Kokou Kemono to Obaka Yankee - Reviews

Kokou Kemono to Obaka Yankee
Umaianpan's avatar
Jan 15, 2022

The side story really ruined this for me but I'll get to that.

The main story is a romance between a human boy and an anthropomorphic cat boy, and if you can't get past that then I don't blame you. Thankfully the cat character, Mikejima's feline qualities are played for cuteness rather than fetishised, but the love scenes are still icky to see. However, there's a lot of heart here. The main character, wannabe delinquent Nagi, stood out for me. Best described as a lovable goof, Nagi is far from the usual sappy ukes we're used to seeing in BL manga, and his sweet interactions with a child cat character really made me smile. 

The character designs are attractive, although the artwork looked a little rushed and dare I say it, sloppy in some panels. The same with the story, I felt there wasn't enough time for it to develop and so some clichés and lazy plot devices are used. 

The side story, which focuses on a human side couple from Nagi's friendship group, really spoiled this story for me. It basically consists of a likeable character being assaulted and humiliated by his best friend, in a way which even a seasoned yaoi fan like me found offensive. I found this especially hypocritical since Hijiki has used the trauma of rape as a main part of the plot in her previous work. The way this story developed wasn't that original either- the blurred lines between friends premise has been done before and done much better in other BL manga.

?/10 story
?/10 art
?/10 characters
6/10 overall
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leowasherebefore's avatar
Jan 11, 2022

For the first few chapters, the story is cute. I was never really interested in stories where humans fell in love with beastmen but this one caught my eye cuz of the art style. I have only 2 complaints.

1. I felt that the story was a tad bit rushed (but it doesn't really bother me all that much, in the end, the art style and cute relationship paid off).

2. I feel like the 2nd couple came out of left field... like I really could care less about them (but this one's just a personal opinion since I really wanted more content between the main couple.)

Other than that I'd say this story is decent and worth a read if you want something cute and quick to read. 

7/10 story
9/10 art
6/10 characters
7/10 overall
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