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Harapeko no Marie


Alt Names: alt 腹ペコのマリーalt Hungry Marie
Author: TAMURA Ryuuhei
Artist: TAMURA Ryuuhei
Genres: Comedy ComedyGender Bender Gender BenderMystery MysteryRomance RomanceSchool Life School LifeShounen ShounenSlice of Life Slice of LifeSupernatural Supernatural
Type: Manga (Japanese)
Status: Ongoing
Description: A new serialisation from the author of Beelzebub.

Taiga is the heir to a Buddhist temple, while Anna is the poster child of the neighboring church. Normally these two star-crossed lovers would be just that. However, one day, Taiga discovers that Anna's church has a plan to resurrect a certain French aristocrat...
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Chapters

Title Group Contributor Date
Ch.13: The Pulse-pounding IRL Otome Game
Jaimini's~box~ & Sense-Scans .Chickens 2 days ago
Ch.12: Give Back That Stuffed Animal!
Jaimini's~box~ & Sense-Scans .Chickens A week ago
Ch.12: Rends cet animal en peluche !
Despair-Paradise Arubedo 4 days ago
Ch.11: Queen of the classroom
Jaimini's~box~ & Sense-Scans LuCazTz 3 weeks ago
Ch.11: Reine de la classe
Despair-Paradise Arubedo A week ago
Ch.10: Don
Jaimini's~box~ & Sense-Scans LuCazTz 3 weeks ago
Ch.10: Don
Despair-Paradise Arubedo 2 weeks ago
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232 Comments

Nope, not a joke or a bait. Though I'm not surprised some folks are literally getting triggered and fainting on the spot.

Makes a moronic post and then calls everyone who reacts to the idiocy triggered.

 

Whether this is a intentional troll or a moron it is still bait and should be ignored. Let's not shit up this comment section with dumb politics and let this be the last post on the subject.

Oh no, It isn't. not when it's about the feminists(feminazi) of these days.

That's a childish way of looking at it, but okay.

Nope, not a joke or a bait. Though I'm not surprised some folks are literally getting triggered and fainting on the spot.

While this is a pretty silly reason to stop, it did save you from some aggressively bad opinions. Can't argue with results.

Oh no, It isn't. not when it's about the feminists(feminazi) of these days.

Is that a joke?


It's a good b8 m8

Stopped reading there

While this is a pretty silly reason to stop, it did save you from some aggressively bad opinions. Can't argue with results.

I'm a self-identified media feminist

Is that a joke?

I'm a self-identified media feminist 

Stopped reading there

I'm a self-identified media feminist and I don't particularly have any problems with this story thus far. Not nearly as much as its inspirations -- i.e. Ranma 1/2 which was, in fact, problematic AF. And in fact, it's a lot less loaded than most gender bend stories in general or it doesn't trip as many unfortunate implications or red flags with me.

 

... which is sadly, actually, kind of my problem with it as a whole right now. This manga is nine chapters in and it barely feels like anything has happened or that we've come to know these characters in any particular way. It's a flavorless club soda of a manga that's not leaving any kind of impression on me. This is a shame because the premise, at least, is very tantalizing and it's not going for immature/juvenile low hanging fruits with its gender bend premise. It's just sadly not interesting so far.

 

We don't really get to know any of these characters before stuff happens that demands our investment in them. The narrative seems to assume we know more about Taiga and the others than we do. Characters change their behavior and attitudes from one scene to the next to fit the story's convenience. There's no consistency and no stopping to catch its own breath and allowing the story to happen organically. It just flits between action sequences, longwinded explanations of the supernatural forces involved (that don't actually provide any meaningful insight) and semi-random bullshit with various guys Taiga apparently knows. Then something something Marie likes food misunderstanding happens fight scene. Then it starts over, breathlessly. No effective forward motion.

 

 

... Don't get me wrong though, it's still better than Ranma 1/2 by a mile.  If this story is like a bowl of cold thin oatmeal,  Ranma is like a bowl of cat vomit.

Spoiler

LEL

wtf now I ship Taiga and that boy
I feel like I'm the only one enjoying this.

Think the main issue with this is that Taiga isn't the one in control here, he's just getting dragged along by Sagimiya and Marie Therese.  He doesn't get much time to be a badass, even though it was set up to be that way.  On top of that, there's no romantic tension in either of the female leads.  Sagimiya is a gopher at best, and Marie Therese is a ghost that he has to share a body with.

 

On the other hand, Beelzebub's Oga had everything that's missing.  He's the badass father pounding all the scrubs while raising Baby Beel.  He's got the comedic relief wingman with Furuichi.  He has a pair of girls with romantic tension (a lot of Aoi, a little bit of Hilda).  Sure he's dragged along into ridiculous events, but he remains in control on final outcomes.  And finally, there's at least a direction of plot, which is simply to beat people up and show Beel how to be a badass.  Taiga?  He's not going anywhere.

