Manga of the Week - ここが噂のエル・パラシオ

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Amnesia and women's professional wrestling. What more do you need?



Title:  ここが噂のエル・パラシオ, Koko ga Uwasa no El Palacio, Here, The Rumoured El Palacio
Author: Aoyagi Takao
Genre: Shounen, Comedy, Romance, Sports
Serialized in: Shogakukan Gessan
Total Volume Count: 3 (ongoing)

Series Summary from MangaUpdates:
An almost road accident victim loses his memory after being pushed to a street power line pole to save his life. Not knowing his identity he is compelled to stay at his savior's residence, a gym and boarding house for female wrestlers, until he remembers... During his stay he becomes his savior's manservant and the gym's referee trainee.
Kenn's Comment: To describe this series in as few words as possible, I shall quote a user on Animesuki forums.

Irenicus: Love Hina with pro wrestling.
Yep. That's essentially what this is. Though, I have to say that it's less similar to Love Hina as Ai Kora was. Holy crap that thing was almost made of the same thing. Set up and execution are different, with the only similarity being the group composition and chemistry. The characters are fun and all have their quirks (Ouka is a bit rough though), and the underlying story of Tadasuke's memory loss always pops in and out of the running referee story. Haven't read too much of it, so I can't really say whether it's explored much, but it does have my interest for sure. Looking forward to seeing how this one turns out. 

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