Nineteen-year-old Takashi Amamiya dies after tripping on a bottle but is transported into a body of a cute girl, Akane Hagiwara. Following this, Amamiya goes through various trials and tribulations dealing with, being a girl, getting his body back, and dealing with old and new friends.
A must read for gender-bender fans, and probably amusing for people who are just into high school comedy. It's not a particularly memorable story. There are no brilliant, laugh-out-loud funny situations as there are in such stories as Power! (Girl Got Game) or Pretty Face. The character development especially is pretty weak. Yes, Akane is a quite cute girl, but various males' obsession with her is a bit overdone. The end was also lacking; the mangaka apparently preferred leaving any kind of real resolution up to readers' imagination. Considering how funny gender-benders are, the mangaka didn't do much with
the material, but it's still an entertaining, worthwhile read.
Akane-chan Overdrive is a two volume manga by Mizuki Kawashita that is for all fans of gender bender mangas.
Story- (77/100) The story is something that I have never before experienced. Nineteen-year-old Takashi Amamiya dies after tripping on a bottle but is transported into a body of a cute girl, Akane Hagiwara. Amamiya goes through various trials and tribulations dealing with, being a girl, getting his body back, and dealing with old and new friends.
Art- (87/100) The art is very good. There isn't many sorounding images but the characters are all drawn amazingly.
Character- (70/100) This is probably the weakest point to the manga. You really
can't figure some characters out. Takashi Amamiya seems to change personalities without a reason and the other characters aren't really helping. The only character tgat I feel for is Satoru Murai. I personally can relate to him the most.
Enjoyment- (73/100) This manga was enjoyable. There was a lot of things in this manga people would enjoy, and I don't mean the rape scene.
Overall- (77/100) This was a good ecchi gender bender manga. The art was what made me read the whole manga and the story helped out. What most people will probably not like about this manga is the characters. It is pretty enjoyable and is a must read for all gender bender fans.
this manga was at times very awkward and weird, but yet amusing.
if your into boys switching into girls bodies, or body switching in general, then you might just like this one. even though its really, hmm well to be honest it was confusing, or maybe it was just me :D! but very funny and enjoyable. read it(: !
This manga could have been good, But it wasn't
This manga could have been all right, But it wasn't
This manga could have been mindless fun, But no where near that
I usually don't get emotional with media like this ( Except Maou no Hajimekata that piece of shit) But this is one of those exceptions where for this one made me mad for some reason i don't know. One of the reasons why is cause i hate wasted potential.
This could have been a fun or good manga but i when i got around chapter Two i started getting my doubts and around chapter Six
is where it all falls apart.
I'll be focusing on the parts that annoyed me the most.
So it's all basic at first but then all these dumb and unneeded things happening. Random scenes that serve no purpose to the plot, Cliche characters and very awkward scenes with rape almost happening that makes David Cage blush. There is also a dad that wants to bang his daughter.
But none of that is compares to later. We have an MC who wants to get back into his body. All right that's fine and is what one would expect from a story like this. But then all through out he is doing this idiotic crap such as going against the Spirit Monk helping him advise and doing things one wouldn't do as a girl, Being a general douche bag and even going back into the females body when he has a chance to go back into his. It wasn't to save anyone or anything he just decided to go back into the Females body and still say how he wants to get back into his body.
Chapter Six we have the worst weird bit of them all. So he ended up telling his friend the truth of what happen after him finding her almost get raped by the MC's male body that had a spirit put into it. Later when the MC and his best friend go and visits the comatosed body in the hospital. They are able to switch the MC's spirit back into his original (This is something else stupid but wont get into it ) The friend then is going to tell the nurse he woke up but he ends up slipping and hitting his head and then his spirit is put into the Female body the MC has been in for most of the manga. This is not needed at all and for them to solve the only conflict in the entire story happening isn't a good idea. But this is also stupid because we are told that this is very rare and has never happen before... So the one person to have this happen to is also best friends with the person that is gonna be the second person to happen too ? Let alone the fact that it is the same body the MC has been in for the entire manga ? That alone is stupid but this entire development is even worse because the MC should have stayed being a girl for a couple of reasons but mostly the fact that this is the only time he is likable as a character. He is nothing but a douche bag for the rest of the story.
After the giant mess that is that scene we are then rushed through a bunch of crap happening so fast that it was hard to keep up. We are told that the MC ( Now in his original body) Is in a relationship with his best friend ( Now in the female body that the MC was in) This comes out of left field and his friend just agrees with it. Then a little later they are getting married.
That's all i'm gonna say about that part otherwise i'm gonna be here all day and frankly i doubt many people will have even searched up this manga let alone see this review and read all of it.
But the ending that ends at chapter 8 out of a 10 ( Was canceled) chapter story is completely dumb, Enough said. Now you might be thinking well if it ends at chapter 8 how can their be two more chapters. Well i'll tell you. It's a completely different story with the same plot and that fucking monk spirit. It is the same thing but instead it's a girl being put into a male body. The Monk doesn't even offer to help her he just said's either die or live in this body now. With the character of the first story he spent a shit tone of time helping him for no real reason. Now he isn't even giving her any help. There is also the fact that this happen to another person when we are told this has never happen before. I don't really know what else happen sense i just skimmed through the rest but the chick in the guys body goes and starts being feminine and trying to still date this guy she had a crush on. Mind you she is in the body of a 24 or 26 year old and she is now harassing this school boy.
This could have been good. Have the entire story be based on a man who died and is now in a female body and him having to deal with seeing everyone around him deal with his death or coma. Have him reflect on his past deeds and what he regrets. Get rid of the Spirit Monk and have the originals owner spirit be attached to the body still. So he is the only one who can see her but she can verbally interact with the guy in control of her body. Letting us see her reactions to her body doing things not normally done by her. Maybe have the FMC and MMC switch control of the bodies at random. Have this entire manga be about someone dealing with their death and how that has effect their family members and also themselves and have it be about a person not being able to fully interact with their family even though they are still alive. Have these two story work with each other showing how the chick learns that she could die any minute while being able to say goodbye to anyone. Have the MMC want to be able to comfort his family and be comforted by them but he can't. Have it be able a bitter-sweet drama showing how the deaths of people can affect others around them and making sure your at where you wanna be when you die. Have some comedy be in there too. By the end of it have the FMC be in control of the body and have the MMC in the FMC last position. Or something for a bitter sweet ending. Have the guys come to terms with his situation and have no regrets and let him pass on.