This blog post has mild spoilers for chapters 11 through 20 of Don't Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro!
One of the reasons that I enjoy comedy manga and comedy anime is because of the wild facial expressions. Having grown up with Tex Avery cartoons, Looney Tunes, and similar western fare, I grew accustomed to crazy facial expressions.
However, this is not a blog post about an assassin. This is a blog post about an arrogant young lass getting some much-needed doses of karma.
So let's look at Nagatoro's faces as she faces the music in chapters 21 through 30!
Fig. 1: Nagatoro's "Operation: Beach Bully" Falls Flat.
Fig. 2: Water You Going to Do Now, Nagatoro?
Fig. 3: Naga-toeing the Line with Her Friends.
Fig. 4: "This Senpai's Back Isn't Big Enough for the Three of Us!"
Fig. 5: Guess Hula Did Not Think This Through.
Fig. 6: Nightmare-toro.
Fig. 7: Nagatoro is Woke... from a Nigthmare.
Fig. 8: Netori-toro.
Fig. 9: Crowd-Blundering.
Fig. 10: Naughty-toro Caught in a Bluff.
Fig. 11: "Tamay-AAAAAUGH!"
Fig. 12: Clothesline and Sinker.
Fig. 13: Putting the "ACK!" in "Contact."
Fig. 14: Coming to Grips with Her Friends' Grappling Jokes.
Fig. 15: Failing to Grab Control of the Situation.
Fig. 16: Nagator-Oh, Crap!
Fig. 17: Welcome to Senpai's Lew-Doom, Nagatoro!
Fig. 18: Nagatoro's Friends Are Such Jerks.
Fig. 19: Do It Yourself, Jerk-Senpai!
Fig. 20: From Jerk to Worse.
Fig. 21: Show Some Restraint, Nagatoro!
Fig. 22: Nagatoro Gets Rocked.
Fig. 23: Thigh See What You Did There, Nagatoro.
Fig. 24: Fusion Dance FAIL.
For about 104 chapters now, Nagatoro has been teasing and tormenting the crap out of Senpai. The biggest appeal of this manga for me is when her bullying attempts backfire.
It's taken a long time, but SPOILER ALERT: Senpai's beginning to notice what flusters her. (Now if only Nagatoro's weaknesses didn't fluster him as well.)
But one of the greatest backfires happens in the aptly-numbered chapter 34...
...which readers will see for themselves in the next post in this series.