It’s Manga Monday. A weekly post highlighting a different series. I’ll mostly do posts on completed or ongoing series that are regularly updated. While I do not condone scanlations, please support the creator and licensing companies by purchasing the work where available.
This week’s manga is – Gun X Clover
Mikado High School trains the best students to be the best mercenary bodyguards. But Morito Hayama, a merc escort student with no rank whatsoever, is suddenly assigned to guard a person so highly valued that no escort has ever survived before. Will his subject survive the experience? Will HE survive?!
The plot summary for Gun X Clover sounded like an action rom-com when I first bookmarked the page several months ago. But when I recently cleaned up my very cluttered manga bookmarks, boredom kicked in and I began reading this. Boy was I in for a surprise as this manga is much more serious than it lets on. In just the first chapter, you find out that this Hayama Morito kid is definitely not some scrawny no-rank mercenary, but in actuality he is a Master-rank merc that others look up to. This makes for some interesting plot elements as it adds mystery to his past, which is slowly revealed without much emphasis. The primary mystery lies in the past and development of the heroine, Kotonoha Nanase. Military action, light comedy here and there, and lots of ladies to look at, Gun X Clover is a fun manga to check out.
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