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Jun 26, 2017
STORY: 4/10
Your typical, semi-abusive yaoi romance manga. Nothing original about the story whatsoever, with no redeeming qualities. I was honestly disappointed, I love bar themed romance... It always seems like an interesting concept. This was just poorly executed. And don't get me wrong, I like borderline yandere's as much as the next guy, but the lack of originality in the plot and the stereotypical interactions ruin any potential this might have had.

ART: 5/10
It was fine. Nothing exciting, nothing unappealing.

CHARACTER: 3/10
The characters were shallow, underdeveloped, and their motivations seemed silly as hell. I didn't understand their chemistry whatsoever - presumably because there was none! Very read more
Jun 25, 2017
Preliminary
ATTENTION: OTAKUS OF ALL TYPES, THIS IS THE ROMCOM YOU'VE BEEN SEARCHING FOR!!

This is definitely a slice of life/romcom manga... if you're looking for a linear plot, this probably isn't for you. But if you don't mind somewhat random scenarios, and you're somewhat of an otaku, I highly recommend this manga.

Story: 7.5
I would give the story a better rating, but I'm only 19 chapters in (currently caught up). It's definitely slice of life, but it remains relevant to the previous chapters, as well as remaining relevant to everyday life, AS WELL as being a story with a full cast of otakus. It's entertaining, it's hilarious, read more
Jan 17, 2017
Preliminary
I wanted so badly to enjoy this manga. Such an interesting and original concept, such beautiful artwork, and a yandere-ish, mysterious male lead to boot - it had so much potential.

Story: 6

The ONLY reason I gave this manga's story a 6/10 is because of the originality and potential of the concept. The pacing of this manga is awful, and this is one of the main reasons that I struggled to finish it. I've never read anything like it before, and that automatically meant that I considered it a 3/10. Top it off with one point for my general (but infinitesimal) enjoyment of the story and read more
Nov 1, 2016
Preliminary
Being a relatively new manga, I'll be basing this review off of the currently released chapters. I've never reviewed a series so soon after the original release, that's how good this manga is.

Story: 9/10
I'd honestly like to give it a higher score... but because I'm only going off of the few chapters that have been released, I have to give the story a 9 for now. The story is EXTREMELY original, well-paced, with just the right amounts of darkness and lightheartedness. I'll just be reading along, and all of the sudden, my stomach balls up, turns over, and shrivels with tension and real fear. Best read more
Oct 30, 2016
Preliminary
Overall, Horimiya very quickly and very easily made its way into my top 5 favorite romance manga's/anime's; and that's saying something, because I've been on somewhat of a romance-binge for the past two years.

I'm VERY particular about my romance (many aspects of reading or watching romance annoy me to no end, so I end up dropping a lot of what I start), so I hope you take that into consideration when I say that this manga has an arsenal of badassery going for it.

I will say, before I continue, that this manga is relatively simple. It has some complexity in certain areas, but not much. read more