Reviews

May 10, 2019
Stippling (All reviews)
Preliminary
If you are looking for a «love story» different from the typical ones, this is the right place!

That's because you won't find a (perfect) love — you will find a story that is completely different from the usual school dramas.
Raise wa Tanin ga Ii may seem boring if you only read the first chapter, and that's understandable; it starts with a typical arranged marriage between the future heirs of two Yakuza clans. If you're thinking about dropping it after reading just the first chapter: STOP, STOP, STOP!!! You'll be missing out on a magnificent story, which gradually gets more and more interesting starting from the second chapter.

The characters are amazing: on the one hand, there's Yoshino, who everyone sees as a spoiled girl when she's actually the polar opposite of a typical protagonist. She's a determined and strong woman who stands up for herself. On the other hand, there's Kirishima, who is completely deranged due to personal reasons which are revealed throughout the story. The character design and general art are a delight, and if you're a fan of details and good character expressions: this manga is for you. For a story based on culture and Yakuza conflicts, it's very well written.
Being monthly chapters, they have no fill and every detail that is provided is extremely important, including the secondary characters.

Personally, Raise wa Tanin ga Ii is one of my favorite manga even though only thirteen chapters have been published.
But you should definitely give it a try, you're not going to regret it. You will definitely love it.