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Saiki Takaya, a guy who is easily misunderstood, one day finds a flask containing the succubus Lilim. She is very attractive but, she also has the tendency to drain the life force out of people. She surprises the life out of him (literally) when she kisses him unconscious. Lilim then flies off for more "food," but returns later, saying that Takaya's life-energy was the "tastiest." From then, Lilim is accepted by Takaya's parents as a live-in girlfriend of sorts, and Takaya's heart seems to start wavering towards this voluptuous devil.
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it was enjoyable
the characters reactions are a bit unrealistic, but i really did enjoy the read. id recommend to read this one, its not very long and it actually ends, i like to add this because i hate mangas that just stop and never have a clearish end.
good manga bad ending
This was fun to read and was funny. Every character that enters add to the conflict but makes it more interesting. I didn't like the ending but i won't ruin it.
... Last updated on December 20th, 2009, 7:03pm
Its been a long while..
Very long while since I last read a good manga that had fantasy in it.. It was also nice that the main character wasn't the usual ones that we often see as another average guy that anyone wouldn't notice until you get to see their good points. Saiki here was good looking as well as well performing in academics yet, he is not perfect and that flaw within him makes him interesting as well as how he deals with the things as the the story goes.
"You realize the value of those precious to you once they are no longer there.." wasn't really as emphasized as it could've been implied but, everything working out alright is always what anybody would want.
one of the many books the really touch my heart but to bad it was too short it would be much better if the author make some more of this book it is ready a good book the ending was very sad and it bring me to tears that it was the end but i have a feeling that this ending was just a beginning of this amazing book
Don't take it too seriously, and you'll find this is a great read. The characters are a bit shallow, the plot is simple and predictable, and it seems to rely too much on pantsu in lieu of substance. But! The characters are lovable, the plot is the ever-classic "love conquers all"-type, and hell, what guy doesn't enjoy seeing pantsu and boobs?
It ended happy, and I wasn't constantly raging while simultaneously cursing it for being so good (*cough*Ichigo 100%*cough*), so that's something. Maybe not as memorable as other titles, but thoroughly enjoyable, and short enough to definitely be worth the time.
... Last updated on February 26th, 2009, 1:25am
Yep, good but disappointing ending
As other have said...
Overall a good series. Tons of cliches (suddenly beautiful girl hanging around guy acting unconsciously suggestively and all the other guys act ridiculously, the guy is the misunderstood tough guy type, some other cute girl randomly decides to fall in love with the main character...).
But I thought they were really doing a good job with the romance in the second half of the last volume. There was one panel where Lilim is questioning her sudden feeling that was cliched, but otherwise it was subtle and excellently done. And the series-end "crisis" (yeah it was the usual deal, near the end there's a relationship crisis and they manage to overcome it but still haven't clearly stated feelings) was really excellent, too.
But the last couple of developments (don't want to be too specific--trying to "open it", and then the aftermath of that) were really rushed. In general terms--for this type of series wrap-up, there's a "crisis stage" where some crisis occurs, a "determination stage" where the characters work to overcome their inner conflicts and finally act to overcome the crisis, and an "aftermath stage" where the story showcases a few choice interactions between characters to show you how are between the characters after undergoing the crisis. The crisis stage was really good, but the determination stage was really stunted, and the actual cathartic moment which concludes the determination stage was artistically done but the meaning of it wasn't very clearly conveyed, to me at least. Then, the aftermath stage was like, 1 page, and totally didn't acknowledge the massive amounts of character development that had happened. Plus they never really referenced the meaning of the "earlier Lilim" in the one flashback.
So yeah I enjoyed most of this series, it had a lot of potential and used quite a bit of that. If the mangaka had drawn just a few more chapters they could have really developed things and drawn from the story potential that had been hinted it, without the story getting stale. (I'd ask for a 12-volume run or something but even with 2 volumes the mangaka had already been wasting time with Miu-oriented plots and an admittedly adorable mascot character, so just a few more chapters added to the concluding arc would've been great.) Or a sequel to this series which starts off by making clear that the relationship between Takaya and Lilim didn't completely devolve by the end of the first series, where at some point Miu recognizes Lilim is her good friend (kinda like the succubus in Rosario+Vampire getting to be friends with the vampire lead character) and is a supportive/cool character, and that annoying pseudo-friend of Takaya's gets a girlfriend to shut him up and keep him in line, and together Lilim and Takaya re-explore and reconcile Lilim's past and memories... Ahh, that would be good stuff, too bad it's never going to happen.
By the way, I only found this series by chance, seems odd I missed it earlier but then I realized there was no supernatural tag added to it. Though I guess the supernatural isn't that explicitly prominent in it, it's just what the supernatural brings to character development (like humanity & inhumanity, for one) that is very important.
... Last updated on April 5th, 2007, 8:47pm
A few flaws, but enjoyable nonetheless
This is a short, highly enjoyable manga that fans of romantic comedies should be sure to pick up. It has a good, if cliched plot, a nice bit of character development for such a short work, and Lilim herself is adorable.
That's not to say it's perfect. I found the artwork fairly average (even the leads, which are usually given the most attention in these type of things), the characters were fairly stereotypical, and the ending seems to be of the "love it" or "hate it" variety (personally, I thought it was fairly decent, but I can see why others didn't care for it).
Overall though, these are minor quibbles and don't detract for the enjoyment. The story has a lot of heart, and is a fun ride while it lasts.
7.5 out of 10
Great overall - just finished the first volume. Very light ecchi scenes, that hardly come close to 'hentai' boarder, which is how it should be. Hilarity ensues every other page, yet still manages to make the story comprehensible. The main male character is likable, although impossibly flawless, but in my opinion, has better morals and backbone than those weak little pathetic antiheroes that you see in a ton of Shounen today. Try it out, if you love comedy, and don't mind very very light ecchi then this is for you. 10/10
I'd also like to add, that although it does hit upon a lot of clichés overall, it could be argued what doesn't, and although you cant expect to see mind blowing new material in this one, the artwork, facial expressions, immaturity, and just the way it is done gives a good name toward clichés =p.
-- Add on, I thought the ending was pretty bad, but not horrible. Obviously rushed, although the cliffhanger is suiting
... Last updated on April 21st, 2007, 3:16am
Unique protagonist for a shounen romance
Good artwork defintely with a strong likeable smart gud lukn protagonist which is rarely found in shounen romance manga sets dis apart from otha ones. The heroine is unique as well and damn sexy. The ending was k but seemed rushed, like everything happened pretty fast last three or four chapters which was disappointing. Nevertheless a good read.
good read. Slightly predictable but still a very good read. probably, the best work by this artist. good Characters are very likable and fun.