Another manga completed. I’m on a reading spree lately, due to the lack of interesting shows to follow. Correspondingly, the scanlation scene also seems to be quite more active lately too.
Anyways, Watashi no Messiah-sama was a title I picked solely on the basis of it’s interesting title name and also because Manga-Heaven’s scanlating it. I’m actually quite a fan of M-H, so… :).
Thankfully, my expectations were not dashed, and it has been quite a wonderful read, full of drama and tragedy. Not all would like the series, as it seems kinda haphazardly planned at times, with the plot developments suddenly popping up here and there, but if you like a read that keeps surprising you, Watashi no Messiah-sama is one to pick up.
The basic premise of the series revolves around Shinya, who meets a girl named Haruna, and he’s suddenly told he has been chosen as the Messiah of Celestia, an alternate world. Being the usual harem protagonist mould, Shinya isn’t likable at all from the start, but as the series goes on, he turns really GAR, as he decides to take up upon his fate due to his love for Haruna, and over a series of betrayals and surprises, Shinya eventually starts to fill up the mantle of the Messiah and fights the Emperor, his opposing counterpart and coincidentally turns out to be his best friend, to save Celestia from domination and destruction. Quite your usual, “save-the-world” kinda plot but the surprises and the development really makes this manga quite a good read.
Anyways, apart from the disappointing ending, Watashi no Messiah-sama is quite a good read, despite it being a bit “lost” in the beginning, on whether it should be a harem series or an epic adventure series. The read is well-worth it towards the second half of the series though, with a ton of drama to keep you hooked to it until the finale. I thank Manga-Heaven’s team for bringing us this series, and thank god you guys decided to release daily for volume 13. I would’ve gone mad over the cliffhangers if it was much more slower, lol.