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Translations: Gintama 507 (2)
Oh wow, this is one hell of a convoluted rom-com. I wonder how Komi's going to pull it off?? if I had to compare it with Kagami, the only other rom-com series in the magazine, Kagami's first chapter wins. As for now, I'll just wait and see. But so far, Kagami in my eyes, has the edge.
The summary is wrong, raDar. That summary is about the oneshot, the series is a little different.
Anyway, chapter 1 is okay. Nothing spectacular, nothing really bad; just normal.
Yeah, I noticed that too since I just copy-pasted from MU. Anyways, I spoiler-tagged it since there's no available synopsis yet.
As for the series, I really liked how Komi split the original female protag from the one-shot into two (the one he made the promise with and the one he'll have to pretend with). Which I think helped make this series have more potential to be longer and interesting. After reading chapter 1, it's somewhat clear that it will go more into the Romance side rather than action school-life so can we assume that this will be Kagami's potential rival in the magazine?
For now, I think this series can be very fun and cute so let's hope for its (Komi's) survival.
I really liked the first chapter...more than the oneshot actually. I laughed quite a bit plus it looks like it'll be a classic cute kind of series from Naoshi. I hope this does well.
I concur, the first chapter was funny. Really glad Naoshi's back, too. I love the way he draws peoples faces and the story seems like it could be quite interesting. I especially like Ichijou and his Yakuza "underlings" interaction. Both female leads are also interesting in their own ways, though it appears Onodera is going to be the "straight man."
I like how the Yakuza are made to look "cute," like the guy who got his ear shot off .
Yeah I liked the first chapter more than the one-shot. The addition of the childhood love interest makes things a lot more interesting. I was a bit worried that Komi had changed his artwork for the worse based on the magazine cover, but the actual chapter proved that it's still as good as ever, if only just a bit different. I'm a fan of Kagami though, and I really hope that both series don't compete to much. I hope they can both survive.
I liked how the focus was more on the wackyness of the families of Raku & Chitoge then the classmates in the oneshot.
Over all, I am impressed. The art was an improvement over his previous work, including the one shot. His characters have become more express, the posture and body language a little more fluidly drawn. Funny chapter too, especially when Kagami beat Ichijou. The letter, when she found the locket, was hilarious too. Especially the pic of her giving him the finger. After waiting so long for a follow up to Double Arts, Nisekoi definitely met my expectations.
Nice chapter indeed. I like how he also change the fact that Chitoge is now a transfer student. The fact that the others student think they go well together will make the fake love story more plausible than in the one shot.
And I love the stupid yakusa, they make some very funny side characters. I suppose we will see the playboy from the Kirisake gang soon too.
The yakuza were definitely funny, especially when they summoned a limo for "bocchan". I like that they look more like Yakuza than in the one shot. More scars, more tattoos, more bad mustaches. I'm also looking forward to seeing the Kirisake clan, they were funny in the one shot and expect I will like them in the serialization too.
I can't get over how well Komi set the series up. Making Kagami the obstacle, rather than destined one, should make for a much more interesting series. Even better that Onodera is a background character for now. With such strong leads he can take his time building her into a more interesting character.
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My favorite moment is when Ichijou realizes what the nostalgiac scent was: gunpowder
Yeah that make the suspense about which of the 2 is the key girl last more. That part was also well done
It was a bit boring for a first chapter. I'll read till chapter 5 to decide if i'll follow this series or not.
I have a feeling like Raku is kind of similar with Keitarou (from Love Hina).
Overall, it is very good chapter.