Three years ago a Hero sealed a hell gate, but the Seal has been weakening ever since, sporadically letting monsters through. After a big group of monsters entered the country through a hell gate, the profession of heroes was needed again.
Touka Scott, a small radish farmer in the southern town of Cheza, is prepared for sudden monster attacks. He built himself a hidden pit trap with bamboo spikes, to lure unsuspecting monsters in if they ever try to attack the village. Suddenly a monster attacks. Touka tries to lure it into the trap with freshly roasted bacon, but the monster dislikes this type of meat. Thankfully the local hero saves the village from the monster in the nick of time. The hungry hero tries to grab a bite of bacon after vanquishing the monster, only to stumble into Touka's pit trap and Die.
After causing the local hero's death, Touka is forced to take matters into his own hands to protect the region from attacking monsters.
Leave it to the sleazy villager to kill mankind's last hope! I'll make this short, a bit-sized review of sorts, just to get the main aspects of this work. After all, we MAL users are busy people!
+ Fantastic premise
+ Successfully makes fun of fundamental fantasy anime tropes
+ Has a plot that successfully guides the comedy into interesting directions
+ Utilizes extra 4-komas to both fill out parts of the plot and provide more laughs
- Suffers from unevening pacing, sometimes skimming over character development to get to the next punchline
- Starts off slow
- Not all the jokes hit
- Can get a tad too repetitive
+ Ecchi illustrations are
+ Art supplements the comedy
+/- Character designs are safe, perhaps to drive home the parodies
- Average art quality tends to be sub-par
+ Touka Scott is a great blend of the cynical wise-cracker, the sleazy pervert and the sadistic thug characters
+ Cast interactions provide great comedy experience
+ Side characters and a few of the villains leave immediate impressions
- Character development is shaky
- Characters with signature jokes tend to utilize them often
- Some of the more interesting characters are forgotten or cast aside
Definitely for fans of ecchi-based humor and low-brow parodies of fantasy settings.
I personally started loving after I trudged through the mediocre beginning (chapter 1 was great, but the series doesn't pick up steam until later).
This hidden gem might suffer from repetition and unsteady pacing, but when it hits the right spots, it truly shines!
The story has a great sense of humor, with some twisted scenes of action. As the name suggests, the hero is dead, and the one who killed him has to take the responsibilities that were originally the hero's. The protagonist in the story isn't very strong, and doesn't have much fighting experience, but that's what makes the story even more interesting.
The art is great, with frequent colored fan service of the various female characters in the story after almost every chapter.
It's also quite a well balanced story which is based more on the humor than the action and fights, with the main characters as
a radish loving farmer, a devilish childhood friend, a glutton princess and loli-necromancer, there's no way one wouldn't enjoy it.
I would definitely recommend it.
The impression that the few first chapters could give an unsettling and bad view of the manga. Almost had the urge to drop it in the beginning but the plot was getting more interesting so decided not to miss out.
Chapter 1 might be a bit underwhelming but as the story progresses further, everything from the beginning makes a whole lot more sense. Honestly, who wouldn't get turned of by someone sticking a knee sock onto radishes.
Our main, Touka Scott is just a normal farmer with no abilities, living his farmer days growing radishes in his town. Besides growing radishes, he also has a
fetish on thighs, specifically the ones that look great with a knee sock on(anything that has the shape or resemblances thighs aren't spared, no exceptions).
Somehow managed to kill the hero that once sealed the gate hell's gate 3 years ago just by a pithole trap with bamboos, Touka was literally forced to take over the hero's place. Thus his adventure started, bearing the duties of sealing the gates once more with the accompany of his childhood friend and a necromancer who was closed to the hero when he was alive.
Nothing too special but not too shabby either, the illustrations are amazing and shouldn't be missed out on.
A farmer who was suddenly put with the duty of saving the world, a pervert who has a has a fetish with thighs, powerless in straight combat fights, but when it comes down to strategic planning and laying down traps before-hand, he is second to none even surpassing the master that taught him
everything she knew. Though a pervert, his morality and decision making is always correct.
Side-characters have interesting backstories.
Jokes sometimes get repetitive and dull.
My expectations were honestly a lot lower comparing to this score.
Would recommend if anyone is interested in the Action, Ecchi genres. You just have to bear it with the first few chapters, the progression later on is a lot more engrossing.