Manga Bites: Omamori Himari

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This isn’t Shana. Notice she doesn’t have a melon-pan.

null Some mangas are missleading. For example, Elfen Lied manga looks dreadful at the first sight but his subpar artwork is offuscated by the storyline and appeal of the characters. Others, like 666 Satan, looks like a decent shounen but it reveals itself at a lame clone of Naruto with jumbled with a broken coherency.

So, what to say of a manga that looks like Hentai but infact it isn’t Hentai? We have a guy called Amakawa Yuuto who lives alone and has a nasty cat allergy, that when he reaches his 16th birthday, earns an ecchii samurai cat girl spirit bodyguard to protect him that speaks in ancient Japanese dialect and want to hump him madly? And let’s not forget that the mangaka’s previous works were all Hentai…

Warning: Extreme Ecchii pics after the jump.

Ecchii Samurai Cat Girl Spirit Bodyguard…and there is still room for more fetishes.

A short summary of the plot: Seven years ago, Amakawa Yuuto’s parents died leaving him living alone without a single relative. Ever since then, his childhood friend, Kuzaki Rinko, has waken him up, cooked for him and generally taken care of him. The only thing he has from any relative is a mysterious charm, a red ball, given to him by his grandparents as a good luck charm (an omamori).

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Poems kill.

On the day of his 16th birthday, this charm mysteriously disappears, and into Yuuto’s life walks Himari. A cat spirit-samurai girl and demon hunter who swears to protect Yuuto. There is only one small problem. Yuuto has a severe allergic reaction to cats!

The plot then revolves around Yuuto, Himari ( the cat girl) and a whole cast of harem girls including a childhood friend, a mizuchi (water spirit), a english tea service spirit (don’t ask) and a whole bunch of demons trying to kill Yuuto, since he is the last descendant of one of the 12 demon hunting families.

Danger: This manga can make you nosebleed to death

One of the strong points of the manga is the balance between story, fanservice and comedy relief. The typical shonen plot is good enough to generate appealing story elements, the humor isn’t exagerated and the fanservice doesn’t flood the pages. But be careful, as I said before, the mangaka’s experience comes from drawing Hentai and it reflects on the fanservice and poses the girls assume.

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She is always glad to help her master.

The art itself is solid and consistent, but that is expected nowadays; the action scenes are fluid and attractive; in general, has the normal qualities any manga should have.

A Cat is Fine Too

I won’t lie, one of the reasons I read this is because the ecchii scenes, but I don’t judge the manga just with that factor alone. It’s all the other good points combined with this that makes it enjoyable to read. The worse part is this being serialized in Dragon Age, a monthly magazine, which can deter some readers. But I’ll keep reading, since I like the sarcastical attitude of Mizuchi and her loli look ( even when she has that drowned body look).

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…I have no comments…

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23 Comments

  1. Posted March 8, 2008 at 8:39 pm | Permalink

    Should have said “thine cat art fine too.”

    Wait did you say more fetishes? Rule 34 is scary…

  2. Posted March 8, 2008 at 9:00 pm | Permalink

    I adore this manga. The artwork is so good. He definately knows how to draw girls, especially since he is also an H-Artist lol. However, I Think he’s starting to slack off. The artwork gets slightly worse and worse each new volume

  3. Posted March 9, 2008 at 6:18 am | Permalink

    hey… uhm.. where can I d/l this H-Manga? Wow………… I love that last manga scanlation… my goodness… XD

  4. Posted March 9, 2008 at 6:23 am | Permalink

    @rollchan: That’s the thing…..it isn’t Hentai…just borderline ecchii. But yeah, that page with Mozuchi makes me go 0.0

  5. Posted March 9, 2008 at 6:29 am | Permalink

    Extrange-sama!!!! Can I call you master? LOL!!!! My goodness, I’ve downloaded chap.14 thanks to TokTosh. And now, I’m a fan of it! Thanks for the share Sensei!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    yeah baby, yeah!!!!!!!

    XD

  6. Omar Ali
    Posted March 9, 2008 at 9:22 am | Permalink

    Oh wow that good (not in the sense you think). I read the first 14 chapters today and I’ll be keeping an rss feeder on this one!

  7. Posted March 9, 2008 at 10:03 am | Permalink

    @rollchan: Sensei? -.-Y TECHNICALY, I really am a sensei…

    Anyway, i’m glad you guys liked the manga.

  8. shadowlancer
    Posted March 9, 2008 at 2:07 pm | Permalink

    good manga just wait in about two chapters he will get another member for his harem.lol

  9. Posted March 9, 2008 at 3:00 pm | Permalink

    @shadowlancer: Already read that part. It was a expected cliche that was missing, but oh well, the Goth loli fans will like her :-p

  10. Leviahan DarklyCute
    Posted March 9, 2008 at 4:58 pm | Permalink

    Looking beautiful, thanks Extrange ^^

  11. Posted March 9, 2008 at 8:29 pm | Permalink

    @Extrange-sensei: cool! 8-)

  12. Posted March 10, 2008 at 1:09 am | Permalink

    Ah yes, this series. I used to follow it way back, but I totally forgot about it until now. Thanks for reminding me :3

  13. PassinGass
    Posted March 10, 2008 at 3:45 am | Permalink

    you may want to also read My Balls manga…much more ecchi, ok i admit soft porn level performance but has lots of comedy and silliness too.

  14. Posted March 10, 2008 at 7:35 am | Permalink

    I very much prefer borderline hentai/ecchi rather than all out eroge. There’s more of a “comedy-factor” in most stories which follow such, あまえないでよAMAENAIDEYO being my favourite at the moment. There’s even two seasons of anime of that!

    Dragon Age? I am struggling to support my monthly purchases of Dengeki Daio, Comptiq and CompuAce already =( I don’t think I can afford one more. Still, I’ll be looking out for this, thanks for the review!

  15. Posted March 10, 2008 at 9:22 am | Permalink

    Seriously tempted. I really could use a bit more ecchi in my life.

  16. allelujah haptism
    Posted March 25, 2008 at 10:44 pm | Permalink

    ?

  17. allelujah haptism
    Posted March 25, 2008 at 11:00 pm | Permalink

    What the!!!!!!

  18. Dark
    Posted April 3, 2009 at 6:08 am | Permalink

    What the name of this seris? … you know so i can find it and read it

  19. Dark
    Posted April 3, 2009 at 7:22 pm | Permalink

    … Never mind

  20. Zileth Ryder
    Posted July 13, 2010 at 2:03 am | Permalink

    I have to say, when i read through this the first time, I really couldn’t care… but then i started getting a feeling of emptiness, so i checked it out, i have to say, i am very pleased with the manga, so glad i stumbled on this, thanks a bunch.

  21. Posted September 5, 2011 at 9:41 pm | Permalink

    bitin xa>….

  22. Posted November 20, 2011 at 6:56 pm | Permalink

    Maybe there should be a part on fakku only for H-less manga. Something like, um. You know there are chategories like english, japanese, newest. Now there should be a section like .normal. To avoid fags bitchin. about no hentai.

  23. MrMagicMan
    Posted November 26, 2011 at 7:53 am | Permalink

    hm, ive seen the anime version of it, and was disapointed…that there were only 12 episodes made for such an awesome idea! then i started reading the maga and noticed that there was a ot of stuff left out :) made me happy that there was more to find out about the story :D

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