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Masamune-kun no Revenge  
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Description
Makabe Masamune has changed himself greatly for a single reason: he wants revenge. Contrary to his past, he has worked hard to become good-looking in order to carry out this goal. Faster than anticipated, he even meets the target of his revenge the first day after transferring in.. Adagaki Aki! He wastes no time beginning his plan, but revenge doesn't come easily.

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政宗くんのリベンジ
政宗君的复仇
마사무네의 리벤지
Masamune-kun's Revenge

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c.35 by Kirei Cake (20d ago)
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7 Volumes (Ongoing)

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2012

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Comic Rex (Ichijinsha)

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Seven Seas (1 Volumes - Ongoing)

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A different take on romantic comedy.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Padawan
July 13th, 2013, 8:54am
One look at the manga cover and you'll instantly know this is going to be a romantic comedy harem story.
You're probably right....eventually.
However, having read till chapter 7, this is not your typical generic romcom; the romance isn't rushed like most generic romcoms, which is a good thing, and the obligatory 'love rivals' doesn't come crashing in within just a few chapters early on.

More importantly, the premise is pretty original as far as I know; handsome, totally popular, cool-looking main character dude who's also smart and good at sports. Formerly chubby as a kid, he strove to change his image just so he could get revenge on a girl who humiliated him years ago. The MC for this romcom has a purpose right from the very beginning, and it's in a form of exacting revenge towards the main heroine; something that's uncommon for romcoms.

His quest for revenge, though, is not as bad as it sounds; he's quite the good person, and the heroine seems to simply have a very, very bad case of Tsundere (which has caused a lot of trouble to others, more than she realized), so it's still unknown if she's truly that bad (you can probably see where this is going...)

An interesting thing about the main character is that he's not used to being so handsome and so popular; he is constantly surprised every time his good looks yield positive results - which is pretty funny to see. In other words, he's a newbie bishie lol.

MORE PLEASE.

(Btw, I'm not the only one who thinks Tiv's art look a lot like CUTEG's art, right? sometimes they even look like Non's or K-On's..)

... Last updated on July 14th, 2013, 1:07am
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A romcom as you would expect. Love it, but not for everyone.   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by ayaneru
December 15th, 2015, 8:44am
Since this is an ongoing manga I'll treat it as such while not discounting what's happening with the latest chapter (29 if you buy the manga, 27 at translation)

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This is a harem romcom, plot doesn't matter. What counts in this genre is how many cute moments can you cram in a tankobon (or how many lewd ones if you're Maken-Ki).

On reviews for this manga on Amazon JP, some I read rightly pointed out to the selling point in this series: Gap moe. Three of the four main characters certainly satisfy that description.

Basic Premise
Our MC is a loser fatty who went out of his way to become buff (Japanese standards) and handsome to get revenge on an ice queen by making her fall in love with him and rejecting her as she confesses. Cliched (in this world) but not too common nonetheless.

Character
Our MC is pretty one-dimensional at times, although it's still fun to look at him. His strongest moments as a character come about when he talks about himself or his past, which sadly isn't on the menu for the foreseeable future. His motivation for his actions are a bit on the weak side in exposition, (reader) interest and plausibility, and we realize the main point of this manga is to sell the girls.

There is exactly only one serious love interest though. You have to be shitposting on 4chan to deny this.

The girls are all cute, but they have uneven screen times because of the above statement. In essence you can drill these archetypes to (CV's my own)

1. Pseudo-perfect, quasi-shoujo-MC-parody, semi-cunning, half-insecure, half-narcissistic, 100% handsome beta MC (CV: Oosaka Ryouta)

2. Bashful tsundere who eats a lot (CV: Kido Ibuki/Hidaka Rina/Oogura Yui)

3. Cunning and manipulative (腹黒い) emotionless bodyguard (a calculating Karuta from Inu x Boku) (CV: Hanazawa/Asumin/etc)

4. Forgotten childhood friend with lots of in-real-life very charming qualities. Ojou-sama archetype. (CV: ojou-sama's)

5. Trap (see: Oregairu) that doesn't make MC gay (CV: Mikakoshi)

6. Unimportant genki side-heroine no one cares about (cute though!) (CV: who cares)

I love the characters for what they are. I unabashedly like cute girls and these girls are pretty cute. The cute art only makes everyone more loveable and our MC more handsome.

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Shenanigans
In terms of shenanigans (the second selling point of almost all harem romcoms), this isn't anything new. It's not as over-the-top as Nisekoi but you've seen some of these stories a hundred times except now everyone who's important is rich. Even though it's insignificant detail I love that the two main heroines love precure but hate each other over who's the best precure.

