Let’s Be Perverts 1
January 27, 2007
Oh God, I should have known better than this. The description on the book made it sound like the main character wasn’t actually pervy but got accused of these things all the time. The fact that his name was “Perverto” didn’t tip me off to the fact that I wouldn’t like this series. This is an instance where reading the free preview on Netcomics would’ve saved me money, but I hate reading manga on my computer.
Let me tell you that the main character actually is some sort of pervert. Not the dirty old man kind, just a dirty-minded high school boy. Nothing wrong with that unless you’re the kind of manga (or manhwa) cast that overreacts to every little thing. Apparently his parents had to move because he was labeled “pervert” at his old school. His name has nothing to do with this, I suppose. Stupid jokes and stupid characters for the first half of the volume.
This one almost got thrown in the trash, but the second half of the volume actually kind of redeemed it. The one who mainly made pervert jokes wound up being the main love interest. She softened up a bit later on in the series, and both she and Perverto were attracted to each other. Her problem was that she’s got a best friend who she was kind of going out with, and the best friend refuses to be broken up with. So Perverto then has to deal with the jealous friend. The girl actually wound up being developed quite a bit by the end of the volume, and though she’s still not that great a character, there’s at least a shred of hope this series will turn out okay. It’ll depend on the next volume really, but it’s only four volums long, so if it winds up being good, it should be able to wrap itself up pretty well and be a nice little story.