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Rokudou no Onna-tachi: Chapters 1 – 35

Author: Yuuji Nakamura
Debut: June 23, 2016

Disclaimer: I own none of the images used.

Rokudou no Onna-tachi is a school life and romantic comedy, written by Yuuji Nakamura. I randomly found this manga when I was looking for something new to read. I find it a bit funny that I came across this one and took the chance to actually read it. I say this because I am pretty sure the demographic of this manga is shounen, which isn’t something that I frequent all too often anymore as I get older. I would say generally when I read manga it is normally of the Seinen demographic which I think is the adult age range while shounen is young adult(I could be wrong on this).

The main character is a young boy by the name of Tousuke Rokudoe, who from now on I will be referring to as Rokudou. The story starts in a pretty ominous manner, if I am reading correctly I think Rokudou’s grandfather died and he gave him a weird scroll. To which he ended up reading when he wanted to show what was inside in front of his friends. After he opens the scroll, he gets this weird mark in the center of his forehead, and nobody knows what it is supposed to mean.

I wouldn’t be surpised if someone actually has this as a tattoo

Side note: I am curious if the mark has an actual real world meaning close to what the manga says.

Turns out this strange mark gives Rokudou the power of attracting women.(I think this would probably be the world’s greatest superpower in all honesty) However this mark is strangely selective with the women it attracts. The manga calls them bad girls, or delinquents. I am guessing this means they are a bit thuggish or gangster in nature, but I could be wrong. After he realizes that he seems to be attracting a specific personality concerning women, to which he is afraid of them. Oh did I forget to mention the main character is the weak protagonist stereotype. I am honestly curious why this is a thing with manga or anime in general, when in my opinion Japan has a pretty strong warrior culture. So I would assume they would consider themselves strong also, but maybe I am thinking too much into this. 

But anyway next he meets the first “main girl” of the series, her name is Ranna Himawari. And I guess she was star struck or something when she looked at Rokudou with that mark. Because, next thing you know she transfers to his school and is even in his class.(If this happened to me, I am not sure if I would be flattered or concerned for my safety.) Turns out Himawari is some sort of badass, like I mean she completely obliterates this group of guys, who should definitely be dead from those kinds of injuries.

If your girl doesn’t have mean hook like this dump her

Next it seems that Rokudou is a bit overwhelmed by all that has happened, and is just wondering why can’t he just have a happy life.( we’re all wondering this about ourselves bud). A classmate by the name of Iinuma is bullying Rokudou, at this point I think they are setting him up to be his first rival. He kinda bullies Rodokou and it seems that this happens a lot to him, and now I guess is the best time as any that he wants to become manlier. Iinuma beats up Rokudou pretty badly and so Rokudou asks for help from Himawari, and wow she kicks Iinuma’s ass. After this Iinuma seems to have a change of heart and wants to become friends with Rokudou.

Side Note: I have never understood this about manga, if I ever took a beating like the kind in manga and anime, there is zero chance we’re friends after.

A person by the name of Osanada has noticed the attention that Rokudou has been receiving as of late. This part was actually pretty funny to me, I don’t know what I was expecting based on how they described this person. But what was revealed certainly wasn’t who I thought it would be, the big bad Osanada actually turns out to be a small girl. But omg this tiny human is a beast when it comes to fighting. Her looks are very misinforming, and makes me question how such a tiny body is able to generate so much power. If you haven’t guessed yet but since Osanada is a girl who is also bad, guess who she ends of liking. If you guessed Iinuma your wrong it’s actually Rokudou, and it’s actually her first crush.(There is this really funny scene I won’t spoil here).

Warning Osanada not to be messed with

Rokudou is on a mission to turn bad girls that like him into good law abiding citizens. Since the class had to decide on a class project that is due, he chooses to observe plants. I would probably be down for this, I myself like plants. But it turns out the class doesn’t want to do this because they are all delinquents, so I guess they aren’t allowed to like things of this nature. But they change their mind when Osanada has something to say about it. And the funny thing here is that the class actually enjoyed observing the plants, it was a pretty refreshing chapter that reminds people, you never know what you enjoy until you try it.

Some of these people faces lol

Next we get a taste of Osanada’s backstory and it seems that she, despite her size has always been very strong. One of the guys in her “crew” noticed this and became her full time underling, he wants her to join some alliance. Osanada is on the cusp of joining this group of bad people when Rokudou breaks into the hideout to rescue her(its so dramatic too haha). This alliance is actually called the Onishima alliance and Rokudou, Himawari, and Osanada fight them. Rokudou, not a fighter gets his butt kicked again. They end up escaping by putting oil on the floor so the bad guys can’t chase them. After all that everything settles down for a bit, and they have a relaxing bonding day.

I’ll be a bit more brief with the next arc, I didn’t really care for it. They introduce a new girl who loves motorbikes. She is chasing some guy that is literally fighting people on bikes while riding much faster than the presumed speed limit. Turns out she’s also a bad girl who thinks of Rokudou as her charming prince. A bunch of people end up in the hospital and there is a small ride scene at the end. Also while I didn’t care much for this little story, there is a really touching end part to it that I was still able to admire.

I ride a bike to work, this was me the first month

After all that, we get another bonding chapter and we get to see Himawari in normal clothes. In my honest opinion she could probably be a model, she definitely has the look. Next, Rokudou still has the Onishima Alliance’s attention and now they want to fight him exclusively I presume. Upon finding this out Rokudou’s class gets a new unexpected six transfer students(I wonder if transferring is actually this easy in Japan). Within the six transfer students are a set of twins, that have a bit of a surprise that I won’t spoil. The six are led by this guy who has this unique ability to tell if someone is lying from just looking at them. He tries this on Himawari and utterly fails. Right after this Rokudou and his closest friends are heading home and the trio splits up, one of his friends is then attacked and they break his fingers in a really disrespectful way, I honestly felt bad for the guy.

