In today's world of computers and cell phones, few people have time for superstition and ghost stories—but that doesn't mean that they aren't real! Amane Kamori is a powerful medium from a remote village in rural Japan. Her guardian is Hyoue Inugami, a demon dog whose powers are literally fueled by her kiss! Together they protect humans from vengeful spirits and bring peace to the dead.
But when Amane's family moves to the big city of Tokyo, all the magical power in the world can't help her survive high school! Her chilly demeanor and lack of social graces make her a campus misfit. Popularity comes much easier to Hyoue, whose sexy good looks (in his human form) bring him lots of female fans. But Hyoue's lapdog loyalty to Amane only leads to more woe, as jealous classmates can't understand what he sees in her. If only they knew...
I picked up this manga about two years ago on a road trip I went on with my family; and ever since I've been hooked.
The story is basically between a Koma-Oni and its' master; how the feelings between them grow into something more. Hyoue is my favorite character, a dog demon, who is Amane's Koma-Oni. He evenutally figures out that he loves her, so much that he wants to become human- Amane is a clueless master, who is the head of the Kamori family...and she is also a master of words (called 'kotodama')! But what makes this series so great is that they
have to go through so many obsticles that just continue to get in their way- but it is done with much humor.
This series is balanced with action, romance, tons of humor, and a wonderful story line. I recomend it to anyone who wants a good read.
A demon servant fueled by kisses, sounds pretty uninteresting no? From the summary, I didn't expect much from this series. I was pleasantly surprised, this manga is very good!
In the first few volumes, the story doesn't seem to have much plot aside from accomplishing the romantic relationship there is. The first volumes are almost episodic, each mini-arc teaching you a little bit more about the characters and the situation they are in. Around the middle of series, you are shown that this series really DOES have a main plot. From that point on, the story goes by relatively fast and gives you plenty of
plot twists. A few details of the main conflict were very typical of manga with "princesses" and really annoyed me. Not only that, aside from a few plot twists, the end of the manga is pretty predictable. The end is still lovely, filled with fluff and your "happily ever after" type of mood. Story only get an 8 because of the irritating details and predictability of the last few volumes.
From the start of the series, I have to say I fell in love with the art. It's wonderful and extremely attracting to the eye. I wouldn't be surprised if someone drooled over one of the pages. Nearly every character is handsome/pretty and has a unique look when comparing with the other characters.
Characters were amazing, even if a few of them held many characteristics over-used in manga. Since the first few volumes were dedicated nearly entirely to the characters, they had fairly good development. Each character had a unique personality when compared to the rest of the cast, even if quite a few shared some traits as well. The cast isn't even really that big, so there was a good amount of time to develop most of the characters. They're all really lovable and end up messing with your feelings throughout the series as good and bad things happen to them.
I really enjoyed this series. It really surpassed my expectations with its good characterization, excellent art, and good story. I read this manga fairly fast, only taking a break to wait for the last two chapters to be scanned.
What can I say? Good characters, wonderful art, good story, and a nice handful of plot twists; this is a really good series. Don't let the summary fool you, it really drives your expectations down, when this series is actually great. If you like a bit of dramatic romance(Somewhat forbidden), friendships, and surprising plot twists in a manga this one would be a good choice! :)
The idea of a demon servant fueled by kisses isn't too bad of a plot and has lots of potential when done right. Pity Her Majesty's Dog was NOT done right. It had it's moments but the female lead just got too annoying. She has this powerful ability to control people with her words but is such a meek and soft-spoken person that the fact she has this ability is moot since she hardly uses it. She had no inkling about technology, was pretty much useless on her own, and had the street smarts of a toddler. Her friend wasn't much better, if you've seen
one meddling friend you've seen them all and this one is no different. She was incredibly nosy and suffered from the "I can't do anything because they said no" syndrome.
The demon guardian was the closest thing this manga came to a three dimensional character; you learned about his past, what made him tick, and got to read about him growing personality wise. He was aware of his faults and did everything in his power to be a good guardian and was not above asking for help when he knew he needed it. His rival wasn't all that well thought out and pretty much threw himself at the female lead. The only depth he had was the reasoning behind his compulsive lying and that's it.
The climax and falling action are so close together that it's almost impossible to define when one ends and the other begins. The resolution is hardly better. The ending, while well thought out, was disappointing. Had the female lead any backbone to speak of, perhaps the story would have been better.
I recommend this to people who actually enjoy the female lead to be naive and submissive. If you're like me, and prefer the female to have a backbone, go read Vampire Knight or even Inuyasha. Anything but this drivel.
Hmmm... This is My first review so I'll make it short.
Story : (7)
Well the first few volumes of the manga was very "episodic". There didn't seem to be a main plot line except the fact that Hyoue was in love with Amane and she only thought of him as her "dog". The first few was almost annoying , but as it continues the story revealed itself and it got more interesting from then on.
I loved the art from the beginning, 'Nuff Said.
Hmm, well you get to know more of the
characters over time but they mostly remain the same throughout the story.
I could barely stop myself from reading it =P