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jholovacs

  • Rochester NY
  • Joined May 21, 2007
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Hikaru no Go

on Oct 13, 2009

I should start by saying that I don't know how to play Go.  It really was not necessary for the story. The story flow was rather jolting.  In the first chapter we are introduced to the ghost of a champion Go player which serves as a plot device for most of the series, but then is abruptly removed, which, while it made sense to do, should have been done much earlier on if it was intended in the original outline. The ending (sorry for the spoiler) was also rather sudden, and for a while I thought that I was just missing the last chapter.  The way it ended seemed to be at the beginning of a... See full review

7/10 story
7/10 art
8/10 characters
7/10 overall

Angel Densetsu

on Oct 13, 2009

Angel Densetsu is pretty darn funny... which is kind of amazing, as there is not a whole lot to make this manga stand out. The art starts off pretty bad.  The mangaka does not get into his stride until about 20-30 chapters into the story.  The plot devices are simplistic and used repeatedly, but in different ways, so it doesn't really get old.  The characters are fairly monolithic, (the fearsome looking teddy bear, the giant tough-looking pushover, the talented and viscious pretty girl, the quasi-autistic pretty girl with no sense of shame, etc), but the interaction is fresh and... See full review

7/10 story
6/10 art
8/10 characters
8/10 overall