I’m going to give in to an uncharacteristic fit of pique in today’s review. The next few sentences should be read as if I am metaphorically gripping this manga around the throat and shaking it comically.
Dear, Bousou Girlsteki Mousou Renaiteki Suteki Project, Volume 2 (ボウソウガールズテキモウソウレンアイテキステキプロジェクト(B・G・M・R・S・P)),
You are supposed to be a harem battle, why are there so few harems and no battling? Arrrgggghhh!
I was so excited at the idea of two competing top stars, each with their own harem, but instead you give me a passive-aggressive love triangle story with the whiniest and least interesting character as the lead? Pfui. Bleah.
Okay, got that out of my system.
In Volume 1 of Bousou Girlsteki Mousou Renaiteki Suteki Project, we are introduced to perfect ojousama type Beniko and dashing otokyaku type Aoi and we were promised a “harem battle.” Instead, we have Beniko being basically the only person in the school unable to see that she and Aoi like each other. Well, Beniko and one of her admirers…who is heading for a rude and unhealthy crash.
Beniko’s attempts to be pissed off at Aoi (who really spends a lot of time being annoying) comes to a halt when the Student Council President recruits/blackmails Beniko into joining her “Black Lily” harem. Beniko can tolerate that, but when the President attempts to seduce Aoi into her harem, Beniko loses her mind. Aoi, on the other hand, just says “No thanks.” From that point on, we’re just watching Beniko scream until she catches up with the rest of us and realizes she likes Aoi.
The book that comes closest in “loudness” to this book is Zombie-Loan. Everyone screams, there’s a lot of noise, but not much actually happens. In fact, the plot isn’t so much “things happen” as “a thing is attempted, then wackiness ensues and it doesn’t happen.” Just like Zombie Loan.
I admit it…I’m disappointed. I had hoped for an honest-to-goodness two equal top stars battle it out with their harems for supremacy comedy and instead, I get a manga that is full of tears and screams and severely lacking in humor other than obligatory punchline “Ehhhhhh~~~~?!?!?!?”. Pfui.
Art – 5
Story – 3
Characters – 3
Yuri – 7
Service – 1
Overall – 3
I’m sorry to say, I think I’m done here. Call me when you get a real harem battle together. I like Kawai Roh-sensei’s stand-alones much better.