Rating (Out of 5): ~3.5-4
Publisher: Kodansha Comics
Release Date: January 2016
Class troublemaker Ryu Yamada is already having a bad day when he stumbles down a staircase along with star student Urara Shiraishi. When he wakes up, he realises they have switched bodies - and that Ryu has the power to trade places with anyone with only a kiss! Plus, it turns out he's not the only kid at school with a few magic tricks up his sleeve. Also receiving a simul-pub on Crunchyroll, Yamada-Kun is sure to be one of the biggest manga hits of the year.
We finally find out what Noa is really up to. What her power is and why she’s causing all this trouble. It gets messy there in the middle, but it’s a surprisingly sweet story by the end, a true friendship coming to light. Her witch power is also hard to deal with, I imagine; I know Yamada has a hard time with it.
In this, of course, we also see how close the main group is, how they’ll fight for each other, and how determined they are to find out all they can about the witches. There’s a little more hinting at a romance between Yamada and Urara, of which I am in favor.
This series is just so much fun. The comedy is well-done, exaggerated and sexual and funny. I’m also enjoying the group of friends and how it’s expanding, and even though I can’t remember anyone’s names, I do remember each character.
I’m looking forward to the next one.