Jul 18, 2019
RaiderMendez (All reviews)
*This review may contain some spoilers*

Game Obu Familia- Family Senki, or Game of Familia- Kazoku Senki is by far one of the better story-based isekai manga out there right now, mainly due in part to the author of said manga, Yamaguchi Mikoto, who has produced many other very intriguing stories, such as Dead Tube, Saiteihen no Otoko, which, if you haven't read them, are incredible Horror/Mystery stories. As far as the isekai concept goes, it's pretty played out at this point, there are so many other isekai based manga, that it's not even funny. Game of Familia- Kazoku Senki however, doesn't take the generic isekai route. There's a lot of betrayal, a lot of psychological warfare, and just the right amount of ecchi.

The story: As I've already stated, the isekai concept is basically played out, so as far as the isekai factor goes, that was a bit lacking. However, what sold me was the backstory, which you'll come to understand as you read with baited breath. I don't want to divulge too much, so I won't, but the moment you see for yourself just how devious the main character is, you'll start to think that the main character is actually the bad guy, even though he's actually the good guy just trying to make sure his family stays safe. Sasae Hatsushima and his family, new stepmom Kanae, stepsisters(technichally step-aunts, but lets not debate semantics) Manako and Hinana are summoned to another world to fight the Dead Mell, undead monsters tormenting the northern half of the continent. In order to fight, Sasae and his family must form a familia, a group of 4 people with them being the swordmaster that uses the holy sword, the guardian that uses the power of earth to protect, the healer that uses the power of water to heal, and the black mage that uses the power of fire to destroy.
The role of the guardian, the mage and the healer is to support the swordmaster that can only kill the monsters.But to use magic powers one must offer part of your being as a sacrifice to form a contract with spirits, and the higher the sacrifice, the higher the power. Now they must choose who are the 3 that need to sacrifice part of their bodies to gain power and who will wield the holy sword.

The Art: the visual styles that you see in this manga at first glance you would think that there would be much left to be desired, but the more you read, the less important the art becomes, because the story becomes way more important. The main plot pieces (the women) have pretty big bonkhonagahoos, but that's to be expected. The better parts come a little bit later, when you start to see what kind of monsters the main characters are going up against, and not just the Dead Mell. So, that is why I give the art a 6.

Characters: Every character other than Sasae is pretty much played out, Manako is your typical justice crusader, you know, fight injustice wherever it may happen, whenever it may happen. Kanae is a little better, being a single mom businesswoman archetype. Hinana is the loli supergenius that was gonna be able to go to college in grade 6. Pretty typical characters, but the saving grace is Sasae, who as I stated before, has a pretty big secret that only Hinana knows, and that's mainly in part because the only other person that is aware of the secret is Sasae's father, who has already passed away by the time the story starts. So, well the majority of the characters are pretty generic, it could be a lot worse, especially when you see how far the main character is willing to go for his family. So, characters is gonna be a 6 as well.

As far as enjoyment goes, this story might not be preferable to some people, as there are rape elements, along with some pretty intense cucking orchestrated by the MC (yes, he is the one that does the cucking) but if you can get past that and look at the quality of the psychological war games, and the incredible silver tongue that this snake ass bastard of a main character has, you might just find yourself reading a pretty damn good manga that will keep you on the edge of your seat, eagerly reading and/or waiting for the next chapter.

I sincerely hope you have taken my review into account when you decide to read this manga!