Review for Don’t Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro, Vol. 1
A girl and her senpai. Endless teasing. Was it fun or not? Not sure yet.
I was browsing through my Google Play Books when I saw the first volume of this series being free, I thought it would be fun to give it a try. I was a bit hesitant but also very curious about this series. I heard a lot of conflicting opinions about it, and I wondered what I would think of it.
Well, for now I am still unsure. On the one hand I had a laugh at some of the scenes. I loved that while she is very mean to her Senpai we do see her thinking that she may have gone to far both in the scenes and after the chapters are over. That just made it a tad better for me, seeing that she did feel guilty. That she did think that she went too far. Now if she just applied all those feelings and maybe teased her poor senpai less. But I guess that won’t happen any time soon. I did think it was cute that despite all the attitude you could clearly see a girl who was falling in love with her senpai. She loved being near him. She sought him out. She tried to be there with him. Yes. OK, I know she didn’t do many things the right way. I mean, the right way if you fall in love with someone is to stare at them and give them sweet things, give them compliments. Not tease them. XD The art was also terribly fun, though what is up with Nagatoro’s eyes? They did some weird things at times making me confused if she had more than one eye colour. I loved the expressions on the characters. I loved the fluidity of the art (hope that makes sense). I loved seeing our senpai step up and try to stop Nagatoro. In the beginning he just let her run over him, but after 2 chapters he is clearly expressing himself. Now if Nagatoro listened. But at least he is trying to set his boundaries. Good job dude! I have read too many manga in which a wimpy (or wimpy-ish) character just let the girls run over him, so this is a nice change.
But yeah, the bullying/teasing, was just a bit too much for me. I mean, I felt uncomfortable that she would go so far. Again, if you like someone? Maybe just tell them or subtly hint it. Better than make fun of their works, their art, to just tease them sexually, to slap him or push him to the ground. It was just not my thing. I just wanted to really punch her or just shake her away from him. To help him out. And that just sucks. Because again, there are things that I really liked. So if someone could let me know in the comments if the teasing gets more cute and less mean-spirited, that would be great. For now I am just leaving this series at this one volume.
Those last scenes with her calling him while in bath and then accidentally videocalling, oh I laughed. A bit of karma came her way. XD
So yeah, I am happy that I at least tried this series. That I gave it a shot. And again, hopefully someone can let me know if things improve.