- Mangaka : Shiromanta
- Publisher : Seven Seas Entertainment
- Genre : Comedy, Romance, Slice of Life
- Published : July 2020
In an ideal utopian world, working in an office meant working in a happy go lucky environment that is both friendly and conducive for work. In addition to that, each and every employee will get along with each other while giving genuine smiles and greetings, eating out together, and maybe even having some chit chat. Alas, such a world only exists in our dream. In reality, there are plenty of annoying senpais and kouhais alike. But hey, some of those “annoying” pricks are actually kinda cute. During the rare occasions, they are absent, the office life suddenly gets dull and boring. Of course, worrying about them is just the cherry on top.
We’re not gonna lie. We here in Honey’s Anime have that itty bitty little soft spot for cute office romance. Why? Well, simple. These kinds of stories are light to read, refreshing, and filled with small jokes and banters. Simply put, what’s there not to like?
My Senpai is Annoying actually originated as a webcomic, so the art is pretty much digitized. That said, the full color pages bring delight to our hearts and souls. After all, it’s not every day you get to have full-color manga. In addition to that, the character sketches are neat and sleek. For the story, a single page is enough to give us an idea of what the concept for the manga is like.
1. The Tsun Tsun Train Arrives
The story follows the story of Igarashi and Takeda’s cute office romance. Well, this isn’t like the heart fluttering, dramatic shoujo scenes, though. Igarashi is basically a tsundere, but not the oblivious, hard kind. She just doesn’t like outright admitting her true feelings for Takeda. We can’t really blame her, though. After all, even we couldn’t just go and confess our feelings in front of the ones we like. Anyway, even though Igarashi doesn’t openly admit it, we find her tsundere-ness quite cute. She’s not so dense nor in denial about her feelings. It’s just that our little girl is a bit too shy to confess, that’s all.
2. Burly Cuteness
If Igarashi is a tsundere, Takeda is a burly, but softie kind of person. For some reason, these kinds of guys are always as dense as their muscles in these kinds of manga. Takeda is a prime example of that. Even though he’s very protective of Igarashi, he only sees her as some sort of little sister. Well, at least at the start. Despite how obvious it is, he is still oblivious to her feelings. We mean, she even slipped and asked why can’t she be his wife when she was drunk. Just how dense can you possibly be, Takeda?!
1. Series of Short Light Stories
If you still haven’t figured it at this point, we’re coming clean. My Senpai is Annoying won’t deliver that dramatic you and me against the world scenario. If that’s what you’re looking for, this is easily not the manga for you. My Senpai is Annoying, in our opinion, is the perfect mix of romance and slice of life. There aren’t long heavy plotlines, but it also doesn’t lack romance. Each chapter made us smile at least once. That may not be too hard of a feat, but it’s a feat nonetheless.
In a few words, My Senpai is Annoying is purely amazing. It was great reading it after a long day at the office. It kind of gives that cute, hopeful idea of what a workspace should be -- a fun and love-filled environment. Fine, that kind of setup might be a pipe dream, but hey, who said we can’t at least dream big, right?