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.
This review is subjective, so i will understand if some people cannot understand me and why i feel this way, but:
I sat onto my PC a couple of minutes ago to write a review to this amazing manga so called Hatsukoi Zombie, which i finished reading all the 82 chapters that have currently aired. Oh man this feeling of impatience is just killing me, as of today, i have never red so many chapters in just a few hours, sitting from 10 am, up to 6 pm spending my whole day just reading it all.
What i want to express and say is:
The story seems
somewhat unique and original, cause where else do you see "First love zombies" floating in mid air right above your head? Like come on people, lets be real here. The story is completely original. (not sarcastic)
The content of the story caught my attention immediately as soon as i red the description, and it was really hard not to check how it will turn out. Just for getting my attention that easily, it gets a solid 10, i usually tend to be a tough cookie but when something like this steals my time so quickly without me thinking twice about it, then it is something that clearly deserves a solid 10.
This is one of my first manga's that i have ever red (i am more of an anime fan), so i cant really tell if there is any difference between the art in most manga, except for the style. However, when a character's feelings come into the scene, the art does actually really standout in the way of how great it emphasizes which feeling the character is exactly experiencing right at that moment, and just from how detailed and emphasized it is, there were moments in which i felt a little shocked from how i perceived that particular moment of a character's feeling which was very powerful and bold.
The characters somewhat feel a little shallow and undeveloped, as the story is really focused more on their personality, and less about the character depth and background story. Having the same background story flashback of "That moment 10 years ago" repeat again and again just shows that they don't have much story to tell of their past (so far atleast, after reading all the 82 chapters). But despite this little con, the main characters and even support characters really compensate for this con big time, as i really enjoyed reading every single word from every single character. Due to great personality development of the characters in the story, it really gives me a feeling that every one of them is actually very unique in its own way despite being a little shallow, especially Eve, who's my favorite main character.
This is my first time ever writing a review in MAL, so i know it is a horrible one to read as well, but expressing how i feel is my comfy zone.
While and after reading Hatsukoi Zombie, i feel like i am in a roller coaster which has infinite loops, each loop is exciting, scary, sad, frightening, curious and most important, compelling. Before every loop, the chapters are like tracks that build the entire roller coaster and lead up to the loops themselves which can really drive up the curiosity, thus it is hard to just stop reading and do something more productive. From the moment i started reading it, up until the recently aired chapter, the comedy scenes were perfectly timed and actually hilarious, and there is a lot of them, the romance wasn't accidental, and the sad moments were actually painful. It is good enough for me to know how great a story is, if it knows how to control my feelings like that~ That I have almost teared a couple of times during certain climaxes of the series and during the last chapters, my heart actually skipped a beat from being worried and shocked about Eve, then i know that this manga is clearly, outstandingly unique (for me personally) and one of its kind in perspective of story telling and how well it knows to control a person's emotions. I will remember this manga well through my entire life, and i will definitely recommend it to people who love the romance, comedy genre without hesitation.
I haven't had such incredible joy reading a story with fun characters for a very long time now, and definitely haven't my feelings played with for a few months now while watching anime. This series did it for me, i enjoyed every second while reading it and i will never regret spending my time doing so. I am very looking forward for the chapters to come, and more importantly support the manga to get an anime adaptation. Oh and Eve is the best girlfriend material, apparently i feel more attached to fantasies rather than characters sometimes, as i daydream a lot of the time in my daily life.
Thank you for reading my first pathetic, naive and subjective review!
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.