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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

[ Manga Discovery ] Akatsuki

by Koide Motoki

[ Demographic: SHOUNEN ]
The story's about Kiri-Isha, doctors that slay Akatsuki, illness-causing demons that infect patients.
(7 chapters read as of the date this blog entry was posted)


Motivation: (What Made Me Check It Out)
Shounen... doctors... doctors fighting demons... I'm in xD
Curses: (What Seems to be Bad About It)
The hero's strength is just... too special. Seriously, newbies for just several months to be able to defeat super powerful demons... yeah, right. Oh shounen, your heroes are almost too awesome... gary stu awesome... which is not really a good thing.
Praises: (What Seems to be Good About It)
For a shounen series... this is quite... geeky. I mean, there were a lot of medical terms in it. I like how it blended such terms in a supernatural setting.
And it really makes me happy when there are reliable heroines in a shounen series, hehe.
Bias: (What's Keeping Me Hooked to It)
I love supernatural/fantasy themes... and I like medical shows... combine those... that's pretty cool! xD
Fangirl: (What I Love in It)
He would most likely be Hibiki's rival or something...
And oh, I like Hibiki x Kirisa~ Teehee~ They're a fun and kickass pairing~
Nostalgia: (What It Reminds Me of)
Naruto (Hibiki's character design.... he's sorta like Naruto's lost brother ^^;), Double Arts (gotta stop diseases)
This may seem like a Naruto spin-off because of the character designs, but despite that and the exams-to-level-up part, Akatsuki's different from Naruto. Putting aside the story and the enemies, the timeflow's even different. In Naruto we get to see the whole process of how the protagonist was developed, while Akatsuki sorta had skipped the whole of Naruto's first season, haha.
Anyway, I can't deny about Naruto and Hibiki being similar (Naruto's just naughtier), but I don't like the idea of comparing Hyou and Kirisa to Sasuke and Sakura respectively. Both boys may be cold; and both girls may be smart... But Hyou's more brutal compare to the emo Sasuke; while Kirisa's more useful compare to the flirty Sakura.
Though there isn't really anything that special in the series... nor has this been that interesting, I think it's doing pretty good so far. As long as not all the Akatsuki cases are going to be episodic, and the battle arcs won't take to look, it'll be great ^^

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