Sigh. I really hate school. It takes up so much time that I can’t even watch anime. I can only read manga during my breaks in school. Anyways, I just finished this manga, and I did not really like it. The manga was heading for a good direction, but there wasn’t any strong conclusion to the story. As the story progressed, it got more and more confusing that I think it even confused the author himself. The idea was far too complex, and it was obvious he didn’t think it out through enough. All in all, I was just very disappointed with this manga.
The five characters on that picture are the main, but there is nothing good about them. For starters, Yoshino was a very weak main character for a shounen manga. All his power ups were nonsense that it was even funny. I know random power ups happen in shounen manga a lot, but come on. At least make some of his friends be injured, then have him go into his rage form. He sees Miroku and does his rage form, which was STUPID. They other characters were also randomly given random situations that never got expanded on. They brought up the Menance Avatar, but never explained more carefully about it.
The story was much too rushed and anticlimatic. What was that ending? The big antagonist who the manga focused solely on turned out to be “manipulated” by someone? What was all that build up for? Then the supposed antagonist helps them kill Ouroborous?? My god. If that was not the most retarded ending, I do not know what is. What I can’t believe more is that Miroku BOUGHT the flashbacks that Yoshino transferred to him. That totally ruined his image there and basically stripped his role of being an antagonist to being an emo kid who couldn’t find any love, so he destroyed everything. What a lackluster character. Every character in this manga was flat, and the amount of surprise appearances they did was so stupid. I also hate the idea of the dead alive. They kept killing the characters over and over again, and reviving them over and over again. I am really upset with this manga, and I now I know why it got axed.
I was so busy with school today that I couldn’t finish one of my animes to write about, so I am gonna just give a recommendation to probably one of my favorite current manga. Noblesse is a korean web comic that is about vampires in the present world. I like stories about vampires, but many manga and anime fail to produce a storyline that is captivating. Luckily for me, I happened to stumbled upon Noblesse and to be honest, the art at the first couple of chapters definitely threw me off. However, it is definitely not as bad as it seems and in fact, it has many hilarious situations, interesting concepts and exciting fight scenes.
The manga was definitely a rare gem I stumbled upon and I get frustrated when people just give up this great manga just because the first couple of chapter has weird art. The art definitely gets better later on but people are all about first impressions. The manga can even be your typical shounen manga, except it has more unique art, fighting scenes, and definitely has a much stronger bond than most characters in typical shounen.
There is also a huge cast of characters that are all entertaining enough. The idea of vampires mingling with humans are common in many stories but Noblesse displays it in a comedic and somewhat, serious way. All of the characters are likable and the pretty boys are definitely worth the awe.
All in all, Noblesse is just a great, underrated manga. The way they have long strips seem different from most manga, but it is definitely the same and is probably even more effeective. You can find these mangas at:
Give it a try. I know I’m being subjective in most of my posts, but I just want to bring forth some of the more underrated anime/manga viewers seem to have a hard time to get into. It’s hard to break the ice at first but just find some time on your schedule, sit down, and just keep reading. You will really get into it.
The long awaited gintama is here! When first season ended, I literally cried out and gripped my scream yelling, “Noooo!!” Well no more will I be in sorrow when my favorite anime has ended because it is making a comeback. In this trailer, we see its usual comedic entertainment for our viewers. However!!! The Four Heavenly Kings Arc is here! I have to say that this arc is definitely going to be enjoyable. Especially that one scene when Gintoki gets really mad. I could of sworn I almost orgasmed due to the sheer epicness of his facial expression.
What makes Gintama such a good anime is that it has so many elements into it, and it is such an entertaining anime. It brings in new concepts and genres into it and never bores the viewers. Some of it is also good for casual viewing, so you can stop for a long period of time and just hop back into it. It’s memorable and rewatching the anime will never bring about a bad experience. Their three leads: Kagura, Shinpachi, and Gintoki definitely has also made it very enjoyable. I can not remember an anime that has made me laugh loudly or shed a single drop of tear. It is definitely a very captivating anime, unique to its own. The parodies are all well done and I have to say as an avid anime watcher, it has definitely made it to the top of my anime list.
I really would like to spread this anime to more people since it is definitely not very popular compared to some other works. It is worth your time, trust me. I have never insisted so much on most animes, but I can assure you, it is definitely an anime different from the rest. Do not let the first few episodes throw you off. Those who watch it will remember it.