 

Now I'm just hoping for a Beelzebub sequel, complete with a timeskip, centered around Beel's little sister (that was introduced in the very last chapter).

 

Oga is Hilda's gopher at the beginning and this one has far more romantic tension than Beelzebub had in the beginning. There's even a Furuichi clone comic-relief bff character but it doesn't work because Furuichi was lightning in a bottle. 

 

But now there's a new guy who seems to be Marie's love interest? Making the Oga clone protagonist and gender-bender hook was the slip up. The manga works well if you get rid of Taiga. Gluttonous french ghost princess finding love with her nun sidekick? In an all-girls school about to be integrated with male delinquents? Sign me up!

Looks like we have a feminazi here

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I don't understand what he meant by this. The MC just seems to be a narrative trick to make a primarily shounen audience comfortable with a female protagonist. It allows the author to take risks while maintaining a "comfort zone" character as a fallback.

Think the main issue with this is that Taiga isn't the one in control here, he's just getting dragged along by Sagimiya and Marie Therese.  He doesn't get much time to be a badass, even though it was set up to be that way.  On top of that, there's no romantic tension in either of the female leads.  Sagimiya is a gopher at best, and Marie Therese is a ghost that he has to share a body with.

 

On the other hand, Beelzebub's Oga had everything that's missing.  He's the badass father pounding all the scrubs while raising Baby Beel.  He's got the comedic relief wingman with Furuichi.  He has a pair of girls with romantic tension (a lot of Aoi, a little bit of Hilda).  Sure he's dragged along into ridiculous events, but he remains in control on final outcomes.  And finally, there's at least a direction of plot, which is simply to beat people up and show Beel how to be a badass.  Taiga?  He's not going anywhere.

 

Now I'm just hoping for a Beelzebub sequel, complete with a timeskip, centered around Beel's little sister (that was introduced in the very last chapter).

I fail to see what this series wants to be.

 

A gender-bender comedy? A supernatural ghost story? A mystery? a Romcom?

 

The setup was good for a hentai too. In a typical one, he would have been raped by his best male friend(s) and mind broken into liking it, because he's been possessed by a royal nymphomaniac, or something. Or his love interest inherits his body and by a strange reversal, they do it while swapped and they enjoy it so much they never swap back. Or something. Possibilities are limitless. But it wouldn't go much longer than a couple chapters.

 

Here, I don't know where it goes and what genre it wants to be, beside a comedy. Chapters are really disjointed. The supernatural doesn't seem the main point, or even the romance. I can't care less about why the princess is hungry. Two characters were introduced last chapter and then, they were useless.

 

I CAN FEEL THE AXE COMING.

First surveys for this series just came in and it's near the bottom, expect it to be on the chopping block pretty quick.

/loudly argues with a stuffed animal in a crowded place

/no one notices

There is more initial plot than on Beelzebub and somehow more complicated, explanations and developement happened pretty fast therefore the time for laughs reduces. First chapters of Beelzebub were "hey boy, take this baby and do evil things, is good for him" in the delinquent sandbox of a shonen manga, there was more freedom.

It's true it initially doesn't hook up fast as Beelzebub. But I think the author deserves a little time.

the plot is moving fast and weird, like in what moment the grandma would help marie or any saginomiya?? doesn't she hate them?!

 

last chapter started outta nowhere with the marie having her body, and now as Taiga said, his body doesn't even appear.
lastly the stuffed dog, isn't a lot like the series the author of World Trigger did in the past'?

Does anyone else feel like Taiga is completely unnecessary? Did they need a default shounen-kun so that readers wouldn't be scared off by a female protagonist?

Spoiler

Looks like we have a feminazi here
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That's some pretty fast escalation right there.

Does anyone else feel like Taiga is completely unnecessary? Did they need a default shounen-kun so that readers wouldn't be scared off by a female protagonist?

Looks like we have a feminazi here

tkcn4.jpg

Does anyone else feel like Taiga is completely unnecessary? Did they need a default shounen-kun so that readers wouldn't be scared off by a female protagonist?

Hmm.. how do I say this. 7 chapters in, Harapeko no Marie still hasn't give me the drive that I always had for Beelzebub. I don't have that antagonizing feeling waiting for the next chapter, I could unfollow this without much agony, and most importantly, I also think Tamura-sensei's humor sense hasn't fully kick back into the gear I've known he's capable of. Well, just my cents though. It could just be caused by a genre change - while Beelzebub was a full throttle comedy, Harapeko no Marie so far places heavier emphasis on drama.

There is more initial plot than on Beelzebub and somehow more complicated, explanations and developement happened pretty fast therefore the time for laughs reduces. First chapters of Beelzebub were "hey boy, take this baby and do evil things, is good for him" in the delinquent sandbox of a shonen manga, there was more freedom.

It's true it initially doesn't hook up fast as Beelzebub. But I think the author deserves a little time.

Unless they give more time for veteran authors this manga is probably going to be axed after U19 and Poro's Diaries.

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