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Villain Initialization

Aug 12, 2020

With good points and bad points, Villain Initialization is not exactly what you expect from the 'Time Travel Revenge' subgenre, persay, and has a lot of slapstick comedy thrown in. The main character is kind of an idiot, and while his 'motivation' is 'kill the hero' he... well, I don't want to spoil anything but let's just say that isn't happening any time soon.  Makes sense, because then the story would presumably be basically over?  But the way the author keeps it from happening, repeatedly, is pretty contrived.  Still waiting on the reveal of WHY he wants him dead, honestly. 

If you like unexpected little twists, random jabs of comedy, and an author's attempts at portraying a 'smart' character who is simultaneously a gigantic idiot, I'd recommend it.  It's entertaining enough, to be certain.  I wasn't expecting to like it as much as I am, but that's probably because I expected a straightforward 'lets get stronger and kill my enemy' cliche and this manhua goes about it... differently.  Definitely somthing I'd want to binge once it's longer, as the author believes in cliffhangers something awful lol. 

As for the art, it's rough and scribbly at times (though it gets better by a lot after the first few chapters honestly) but the overall style of it fits the mood and feel of the story.  Artist is particularly good at mood coloring and conveying movement.  Sometimes, the PoV art really has me doing a double take because I like it that much, other times I just stare and wonder why someone would draw a panel the way the artist did. 

5/10 story
7/10 art
6/10 characters
6/10 overall

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Anish360 Dec 18, 2020

Thanks Manthika for the review.Everytime I notice your reviews are correct and helps a lot!