Manga Review: LASBOSS×HERO by Hajime Katsuragi

Shogakukan, Published March 18, 2013 166 Pages

Shogakukan,
Published March 18, 2013
166 Pages

Sagara Masamune is a manga artist but a very good one. And he has to come to terms that his career is ending. To keep what followers he has on terms, he looks to end the female lead, Nina in the most spectacular way. 

As he works to conclude his manga, he is sucked into Nina’s world. Sagara doesn’t know what is happening but maybe killing Nina will be the way for him to return home. 

This series is one of those series you have to keep reading in order for you to get to the good stuff. I would say volume 3 for this book.

The first two volumes were distasteful. I get that it is supposed to highlight the cliche of manga, especially manga’s with female leads but it was tough to swallow.  But for some reason, I kept going and I am glad that I did.

First and foremost if Ecchi, skin or racy topics bothers you, this is not the manga for you. In the beginning there is a lot of it and once you get pass volume 3 or 4, there really isn’t any.

Sagara is an interesting character because I didn’t feel anything towards him for most of the book. I didn’t think he was a jerk for some of the decision he was making. However, he grows throughout the series and by the end I understood him and his issue as a manga artist.

Nina, is different because her personality was a blank slate. I didn’t see a whole lot of growth to her but that doesn’t mean that something didn’t happen. She changes but it is more subtle than Sagara.

The story elevates so much, you can appreciate the creativeness that is within it. The author really thinks this out. There are twists and turns that are not necessarily predictable and once the mess is over, the plot moves smoothly without you worrying you are going to see something you don’t want to see.

As for the artwork, it could have been better. There was cliche and it was obvious; you really couldn’t see a signature from the illustrator.

Overall, I was pissed because Kiss Manga doesn’t have any more translations and it ended abruptly. But I did really enjoy this series.

4 Pickles 

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