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Plot
The background story on the two main characters might make the ending pretty good. As of now the two main characters lack a lot of exposition, but easily have the highest potential to be interesting (screen time and known background so far). The Ojou character is more developed than the rest of the cast at this point.

Overall I shrug cliche's and bland stories off. I don't read romcoms for interesting characters or subplots (big plus though), and the girls are cute enough to keep me going.

Talking about plot, below is a detailed rant / review over chapters 19 - 28.

Spoiler (mouse over to view)
I am going to assume you have read to chapter 27 at least.

The author tried to stir drama and fucked up. NTR in a fucking harem anime? I'd rather go watch School Days holy shit. The even bigger problem is how rage-inducing this is if you bought into Adagaki as a character.

Almost completely destroying a character and halting any progress for 7 chapters is not entertaining. Having a fat lookalike of Masamune-kun in the first place is beyond fucking stupid. As a writer, you usually go for the more entertaining, the more interesting route in plot development. As of chapter 29 I see absolutely no idea why we even need this character and why write him in such a way.

Double-kun is complete filler. He has no significance other than to tell us how Adagaki felt about MC in the past, and her relationship with him, which could easily be done without him.

For example, everyone hangs out at Adagaki's house because Shenanigans, and Adagaki and Koiwai are stuck in a closet outside where Adagaki talks of memories of Piggy to Koiwai because she thinks no one knows anyway or that Koiwai didn't interact with Aragaki before Piggy left. Koiwai decides to keep this a secret. This gives more exposition to both Aragaki and Koiwai

The only meaningful contribution this method had was the almost artificial feeling of "I can only really love the true Piggy", as if her suddenly going dere in 1 fucking chapter doesn't negate that whole exercise.

Consider the fact that if Adagaki had no trauma over Piggy leaving her, she would just unquestioningly spread her legs for Double-kun and MC hangs himself for losing the girl of his (subconscious) dreams to the one thing that invalidates half of his existence.

We are shown nothing to hint that Adagaki would choose MC over Double-kun other than Double-kun saying he doesn't see Adagaki's past as important, which she disagrees with strongly. In that scene, her past is revealed to have a very important bearing in her sense of self. In the whole manga, only that scene was a source of conflict between Double-kun and Adagaki.

In an alternate world where Adagaki doesn't particularly care why Piggy left him, just that she always liked him, the pure-hearted Adagaki will, as per harem manga character trope rules, devote herself solely to Double-kun and shrug off oft-forgotten childhood memories like all normal people do.

For me the chapters 19 (last few pages) to 28 did not exist, but I omnisciently know how Adagaki feels. This is how I reconcile the bad parts and still like the manga.

By chapter 29, I came out feeling like I turned to the next page of a novel to find that our dear heroine has been hit by an airplane and recovered from amnesia overnight.

The bigger problem in terms of character is that the rival is not endearing as a character. The story tells us he has made a lot of friends in a day, but we don't see why (his friendliness or character), nor do we see any evidence of him being a genuinely good guy pressed in a hard situation financially. He's framed to be an opportunist who's NTR'd MC, which just grates on you.

How did this development destroy Adagaki's character?
Adagaki in her monologues confesses that she hurts others because she is afraid of being hurt. More than likely, her bashful nature translated into a negative image people had of her, and she had no choice but to live up to it (as is standard manga fare). This goes on and she's now stuck in an environment where everyone expects her to be cold, and she can't show her true self but also doesn't want to be hated.

For some inexplicable reason, suddenly Adagaki is okay with opening up to someone she abused relentlessly when she was a child, basically negating her whole thought process without given due reason or komas in the manga. And this after not meeting the guy for 8 fucking years!! That is mind-numbingly stupid.

If there's one thing Nisekoi does well, it's write endearing filler chapters respecting and at times moving forward established characters, while still being entertaining enough that people won't mind reading it.

Rant about writing quality in the following spoilers are based on chapter 28 of the manga which is untranslated as of time of writing.
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
We find out in chapter 28 that Fat Double-kun is a girl, just like Tsugumi in Nisekoi ffs.

This is one of the worst variations of "Rival appears!? Or not!" tropes in manga, because the character is both annoying and destroying our main heroine's character.

The reader is led on a ride to believe something the author knew was simply dishonesty as shock value which is absolutely lazy writing. In middle-school narratives, this is the "It was all just a dream" trope translated into harem form.

