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  • Inuyasha (Manga) Review

    Inuyasha Manga Review

    Man, when I say that I fell in love with this as a child. I’m am not kidding. This show was everything to me when I was a kid. If not Dragonball z and this I would not be into anime nor would I be into manga. Reading it over as an adult, I was speechless with the amount of details, fast pace and love able characters. As a kid I consider this the romance/fantasy/action of all time. The magic lasted but the nostalgia didn’t last and I found myself seeing things I didn’t see as a kid. But on to the review.

     

    Inuyasha Art

    Visually the series is amazing. The constant switching from daily life of modern times to epic quest during the feudal era was very interesting and was great story. The level of detail was rather average but it was still very good. The characters are usually drawn simple and the backgrounds feel empty when not showing long panels but nothing too bad. The atmosphere of the manga has huge contrast, as there are events with minor violence as well as gruesome violence, full of bloodshed and gore. It’s has normal areas such as villages and modern day Tokyo but also has nightmarish ones like tombs made of bones and a castle with acid fog or castles hidden under water. The variety alone is enough to keep you reading every chapter. The character figures are generally rather simple and cute looking. All normal people have back hair though which I though was a little weird. The secondary details are rather poor so if a new villain looks like he’s shit then he probably is. They way most of them look are enough to attract any reader though. Special effects will remind you of Dragonball Z. Everyone yells their attacks, wears the same thing basically. I found that this didn’t really make me mad but I know it will for some of you.

     

    Inuyasha Plot

    Just like another manga it starts off very strong. The first 50 chapters are among the best in action manga ever. They had good ideas such as, time travel, demon slaying, magic relics, to avenging a sinister person. They had comedy, romance, drama, and mystery all in one. Everything you love you could see in this manga. Everything was a solid 10. But then, well they murder the story kinda. Sadly after the initial first 50 chapters, it turns Ito your average shonen manga. Pointless power ups, repetitive plot, stale characters, and a hunt for a villain for years. Get a power up, fight a boss, repeat. The story never truly offers a solid resolution for any of the unfinished side stories. Up until the last arc, Inuyasha Doesn’t come to terms with his evil side until then, Mikoru doesn’t undo his curse, Sango doesn’t find her brother, Naraku keeps invading them, kikyo doesn’t undo her undead nature and no one Admits there true feelings to anyone or at least in a long lasting way!!! Ugh! The first few battles had fast pace action and actually had strategy in battle. Enemies actually lasted a whole arc instead of being destroyed in 5 pages. Inuyasha gets a super sword that can basically kill anyone. Even worse, he kept getting defensive abilities that could block anything. He was practically indestructible. In about 70 chapters he was the strongest demon alive. Naraku kept fucking escaping only to leave and power up again just like Inuyasha! This was so annoying!! The only reason villains kept surviving because Inuyasha wouldn’t use his kill attack at the beginning of the battle. The manga eventually ends with closure. It does feel dry for everyone other than the main cast though.

     

    Inuyasha Characters

    Inuyasha is clearly the main character so everyone pretty much just becomes his underling throughout the series. Or not….he soon just becomes a lap dog for kagome the cute Japanese school girl who keeps abusing him and punishing him in the most ridiculous ways. They are supposed to like each other but it’s hard to see sometimes. Then you have miroku, an ero monk who will never miss the chance to feel up some girls ass. It was funny the first 50 times but just got stupid after a while. Especially since he has a love interest and is basically cheating on her all the time. This said love interest is Sango and she is looking for a way to save her brother but since she never find a way for the most part, she just exist to hit miroku and nag all the time. Then there is shippo the cute mascot. I basically just told you who he was. Then you have seshomaru, the big bad brother of Inuyasha, the best character and main antagonist of the series Naraku. They have the most common sense but are not present all the time in series. They mess around but never truly accomplish anything until the end of the series. The character were good for the most part I enjoyed them.

    Despite the lack of development for part of the story I really loved this series and I would probably re read this any day. If it has less dead time in the middle it would have been a masterpiece.

