Eiken Graphic Novel 1
Ryan A. Clark - Jul 12 2005 email@example.com
While I can't read Japanese this would seem to be a faithful translation of the original with very few flaws. There's no censoring of the art either. The manga explores the backgrounds of the characters so it might be a better idea to check out the manga first before watching the anime, where you're expected to already know the characters. Great release!
Zachary W. Slaton - Oct 23 2005 firstname.lastname@example.org
I loved it
This is one of the best mangas I have ever seen, at first I wasn't sure I'd like it but after reading it, I loved it, I can't wait to see what happens in vol. 2.
Jack Sprat - Dec 9 2005
Awesome; MUCH better than the anime!
I could compliment this manga all day and still not be through by sunset. It's sexy; the book features the same girls with bizarrely-huge bosoms that made the anime so (in)famous. It's hilarious; I laughed from the beginning of this volume to the end. It's sweet; not only because of the well-done romance between Densuke and Chiharu, but also because of the sense of friendship between the Eiken Club members.
It also presents a HUGE improvement over the anime. The characters here are... well... characters, not breasts with a person attached to them. You get to see a side to everyone totally absent in the show (especially Chiharu and Kirika). And did I mention that it's funnier? It is. Anyhoo...
The bottom line is that the "Eiken" manga rocks out friggin' loud. I'm buying the next two volumes as soon as I get the money. 'Nuff said. This is Jack Sprat, signing off!
William Eskridge - Apr 25 2007
Fanservice at it's best
A true Anime fans dream with all the wonderful and Fanservice and Funny plot this series is worths anyone's time. with him entrance to Zanshono Academy Densuke falls head over heal literally for the beautiful Chiharu. the most popular girl at the academy. but can he ever have the courage to tell chiharu how he feels? With the help of the Eiken club he just might. but the other girls of Eiken have plans of there own for Densuke. I give this series A 10 out of 10.