12 Days of Something IV: Life Lessons from Ecchi Manga

This is the start of something.
This is the start of something.

As I’ve covered the last two years, I tend to read manga that is pretty terrible and shouldn’t really exist. I don’t feel bad for doing it even though I am bad for it and should feel bad. I can’t help but think that it was still a pretty good year regardless from the manga that I do read, though without a doubt you will not think for one second to pick up any of these.

twgokc268aSo The World God Only Knows came to an end this year. It had a proper ending where the lead chooses one of the girls and it was actually the correct choice. It was kind of a roller coaster of emotions by the end as Keima was once again saving the world and having to deal with his own emotions of choices made in the past. The brutal honesty he had with Tenri in his letter to her was another nice touch. He cared for all of the characters, but he felt extra special towards Chihiro. That’s the way these should all work.

And this is exactly where this manga would go
And this is exactly where this manga would go

One of my favorite chapters of manga to read this year was the 144th chapter of Tale of Genji inspired harem filth Minamoto-kun Monogatari. The protagonist spent much of this year between girls having emotionally detached sex with a couple. Terumi wanted something more and an introduction to the fitness girl Tokonatsu Yuu drove him on a path of self-improvement. So in this chapter, his aunt Kaoruko was giving him a very physical life lesson that inspired the title of this post. Basically, if he wants to have a real relationship with a member of the opposite sex, he has to learn how to hold a conversation before diving in. That’s a valuable lesson for all you forever alone types out there. Learn to have a conversation about as many topics as you can.

Holy shit...
Holy shit…

Meanwhile, KissxSis continues to be as harem filthy as ever. I think Mikazuki might be the most normal one now, and that’s saying a lot from that group around Keita. Eventually they have to go some direction with his relationship with the teacher Yuuzuki, but I think that might end up being a sad direction.

shominc03aThen there’s the fun journey that has happened in Ore ga Ojou-sama Gakkou ni “Shomin Sample” Toshite Rachirareta Ken
(is there a way of shortening that because I haven’t seen it?). Recent chapters of this light novel adaptation have seen the class go to a construction of a normal city where the lessons the protagonist Kimito passed on to Aika. She was able to get along with people by simply being able to competently order food as a restaurant and also knowing how to play a “fighting” game. I think Kimito’s lost memory has now become the most important aspect of the series and there’s also an anime adaptation coming down the pipeline next year. This is the next series that will be considered “Light Novels Have Come Too Far” adaptation.

 

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