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Buso Renkin

Feb 16, 2013

If I hadn't known this was done by Nobihiro Watsuki, the creator of Rurouni Kenshin, I never would have known.  In fact, it was when I heard he did another series that prompted me to seek this one out; I was sorely disappointed. Not just the plot and characters, but the artwork and the battles...some of it felt very forced, and often times, it was difficult to tell what exactly was HAPPENING. I will say that it started out with an interesting premise and idea, but, and I hate to compare it, in terms of homonculus and alchemy, Fullmetal Alchemist was much better.  This was, again, to my... See full review

4/10 story
4/10 art
3/10 characters
4/10 overall

Yu-Gi-Oh! GX

Dec 29, 2011

This is, by far, ten times better than its anime counterpart.  On this, add 1 point to the Overall if Judai (Jaden) is your favorite character.  From volume 7 onward, subtract 1 point from Overall and 2 from Characters if Judai isn't your favorite. The story is a little cliche by shounen standards, but actually interesting and engaging.  There's a mysterious air about it later on that makes it even more of a page turner. The biggest difference between this and the anime? Well, there's a lot, but the first one is that Judai is using a completey different Hero deck given to him by a pro... See full review

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