The whole story was building up towards MC having a real annoying rival, but then POOF! He's a fucking girl you twat!! This pang of annoyance boils down to: "Is that it? You led us on to expect some shit to go down and he's magically a non-factor?"

This is why the "It was all a dream" trope is so discouraged. It's anti-climactic. Fat Double-kun did tell the Yuri Brigade that he doesn't wish to get close to Adagaki at all, but how are we to believe he didn't have an ulterior motive when pure-pure Ojou-sama did? That scene did nothing but show that Double-kun bought the trust of completely-irrelevant-except-for-this-arc Yuri Brigade to be reduced to comical henchmen (kendo girl was cute though 8/10).

Writers who purposely set out to deceive with such obvious dishonesty tread a fine line between an annoying lie and a lie that is entertaining enough to be shrugged off.

This is different to writers introducing completely new characters from the blue (Ojou character) which is a bit jarring. A similar anticlimactic development would be if the authors were going to invalidate her whole existence by telling us she was hypnotized by Masamune's dad to like him.



Either way, nice manga. 10/10.

... Last updated on December 15th, 2015, 9:26am
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And thennnn...   
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by tipz
January 1st, 2015, 2:40am
It's dragging on so much that it's getting boring at this point. Each chapter just keeps repeating itself. Artistry is nice.
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a boy who used to be fat and picked on got saved by a girl with a wicked personality. He confessed himself to her and she rejected him so poorly that it scared him with the nickname "piggy". Boeing to take revenge he changed himself completely and ended up at the same school as her to find she had been doing it also to other boys.. Although his efforts (with the help of her maid) has gotten him close to her. He still gets rejected from her.. There is also another girl that has known him since his "piggy" days, but he doesn't remember her. She fell for him but has been rejected.
Ch.20. Is of this new tubby boy that has come intro the picture. He seems to be her fiancé now.. She is soft and nice to him which is now driving masamune crazy. Then there are three new girls that are introduced that seem to be her pose.. They encounter this tubby boy at lunch and he has something to tell them..
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Awesome manga!   
Rating: 9.2 / 10.0
by DarkxMist
January 9th, 2013, 4:51pm
love this manga! Protagonist reminded me of myself. I was so fat when I was little, now I'm less fat. The plot is very interesting,more updates please! Feel that the protagonist's revenge will turn into love...
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Too much bait and switch.   
Rating: N/A
by tameflame
July 9th, 2015, 10:49pm
Pathetic attempts by the mangaka to add drama only leads to aggravating misunderstandings and a stalled plot.

As of now: the MC turns out to he the heir of some rich family and is supposedly the long lost fiance of the primary love interest. Unfortunately, no ones knows this because somone else stole his identity when he was young and is trying to seduce the main girl now.

Ive had enough, to be honest.
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I like this one   
Rating: N/A
by jasperv
December 5th, 2013, 4:35am
wanted to write a long review but the comment before mine said most of the stuff that have to be said
this one have twist and new story to tell, I hope it will deliver something good
and yes sometimes i mistake the artist for CuteG's
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It goes downhill after chapter 19   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by MondoX
June 22nd, 2016, 9:44pm
I had to drop it after the plot started getting ridiculous after chapter 19. The premise of the story caught my attention, but so far by inferring it seems like the male protagonist will not fulfill his revenge and the opposite might happen. I may be wrong, but the worst part is the introduction of the new male character and the actions of the minor characters. Actually, both main characters have crappy personalities.
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Bait and Switch-ed   
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by bobIV123
April 9th, 2015, 11:02pm
I really tried to get into this and enjoyed the idea of some guy trying to spite the girl who was mean to him in the past; it seemed refreshing and original, but that whole storyline barely lasts one chapter. It quickly turns into yet another story of guy A trying to hook up with girl B in competition with rival C, add seasoning and stir occasionally. Maybe it's good at telling that story, maybe not, but know one thing: the description given of this manga is full of ****.
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Good stuff is good.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Akiradesu
July 1st, 2014, 8:20am
15 chapters have been translated as of now.

I like it, caught up with it in one go.
Art is really nice. Even though it's Echi, there's no typical "cow tits" and big breasted girls look cute.
Has its funny moments and most characters are likeable.

The 10 I gave is random and doesn't really reflect anything.
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Who can't already see the ending?   
Rating: N/A
by Leos Klein
June 5th, 2013, 11:12am
Simply be reading the description you have read the whole manga and by the premise alone you know he will end up actually liking this girl he hates again. He doesn't even seem to really hate her.

If you want your average romance comedy minus a harem then go for this. Otherwise if you don't care to read a generic romance comedy that does nothing new then don't bother.
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