There are many manga stories where the main male character has some hidden talent and is protected by a beautiful, sexy demon. What an artist does with these basic elements is the difference between a cliche ridden manga and one that has the reader care about what happens to the characters. For me, Omamori Himari is very much in the latter category and a manga that is very good. The plot revolved around Yuuto Amakawa. At the beginning of the story, he has just turned 16. On the way to school with his best friend, Rinko Kuzaki, he meets Himari Noihara, who appears and announces that Yuuto is a Demon Slayer and that she is there to protect him from various demons. It seems that an amulet given to Yuuto by his grandfather is losing its ability to shield him from demons out to kill him. As the story progresses in this first book (covering chapters 1-6), Yuuko meets Shizuku, a snake type demon who can control water. At first, she plans to kill Yuuko, but as with any ecchi story line, she eventually wants to seduce him. The story has a number of sexual innuendos and obligatory panty shots. While Himari is a sexy buxom female, Shizuku settles on a body of a 13 year old. Thus, there is a strong lolicon flavor to the story and, in latter books, a harem tone, too. In my view, these are elements found in many manga books, but do not detract from the high quality plot and artwork in Omamori Himari. I very much liked this manga and highly recommend it. Just remember that it has a stronger sexual tone than may mangas and is not for younger readers. As one of the other reviewers mentioned, there is an anime based on the manga. It is also excellent. However, as I write this review, it does not seem to be available in the U.S., except on various anime oriented websites. A dvd is available from distributors outside the U.S. My hope is that the distribution rights are brought by some company in the U.S. so that more people can see this great anime. In sum, Omamori Himari is an excellent manga for people how don't mind some sexual content and can look past the young age of Shizuku. The term guilty pleasure aptly describes both the manga and anime. I highly recommend both.