Akuma to Love Song – Chapter 1

Her “lovely transformation”… isn’t so lovely…

Brief Summary

Kawai Maria recently transfered to Touzuka High School, one of the least popular schools due to its low academic rating. Surprisingly, she came from St. Katria Girls’ School, the complete opposite of Touzuka high.

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But contrary to her good looks, her elegant charm and grace… Maria has a very straight-forward personality.

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Because she’s so blunt with her thoughts, Maria’s quickly isolated.

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Taking some advice from Kanda Yuusuke, she tried using a “lovely transformation” to repair her social standing… but it didn’t go so well.

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Even though her old school’s uniform was trashed, Maria remains resolute. A small part of her wishes that things would get better.

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Hearing a hymn sung nearby, Shin and Yuusuke were led back to the classroom, finding Maria to be the one singing. The two guys showed some concern for the mistreatment but she was quick to show her determination… though in a way that embarrassed Shin.

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And so, the three parted ways… but Shin and Yuusuke both saw a part of Maria unseen by anyone else…

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Impressions

I have to admit. At first, I didn’t like this since the artwork is not to my liking. I don’t like the way Maria’s drawn, especially with the big pouting lips. Shin and Yuusuke seem to be the standard “love triangle” type of men. Nothing really snagged me under I read more.

And then I discovered the beauty of Maria and how beyond that tough exterior, she has a girly side. That’s what distinguishes this from the norm. Shin and Yuusuke eventually discover that part of her and they both develop feelings for her. Personally, I rather have a Maria x Shin pairing but for now, it could go either way.

That being said, the other highlight would be Maria’s personality. It’s amusing reading about her scrapes with “normal” classmates and how she endures everything. Of course, this is the perfect setup for drama and it’s the elitist kind, the type where you can’t help but look down on other characters. At the same time, you’ll realize that such characters deserve such treatment, even if it’s Maria’s character that started everything.

5 Responses

  1. No matter how good the story is, as for this style – DO NOT WANT!

  2. Like what you and Kitsune mentioned, the style doesn’t look great to me either. I was reading the few pages that are on this post and the plot doesn’t seem interesting enough to make up for the art style. I’ll give this a pass. ^_____^

  3. The style does require a lot to overcome… make no mistake about that. But beyond it is a nice romance :)

  4. Its actually cute, and I can really empathize with Maria because we’re a lot alike. People often mistake me for some bitch just because of my exterior and manner of speaking, just like the school girls do to Maria. It’s a good manga, and has the potential to become a good anime someday.

  5. I am soo obssessed with this manga!
    And if anyone is interested you can read it on http://www.onemanga.com

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