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From Kodansha: Class troublemaker Ryu Yamada is already having a bad day when he stumbles down a staircase along with star student Urara Shiraishi. When he wakes up, he realizes they have switched bodies—and that Ryu has the power to trade places with anyone just by kissing them! After figuring out the workings behind this new and amazing ability, Ryu and Urara take full advantage of the situation to improve their lives. But with such an oddly amazing power, just how long will Ryu and Urara be able to keep their secret under wraps?
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A LOT better than Yanki-kun to megane chan
The story almost follow same recipe as YM with a sprinkle of magic, but soon it is clear that it is far superior than YM, as there's another clear goal instead of save everyone. Also unlike YM the filler is fun to read and really serve as a break to more complicated story, the joke also more fun, and unlike YM it also doesn't abuse the same cliche or scenario over and over, so I never got bored when reading, the author also goes above and beyond with the ending, cutting loose all the string, making it a very satisfying ending.
If you like YM then make sure you read this.
Should have ended at around chapter 90-100
Now it's just dragging it's heels with new characters that are just amalgamations of the older characters. Even the anime ended at the best possible point with chapter 90. It was the perfectly natural ending. Sadly the mangaka has a history of dragging her heels and giving an unsatisfactory conclusion if her past works indicate anything.
... Last updated on December 9th, 2015, 1:29pm
I wasn't into it at first.
When the series first started it didn't grab me and fresh off Y&M(disappointed at the ending), I wasn't giving it a chance. It seemed like they went on forever before getting to the point about other witches(I stopped before it got that far). I finally watched the anime and then picked up on the manga. I love how the story perfectly balanced several genres at once (romance, school life, supernatural, and even the harem elements). The plethora of new characters could come off annoying in most series but here they all have something to give to the story, are all interesting and not just an exercise in character design. Harem stories usually bore me but here I feel like it's not the main draw
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and the two leads are firmly a couple with great chemistry and affection
. I feel like the creator took some of the best elements from Y&M and made up for mistakes in that series and created something really great here.
Damn, this is good
Binge read this over the weekend and caught up from the start. In my opinion, the mangaka has outdone herself with this story and improved the mistakes from her previous work, Yankee to Megane-chan. A few great memorable characters and a decent supporting cast.
Continuity and plot progression is masterfully done, atypical for shounen ecchi harem comedies. Great premise with an even better development. A good part of this story is hilarious with a few touching moments. Newer characters have yet to be fleshed out, but the main cast have great personality. The premise drew in readers itching for something different, while the story and the especially the characters made them stay. One of the best I have read in some time.
If this is evidence of the author's evolution, the mangaka has only gotten better: storytelling is more crisp. Characters more realistic (despite most being stereotypes) in terms of interactions in relationships.
Edit: This story is getting a little a little complicated with the next set of witches, but the author manages to keep the plot moving smoothly using Yamada's straightforwardness.
... Last updated on December 26th, 2015, 1:18pm
left me in tears
I cried while reading chapter 130 and so on cause I really felt so bad for Shiraishi. The new witches stories aren't as entertaining as the old ones. Might have to put this one in on-hold list.
PS. Please add "harem" to the genre description. If I'd known, I wouldn't have picked this up.
... Last updated on April 16th, 2015, 9:11am
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Story has been used too quickly.And Yamada has to be with first seven witches and friends.I really miss them.I'm reading this manga still, because I've started it.But i don't know, if i'm going to keep it up.
... Last updated on April 10th, 2015, 7:58am
While I agree that it should have ended after the First Witch War, the story became stale after it. But after reading all the chapters today, I suppose the story is picking up speed with the male witches and the mystery behind Yamada's missing memories of his first year in school.
This didn´t use to be ecchi / harem crap but now it is
The series had a fine first arc about the said witches and reached a clear ending point which is surprising as the authors previous work was lame. Then the manga went on cuZ of money and committed suicide to become a ecchi harem shell of it´s former self. The new anime should go for that ending point and i could thus recommend that version. You know now when to stop or if you should even start. I went on for a few more volumes after the original arc but only sleep inducing nudity, sexual harassment and an unmoving romance subplot showed up BUT no humor, narrative or purpose were to be found so i dropped it about a year ago and will only read the last chapter of which i expect nothing. Flying Witch (8/10) / Ran to Haiiro no Sekai (8,5/10) are good modern manga about witches and the classic Angel Densetsu (10/10) is a perfect high-school comedy. Sayonara Zetsubou-Sensei (9/10) is lastly the final word on harem.
... Last updated on January 27th, 2016, 9:36am
Should have ended sooner
Seems to me like the mangaka is beating a dead horse. I liked the series but now it is uneventful and boring... Should have ended when Yamada and Shiraishi got together imo.
On volume 11 It gives you the same vibe as Yanki-kun to Megane-chan. Like Yanki-Kun the main protagonist is a male, and everything revolves around him. The female (Shiraishi) potential love, at first, plays a big part and then just sits in the peripheries. This is pretty much, like Yanki-Kun. Is it romance? If it is, it does not do a good job of it. Romance is just a sidenote and it really does not develop it unless you call random kissing of people and blushing a romance development. You can tell he fancies her in the first few chapters and, you think she does but she is so impassive and dispassionate its hard to tell; after you a few chapters Yamada-Kun goes on about his antics with other more pronounced characters with Shiraishi in the background. This pretty much also sums up Yanki-Kun. Even the damn characters between the two mangas are very similar, both in looks and behaviours. The author is just repeating the same formula and like Yanki-Kun, it seems it is heading nowhere. Should have ended at volume 11.
The art is good but you cannot tell the characters apart. All the male faces look too similar, and you can only tell them apart due to hair colour or accessory like a toothpick. Females, at least have huge varying styles of hair. A few females (including Shiraishi) do resemble Lucy Heartfilla which is a plus. Like the show, "I love Lucy".
There are two translations out there. "Mangaholic-MahouX" up to volume 7 and the official CrunchyRoll which is doing the whole series. Personally I found "Mangaholic-MahouX" has a much more fluid and funnier translation. It also has more profanity which just works better and certain instances makes the comedy funnier. The switch from MM to CR is not much of a leap.
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The powers are curses that fall randomly onto dejected students. So these powers takes their dejection and amplify them. It is not hard to imagine that these powers have caused several suicides in the past and I do believe that was the ultimate goal of the powers; to cull the student population.
Shiraishi has been a monotone character until the point she just starts crying out of nowhere. That just didn't sit well with her character at all. She was a doll that allowed others to (ab)use her body without a single care.