Balud Cornelius is the son of a noble of the Mauricia kingdom and inside him also dwell the souls of the warring states commander Oka Sadatoshi and animal ear otaku high schooler Oka Masaharu. With these 3 souls in a single body, he can exhibit extraordinary abilities when it comes to combat or managing the domain.
What sets this apart from other isekai manga is that when Sanai and Masaharu are reincarnated into the body of Balud, Balud's soul doesn't dissipate or merge with theirs or something. Instead, all three personalities coexist within the body, and at times one personality will take complete control of the body. It's sorta like he has multiple personality disorder. One of his personalities has a hilarious obsession with money and another has basic knowledge of modern day technology. So when those two combine, Balud ends up introducing several advancements in technology and creating partnerships within the merchant world in order to grow his wealth. He also ends up gaining political strength. And his wit and fighting capability enamor him to almost all the women he meets along the way. I guess I appreciate that this manga doesn't go the route of having him actually partner up with every woman, but it also doesn't go the route of having him act scared or chaste. Instead, it has him choose to be with some choice women, usually because he's spent large amounts of time with them and has developed relationships of trust. Though to be fair, as of this writing, he has yet to do anything beyond kissing. Several of the side characters are funny or cute. My favorite character though is almost certainly Balud's mother Magotte. She is absurdly strong, but can also act adorably like a maiden in love at times. The scheming of the Mauricia king is also pretty enjoyable. The artwork can get sloppy. And while it's never horrible, it's also never beautiful. A recurring technique the artist uses is to draw blacked out eyes on characters, especially side characters. I'm not sure how I feel about that. [Reviewed at chapter 53]
A manga I admitedly judged by its summary and skipped over many times for saying "animal ear otaku" and finally decided to try (for lack of other options) only to find it being (surprise) no good, if for other reasons. It's boring. The art is mediocre. The characters are hardly introduced and there's no attachment to any of them. There doesn't seem to be a plot, there's no hook, there are no redeeming factors that I can find. It's not the worst thing I've ever read, but it was an utter waste of time all the same.
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