History’s Strongest Disciple Kenichi 375

0 by / on March 12, 2010, 4:19 pm / in Reviews, Sunday

Still quite unfortunate that we’re getting Shigure fighting the Muay Thai master instead of Apachai. It’s a relief that Kenichi is still afraid of blades. Don’t want him getting too badass yet. The art always seems to stand out as exceptional when Kenichi is sprinting at something. Definitely one of the artist’s strong points. Final Flash: Good fighting and an […]

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MiXiM 11 86

0 by / on March 12, 2010, 3:44 pm / in Reviews, Sunday

Though I’m still largely uninterested by this arc, Anzai always manages to make Dodo look incredibly scary. The title spread comes on the second-to-last page? Bizarre. Bad choice, even. Mercifully short training chapter. Final Flash: Still can’t be bothered to care much for what’s going on.

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Defense Devil 40

0 by / on March 12, 2010, 3:31 pm / in Reviews, Sunday

It’s good to see Idamaria reassert herself as a competent fighter, even if there are (presumably) lower-level baddies. It’s evil Voltron! On that performance, saying they have a chance against Legato is a stereotypical huge shonen overstatement, but their teamwork is good. I can’t say I read Defense Devil for harem-style shower scenes. Final Flash: Yet another transitional chapter (!), […]

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Kekkaishi 296

0 by / on March 5, 2010, 5:21 pm / in Reviews, Sunday

The exploration of Yoshimori’s powers is so much more interesting than similar scenarios in other series. Kekkaishi is such a tasteful shonen series. I still really like Shiguma. He (it?) is a creative way to improve the protagonist without an overused linear increase in strength. Whoa, plot twist! An interesting one, too. Final Flash: At this point, finding out anything […]

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Cross Game Ending

0 by / on February 6, 2010, 12:08 am / in Sunday

Cross Game, the current romantic comedy / baseball series by Mitsuru Adachi (Touch, Rough, H2), will come to a natural end in Issue 12 (February 17) of Shonen Sunday. While I’ll reserve my final thoughts until after the series ends, it would take a monumentally uncharacteristic lack of quality in the final two chapters to prevent all but the highest […]

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