Title: Maken-ki Author: Takeda Hiromitsu Release: Ongoing Status: Monthly Genre: Shonen, Romance, Comedy Art: C Originality: C Story: D Characters: D Humor: B Action: B
Impression: This is the story of a guy who goes to a private academy where the students are given weapons called Maken which are based on the original eight sets from the legend of the orochi in this manga’s world. Frankly I just don’t like this manga. The art looks messy, the fanservice scenes are overdone, the plot is dull and unoriginal, the characters are clichéd and the author keeps missing chances to pull out reveals at the right time and in the right ways. I really can’t see anyone other than a n00b who would like this manga.