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Everyday is a normal day in the small town where Kasuga Arata lives. However, everything changed on the day of the Black Sun, and following it, a magician appears before him. The Black Sun caused the Breakdown Phenomenon which destroyed the town where he lives. Because of this, his normal life was artificially reconstructed by a Grimoire that his childhood friend had left. Just what is the purpose of the magician coming to the town? What will he do with the Grimoire's keepsake?
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Is it "worth my time...?"
Jump back to 2010-11, around the time this series first came out as a manga. I limited myself to mainly reading shounen harem series, with the usual trinity of action, comedy, and romance. While action was never a must have, the ideal series for me would be capable of shifting between some serious fights/battles to that of silly, romcom shenanigans amongst the characters going about their daily lives. To this day I've grown far beyond this niche, as to now be more enamored toward seinen series that push away from the typical cliches I had normally enjoyed. Sora no Otoshimono, Yuusha ga Shinda!, and Dragons Rioting are some of the exceptions I still currently enjoy (and would recommend), mainly due to their self awareness with cliches and how they choose to handle them for making an entertaining story.
Moving past all this personal babbling of mine, I originally did like Trinity Seven; but as the story's progressed over the years, I find myself at a loss for what exactly has really progressed to begin with. With claudiofd bringing up some good points, I'm not sure how to see the MC as either a hero utilizing evil powers he's stuck with, or some kinda antihero (like from Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou) that can't help but be a good guy.
The names and explanations of powers are all over the place, and the execution for them is also quite messy to keep track of, with the generic "magical symbols" being utilized constantly. Opponents fought are just as generic, be it disposable fantasy creatures or some bad guy that ends up with Fairy Tail syndrome and joins the cast at the end of the day. Hell,
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with the story originally being about the MC wanting to obtain great power to save his childhood friend, it has her being the main villain that also wants to be with him, but can't for reasons X,Y, and Z.
I don't find any of these characters compelling toward whatever they're fighting for, especially with something like death being pretty absent from the overall fights. Tension? Grief? Loss? Nope, you won't be finding any of that here!
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(Except for one character's backstory, but hey she got over it pretty fast...)
I also have to bring up how the harem/romance aspect is pretty fucking "meh." While I tend to like seeing true harem endings to stories, I find myself rooting for only one particular character, mainly due to her development as the "ice queen who's heart was melted by the MC's kindness." The fact that she expresses more emotions compared to the rest of the gang has me wanting to see this monogamous relationship happen more than ever, and that's something I've never really wanted out any harem series...
Beyond all my generalized complaints, the bulk of my issues stem from the question I asked above: Is this series worth my time? With pacing so slow and nothing on the line, five or six of years of this series being drawn out has me figuring that it's not even some entertaining series to pass the time with. So overall, "No" is what I'd say toward recommending this.
... Last updated on June 12th, 2016, 2:20pm
Meh...Average Harem Comedy
The art is decent. The character design for the Lilith is good, but the others look very much the same. Not much is explained. MC seems to develop powers easily without any training. Other characters are outlandish and typically 1-dimensional with punchlines and gag comedy rather than characterization.
The premise isn't bad, but the author glosses over significant power development and plot progression making the reader confused about the story. Not a bad manga, just average. I'll pick it up again if this gets more serious or actually has funny jokes. Most jokes are rehashes or fall flat.
Rare excellent main character development
Slow development at the beginning, but the buildup story is quite nice. A rare gems, I like this manga a lot. Though the drawing initially is bad, but the followed chapter becomes better and better.
It doesn't try to follow cliche main protagonist and he is unique in his own. His harem is also legitimate and doesn't feel forced at all, instead they are all happy.
The females like the main character too easily.
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The female characters just seem to immediately fall for the main character's indiscriminate and frequent advances, as if there is nothing they dislike. Always blushing, quickly falling for the powerful male lead and loving his perverted personality as if his horniness were considered a personality plus. It is hardly deserving of the "romance" tag; it'd have been better if it were just a porn with a plot. Although the typical porn with a plot story contains a wider range of emotions than this.
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Simplistic and childish, boring and generic. Though at least the protagonist isn't a pathetic sadsack. He sure forgot about his cousin fast, kinda makes him a dick. His childhood friend, the fated true love of his life, and there's no angst at her "death", he happily accepts his harem and the ecchi hijinks they get up to. Meh.
