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Tensai Family Company  
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From Shoujo Manga Maniac:
Katsuyuki, a gifted, petty and egocentric high schooler, intends to work in the high financial world. His well regulated life explodes when his mother remarries his worst nightmare: a traveller writer, unproductive, nice and completely unpredictable and father of a son who looks like him. All his opposite. Consequently begins the subtle contamination of his entourage by their terrible joie de vivre. Even Nagasawa "the female brain of the high school", the only one for which he had respect for decided to find anew his peace. Katsuyuki feverishly seeks a way for returning these aliens on their planet and he's not sparing with spite.


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บ้านบ๊อง ต๊อง(ไม่)จำกัด
주식회사 천재 패밀리
Genius Family Company

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Status in Country of Origin
11 Volumes (Complete)
6 Volumes Bunko (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (62 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.65 / 10.0
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Last Updated
September 8th 2016, 10:00pm PST



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Original Publisher
Gentosha (2003)
Sony (1995)

Serialized In (magazine)
Gekkan Kimi to Boku (Sony Magazines)

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A sadly overlooked sitcom in manga form   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by residentgrigo
March 18th, 2015, 4:24am
I wasn´t quite sure where this early buried treasure was going but I am now sad that any form of translation is dead as I frankly became hooked. The simple art is calm and has great comedic timing. The characters are all likeable and i love how arrogant or set in their ways they all are. None of them felt one-dimensional or came of as joke.
The series can also works as a (light) drama or as a romance nearly as well as it does as a comedy and thus has a strong cross demographical appeal. Angel Densetsu (10/10), Yawara (8,5/10) and Tomoko´s very own Nodame Cantabile (8,5/10) are further comparable manga sitcoms from yesteryear.

... Last updated on December 21st, 2015, 8:53am
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enjoy this   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by ramama
May 26th, 2010, 2:55am
I have to say "Don't compare it with Nodame Cantabile if you want to enjoy it!"
Why? Tensai Family Company have older artwork than Nodame, it dissapoint me at first time read it. The main character, Katsuyuki, also have very rude characteristic in my opinion, I didn't like him. But then I realize that he has developing characteristics, you must read vol 2 to understand it. I start to like him, still waiting for third volume and curious what will happened to him and ppl around him smile
I would recommend this manga for you who like josei manga with unique characters in it, it also have some love stories
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You have to read it to know how much it's worth   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by azh
May 13th, 2010, 6:07pm
The one thing that you have to remember is this manga is in the Slice-of -Life genre. You have to read it to find it's worth. I read it till the end of volume 2 now and I found it more and more entertaining and fascinating. If Nodame is the main character in Nodame Cantabile, then the main character in this manga is Katsuyuki. The story revolved around his weird family but the main plot is STILL about him, his problem and his upcoming plan about his future. I suggest that you don't read this manga chapter by chapter but read it per tankoubon, to fully gasp the feel. This is a very touching piece of manga.

... Last updated on May 13th, 2010, 6:08pm
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Breezy slice-of-life comedy   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Odette
April 18th, 2009, 4:30pm
This is a very lovely manga in its own right, but in it you can also see the seeds of what would germinate into Nodame Cantabile (character prototypes of Nodame and Chiaki, etc.). If you're a fan of Nodame, that might either be an additional point of interest, or cause for boredom.

Tensai Family Company has more of a true josei feel than Nodame, despite the characters being in high school. It is heavy on slice-of-life comedy and features flawed, eccentric characters. Because it is lighter on the romantic comedy elements that make Nodame more shoujo-like, it might not appeal to all Nodame fans, but for slice-of-life fans it is definitely worth a read.

... Last updated on January 27th, 2010, 5:32pm
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love it   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by sopah
March 18th, 2009, 1:06pm
Natsuki's atittude is sooo funny! I can understand how he feels when his stepfather and Haru do stupid things, maybe that's why i like him so much.
Of course Nodame is oh-so-great-and-funny, but i think we shouldn't compare these two mangas. I'll give it a 10.
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if you are fan of nodame do not read this just because of that   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by lovelyevilness
June 9th, 2008, 9:54am
FOR ALL THE NODAME'S FANS! do not read this manga just because you are a Nodame fan, its much better for the author that people who read their manga are actually enjoying her work, AND ACTUALLY, I AM! this one its more odd than naruto! how come a stupid super genius anoying brat can have his own manga? i mean such a character should be burn to dead! but there are so man people around and so many funy stuff that you will quite enjoy it, this is not nodame, and t might have some similitudes.I recomend it, if you like soft reading,
and about the grl i think shes a sweet girl. after all this manga isnt a shoujo! so dont come with all those premade ideas of how a girlshould behave.

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Not bad   
Rating: N/A
by babbo
May 6th, 2008, 4:27pm
I think people who say this is a Nodame Cantabile repeat should note that this came out before Nodame. I will admit the whole "genius surround by idiots" formula can get a bit tiring, but it's still rather entertaining. If anything I think where it falls is that it lacks some of the engergy that Nodame cantabile has. As much as I hate to make comparisons, this series relies on a lot of the same kinds of relationships that Nodame does, it just doesn't pull them off as well and none of the characters really stand out like Nodame does.
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Quite good   
Rating: N/A
by harmonize
April 18th, 2008, 2:24am
Personally, the one that actually annoyed me was Katsuyuki himself. It's a rare chance that the main character had such bad attitude so it's interesting in its own way. I'd kind of like to see how things would turned out.
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don't read it!   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by lifewithinone
April 16th, 2008, 9:06pm
Personally, I only read this dues to a same author of Nodame Cantabile and it's a disappointment. You'll find an annoying girl named Kyoko; she's a classmate of Katsuyuki's or art student. Everytime I read her parts, she just pisses me off which put me off the mood to not read it any further. I would recommend you not to read it at all but it might be good at the beginning at first because it's hilarious. However, if you can handle with repeatives and Kyoko then go ahead read it. =) I still rate it as 1/10 because this manga is a worstest work ever so keep reading Nodame Cantabile! ^^
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