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DuskFey's avatar
Feb 16, 2013

Manga in 200 Words: +Anima

Premise: Children who go through traumatic experiences occasionally transform and gain animal abilities perfectly suited to their immediate needs. An unlikely group of +anima forms and explores the world together.

Art: Kawaii! +Anima is unabashedly cute, and it helps to offset some of the darker themes in the series.

Characters: Honestly, out of the main four, there isn’t a single one that I dislike! In addition, I think that their divergent personalities grow together realistically as time progresses.

Plot: Each main character’s past is explored, we get to see many cultures, and serious issues like slavery and murder are examined. Even so, the youthful innocence from volume one remains strong until the very end.

Audience: This is hard to pinpoint: it’s shounen, but it’s young shounen, and it’s cute enough for girls. Read about 2 chapters, and you’ll know if +Anima is for you.

Overall: Despite being a child’s story, +Anima actually has enough substance to entertain an older audience. What makes someone a monster? When does protection become control? How long should you carry your past? Whether you face these questions or ignore them, +Anima is quite enjoyable to read. I recommend it! ^_^

8/10 story
7/10 art
7.5/10 characters
7.5/10 overall
Emma099c's avatar
Feb 14, 2017

The story itself is not perfect but the amazing characters and the pretty style makes up for it every bit

(I tried to give the characters a 12 but it wouldn't let me)

8/10 story
9/10 art
10/10 characters
9/10 overall
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Kingofthekickasses's avatar
Jul 31, 2016

I didn't think i would but this is a great Manga! The story isn't nothing special but i agree that this need a anime BADLY and i mean BADLY! I was sad to see this ended so soon, but i will finish this manga soon and probably make another review telling everyone how i felt about the stories ending.

10/10 story
10/10 art
8/10 characters
9.4/10 overall
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NibbyNibbyNub's avatar
Mar 13, 2011

Amazing. i loved this manga very much and was very sad when it was finished at volume 10. i want an anime BADLY for this manga. i want it very much.

10/10 story
9.5/10 art
10/10 characters
10/10 overall
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