The main character isn't a idiot. Thats like a +6 alone. The series manages to balance the story with small slapstick elements instead of hurr hurr, tsundere action every four seconds. The story jumps around a tiny bit, but its easy to follow. Plenty of fanservice which I haven't gotten tired of yet in this series.
Honestly, with only one or two exceptions. this is the best harem manga of its kind. It puts To love ru/darkness to shame. It doesn't have a idiot protagonist, just a perverted one (but not to the point where he is a idiot) and is self-deprecating at the fact that the guy is pretty much getting a true harem (instead of alternating between two girls with a bunch just hanging around).
I can't believe there aren't more harems following this formula, instead of the atypical idiot protagonist followed by slapstick comedy and nonsensical storylines.
so freaking good
I'm personally a fan of To Love-Ru and Rosario+Vampire as well, and I think that this manga has the potential to surpass those two. Unlike TL-R and RosaVam, Trinity Seven has a protagonist who isn't a complete retard. He isn't too indecisive either.. yet. RosaVam, however, I must admit, Tsukune has gone through a huge amount of character development. The main character in this one is a Magic King candidate and his main magic power is a hilarious one that you'll have to find out for yourself! All in all, this is a really good manga and I give it 10/10.
Read this manga is funny. Especially when the ju in gong blow up the girls' clothes and react to boobies.. It's a hilarious one much better than To Love Ru and Rosario Vampire (>3<) Can't wait for updates!!!!!
A break from the norm, familiar nonetheless...
Yes, it's an ecchi harem manga. But, as you've read, the main character has a decisive nature, is unafraid to jump into things, and does so without inspirational speeches to lead the way.
There's a refreshing sense of humor to this work. The character is unashamedly cocky and ecchi in his conversation and attitudes towards the girls and the ecchi situations he faces.
Not a herbivore, nose bleeder or shrinking violet.
...And, I think, a bit more like how a 17 year old surrounded by a hot harem might be...well...maybe.
Still, it's a nice break from the trip/fall/strip/grope girl/get slapped/spiral away in a rush of projectile arterial nose vomit.
The story's taking a slow build approach that I'm fine with. I don't find it as confusing as others. I also think that (of course) there's more to come.
It's called Trinity 7 for the 7 most powerful girls of a magical academy. It seems to be taking the time to intro the girls without the use of flashbacks, forgotten memories (you once picked up a notebook I dropped and then moved away--I've been saving myself for you ever since!) (When we were 3 years old, I gave you my first kiss--Please remember me!)
It moves at a relaxed pace with good humor to carry you along.
Quite a chaotic plot... Confusing and rushed...
The plot has a lot of potential but by chapter 5 things look really rushed so that's making the story and the actions of the characters confusing. I still didn't understand what is the King of Magic, that is, I don't understand if he's supposed to be a good or bad guy or how that person is chosen. At first, due to the fact that all the students talked about the king in such relaxed and even happy and excited manner I thought to myself, "well the king of magic is probably just the strongest magus in school so he's a guy who's idolized by the other students, yeah that makes sense", but then a lot of people start referring to the king as some sort of evil boss. Arin even refers to him as the Boss of evil guys or something. If that's so wtf?? Everyone knows and is excited because he'll become an evil lord?? It just doesn't make sense at all. People see him as the next evil guy around and do nothing, even support him. Seriously, wtf? In chapter 5 magic was explained but the whole concept is still very rough. You can clearly see that it has potential but it's still a very superficial and confusing concept. Then the phenomenon (forgot the name) is yet another confusing thing. But I have to say that the thing which confuses me more is the Arin girl. Is she good or evil, why is she the king's partner, why does she look like the cousin and most of all why the f*** did she release the seal of his power without anyone telling her to, seriously her actions there were just too random to be understood. Obviously some things will be explained but by the end of chap 5 it looks like everyone already forgot about what Arin did so it probably won't be explained. Seriously, I understood the thing about the bedroom barrier but the release would've destroyed the whole school killing everyone. Oh and if he was able to stop and revert things back to normal in school he should be able to bring his cousin back... right?
But other than that the manga has a lot of potential. The art could be a lot better, in fact if I'm not mistaken the artist is the same as Psycho Busters and I think that in PB he had a better art but oh well. Let's just hope that they focus on explaining things calmly from now on instead of trying to turn this into a full blown harem. They have to take things easy and explain everything properly because the concepts are quite hard to understand sometimes.
Still can't rate this one. It has potential but it already showed that the mangaka is not being able to develop things in a satisfactory manner. So basically this may be very good or very bad.