    Thanks for reading.

    -Manga Llama-

    Story: 8/10

    Characters: 7/10

    Enjoyment: 10/10

    Overall: 8.5/10


  • Angel Sanctuary (Manga) Review

    Manga Review: Angel Sanctuary

    In this world, manga like this can be summed up in about 1 or 2 sentences. I’m going to try to make this lengthy but not too long at the same time. Angel sanctuary is pretty good. It’s one of the only manga with an incest story that I can actually say I like. Usually when I give a negative or mixed review it hard to explain exactly why I feel this way about it but on to the review.

    If I had to sum up the theme of this series it would be, “exactly what are the thresholds of love?” This isn’t because the main romance which is between a boy and his sister. Rather, across the whole cast because they all see to have some love that is deemed unacceptable in the eyes of society and God. There are two reasons I can come up with to why this series gets put down. The first is based on how mature you are. This is a manga the has blood, transgendered issues, incest, rape, homosexuality, religion and death. Most people have a jerk reaction to the writers way of approaching these issues as disgusting. To be straight forward, if you aren’t mature, stay away from this manga. The other reason is the identity crisis in the early volumes. It also jumps around on its focal point and doesn’t lay out the story clearly for the reader. Volume 1 is particularly guilty of doing this. However if the reader is willing to work past this then you may be surprised with the result.

     

    Angel Sanctuary Plot

    Angel sanctuary is divided into about 3 arcs. The earth arc, hell arc, and heaven arc. They all shed light on the complex world of angel sanctuary. From the deadly depths to the hypocrisy and morbid politics of heaven. Besides the main char there are about 20 other characters that get equal face time and there own back stories. This is a part of the great things about this manga. Normally a large cast means no development. Which leaves some of the characters as empty shells. But the writer did a good job of developing these characters. They were all touched with perfect detail. They are all given a task and something to overcome. They are each given a chance to grow and develop in such a way that you end up caring for the characters as much as you care for the main character.

     

    Angel Sanctuary Characters

    Most of these characters are incredibly morally ambiguous. The line between good and evil is just not there in this manga. Characters you believe to be good act unforgivably and the villains end up becoming victims. Redemption and corrupted innocent are kinda repetitive in this manga though. But it works well. It also raises questions about God and heaven, the origins of evil and the lack of limitations for love.

     

    Final Thoughts

    This is a manga that has the ability to touch anyone as long as they are open minded. It is bloody and action packed. Although it’s a Shoujo series, it can appeal to women but also to men too. Though it had it slight faults in the beginning there are not nearly serious enough to take away from enjoying this manga. This is one manga you should take a look at just to see if you can get through it.

    Story: 8

    Characters: 8

    Art: 7

    Enjoyment: 8

    Overall: 7.5

    But if you have read this and have anything different to say or just want to talk about the manga in general, comment, like, send me a hate message. Whatever you like. Thanks for reading.

    -Manga Llama-


  • Sword Art Online Progressive (Manga) Review

    Sword Art Online Progressive Manga Review

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    Progressive Manga Cover

    I honestly had just thought that Sword Art Online Progressive was another side story. Instead it is actually a retelling of the first floor boss battle. It starts out weird, making you think it is another side story, but eventually gets into the story. A few new characters are seen in the story as well as new ‘footage’ so to speak. You also get to see a more perverted side of Kirito and a more intimate side of Asuna.

     

    Progressive Plot

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    Manga Page of Progressive

    The story of SAO Progressive starts out a little weird. Asuna is in reality and at her house. Basically you get a little back story on her life before the incident of SAO. She is worried about not passing a test (or something) and not being able to go to a good college. You find out that it is a dream she having in SAO. She has lingering thoughts of not being able to get into a good college now due to the circumstances. She basically is starving herself to fatigue in the game and not properly taking care of herself. During a fight a man comes to save her at the last minute. It happens to be Kirito. He begins to talk her out of suicidal tendencies and teaches her to fight with her Sword Skills more accurately.

