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mangaislife

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Busou Renkin

Nov 12, 2010

Premise - Alchemy is an excuse for people killing demons in high school.

Plot Exposition - I see - wait! No! Keep explaining things! Oh...another fight.The plot, guys? Remember? Yeah, neither do I.

Protagonist - Not a unique personality by any stretch of the imagination, but both flawed and likable.

Antagonist - The antagonist in the first two volumes (as well as the pacing and action) are very intimidating, but after that you're usually just reading to see how the protagonist will beat the antagonist.

Supporting Cast - Typical, but fun.

Action - Very well done at the beginning, but becomes fairly standard shounen after that.

Comedy - VERY funny. But I mean, hey, this is Nobuhiro Watsuki.

Tragedy - Oh no. How terrible. /Sarcasm

First Ending - Holy cow. That was incredible. That was just amazing. I have so much respect for this manga now, as long as it doesn't ruin it by adding a sugary sweet unrealistic and stupid happy ending that -

Second Ending - Oh, COME ON!

Story - Fairly interesting, but really has its downsides. The first two volumes promise for much better pacing, drama and action then the rest of the series delivers, but it's entertaining. Despite it's flaws, it's fun.

Characters - A typical cast, but with lots of character-driven humor and interesting abilities. There are some very intimidating villains and some extremely unintimidating villains. The two protagonists are interesting and entertaining.

Art - It's Nobuhiro Watsuki art. Some sloppy mess ups, some great shots, but all in all just fairly average.

Recommended? - For shounen fans who aren't looking for too much.

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

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MrShadowzs says...

haha really good review

Aug 18, 2011