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Mikado High School trains the best students to be the best mercenary bodyguards. But Morito Hayama, a merc escort student with no rank whatsoever, is suddenly assigned to guard a person so highly valued that no escort has ever survived before. Will his subject survive the experience? Will HE survive?!
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at first i didnt expect much from this especially because of the authors history but this is a really great manga so far and i hope it gets better and last long. the main character is very sadistic and cool and i love how it contrasts with his appearance, the art is really great, and the story is really interesting with a good amount of mystery and things to look forward to (like the other 11 instructer ranked mercs). all in all i definitely was surprised by this and am looking forward to this manga
Convoluted, but interesting.
I read the first 3 chapters and found the main character's background to be a bit convoluted, but yet interesting. The main female interest, the one with multiple personalities, seems a bit overboard but let's wait and see what happens. I mean, she alone is like a 7 girl harem. Artwork is is well done and storyline, so far, isn't half bad.
I was pretty excited around the time the first chapters were released for this series. I figured that it was something I could have some fun with, but somewhere along the way, I stopped enjoying the series so much. Aside from poor-pacing and the author's habit of making some things seem so overly-dramatic, I guess the main thing that I don't like is how the story handles its supporting characters: The only two people that I see doing nearly all the work/fighting is the protagonist and the heroine, and in that regard, it seems the characters have to be either Master Class or have "language-related" powers to be of any use/pose as a very serious threat. Otherwise, they're just hanging around to make the main character look more and more like some totally awesome "bad ass" all the damn time. http://www.mangahere.co/manga/gun_x_clover/c026/2.html
At one point, two of the supporting characters had to take on an inhumane villain. [There's their chance to prove that they're strong without the protagonist!] The bad guy turned out to be pretty strong though, the two supporting characters had realized how weak they were all along, and just when things seem "hopeless," protagonist shows up to save the day right on cue. BUT WAIT! Instead of having a serious brawl with this sadistic villain, our protagonist is thrown at the bad guy (by an additional supporting character) and knocks him out instantly for comedic purposes. What a wonderful waste of an opportunity...
[Sidenote] I wish the author could someday explain why the protagonist still looks like a young boy, yet he happens to be really really old. Like, this old: >Supporting female character: "I want your genes! That way, we could have the strongest children ever with our specialties combined!" >Protagonist: "Oh man, I remember when your Mom said the same thing to me, way before you were born."
Update (11/27/15): So it's been over a year since I wrote this original comment/review, and I gotta admit it has improved as for giving the side characters a proper chance to do some fighting; however, it still managed to end another fight with a dumb gag once again. That doesn't hold the series down entirely, but at the rate it's been released, it gets frustrating when chapters are wasted on fights that end up that way.
And that's one of the big issues currently: The series feels like it was meant to be weekly/biweekly with the handfuls of allies and enemies and other characters all introduced at a certain point, but it's taking forever to get to them all. I think only an eighth(?) of them have been "focused on," and there'll probably be even more new faces along the way as well, so I'm concerned at how much this series will be stretched out till it's possibly axed. After all, author gave such a poor ending to his previous series (Shinigami-sama ni Saigo no Onegai o) that was axed, so I wouldn't be surprised if it happened once again with this one. Let's honestly hope not...
... Last updated on November 27th, 2015, 12:57am
I like it, BUT
I like the plot because the protagonist is already strong from the start. I also like how he is strong and doesn't try to show off or get cocky, BUT I don't like a few things about this manga.
The author tries to make the plot serious and dark, but fails at it. You can't take this manga seriously even with the blood and some killing depicted in the manga because of the characters. I also don't really like the plot about the multiple personality.
Overall, it's a good read, but I don't see this manga lasting that long with where the plot is leading right now.
... Last updated on August 6th, 2014, 8:13am
Read only if you want high blood pressure or like to root for sadist antagonists.
Rage inducing turd of a manga. Best to be locked away in your vault for infamously infuriating mangas. Basically NONE of the characters matter except for main hero guy and his war-seeking lolibitch former master. EVERYONE else are merely withered dressing for this plate of dry, overcooked turkey of character and plot design.
Hell with this shit. I'm done.
... Last updated on October 15th, 2014, 5:27am
Am really glad to find this manga, it brought me to learn of my favorite genres, all the main characters are to my liking, the service is a satisfactory and the low-profile romance is just right. The twists, suspense, comedy, mild and surprise factors all together mix into a splendid work. Although there are quite weaknesses in the story altogether, it deserves up to a tenth chance to improve, yet no matter how it ends sooner or later, THIS WILL ALWAYS BE A MUST READ!
It's quite rare for a manga to grasp my interest this strong. This is surprisingly good, I wonder why isn't it famous already? There are shorter and some less frequently translated mangas with similar setting and genres that have already broke fame. Readers could see the author was at disarray at the beginning, the story was jumping on all directions and really hard to predict yet, it was also fun. It felt like my interest were growing along the authors own artistic sense evolution. It made me feel... close to the story which grew better by every chapter. A similar manga to this one would be Kurenai, which is without doubt a an S-class favorite of mine, it feels right comparing them to every extent. It's a shame the translation is slow but am also grateful for every chapter translated. Mangas like this makes it worth being a fan just to find, even without anyone's recomendation, it felt like my luck finally paid me big. Perfect score for not a single complain.
The author tries too hard to create drama and ends up with a mess of a story. It's not so bad with the overall plot but the chapter stories are pretty terrible. Also, the ranking system used for the fighters is worthless given how Morito abuses it.
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