Enma Gavel (エンマ・ガベル)
Manga-ka: Shibata Yuusaku
Genre: School life, Shounen, Action, Supernatural
Sousuke is the class president, and is a stickler for the rules. Lately, he’s had lots of problems. First of all, he’s got to deal with his cute, but unruly, childhood friend Miroku. Secondly, they have a new transfer student, Enma, who claims to be from hell. Enma refuses to follow any rules but his own. Lastly, there’s the giant, mysterious claw marks that have been appearing all over school buildings. With all this trouble going on, will Sousuke follow the rules or learn that sometimes there are more important things?
Published as a one-shot in Weekly Shounen Jump 2011.
I thought that being on break and all right now would mean I would be able to post more frequently. I forgot that being home – where the internet crawls and my Dragon Age croons to me – means that I would be haunting my game console. In fact I kinda forgot it was the weekend (holidays tend to do that, y’know…) so sorry for the wait! With me whacking ogres or whatever on my XBOX, I was in the mood for some shounen action, so I chose Enma Gavel!
It’s the typical shounen story – school life, transfer student, dash of comedy, some ecchi yadda yadda… typical Jump manga, so if you like those this is something to definitely read up on. It’s also a pretty recent one so you can keep up with times. Stock characters are used, but there is that own personal twist that makes it an enjoyable read. Like the typical Jump one-shot, the story aims for a plot that would extend further than just about 50 pages, so introducing the characters was a little rushed, but the pace of events was balanced out.
Overall, just the usual supernatural-ish shounen high school story – but it has the prospect of being serialised, so if the day comes out and your friend is all ‘read this manga! I’ve gone up to chapter __ and it’s awesome!’ you can be all ‘HAH! I read that ages ago n00b!’.
Well, if you want to anyway.
Have a nice week ahead! =D