Reading Gamers had me go through a trip of nostalgia and made me remember the time when i was a little brat who would rush home everyday from school just to play games and i am also sure that many of would be able to relate to this as well. This is also a story about people like us, Gamers, whose lives are revolving around "games"
Now , the story part is actually a bit interesting. If i describe the plot of this anime in a few words , it would be .... MotherfuckingClichedPieceofShit . Yes, the story is nothing but a random mix of
cliches . It follows Amano keita , a lonely gamer with no friends , who for some reason is invited by the school idol ,Tendo Karen, to join the Gamers club . Tho he rejects her offer.. she becomes interested in him and eventually falls in love with him. The other protagonist could be Uehara Tasuku , who can be described a more social and improved version of Keita. He becomes friends with keita and wants to have fun with the romcom of tendo and amano , tho this usually doesn't go as planned .
Well there is one interesting thing that the viewpoint character keeps switching between Amano and Uehara ... due to which we are able to see the same event through 2 different perspective , which makes the cliches seem somewhat interesting.
The characters is where the real charm of this book lies. For me , it was easy to relate to the protagonist Amano... infact i could say he is a reflection of my past. He is a loner who is not particularly good at many things but what makes him good is the love he has for his hobby and also his strong morals. He has low self esteem but his personality completely changes when it comes to gaming . Tho he rejected the gamers club invitation, he actually holds a lot of respect for it and also for Tendo and has a crush on her.. tho he is too shy to even talk to her .
Uehara tasuku is a former loner gamer who has worked hard to change his life after entering High school and now he has a lot of friends and a cute girlfriend too. He can be considered to be the opposite of Amano.. Tho they still are good friend and he also hold a lot of respect for him too. He wants to help amano to talk to Tendo san so that he can have some fun out of there Romcom.
Tendo is the school idol and the president of gamers club. She was initially friendly with amano , but becomes a Tsundere after she falls for him. Hoshinomori is another loner gamers who is pretty much a female version of Amano , but is still on bad terms with him. Aguri is Uehara's Girlfriend who is jealous because Uehara starts spending more time with other Girls and seeks the help of Amano to get uehara's attention .
There is nothing much to say about the art of book . It is pretty fine tho nothing special . I was really not impressed the character design too ... but then again its just my opinion
So in the end, Gamers is just a story about various people who share a coomon hobby of gaming and is filled with various cliches and misunderstandings , but is still a fun read. The pros of this book lies int the fact that people can actually relate to most characters in the story due to which would highly recommend people to read this.