    Diabel is holding a meeting to gather the strongest players to defeat the first level boss. Both Asuna and Kirito end up at the meeting. It is here the two party up and Kirito invites her to stay at his place. At first she refuses but after he mentions a bath room she quickly takes his offer. Soon after they go to defeat the boss on the first floor. Through out the fight people die, mainly Diabel. Asuna announces that Kirito is in charge per Diabel to help quicken the boss battle fight. Here the manga ends, but is suppose to continue soon.

     

    Characters of Progressive

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    Characters of SAO Progressive

    All of the characters from the second episode are present throughout SAO Progressive. Asuna takes place as the main character while Kirito takes the side character. The only new character so to speak is Rat. He gives information to people but sometimes at a price. He likes to rip people off and also give false information to others. He seems to like Kirito and Asuna and tends to stay around them the most. He is a small kid with a hooded cape.

    Progressive Bonus

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    Asuna

    Progressive does come with a small bonus, Asuna taking a bath. Yes that is right, within this manga Asuna does take a bath and things are seen slightly. She sinks into the tub thinking of her past and life before SAO and how she got stuck in here playing a game meant for her brother. Kirito is in the other room fending off Rat, the curious information giver. He wants to sell this information at a high price since Asuna is the ‘cutest’ SAO female player.

    All in all, Progressive was a great manga. I loved how they went into more detail about the first boss battle. Even if it still has not officially ended, the story and characters were great. It stuck to the art of SAO and the basic storyline. I was impressed with this manga and would recommend it to any Sword Art Online fan.

    Sword Art Online Progressive Grade: 8 out of 10


  • One Piece (General) Review

    One Piece: The Greatest Adventure

    One Piece

    What is the meaning of this Shogo?

    One Piece

    If you know me by now, then you should know that I’m a huge, and I mean huge fan of One Piece. It’s as the title says. This however doesn’t mean it’s my favorite – since it’s so freaking hard to rank. Thus I leave out One Piece when it comes to lists – goes for other ‘bigger’ series as well. You can say that this blog is a ‘fanboy blog’ if you want, but I think I’ve earned to let some love out.

    But yes, you can say that One Piece is kinda my favorite.

    The Best Series Ever?

    One Piece

    The ‘big 4 or 5’ whatever comes up often – which I really couldn’t care less about. Aye this be true.

    One piece can and will make you shed tears of joy and sadness. When you watch one piece you get a sense of adventure that no other manga/anime delivers quite as well. You will always find yourself wanting more (This Jikan would back me up on with joy).

     

    One Piece Overall

    One Piece

    The amazing thing about one piece is that its writer found a way to tell a HUGE story that got twist plots and so much glamor while giving the audience a feeling of adventure that will never make you lose interest in the characters or the story. You will be sad when the characters are sad you, will laugh when they laugh and you will cry you eyeballs out when something happen to them.

    The animation seems to bug a lot of people. Why is debatable but as most of the cases – the manga is better. The anime is of course in my eyes still amazing.

    Inspired by Caitlin, devoted to Jikan.


  • Ran to Haiiro no Sekai (Manga) Review

    Ran to Haiiro no Sekai Manga Review

    The magical family

    Ran to Haiiro no Sekai has a Uchouten Kazoku feel to it – in other words; it’s charming, funny and just has a good atmosphere. In this series we follow the Uruma-family and their magical daily lives. The characters and events/dilemmas are quite funny and…well, magical. As a big fan of Seinen, Ran to Haiiro no Sekai contributes and lives up to it’s genre perfectly. It’s story is simple and doesn’t complicate things at all.

     

    Plot of Ran to Haiiro no Sekai

    The series starts out with Ran, our young protagonist, who is missing her mother. That seems entirely normal. She’s also looking for overly large shoes and her brother’s taken the time to hide them. Strange introduction to her brother, but, that seems normal. Then, when she discovers them we see that she’s not normal. With magic, Ran swipes them from the top of the light, and puts her feet into her large shoes and then grows into them. It’s all magic and Ran wanted to become bigger so that she could find her mother.

