Hit the “Random” button and see what comes up! In this feature, we take a look at whatever manga the Random Number God decides to throw at us and find out if it’s worth your time.
This time: Boukun Tyrano-san, with art by Miyonescy and scenario by Jouji Manabe
And I’m back after a two week break! Blame computer trouble for the lack of a post two weeks ago, give Aquagaze a hand for covering for me last week, and prepare yourselves for an awfully bizarre manga. As I’ve said many times before, this weird stuff is pretty much the entire reason I do Random Manga Theatre. Well, that and because the Glorio crew enjoys seeing me suffer. But who doesn’t, am I right?
So everyone knows that the Tyrannosaurus Rex is the biggest, baddest dinosaur around (or at least, everyone who had any sense of fun when they were a kid knows). This manga focuses on the biggest, baddest T-Rex of them all: Tyrant Lizard Ralph, the greatest predator to ever live! Well, at least until the meteor hits. Somehow, the sudden mass extinction event transports Ralph’s spirit across time and space, and right into the body of a Japanese high school girl named Kana. Yep.
Ralph is understandably confused and indignant about being trapped in the body of a “female monkey”, and Kana’s family is confused as to why the hell their daughter is acting like THE KING OF ALL PREDATORS. But, of course, Kana’s childhood friend Kensuke is a nice enough dude to help Ralph get adjusted to his new life as a squishy mammal and figure out what in the flipping hell is going on. And really, things just get crazier from then on, up to and including the American military leading a raid to capture our favorite time-displaced dinosaur.
Well, this is certainly something at any rate. It’s not amazing in any technical sense, but the premise is so off-the-wall that I couldn’t help but laugh as I read the whole thing. It’s short, too, running a bit less than a normal volume’s length. On a less savory note, the only scanlation floating around the Internet is of… questionable quality (why in the world would you leave in “otou-chan” for goodness’ sake), and may be annoying to read for some. Still, if you’re looking for something to amuse yourself for 20 minutes, you could do much worse.