The transfer students

End thoughts

I recently came across this manga and have found myself liking almost all of what I have read. There are some really funny parts here that I didn’t want to spoil so keep an eye out for those. Overall I think this manga might be a small diamond in the rough, it feels a bit old school and new at the same time. I will continue reading, I can’t wait to see who poor Rokudou ends up with at the conclusion. I hope you enjoyed what you have read in the review and will read, buy, and support this manga as you can.

Rating: 7.5/10

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Futaba-san Chi no Kyoudai – Riding the moral line

Title: Futaba-san Chi no Kyoudai
Author: Norio Tsukudani
Chapter 1-15

Before I start any discussion about this manga let me make clear what the main subject matter is. This manga is a romcom about a brother and sister… Yes you read that right although there is no direct incest, there are some extremely questionable scenes. If you are not of age I would advise reading when you are able to.

To start let me introduce the main characters which are a pair of twins named Otohiro (brother) and Neiko (sister) Futaba as seen on the cover image.This chapter absolutely sets the tone of what to expect with this image:

Who wouldn’t want her as a sister

Come on be honest haven’t we always wanted a sister that is so careless and “adorable.” No seriously this kind of teasing between siblings would definitely turn heads in public, but hey this manga is about a fetishized escapism experience about a pair of twins so I guess I’ll let it go. But as you can tell the sister is a bit of a bro-con which to the best of my knowledge is a sister that is sexually interested in the brother.

During the course of the read you find out that the sister knows about and reads the brother’s porn magazine collection, but that isn’t even the worst part, why are the magazine’s genre of brother sister stuff. This left me wondering if he was actually into it?? The twins go to the same elite school and turns out the abrasive brother actually cares quite a bit about his older sister (by seconds). He goes to explain that everybody praises her but she really works hard behind the scenes to earn what she has achieved. Then what happens next I chose not to show an image of was a bath scene and for some reason the parents ok’d this, like nothing is bound to happen between two horny teenagers..

Next you are introduced to a new character named Maiko Ninomiya who is friends with the older sister Neiko, but the funny thing is the way she was introduced which couldn’t have been worse for the brother for the fact they were caught in this pretty awkward scene on the roof of what I am guessing is the school. The brother somehow was blessed with the luck of Rito-sama (To Love Ru) and mounted his sister and this is what Maiko saw and became pretty creeped out. To be honest I probably should be a little creeped out by a lot of stuff in this manga but I laugh because why not, guess i’m a little creepy myself lol.

Turns out the brother dyed his hair blond, go figure right, had to give him the delinquent look. I think it looks kind of nice on him but thats just my two cents. His sister who is the student council prez of there school was not against the rebellious act and told him that she likes it.

Next the brother has a secret part time job and this is where you meet another side character whose name is Anii Ninomiya, and what do you know the brother isn’t just into his own sister because lowkey he wants to tenderize the tuna. Later the sister comes into the store and catches the young brother Oto-kun and Anii in a hard to explain situation, turns out the Anii is actually Maiko’s brother and they are twins.

I cropped the image to preserve you eyes

I’m sorry for the edited image but I didn’t want you to have to wash your eyes out. Because yes as you can tell Anii is actually a certified trap but hey i’m not judging. Turns out though that Anii’s transformation into a top of the line trap wasn’t entirely his fault. This is when the story hits a few real world issues with parenting, now i’m not going to argue for or against what comes next, Anii and Mai’s mother forced Anii when he was younger to dress femininely not because he wanted but simply because he looks more like a young girl. So in truth we the reader aren’t even sure if Anii’s true self is who he currently is. So apparently he just never grew out of the cross dressing, and we also discover that the sister may want to deepen their relationship??

Surprisingly caring

So we find out that the two sisters are apart of the school’s cheerleading squad/club, i’m not sure how it really works in Japan. And the brother Oto-kun is lowkey prevy stupid, he “mistakenly” grabbed the sister’s panties instead of his hankerchief. Seriously who carries a handkerchief that is so weird to me for some reason. Anyway for some reason he along with Anii decides to try to put the panties into the sisters locker and of course they get caught in the act, and as punishment they as in the cheerleaders make them be like there butler of some kind on a school trip. On the trip the brother cooks and the sister by this point in my opinion definitely wants to have sex with the brother. But after this “discovery” there is a pretty touching sequence between Oto and Neiko.

There is this really strange chapter that came out of nowhere where there the younger brother Oto-kun turns into a child. This chapter is definitely pushing the limits of what’s acceptable in society so I won’t spoil what happens to keep you interested.

Next Oto-kun breaks one of the sister’s bras and he decided to go bra shopping and buy one before she finds out and he tries to sneak it in to her dresser. To my surprise she the sister is very perceptive of her room to a kind of scary degree, after some dialogue this happens:

Something is wrong here?

Now i’m not going to bring up why she is showing her breast to her brother but what made me scratch my head was where are her nipples?? I have taken a few anatomy classes and I think something is off here.

Last Thoughts

This manga might be weird at first glance and is probably something you should read in your alone time because trust me from personal experience it’s going to be hard to explain your way out of some of the pages in this manga. But this story so far in my opinion has a sense of humor that is consistently good and caught me off guard a few times and the fanservice even though pretty excessive is usually welcomed. Also there is some really enduring scenes here and there, probably nothing you have never seen before but still it accomplishes what it sets out to do. I’m not sure if this manga is still alive, so this is my warning before reading, you may be about to start a cancelled-dead manga. 

Rating: 8/10