     

    Characters of Ran to Haiiro no Sekai

     

    Since the family is rather dysfunction the characters brings a lot to the table. It’s a Nurarihyon dilemma when it comes to our main protagonist, Ran. She’s in a complex relationship with a much older man. Her older character (the one that can grow into her larger shoes) has seduced a playboy. Her older brother, is a beast mage. Her father is King of all the crows, and her mother is a sorceress. That’s why Ran’s a sorceress – and the reason her mother is missing is because her mother is the strongest sorceress and protecting a huge door from opening.

     

    Final Thoughts of Ran to Haiiro no Sekai

    It’s atmosphere, the emotions always making sure that it feels intangible and whimsical. It’s very nicely planned, leaving some things unexplained for a while only to increase shock value, or maybe letting the readers know something that the characters do not, and sometimes he just prioritizes the order of events just to give us readers the best experience. Having that said, it goes pretty much without saying that the art is amazing.

    This series is worth your time!


  • Sword Art Online: Aincrad (Manga) Review

    Aincrad Manga Review

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    Sword Art Online: Aincrad Cover

     

    Sword Art Online: Aincrad is only a short version of the anime, which happens to be a short version of the light novel. So a lot is left out of the manga making it only two volumes long. A bit of a disappointment to some fans, but still a good read. What it lacks in length it also lacks in character development, so please watch the anime and do not judge int by the manga.

     

    Sword Art Online: Aincrad Plot

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    Klein and Kirito

     

    Sword Art Online: Aincrad is based after the Aincrad arc of the light novel series. The year is 2022 a man named Kayaba Akihiko traps people in a virtual reality video game. If you die in the game , you die in real life. The main character Kirito is attempting to beat the game for himself and the other players. He must reach the top of the Aincrad castle on the 100th floor.

    Unlike the anime, the manga stays on track on the main story. You never meet certain side characters due to the fact that they are not vital to the plot line. It gets to the end really quickly with two years passing by in the game. Many people have lost their lives trying to beat the game or attempting to escape only to die on the other side.

     

    Sword Art Online: Aincrad Characters

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    Kirito and Asuna

     

    Kirito is the main male protagonist of Sword Art Online: Aincrad. He is a quiet fifteen year old boy only to become the eventual hero of the game. He is extremely skilled and mostly works solo through out the game. He mostly does this to not be responsible for anyone’s life.

    Asuna starts out as a weaker character only to be the brave one on the front lines. Her desire to return to the real world gets her through the game, that and Kirito. She falls in love with him and becomes his wife in the game.

    Other characters show up in the manga, but only a few are mentionable. Klein and Agil are friends of Kirito and appear throughout the manga in certain situations. Klein is a rough looking man that fights on the front lines while Agil is a merchant only fighting in big battles. Yui’s character makes a short appearance, but only to set up her story in Fairy Dance.Heathcliff is another manga character that has a few twists. He is the guild leader of the Knights of Blood.

     

    Sword Art Online: Aincrad The Manga

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    Kirito Battle Scene

     

    The manga was quite short and disappointing. I only read it to see if it was more in depth than the anime, but was sad to find out that it was only two volumes long.The artwork, however, was worth the read to me. It was really beautiful and reminded me of older manga’s for some reason. The fight scenes were laid out very well as well. They were really detailed. I recommend this to those that want to brush up on the story or just do not have time to watch the anime or read the light novels.

     

    Sword Art Online: Aincrad Grade: 5 out of 10


  • Fullmetal Alchemist (Manga) Review

    Fullmetal Alchemist Manga Review

    Fullmetal Alchemist

    I had always heard that Fullmetal Alchemist was a great anime. I heard that Brotherhood was even better. To be honest, I though Brother hood was a sequel to the older series. I now know that it is a remake and is closer to the manga. Well I had been wanting to watch the Brotherhood series after I heard about that. Instead I decided to just read the manga. I had somewhat of an idea what the manga was about, but what it ended up being far exceeded my expectations.

