Thursday, March 2, 2017

Manga Review: D-Frag!, Volume 1, by Tomoya Haruno

Rating (Out of 5): ~3
Publisher: Seven Seas
Release Date: 2014
Volumes: 11+
Spoilers?: No.
Volume: 2.

Goodreads Synopsis:


Kazama Kenji thinks he's a delinquent. He's got the look, the style and the ‘tude to match—he even has a second-rate entourage. Deep down, however, Kazama is a good-hearted kid who finds himself and his loyal gang in over their heads when they stumble upon the Game Development Club. The club's formidable members are four girls who he might actually be attracted to if they weren't so freakin' weird. The girls claim to have otherworldly powers which they use to defeat Kazama's gang and force him to join their offbeat club. Can Kazama resist the girls' bizarre charms and return to some semblance of a normal, everyday life…or is it "game over" for our hapless hero?


I clearly had no idea what I was getting into with this series, because this volume was crazy.
I guess I thought I was going to get a relatively normal high school comedy harem. Instead, I got a high school based story featuring a crazy group of girls and the punk boy who interrupts their club without a clue what he was getting into.
The girls are in a game development club, but they don’t know anything about developing games. During club time, they fool around, pretending they have elemental powers and threatening anyone who gets in their way. They’re insane.
We’re immediately thrown into the craziness, but I do think by the end of the volume we were starting to see some real character development. I think that Roka is adorable, and I think that her and Kazama could be sweet together.
The craziness took me a bit, but it was actually rather entertaining. I might pick up another volume when I get a chance.

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