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Masamune-kun no Revenge   
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As an overweight child, Makabe Masamune was mercilessly teased and bullied by one particular girl, Adagaki Aki. Determined to one day exact his revenge upon her, Makabe begins a rigorous regimen of self-improvement and personal transformation.

Years later, Masamune re-emerges as a new man. Handsome, popular, with perfect grades and good at sports, Masamune-kun transfers to Aki's school, and is unrecognizable to her. Now, Masamune-kun is ready to confront the girl who bullied him all those years ago to humiliate her at last. But will revenge be as sweet as he thought it would be?


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Associated Names
Masamune-kun's Revenge
Месть Масамуне-куна!
Месть Масамунэ
마사무네의 리벤지

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in Country of Origin
10 + 1 Volumes (Complete)

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Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 6, Chap 29

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Average: 7.5 / 10.0 (547 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.45 / 10.0

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December 7th 2021, 4:58pm



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Comic Rex (Ichijinsha)

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Seven Seas (11 Vols - Complete)

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September 27th, 2021, 2:44pm
Rating: 1.0  / 10.0
If you're looking for a real story about revenge this isn't it. You would think since it's about that it would be the case. But it was nothing special as if the story forgets what it's about. You come to realize that the main character wasted his time doing whatever he did based on a misunderstanding and his own insecurities.
The revenge theme could have gone in a better direction but instead it's just another slice of life.
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Started interesting degenerated to crappy harem manga  
by Theoneyedsnake
November 17th, 2019, 12:55am
Rating: 4.0  / 10.0
In the beginning the story was interesting but then they started to introduce new characters with little depth, and essentially rushing through the story.

The author/or editor left a ton of stuff unexplained and underdeveloped. New characters? Give a brief description then never develop them, and then mention them as much as possible even if it does nothing for the plot.

Overall, it felt like the author was trying to make one story but kept trying to add to the plot without planning everything. The story essentially degenerated into a cookie cutter harem story. In the end the story became weak and the characters undeveloped.

And the ending was garbage, they could have used the last chapters to tie things together but nah let’s just add as much useless plot as possible and make a boring ass ending with a ton of unexplained details.

... Last updated on November 17th, 2019, 12:59am
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Cop Out  
by NerevarineVivec
May 21st, 2019, 4:17pm
Rating: 5.0  / 10.0
Why do authors have such terrible taste in Best Girl?

... Last updated on May 21st, 2019, 4:18pm
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After reading to the end...  
by kalich411
December 19th, 2018, 3:57am
Rating: N/A
Author is a meanie!!!!!! Why did he choose to bully his reders in the several last chapters so much? I am guesing, that it is a fault of his editors, but in the end he drew them himself... In the whole one of the best manga I read. But kwazitragedy at the end is just to cruel for my heart.
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by Kanshou
August 18th, 2017, 10:08am
Rating: 6.0  / 10.0
It started out so well and was incredibly interesting but ever since the introduction of the new rival, Aki's character is completely destroyed. She became so unrealistic and dumb put simply. Ugh, so frustrated. I don't really give a crap what happens to the main heroine anymore. Rooting for any one of the side girls to steal the show.
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Started good  
by Psysiux
February 14th, 2017, 1:54pm
Rating: N/A
Started good imo, then it went downhill after several chapters esp when the fat impostor appeared. I feel like it's dragged enough for an actual ending, or maybe there's more to see idk.
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It goes downhill after chapter 19  
by MondoX
June 22nd, 2016, 9:44pm
Rating: 4.0  / 10.0
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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poor Adagaki  
by lehur
December 18th, 2015, 12:19pm
Rating: 6.0  / 10.0
Iam totally agree withcomment by ayaneru, below

Adagaki n NTR n filler n useless pig nonsensical character make her character worst, poor Adagaki
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A romcom as you would expect. Love it, but not for everyone.  
by ayaneru
December 15th, 2015, 7:44am
Rating: 7.0  / 10.0
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)


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.

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.


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.


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, 8:26am
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Too much bait and switch.  
by tameflame
July 9th, 2015, 10:49pm
Rating: N/A
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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