    The Plot of Fullmetal Alchemist

    Score 8/10

    Fullmetal Alchemist

    The basic plot is about two brothers that practice alchemy. Edward and Alphonse Elric are the Fullmetal Alchemist team. They attempted transmutation (bringing a human back from the dead), but failed miserably; Ed losing his arm and leg, while Al lost his entire body. Ed quickly places Al in a suit of armor. The two journey around to find out a way to return to normal. They look for things called philosopher stones, but stumble upon a secret far greater.
    The beginning of the story moved it a bit slow. It just randomly picks up and throughout the first few volumes are random sprinkles of memories. I thought I was going to stop, but that was until you come across a man named Greed. Yes the seven deadly sins are present in this series. After that point, the series does a three eighty. I could not put it down! The ending was a little cliche, but really cool. I was actually happy with how they defeated the villain. The only thing I was not satisfied with was the epilogue chapter. I thought it would be different.

    Characters of Fullmetal Alchemist

    Score 9/10

    Fullmetal Alchemist

    For spoiler purposes, I will only go over a few characters from Fullmetal Alchemist. Basically the ones you know their intentions from the start.
    The main characters are Ed and Al Elric. Ed is a hot headed, short teen who is bent on getting his brothers body back. Al is a soft, sensitive teen full of surprises. They were a typical main character for this genre, but they were different at the same time. Their character development took it a new direction. Instead of becoming a stronger person in the end, they chose to be weaker (you will understand a t the end). I thought Ed would have sacrificed something else or worse do the one thing they didn’t want to do. I was very impressed with their character development.
    Roy and Riza are the main government characters. I thought their pasts would have been a bit different, but things were revealed I never imagined. I loved these characters the most I think. Who they became at the end really surprised me and it will surprise you as well.
    Winry is the last character I want to go over. She was almost my favorite character until I realized she had the least development. Her character basically remains the same save one thing that is revealed to her. Other than that she is a great love interest character.
    The villains will be tough to go over without giving away major spoilers. I loved how it all ended up though. This series has a great selection of villains.

    Art of Fullmetal Alchemist

    Score 9/10

    Fullmetal Alchemist

    I really like the manga art of Fullmetal Alchemist. It was smooth and the characters were beautiful. Plus the mechanical drawings were really awesome. Very detailed. The characters clothing were very interesting as well. I love the red coat Ed wears around all the time. Evenwhen Al was back in his normal body, you could still feel the armor guy there. You could tell it was him because of the artwork.

     

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    Over all I loved the manga. I love the villains and actually sympathize with a few of them. You come to love every character. The manga knows how to draw you in, giving you enough to want more. The ending was phenomenal. I loved the main purpose behind doing what the main enemy was doing. Sorry hard to not give away spoilers. What I thought was going to be just another action packed adventure manga, became a very emotional read. I would recommend this to anyone who loves a good manga.

    Overall Score: 9/10


  • Sword Art Online: Girls Ops (Manga) Review

    Girls Ops Ring of Angels Whisper

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    Angel NPC

    This item is a familiar to Lizbeth and Silica. Its origins is Sword Art Online. The description reads “Grants Eternal Bonds Between The Companions Who Exchanges Them.” Silica received one from Kirito during the SAO incident. His only intentions were to keep track of Silica and used it like a phone. To acquire the rings one must go through te Demonic Beast at the Abandoned Tower. Apparently it is a bunny like monster, but the new ALO version has stepped the game up a bit.

     

    When, and if, this manga continues, it will be great. The manga story and feeling was much like Reki Kawahara. The writer knew how to get in touch with Kawahara’s story telling. Recreating a new story and keeping the tone is very hard sometimes. This manga is not one to miss out one, even if it is not finished.

