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- © Soichiro Yamamoto / Yen Press
- Manga Score: 8.09
- Author: Soichiro Yamamoto
- Publisher: Yen Press
- Volumes: 15
- DB title: Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san
- Rating: 13 and up
- Genres: Award WinningComedySlice of LifeIyashikeiRomantic SubtextSchoolShounen
Teasing Master Takagi-san
Middle schooler Nishikata has had it with his classmate Takagi--the chronic teaser who sits nearby. Day in and day out, she comes after him with every sort of trick or prank. Even when he tries to get her back, she's always one step ahead. But rest assured, it's only the beginning. He's not about to give up that easily in this battle of cunning and youth!
Sep 13, 2016
122 of ? chapters read
153 people found this review helpfulPreliminary
Mai waifu: "You were just looking at my boobs, weren't you?"
Mai waifu: "It's ok, you can look at them."
Me: *blushing intensifies*
That about sums up Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san. This manga is basically vanilla romance porn for us folk out there who just want to chill, relax and not care about who's the better bishounen or which waifu has better ... khm ... "plot". In a nutshell, it's a rather episodic manga, with our main girl teasing our main guy, and our main guy trying to tease her back, but can't 'cause he sucks, and girl is a master troll.
There isn't much to a story here so it's pointless to grade it anyway, but I don't mind honestly. Its episodic nature has its own charms, and chapter after chapter, it never fails to put a grin on my face. I think this is the first time in my life of reading manga that I didn't lose my shit over the lack of progress or ... khm ... "plot". It simply manages to charm you with everyday actions, and those 'kyaaaaaaaaaaaaah mothafucka' moments are truly, outrageously fabulous.
Art is crisp and clean if you're worried about that, and girl, while lacking ... khm ... "plot", is quite a cutie (pedo alert, pedo alert).
There are only two characters, and the point of them is basically mutual growth and understanding as well as individual developments. MC may seem dense, but he's never actually annoying, which I like about him. The manga, at the start at least, gives off 'Seki-kun' vibe (just in reverse), but it matures beyond it to be honest, and has some fantastic troll moments (damn you mangaka!).
All in all, it's not spectacular, it's not flashy, it won't have you bowling your eyes out like 7y old when your nurse pulls your wee-wee too hard, but it's general simplicity and charm (as well as those troll moments) makes it a wonderful read that you can simply dive into to forget all the troubles of the world (or the fact that your waifu wasn't chosen).
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Jul 16, 2016
32 of ? chapters read
74 people found this review helpfulPreliminary
Art is very distinct, and when I mean distinct I meant just one look at the characters, I instantly know that the artist is Souichirou Yamamoto. The smug smile of the characters, the big cute forehead, and the character hairstyles. Backgrounds are very clean too, and the art also has a hint of the word "comical" for me, and I love it.
Characters in this manga are top-notch. Much like Tonari no Seki-kun where there are only 2 main characters in the story, it provides a seemingly endless plot, filled with endless possibilities, that leaves readers wanting more and not worrying about asking for something new.
Hey, I'm smiling in every minute that I'm reading this manga. If that doesn't mean I enjoy it, then I don't know what is. The feeling of seeing a new released chapter in a manga streaming site, or seeing a discussion about the latest chapter in an online message board makes me smile because in just a few clicks away, I would feel butterflies in my tummy.
To wrap things up, Skilled Teaser Takagi-san, is a manga that I highly recommend. If you think that you enjoy reading this manga because Takagi is teasing Nishikata, you're dead wrong. You enjoy reading this manga because YOU are the one being teased by this manga. You like being teased. Yes, you, the one reading this review. It really takes one to know one. lol. read more