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Sunday, June 28, 2009

New Flavors: Beelzebub

(Beelze Baby/Beezle Baby/Belze Babu/Belzebub/Beruze Babu)
by Tamura Ryuuhei
The story follows the "strongest juvenile delinquent" as he watches over the devil king's son (and future devil king) with the destruction of the world hanging in the balance. (Baka-Updates)

It's been a very popular manga recently, so of course it had made me really curious. The title was attractive to me as well (how could I ignore a demon's/devil's name! Haha!) . So I just had to check it out! Hehe~

Plot seems a little similar to a shoujo manga/anime called Daa! Daa! Daa! because the main character was somewhat forced to act as a parent to a baby that isn't human. That kind of plotline in shoujo will turn out to be something cute and pretty mushy . . . but the shounen version will be the insane and hilarious type. And yes, Beelzebub is totally the shounen version. It's totally ridiculous . . .

that's why it's so good! Haha!

Beelzebub is one of those series that is meant to be retarded and crazy, so the sillier it is, the better. And I'm relieved that it's one of those ridiculous series that are actually hilarious, not the pathetic type! Haha! It was so crazy . . . I was very amused. Hahahahahaha!

Fight scenes of badass character are really badass! Awesome~ Haha! The manga's full of violence of course, but not violent as in gore level. I am very relieved that there isn't any ecchi here. There are scenes where Hilda's clothes got torn a bit . . . sexy . . . but still not perverted as in ecchi level.

As for the characters . . . they seem to be mainly classified into two: 1) incredibly badass/powerful 2) incredibly lame/weak. Oga's best friend seems to be a special case though.

The things that I adore most in this series I guess . . . aside from the comedy and badass stuff . . . is the relationship between Oga and Kuneida, and the friendship between Oga and Furuichi. Oga and Kuneida's moments have been really cute~ The misunderstandings have been funny~ Haha! They are still in some misunderstanding in the recent chapters though . . . a big one! Then, as for the two friends, I find it nice that a powerful devilish king like Oga is close friends to a normal dude without any special abilities (aside from bringing sense to the situation I guess. Haha!). For a tough guy, Oga actually relies on Furuichi a lot; while Furuichi keeps on pushing him away but ends up helping his friend anyway. Haha! They're really cute~

Overall, it's a very entertaining series! If you're not strict to good stories (don't actually expect such at all when it comes to gag mangas or other manga that's meant to be silly) and want some badass action and insane comedy, and also want a taste of the evil supernatural, then you'll certainly enjoy Beelzebub! Hehe~

Sapphire Pyro
READ: 18 chapters (out of 18 scanlated chapters released so far of a 2 volume ongoing manga)
VERDICT: Following
It's somewhat like the shounen version of Daa!Daa!Daa!
It's freakin' crazy and hilarious . . . I am amused. Haha!
I'm not that addicted to it though, but I really love it~ Hehe!


Chan-Chan said...

I'm reading Beelzebub too!! I like it so far too. I love the chapter where Oga is trying desperately to be good/kind so that he can remove the tattoo. Kunieda and Oga's misunderstanding is funny too.

Sapphire Pyro said...


I also love that chapter! Oga was so hilarious xD

kanzeon said...

Haha.. Yes, I'm also enjoying this manga. It's so crazy!!! In a good way, of course ^^.

Sapphire Pyro said...

It's crazy in a good way indeed xD

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