    Sword Art Online Girls Ops Grade: 8 out of 10


  • Alice in the Country of Hearts (Manga) Review

    Alice in the Country of Hearts Manga Review

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    A manga following the story of the books written by Lewis Carrol, Alice in the Country of Hearts is a nice manga retelling of the original story. A confusing manga to get through, nonetheless a great manga.

     

    Plot of Alice in the Country of Hearts

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    Alice is having a nap in her garden when suddenly before her is a young man with rabbit ears! He whisks her away (kidnapped) to a fantastic (but dangerous) world that seems straight out of a (violent) fairy tale.
     
    In Wonderland, the White Rabbit, Peter, makes her drink a “medicine” to keep her there and play in their games, then leaves her. In her search for the White Rabbit so she can hit him, Alice is almost killed by twin gatekeepers and a tall March Hare. As she walks around the new world, she runs into a knight that has absolutely no sense of direction -none, whatsoever- who takes her to Peter. In the end, she forgets about hitting him.
     
    So our dear Alice continues her journey through Wonderland, looking for a way to go home, trying not to fall in love along the way.

    Characters of Alice in the Country of Hearts

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    Characters
    Alice Lidell- A normal girl with a bit of a chip on her shoulder. Deciding to stay in the Wonderland she was forcefully carried to, she’s adapted to her strange new lifestyle.
     
    Julius Monrey- The Clockmaker, but sometimes called the undertaker, is letting Alice stay with him and “help” with his work. Meaning, letting her make him coffee.
     
    Blood Dupre-The head of the mafia Hatter Family.  Blood is a cunning yet moody puppet-master that looks surprisingly like someone Alice once knew and loved.
     
    Elliot March- Blood’s right-hand man has a criminal past… and a temperamental present. But he’s not as bad as he used to be, so that’s something. Joining Blood has been good(?) for him.
     
    Tweedle Dee- One of the “Bloody Twins” and gatekeeper of the Hatter Territory.  Dee can be cute when he’s not being terrifying.
     
    Tweedle Dum- The second “Bloody Twins” is equally cute and equally scary.
     
    Vivaldi- The beautiful Queen of Hearts has an unrivaled temper- which is really saying something in Wonderland. Although a picture-perfect Mad Queen, she cares for Alice as if Alice were her little sister… or a very interesting plaything.
     
    Peter White- The Prime Minister of Heart Castle- who has rabbit ears growing out of his head-  invited (kidnapped) Alice to Wonderland. He loves Alice and hates everything else. His cruel, irrational actions are disturbing, but he acts like a completely different person (rabbit?) when in the throes of his love for Alice.
     
    Ace-The unlucky Knight of Hearts was a former subordinate of Vivaldi and is perpetually lost.  He seems like a  classic nice guy… or is he?
     
    Boris Airay- This riddle-loving cat has a signature smirk. One of his favorite pastimes is giving the Sleepy Mouse a hard time.
     
    Nightmare Gottschalk- A sickly nightmare who hates the hospital and needles. He has the power to read people’s thoughts and enter dreams; Gray drags him out to sulk from time to time. He technically holds a high position and has many subordinates, but since he can’t even take care of his own health, he leaves most things to Gray.
     
    Gray Ringmarc-Nightmare’s subordinate in Clover. He used to have strong social ambition and considered assassinating Nightmare… but couldn’t since Nightmare was such a useless boss, Gray couldn’t help but feel sorry for him and ended up a dedicated assistant. He’s a sound thinker with a strong work ethic. He’s also highly skilled with his blades, rivaling even Ace.
     
    Pierce Villiers-  Pierce is an insomniac mouse who drinks too much coffee. He loves Nightmare ( who can help him sleep) and hates Boris ( who terrifies him). He can dislike Blood and Vivaldi for discarding coffee in favor of tea. He likes Elliot and Peter well enough, since rabbits aren’t natural predators of mice.
     

