This is my first review, so apologies for incoherentness or other issues.
Sun Ken Rock is a manga which I came across by chance without really knowing what to expect. In the end it was better than what I expected.
The story is about a Japanese high school student named Ken who falls in love with a Korean girl called Yumin and when she leaves to Korea in order to become a police officer he decides to follow her and become a policeman like her. However, being a Japanese high schooler means it is not that easy to find yourself a job so he ends up
being a shut in in Korea for a year until one day he saves an old man after his food cart gets destroyed by some mafia hitmen and finds himself recruited and turned into the boss of a Korean mafia group. So we follow the adventures of Ken as a mafia boss as his organisation rises in power while at the same time trying to woo Yumin without her knowing he's part of a gang.
This manga is far from over but from what i have read so far all i can say is that it is amazing. Even though the plot is not the most original thing ever it is very engaging and addictive and this is due to several factors.
The first one being the art, this is probably the best drawn manga i have ever read, there is so much detail and it looks so realistic. You can clearly see the author put a lot of effort and did a lot of research regarding locations and fighting movements, in fact at the end of some chapters you get additional information on how they drew a specific scene. The fights are incredible well drawn and are very engaging, the shots of Seoul are incredible well done hell even the food is drawn with an incredible amount of detail. In several ocasions I have found myself hungry because of that.
Another factor is the plot, even though is not original it is still very addictive, the love story while not the main focus is also engaging enough and there are great comedic moments within it. Also, if you really look into it its got more depth than what you would expect.
The last factor is the characters, especially the main character. I find him incredibly likeable and charismatic on top of that he is a badass by being an extremely skilled fighter, humble even though he has found himsellf in world where he can earn an awful amount of money he still sticks to his ideals and smarter than what others are willing to give him credit for. The rest of cast, Yumin is likeable enough, his gang is both badass and hilarious With Tae Seo being a particular standout, he is the schemer and arguably the second boss of the gang.
Now even though i have been praising it so far the manga suffers from in my opinion a very big problem which is, it is way too ecchi. I don't mind fanservice I understand why it exists, nevertheless in here they go way too far in several ocassions and it gets in the way of the story far too much. In fact one of the chapters has one of the grossest attempts at fanservice i have ever seen, featuring a barbecue, that is all i am going to say but it is disgusting. In addition, this over the top fanservice reduces almost all the female cast to mindless sex objects that just attempt to get into Ken's pants, with the exception of Yumin who has a bit more of personality and a backstory but still gets her clothes torn quite often too. I think this is a pity it could be so good but it gets brought down due to the fanservice. I think the manga could gain a lot with a bit less fanservice and better female characters, since this also ruins potentially cool female characters such as Tae-Lyn one of Ken's gang members, she is one of the strongest members, however when she is not fighting she is only acting like a sex object whose only goal is to get into Ken's pants and wear as like clothing as possible.
To conclude, despite the excessive fanservice it is a very enjoyable manga that has got me hooked and that more people should check out if they are looking for good fights, a bit of romance and a badass lead. I think almost everybody can find something they might like in here.