As for the art, I believe Kiyohiko Azuma can draw fairly well, as evidenced by the odd title page or cover illustration. He just chooses not to, as evidenced by pretty much everything else. Characters spend nearly all their time in "komickal" mode, which means their heads are rendered as featureless blobs with some minimalist doodle filling in for their faces. And someone apparently has to pull the exact same stupid, rectangular-mouthed "augh!" face at least once per page. Hilarious? More like irritating and lazy. Our friends Detail and Finesse have also left the building, leaving everything with a flat, crude and blocky look. This sort of art is usually glossed over with the euphemism "stylised," but it's high time someone called bull on that. The art looks like no effort whatsoever went into it.