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.
I hardly found a new gem of manga now days, ass the story is kinda boring me, well this one caught me . First the character, touka scott, villager a, man just another fellow that like to put some kneesocks to some thigh, i doubt it he is just random passerby, well, shit me, he is a bastard killing hero, and got shit to be changed as the hero itself, then osananajimi, the girl, happen to be hillarious as well. well this is kinda dark hero, that art made it funny. if you want to understand, better read it, it
is will made you laugh when you're alone.
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!
If someone asked you what your last wish will be, what would you reply? Would you reply saying "Please put on the knee socks I have in my pocket"??(Damn, that's sweet!!) Would you save the world from a pervert who wants to see all people in their 'arubeki sugata'(the way they are supposed to be) because you wouldn't be able to see 'thighs'? Would you sneak into a girl's room during night just to put on knee socks on their thighs? And more importantly, would you put socks on radishes??(Damn, this is funny) Also, would you compare a girl's thigh to a radish, seriously? Enought
of the spoilers, read the rest yourself.
This is the type of story 'Yuusha ga Shinda!' is. Instead of the usual slapstick jokes this is the serious humor type of story. A normal farmer boy becomes a hero because the hero dies('yuusha ga shinda' translates to 'the hero is dead'). The full title is 'Yuusha ga Shinda! Murabito no Ore ga Hotta Otoshiana ni Yuusha ga Ochita Kekka' which translates to something like 'The Hero is dead! I, a villager, dug a hole which resulted in the hero falling(into my hole)' which explains the premise of the story quite literally.
If anybody asked me whether I would recommend this manga or not? I would definitely recommend it(more so if you are male, haa. haa. haa [not to be comfused with laughing sound, this is panting]). As someone who likes to see knee high socks it defintely hits the spot. Do you remember the line from SoraOto where Sakurai Tomoki says "These panties have no meaning if no one is wearing them!!!"(something like this). Well, this is the same type of manga where the perverted boy or let's say the Hero does all that kind of things.