    Thoughts of Alice in the Country of Hearts

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    A sort of confusing manga, but it’s about Wonderland, so what do you expect? There are three or so other books that go with this… Alice in the Land of Clover, Alice in the land  of Joker, Alice loves fables. I’m pretty sure Alice in the land of Hearts is the first series though.
     
    Alice in the Land of Clover are little stories about Alice falling in love with the male characters. Some are more than one manga, going up to seven books. Some are just one book.
     
    Some of the books are written by different people. You can tell by the style of the character drawings (instead of looking at the names).
     
    The character design, background design and action scenes are all pretty good: B+. The romance is a little slow, all the characters are willing to show their love for Alice, but she always holds back and ends up hurting them.
     
    Overall: 7 out of 10

    Review by Daydreamer Kate


  • Owari no Seraph (Manga) Review

    Owari no Seraph Manga Review

     

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    English Title: Seraph of the End

    Genres: Shounen, Drama, Action, Mystery, Dark Fantasy, Fantasy, Vampire

    Owari no Seraph is published in Jump SQ (Jump Square), a monthly magazine that also carries titles like: Claymore, Blue Exorcist, and Tegami Bachi. Owari no Seraph first serialized in September of 2012, and since then it’s popularity has grown. It is an ongoing manga and the first volume is available in the USA. 

    Written by: Takaya Kagami

    Illustrated by: Yamato Yamamoto

    Storyboard by: Daisuke Furuya

     

     – Plot of Owari no Seraph –

     

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    The story starts in the near future with Yuichiro Hyakuya, already trying to find ways to kill vampires, even as a young kid. After a virus killed everyone over the age of 13, he and other children were taken as live stock for the vampires. Yuichiro and the other children make plans to escape but Yuichiro is the only one able to. He then vows to kill vampires. 

     

    – Characters of Owari no Seraph –

     

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    Characters

    ~Yuichiro Hyakuya ( 百夜 優一郎 )

    Yuichiro is our protagonist. He is driven by the death of his “family” when he was used as live stock, to kill vampires. He does impulsive and often irresponsible things without thinking of the outcome, even if it’s risking his life. Yuichiro is brave and reckless. He cares deeply for his new comrades that he meets and still for his old ones. 

    ~Hiiragi Shinoa ( 柊 シノア )

    Shinoa is sent to watch over Yuichiro, and eventually become comrades. She is calm and thinks before she acts. Shinoa doesn’t put much emotion in her words, except when teasing Yuichiro. Later through the manga Shinoa begins to develops feelings for Yuichiro. 

    ~Yoichi Saotome ( 早乙女 与一 )

     Yoichi is fearful, and a scaredy cat. He has little courage and is often bullied. He meets Yuichiro when Yuichiro saves him from bullies. Yoichi’s sister was killed by vampires which stimulates him to take revenge for her death. 

    ~Michaela Hyakuya ( 百夜 ミカエラ )

    Michaela Hyakuya was with Yuichiro when they were treated as live stock. Together they helped orchestrate the breakout. Michaela was unable to get out and was killed by the vampires, or so Yuichiro thinks. Michaela and Yuichiro were close friends. Michaela sacrificed himself so Yuichiro could escape. Michaela did not end up dying, he became a vampire. What Yuichiro has vowed to kill. Michaela is kind and gentle. He is also portrayed as smart and good planner, because of his actions the children had an advantage in escaping. When Mika (Michaela) became a vampire against his will he became hollow, a shadow of his former self. He would rush to battle but he wouldn’t care about any glory. He seems to construct a certain disdain for humans though he once was one. When he meets Yuichiro in battle his hatred disappears and wants to protect his childhood friend. 

     

    – Review / Thoughts –

     

    Owari no Seraph

    Honestly I absolutely love this manga. The characters are well developed, with some mystery and also very enjoyable and likable. The series has very little, if even none, ecchi properties, fan service, that takes away from the plot. It has the classic “Revenge” theme yet there are many twists and turns to a solid plot which is always intriguing. I would highly recommend it.

     

    – Ghost Girl