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Marth's Manga Adventures: Winter 2017 Edition


I did this in a previous season, so let's try it again. Here's a quick overview of the series in the upcoming season for which I have read the manga. I was purposely vague about these series in the preview post so I could give myself the chance to write this post.

Gabriel Dropout

This series probably ends up being the most simple one. The main characters are angels and demons that were sent to Earth to learn about humanity (or in the case of the demons, deal with the angels). The series is pretty much a bunch of comedy where each of the characters is really bad at their job. The main angel is lazy, the main demon is really friendly, etc. It's not bad, but there's not too much going on.

Demi-chan wa Kataritai

As I said in the preview, I mostly got baited into this series because the main character is a biology teacher. He's generally interested in Ajin, which are humans who have effectively taken up the traits of monsters, and happens to find three of them at the school where he works. I take issue with the fact that the Ajin seem to pop up randomly in otherwise normal human families, but the series tries to take the legends of the mythical creatures and bring them down to Earth in a somewhat reasonable fashion. By that, I mean, they try to at least explain the monsters somewhat naturally.

Fuuka

Out of all of the series in this list, this one probably gets the most general hype. As I said in the preview, the general impression that I got from the manga community was negative. The series follows Yuu Haruna, who's only real trait is that he likes to browse Twitter, and his encounter with Fuuka Akitsuki, who I'd liked to say is the title character, but I'm no longer sure that's the case. If you read the manga, you'll see what I mean. Anyway, it's heavy on the romance side, but as a fair warning, it's largely considered to be the Seo Kouji troll train (author of the manga), so take that however you will.

Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon

I think out of the four series covered here, this one is actually my favorite. The author of the manga also does a couple of other series that I like, so it works out. The story follows a pretty standard office worker who happens to save a dragon who offers to be her maid. It kinda pushes a narrative of dragons coexisting with humans.



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