Volume 30 of Masashi Kishimoto's Naruto manga series from Viz Media has dropped from #101 to #130 on the USA Today newspaper's list of the top 150 bestselling books for the week of July 28 to August 3. It remains the only Japanese manga on the chart.
Rarely before has an anime series so keenly and uncomfortably struck home about the humorous travails of a social misfit. Its triumph is in creating an anti-moe protagonist who paradoxically winds up being intensely moe, too.
Aquapazza is complex and approachable, offering a good deal for the competitive enthusiast. Yet it comes up empty at heart, devoid of impressive style or interesting characters or any of the other supposedly trifling details that make good fighting games into great ones.