isn't too obvious yet, but from how many possible bad ends this story could have. Possibly multiple in a row.
The initial idea is having as
the main girl someone that sort of follows the "yandere" formula, in a light manner closer to Koharu no Hibi than Mirai Nikki. It's not too new but new enough. The MC is sort of a sister-con justified by having lost their parents and he has a circle of normal people around him that like him except for the fact he always ditches them to spend time with his little sister. Cool, nice guy, justified all around. The Yandere appears and it's still all good, she plays nice and only shows slight mental issues. This could be an open shut case.
But around chapter 8, clearly in 11, we find out that every single character is pretty wacko. Probably much more than the main crazy girl. So far two characters seem to be outside the DSM-5 and I'm both choosing not to add the MC among them and assuming they won't stay there too long.
This manga is an incredible idea. You couldn't fill up a harem of tsundere, kuudere or dandere characters; it would be completely boring. But a rooster of diverse degrees of yandere is very dynamic (since they are proactive characters) and leaves the reader trying to think just how many Nice Boats we can get.
I'm more hyped for this than any other title I'm reading, so many possibilities and it's all coming so fast. Either if you want to see how far a harem story can get, or if you though that the genre was complete cookie cutter bullshit, you really should be reading this. At least up to chapter 11.
Well, what can I say about this manga? I am not sure if they were even trying.
Watari-kun no xx ga Houkai Sunzen is a manga about a young boy and his little sister who have moved to their aunt's house after the death of their parents. They used to have a field, but a girl named "field destroyer" (or Satsuki Tachibana) ruined everything in the past. After the protagonist's little sister Suzu tells him that she wants to have a field again, just like in the past, the "field destroyer" returns simultaneously, but instead of doing anything to ruin their field, she instead proceeds
to... kissing the protagonist? Alright, I already know where this is going. There's nothing else to be seen here.
I don't think the artwork in this manga is necessarily "bad", but it is that kind of art style with nothing new or unique to offer, nothing that could make it, in any way, memorable, it's just decent enough not to bother the reader.
Oh boy, where to begin? The worst part of the manga were, probably, the characters.
Naoto, the protagonist, is a regular high school student, except he doesn't even talk to his friends anymore because he is (pretty much all the time) thinking about his little sister and spending every single minute of his daily life taking care of her and spending time with her. Of course anyone would think he has some sort of "siscon", and of course he denies that. But let's be honest that we already know where all of this is going. Nothing memorable about this character, nor any personality trait that I would consider interesting.
Naoto's little sister Suzu is the kind of character that we're all used to (and sick of) seeing in manga and anime in general: A (VERY) generic and (VERY) useless loli who loves saying the word "onii-chan" (as much as she loves the onii-chan himself) and cannot do anything on her own. She is absolutely jealous of her big brother to the point that she would not allow him to even befriend other girls and would become completely upset if she saw a girl kissing him (which is what happened in the very beginning of the manga).
Satsuki Tachibana, the "field destroyer", is a character that was initially thought to be the antagonist of the manga for being the one responsible for ruining Naoto's field in the past. But it turns out that she is just a creepy stalker who is always chasing him, even when he is not aware of that, and probably has some serious issues for thinking that it would be smart to suddenly kiss him all of a sudden after making him hate her. In fact, even the kiss was a stupid move, since she kept kissing him for so long to the point where he fainted. For the rest of the story, all I can say is that she is a poorly written character, and nothing she says or does makes any sense.
I actually wanted to give this a 0, because I could not enjoy this manga for a single moment. The only reason I kept reading it was because I gave it so many chances to prove that it could be good or that it would get any better in the future. Well, nope, it's just as terrible as it seems.
I think I have already written enough in the previous sections, so let me be quick in this one and say: Don't waste your time reading this. This one doesn't seem to be going anywhere, and will remain as a completely lame manga with poorly written (and even generic) characters, average artwork, ridiculous story that doesn't seem to make any sense even when they attempt to explain it and 0 enjoyment.
I thought it actually was a Pure Comedy Romance.
What i actually got is somekind NTR crap that have been hinted on some chapter.
Story : 1
Poorly Writen, Bad background, Barely development, Alot of Plothole, and Cliche
Art : 6.5
Moderate, Nothing unique.
Character : 3
Naoto - Denser than neutron Star, Siscon, Similiar with Generic Harem MC.
Naoto Little Siter (Suzu) - Annoying little brat who keep saying Oniichan. Pretty much a derail on the story.
Satsuki : Does little to no improvement, and there I thought she would be trouble maker for story instead getting thing more complex than it already was
Enjoyment : 1
Everytime i read it i felt like i
know where this is going and its a not a good thing.
Its very similiar to Koi to Uso. But you know what happens when theres another Male character forshadowing in a romance story between 1 male and 2 females.
Theres also abit of Comedy but it only take about 10% of the story.
Overall : 3
Absolutely Pathetic if you're looking for cute or genuine romance comedy (rom-com) genre.
The character is very bland, and generic. The way of the story going isnt really good starting from 10 onwards.
If you're into NTR Crap or Blind romance/cheating/breaking up then you can always try this one.
Story: As far as the story goes it is nothing special. A generic pure minded looking guy. The story won't be so important but it's nice. Anyway few plotholes some events here and there and so on.
Art: The art is okay, characters look fine, there is a little attention to details, some enjoyable ecchi. And that's pretty much it.
Characters: Tachibana Satsuki and maybe even Watari Naoto are the only ones that stand out. The rest are okay, already seen.
Now the reason i enjoyed Watari-kun no xx ga Houkai Sunzen is because of Tachibana Satsuki she is the main
reason i keep reading this i feel the urge to cheer her on, if she is not there the story feels plain, she brings the spark that is needed, the light that keeps the story going with a little bit of twist, as she deservse nothing but the best, as i have read all that is available for now, the story is probably not half way there yet. I need more of her, like the person she is.
Overall is 7 for now! Because i do not know where the story will go or how the characters will shape it, what evends will upfold that will lead to the ultimate end!