I actually stumbled upon this manga by accident, I saw that the main character look like the one from my hero academia, so I was like, "ehh why not." This manga is something else you fall in love with the characters, throughout the story and the story flows like water. I honestly recommend this if you're looking for a different kind of story. Yes, it's cutesy wootsey but it gets out weighed by the great story telling and relatableness (I know its not a word) to the characters. If it weren't ecchi it would be great for all ages. Even though the ecchi art can
sometimes be over the top it will not hinder the story and you'll still be interested in it. Please give this manga a shot it deserves an anime adaptation.
Not so unoriginal as far as these things go, and the pacing and plot development is good in the beginning. It drags on a bit later, but that sort of thing can be alright depending on personal taste. I did like how it kept us guessing about some things, but I found other things frivolous.
Art: Typical manga art. Lots of semi-naked ladies all the time.
I liked Ibusuki, though not so much later on when his character was modified to be 'appealing' and vulnerable. The main character, Tarou, was average, kind of dull but at least slightly different to the cookie-cutter Harem
Main Character (though still had that standard 'unfathomable mysterious allure'). The others were two-dimensional and not really worth mentioning.
Overall: An entertaining enough manga (most so early on), I just personally found it lacking substance other than fluffy love and needless drama.
Also, it bugged me a lot how all of these First Love Zombies were men's fantasies of females. Why did only men have them? What about gay men? And so on. Questions I will never have the answers to.
So Hatsukoi Zombie, is a manga full of drama and teenage stuff, i don't know why and how, but, i actually came to like this particularly.
Now, i'll admit that the manga sometimes has his 'only fanservice' episodes, but, they rarely happen to appear(on my opinion).
*this contains spoilers*
I won't explain the whole plot becuase i find it kinda slow at the beginning but the more you read, the more you keep reading, i think the fact that i had none expectations for this manga actually made me enjoy it, you see, i've already read himegoto by the time i started reading this manga, so my expectations
for the author were really low, especially since i find every character of himegoto so disgusting to the point that i actually dropped it, and now, Hatsukoi showed me that the author really can make some good stuff.
Most of the characters on this manga are actually just fillers, so the plot beetwen the MC's can develope properly, now let's begin with Tarou our MC, he is a energy saving guy who happened to receive the most unexpected power, the one that builds the whole plot around him, it's really a guy that sometimes annoys you with his carefree decisions but you actually don't get to hate him or anything like that.
Our second protagonist/antagonist(because she could end the main issue whenever she wanted to) is a girl who happened to known Tarou back when he wasn't a energy saving man, well she holds a grudge to him, becuase he cursed her? don't know how to explain what he did tho.
And our last MC is Ebino the girl who knows tarou 3 years before the story takes place, she is the character with the best development at this point, she used to be a tomboy and now is trying to be with Tarou after a couple of misunderstandings and a bunch of drama.
the art has a lot of ecchi scenes(not as many as himegoto tho) but you don't actually feel like it's the main objective of the manga(like himegoto or Amano Megumi), the drawing is pretty good, you can see that the characters sometimes have a lot detail to the point you wonder if it was really necessary and actually that makes you appreciate it.
i do recommend this manga if you are looking for something funny and a bit romantic, i'll give it a 9/10 because is still publishing nowadays but i don't think my opinion changes.