Thursday, October 27, 2016

Manga Review: Haven't You Heard...? I'm Sakamoto, Volume 1, by Sano Nami

Rating (Out of 5): ~3
Publisher: Seven Seas
Release Date: August 2015
Volumes: 4.
Spoilers?: No.
Volume: 2.

Goodreads Synopsis:

First year high school student Sakamoto isn't just cool, he's the coolest! Almost immediately after starting school, he began attracting everyone's attention. The girls love him, and most of the boys resent him. There's even a boy in the class who works as a model, but who is constantly upstaged by Sakamoto!

No matter what tricks the other boys try to play on him, Sakamoto always manages to foil them with ease and grace. Though Sakamoto may seem cool and aloof, he helps others when asked, such as in the case of the boy in his class who was being constantly bullied. No matter what difficulties Sakamoto encounters, he moves through his high school life with confidence and class!


This series is about Sakamoto. He’s a new kid at his high school, and everyone either admires him or hates him or wants to be him. Or a mix of the three.
He’s amazing at everything, and rather blasé about the whole thing. He has a “sword fight” with a bee. He saves a boy from bullying, all while leading him to his own conclusion. He gets help when there’s a fire, with no worries about the bullies he’s with, tricking them into helping. He tricks another bully into figuring out how to do things himself. When a bunch of girls start fighting over him, he pretends he’s possessed to get them to work together.
He’s the mastermind behind all of it, and yet he makes it look like he’s just along for the ride.
I enjoyed parts of this, and the artwork is very busy with lines and movement and intense faces. But it was also a little average to me, and the humor didn’t have me all that caught up. It was okay.

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