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Monday Manga Reviews: From demons that grant wishes to good witches

Love Attack Vol. 1
Story & Art: Shizuru Seino
Translation: Adrienne Beck
Adaptation: Magdalena Sniegocki
Publisher: Tokyopop

No, Love attack is not a song by Bad Company. Although, if you’ve heard the lyrics to the song it kind of relates to the story in Junai Tokko Taicho (Love Attack)! In a twist of sorts, Chiemi Yursa is a high school girl whose record is anything but perfect. She has been suspended for bullying other students and fighting more than once and she’s not even half way through her first year. This all might lead to an expulsion, unless she can convince Akifumi Hirata, the nastiest fighter in the school to clean up his act. Funny enough the two biggest bullies in the school are the sweetest couple when they are together. While I hate being biased in saying that the art is very shoujo with all the big eyes and pretty boys; I have to say that Seino can pull off some great clean action scenes. The story while predictable, still holds my interest because I really like Cheimi, I mean she’s not your typical girly girl. It’s your typical shoujo story with plenty of comedy, romance, misunderstandings, and fights. On a side note, I’m still trying to figure out who that girl on the cover is. While I’m sure it’s supposed to be Cheimi, in the manga she looks like she has light hair not black. B-

My Dearest Devil Princess Vol. 1
Story: Makoto Matsumoto
Art: Maika Netsu
Translation: Satsuki Yamashita
Publisher: Broccoli Books

Alright picture this scenario: One guy. Three wishes. Half naked demon hottie granting wishes. Keita picks up a box that contains the demon girl Maki in it. Maki can grant Keita three wishes in exchange for Keita’s soul. Until he decides what to wish for Maki decides to stay and live with him until he is ready. Now she attends his school and if his classmates aren’t trouble enough a little angel by the name of Sheeta appears to cause more havoc. I really can’t say much about this book other than it was nothing more than fanservice galore. Every ten pages we are either shown a panty shot, a shower scene, or funbags all over Keita’s face. There is even a little bondage scene that involves holy water being poured on Maki. Even though I think of myself as a pervert, I really think they overdid the fanservice here. It adds nothing to the story (what little there is to begin with) and gets annoying more than anything.

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