Paradise Residence Chapter 04 Manga Review (Turn up the seinen heat!)

Paradise Residence Chapter 04 Manga
パラダイス レジデンス Chapter 04

SPOILER Summary/Synopsis:

Paradise Residence Chapter 04Suzuka and Hatsune walk up the hill to their dorm, admiring the view below, claiming not to be worried over the lack of air conditioning in the dorm, and remarking that despite being somewhat run down, their dorm is a good one. Tachiarai joins them, warning them to not make fun of the dorm lest it bare its fangs.

That night, Hatsune wakes up to find it hot in the room. She checks on Suzuka, finding her sweating and having taken her pajama top down.

The next morning, Tachiarai reveals that this heat is the fangs she spoke of, whereby the dorm becomes very hot. Suzuka questions Tachiarai’s attire of a t-shirt with bikini bottom, but she says it is better than others, pointing out Stephany, who’s topless and wearing only panties. Suzuka and Hatsune are shocked by this, and tell her not to remove her panties when she moves to do that. She asks why this is wrong, but being naked in the bathroom with everyone is OK. The two are losing the argument, so Komatsu steps in, saying it isn’t decent, so Stephany agrees.

Suzuka and Hatsune are in the kitchen where Suzuka pours a cool beverage for Hatsune. The two discuss how it would be nice if their mountain had a flowing stream to play in. This gives Hatsune an idea, so she constructs a chute from old cartons, then boils some Kanzaki soumen, chills them, then with Suzuka’s help and a large bottle of water, they are set to have nagashi soumen (flowing somen). Before Hatsune can snag the first wave of soumen, Matsushima snags it instead. She tells Hatsune that they should do it properly, thus uses new drain pipes to construct the chute leading outside the dorm so they can have proper nagashi soumen.

All of the girls join, leaving Hatsune and Suzuka inside to prepare the soumen and send it down the chute. Eventually, they are relieved by Tachiarai and Matsushima, who make the discovery that they are out of soumen. So, they make some udon instead, causing Hatsune to complain. She’s horrified at learning they are out of soumen, so she tries to cut the udon noodles in half to make them smaller in diameter.

Thoughts/Review:

Well now, well now. Fujishima-sensei took things in an unexpectedly fanservice direction, even giving a bit of nipple from the topless Stephany. Despite being a seinen title, Ah! My Goddess didn’t really go down the heavy fanservice road. It did mild fanservice from time to time, but I don’t recall a character being topless. So I was pretty surprised that Sensei decided to up the fanservice content as much as he did, even though Paradise Residence is also a seinen title.

Paradise Residence Chapter 04

I’ve never really understood the appeal of nagashi soumen, as it seems like a lot of work just to eat some noodles. Then again, I’m not really a fan of soumen, so that doesn’t help either. Regardless, this is a fairly big thing in Japan to do as a summer treat.

Fanservice and nagashi soumen aside, this chapter was pretty much a simple slice of life story, showing the girls in the dorm and how they get along. I did find this to be interesting, especially since Tachiarai and Matsushime are wanting to be good senpai for Suzuka and Hatsune, so that those two will be good senpai to the new girls that come in the future.  I liked that.

Otherwise, I’m not finding a lot to comment on. Fujishima-sensei certainly turned up the heat with this chapter. I’m wondering if he’ll do more fanservice stuff in the future.

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5 Responses to “Paradise Residence Chapter 04 Manga Review (Turn up the seinen heat!)”

  1. Jimmy C says:

    You forgot how many times Urd has been naked in AMG?

    • AstroNerdBoy says:

      I must have done. ^_^; Then again, I admit that AMG isn’t on my reread manga list, so other than her initial introduction, I’m just not remembering a lot of nakedness off the top of my head. That being said, I’m sure you could point out a lot of examples to me, where I’d then go, “Oh yeah. I remember that now.”

      I guess I was just surprised because these are underage girls.

  2. ether101 says:

    Urd, Belldandy, Peorth and even Mara had nude scenes. Remember that time where Mara got out of her coffin bed? Or the 1st Class Test for Urd? Or that time with Peorth tried to wash Keiichi’s back? Or that time Bell was cleaning herself?

    • AstroNerdBoy says:

      I don’t remember any nude scene where we could see any woman’s breasts completely. They were nude at times, but their nipples were always hidden.

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