Title: Oresama Teacher
Genre: Comedy, High School
Publisher: Hakusensha (JP), Viz Media (US)
Story/Artist: Izumi Tsubaki
Serialized in: Hana to Yume
Review copy provided by the publisher
Last summer I, along with many other people, fell in love with the Monthly Girls Nozaki-kun/Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun anime and the bits of the manga I read were equally adorable and fun. I hope that it’s going to have a second season but in the meantime I decided to fill the Nozaki-kun shaped hole in my heart by reading some of Izumi Tsubaki’s other manga works, many of which are also published in English, and Oresama Teacher came highly recommended from many places and seemed to be an interesting flip on Nozaki-kun. Instead of being a four-panel, shounen-trying-to-be-shoujo story this is a regular, shoujo manga that is trying it’s hardest to be shounen, at this rate I wonder what would happen if Tsubaki tried to write a stereotypical shoujo story and if I would even notice the difference.