Manga Review: Oresama Teacher Vol. #08

Mafuyu is a high school delinquent who wants to turn over a new leaf. So when she transfers schools, she thinks she’ll finally be able to live the life of a normal girl. There’s just one problem: her teacher  Mr. Saeki is a bigger delinquent than she is and is out to take advantage of her fighting skills!

Oresama Teacher is a shojo manga that offers humor of the silly variety. Volume 8 has recently been released, and you can read on for the review. (For those who are interested, you can click here for my reviews of earlier volumes).

Back Cover Blurb

Summer break doesn’t mean rest and relaxation for Mafuyu. She has a ton of homework to finish, but finds herself distracted when a drunken colleague shows up at Takaomi’s apartment. It’s up to Mafuyu to convince the guy that Takaomi is a good teacher, but will he take the word of an obvious delinquent?!

The RevieW

Volume 8 wraps up summer vacation with a flashback about Yui and Miyabi and an encounter with Saeki’s old college friend. The Yui/Miyabi chapter adds depth to their relationship and is also quite funny in its portrayal of the two boys not quite fitting in their middle school. The college friend chapter isn’t quite the eye-opener that the Yui/Miyabi story is, but Tsubaki-sensei drives home the fact that there is more to Saeki than he lets on.

Then it’s back to school and the battle for Midorigaoka. Miyabi, of course, isn’t going to fight by himself, and the cast expands as he calls in key members of the Student Council. This does add more girls to the male-heavy cast, but between the Student Council, the Public Morals Club, and the delinquents at Midorigaoka and at home, I’m having trouble keeping track of all the characters. It doesn’t help that, of the cast newcomers, only Kosaka actually does anything so far. Chances are though that Tsubaki-sensei will give each Student Council member a turn to cause trouble.

As to how Kosaka stirs trouble, his chosen battleground is the newly revived school festival. School festival stories in manga often revolve around a particular class or club project, but in this arc, food booths, class plays, and student cafés merely serve as background to the Public Morals Club’s efforts to safeguard the event. Kosaka though is the sly sort, and I’m curious to see how Mafuyu will beat him at his “evening vanishings” game.

In Summary

A couple more chapters of summer vacation, and then it’s back to school! Mafuyu returns to Midorigaoka for more Public Morals Club/delinquent silliness with a dash of school festival intrigue.

First published at the Fandom Post.

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