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.
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.
My first thought that it actually was a Pure Romcom,
What i actually got is somekind NTR crap that have been hinted in some early chapter.
Simply put theres hidden Genre here which is" Harem and Drama" as later chapter introduce more female characters.
Story : 2
Poorly Writen, Bad background, slow Pacing as in Slice of life, theres yet visible character development.
I cant say much about the story as nothing have been uncovered yet and it pursue further towards Drama Romance. tl;dr its about nonsense drama in past following MC dillema with the 2 main girls. Thats pretty much it.
Moderate, Nothing unique.
Characters : 3
Naoto - Denser than neutron Star, Siscon, a generic School boy.
Naoto Little Siter (Suzu) - Annoying brat who keep saying "Oniichan". She derailed 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
F-cup Chan/Ishihara Yukari : A stereotypical Shy Thot that unaware about her circles, You should read up till the part where her Mom introduced in story to see the change of her personality along the way.
Enjoyment : 1
Everytime i read it, The story tone goes towards what i despised the most which is "NTR Drama".
Drama is great when the execution done well but this one seems endless route where you can see where its going and it is not a Mystery.
Considering how the story goes right now i fail to find similiar series under the same theme as in MAL recommendation was like Masamune/Koi to Uso/Nisekoi, it does nothing close to that.
If you're a sane person with good humour, you wont find a good ROMCOM here and neither does the Drama unless you're into "NTR" and Teen angst.
Overall : 3
Bad, really like bad. You can try reading few chapters or do some skimming "How bad is actually bad".
Do not get baited by the Romcom genre, You wont find it here.
Watari-kun no xx ga Houkai Sunzen tittle actually explain everything you need to know about the MC Summary (Watari's XX Is on the Brink of Collapse) , where you see the MC is tearing about due romance issues with badly written drama that force you into thinking that this story wont go well like this and it strive to stay on the same route with character that potrayed similiar to NTR/Cheating story.
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.
I felt compelled to writte this up seeing a lot of other reviewers missing the point of what makes this series enjoyable.
On the most surface layer this is your standard romcom. Childhood friends comes back and protagonist is torn between her and his crush. Some past feelings are alluded, etc, etc.
The story arc is really basic and straigthforward. What makes this interesting is the characters themselves. They are all fundamentally flawed in really worrying ways.
Basically everyone is a psycho and the layers are slowly peeled as the story moves forward. Mind you this still a shounen series so no one is getting stabbed here or
something like that. However i have to mention, the mental problems the characters have are "real", they are not the tipical "knife wielding stalker gir yandere" but thing like: "fear of connecting with other people makes them overly atach their sense of selve to the only relationship they have no mather how ill advised" or "past experiences makes them untrusting of others and when they meet someone they think is different they project all the qualities they idealize into them and thus love this fake idealized self".
This series stradles the line between vanilla romcom and seinen thriller while fallin on the side of the romcom. It is altoghether enjoyable and a good quick read.