So lately I’ve been ordering a lot of manga. I’m in the mood to discover my next big manga love story. I’ve also not been reading as much webcomics. At least not family-friendly ones. As such, I figured I would switch my webtoon recommendations for manga first impressions until I build up a nice stock of webtoons to recommend once again. That way, maybe you can discover your next big manga love. I am continuing my Yokai themed streek with A Terrified Teacher at Ghoul School!
Why I Picked up Blue Period
Once again I thought it would be like Natsume but from an adult perspective and that sounds amazing. I understand that’s probably Mushishi. Still, this had a school setting and was tagged as a comedy so I needed to see what it was all about!
Rookie teacher Haruaki Abe is as cowardly as they come. It’s hard enough for him to handle human students without whimpering-and now he’s going to be teaching at a school full of monsters?! It”s a classroom of horrors for Haruaki, as his mischievous students use every means at their disposal to prank him! Will this poor teacher be able to get his group of ghouls under control, or is this class destined for failure?
My First Impression
Wait this is actually Welcomed to Demon School Iruma-Kun. In fact, one of the alternate titles for A Terrified Teacher at Ghoul School! is Welcome, Demon-School Teacher! Hmmm. For the record, this came out 3 years before. Not sure if it matters but here we are.
What I liked
Honestly, it really is a lot like Iruma-kun so a lot of what I liked about that series, I liked about this first volume. It’s irreverent, light-heated, there’s a silly innocence to it.
But unlike Iruma-kun, the school is populated by Yokai so I got to discover a whole bunch I had never heard of before. Expect a new Yokai post soon.
I do like a lot of the characters. It seemed as though Haruaki (a teacher with a sailor school uniform fetish) may have some sides that were a bit more unpleasant for me. I could never enjoy Azumanga Daioh properly because of the Kimura character and I was afraid the same would happen here. But it became clear the fetish was entirely about the clothes and not the girls in them so that worked for me.
There is a lot of potential here but also some hiccups.
A Terrified Teacher at Ghoul School! is an example of what happens when you try to put in slightly more mature content but forget to age up the humour accordingly and it causes dissonance here and there. It won’t be for everyone and definitely not for anyone who says they don’t like comedies to begin with. You do have to cut the series some slack here and there to get the most our of volume 1.
This said, it also showed some good promise. Please remember that I am the prime audience member for this.
As it is, I’m not frantically ordering more volumes but once I run out of other manga to read, I wouldn’t be opposed to continuing this series.
Have any of you tried A Terrified Teacher at Ghoul School? If so, did you enjoy it?