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Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Manga Review: Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou


Title: Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou
Author: Mizuki Shoutarou, Itou Shouichi
Release: Monthly
Status: Ongoing
Genre: Shonen, Fantasy
Art: B
Originality: B
Story: B
Characters: B
Humor: B
Action: B

Impression: This is about a guy who goes to a school where they train students to achieve their goals in life and this guy wants to create world of peace and love and all that idealistic nonsense as a great priest. The twist is that upon being tested with this manga’s career equivalent of a sorting hat, he is marked forever as the first person ever to be prophesized as the next Demon King. Hilarity ensues as he starts a series of misunderstandings with his words and his natural talent for violence and destruction. I say hilarity but it’s not really all that funny if you ask me. The way that the story unfolds is a bit underwhelming given its main concept the interactions between the characters aren’t all that interesting to watch. It felt like I was reading a sub-par adaptation of an eroge since the harem members showed up every chapter one by one along with a scrappy in a chapter with severely clichéd way of getting the scrappy to stand up for himself. The idea behind the story actually has a lot potential if it were to explore the darker themes that comes with it but seeing clichés being thrown in as chapters plots, it’s really not as good as it could be.

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