Indotechboy β€” Another series I love, I know it first from it's manga, quite entertain me back there, it is "Masamune-kun no Revenge" or also known as "Masamune's Revenge".

Masamune-kun no Revenge main genre is romantic comedy, comedy, school life, and there are insignificant elements like harem and ecchi. Really, the comedy is great that made me forget the harem and ecchi elements (don't get me wrong, I am not a fan of harem and ecchi genre at all πŸ˜†).

Masamune-kun no Revenge main casts
Main casts of Masamune-kun no Revenge

I like to call this series as "Masamune-kun no Revenge", because you know, it's how I try to respect the Japanese from where this series come from πŸ™‡. Although I read on different websites that the manga illustrator is Tiv, which is a South Korean artist πŸ˜•.

What I love the most from Masamune-kun no Revenge is the comedy. It is very funny to see Makabe trying to make up his plot of his "Dead or Love" plan to Aki which majority end with fails. He is very obsessed with his revenge plan, even to the point to reading shoujou mangas (manga that released targetting teen girls as it readers, usually the main character are girls) just to learn some dead moves (in a romantic way) πŸ˜‚.

Makabe drool in class
Handsome guy can still be forgiven even after they drool while sleep in class πŸ˜‚

And Makabe's narcistic, how he is always admire his new cool self, yet still maintaining his original dumb personality. Makabe spent 8 years to shape his muscles, but unfortunately he is forgot to shape his personality πŸ˜….

Masamune-kun no Revenge manga story review

So, this is a story of unresolved childhood rejection. Masamune is a boy who was always being bullied by his friends for being fatty. Until one day he is met with a rich and beautiful girl, Adagaki Aki.

Being a rich and beautiful girl, Aki never treat Masamune like his friends did to him. Aki and Masamune then slowly began developing strong bond and relies each other.

Masamune and Aki's childhood
Aki and Masamune's childhood picture when Masamune was still a fatty

But one day when Masamune trying to escaped from the bullies to Aki's house, suddenly Aki rejected Masamune with a cruel words that keep echoing in Masamune's head for over 8 years: "…You pig feet!…".

And now 8 years later after the childhood rejection, Masamune come back changed his name to Makabe Masamune as a transferred 2nd grade high school student to take a revenge with his "Dead or Love" plan to Aki. Makabe's goal is to give Aki the same humiliation he was felt 8 years ago, it is to make Aki fell in love to him then ditch her suddenly πŸ˜–.

Aki angry to Makabe
Aki confront Makabe in the class

Makabe today is not like his old self. After 8 years filled with hellish days of training, Makabe now is the combination of beauty, brain, and muscles πŸ’ͺ. Not with his behavior though, he trained his muscles so much but he forgot to train his behaviour πŸ˜‚.

Masamune-kun no Revenge overall review

Makabe with muscles
Makabe praising his own muscles, lol πŸ˜‚

Overall I really enjoyed the ride. The chapters are full of laugh, and a little bit drama. And of course the romantic comedy.

My favorite characters beside Makabe of course as the main character and Aki as the main heroine, is Yoshino, the Aki's assassin (err.. I mean servant πŸ˜†). It is really entertaining to see her real flat serious face but wearing an innocent girl mask on the outside.

Aki and Yoshino fireworks
Aki and Yoshino fireworks experiment. "How much fireworks needed to fly to the moon?" Yoshino: "All I can remember back then is all white…" πŸ˜‚

The ending is satisfying for me, because my ship are win πŸ˜†πŸŽ‰. And it's so cute to see Aki finally become the dere-dere towards Makabe in the end, although she is still cruel to other boys who trying to confessed to her though πŸ˜† (read Masamune-kun After School manga).

Well for the final words, there is noting but thank you for Takeoka Hazuki and Tiv who has been made this series a joy ride. Oh and the manga drawing is so nice, especially short haired Aki, it is looked like it really need a great effort to draw those hairs, bravo πŸ™Œ.

Makabe and Aki cover art
Makabe and Aki in Masamune-kun no Revenge After School last chapter cover art. Credit: reddit forum