Where did everything go wrong that it went on the chopping block? Were people disappointed with the plate upgrade cutting into his merely pretending gimmick? Were the shoehorned fanservice chapters reeking of desperation?
Nope, it was just the autumn festival when that one guy wanted to go fake ISIS and Kuzumi and stuco had to play event games to find clues to 'bombs'. That arc tanked their rankings super hard. Before that it was always in the middle at worst.
KissXDeath could have been a good read. I caught up with the latest chapters and it really looks like the author has given up. The art quality has gone to shit and the plot seems like it's just going through the motions.
There's so few good "(comparatively) normal guy hits above his weight class with quick thinking, improvisation, and a special gimmick" stories that don't sell the MC as some kind of genius tactician or something. Is there no room for more than one or two "out of their depth, desperately trying to keep their head above water" MC's?
I'm really sorry you have shit taste.
It's another case of biting off more than he could chew. Everything was stacked against the protags including a pointless fear of women when they were already underpowered against them and now things have to be dumbed down because Kano wrote himself into a corner yet again.