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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 9:51 am Reply with quote
I picked up the Bandai version already, I might have to pick up the Top Cow version. Story-wise, this felt too short and rather dissapointing. I was actually hoping they would keep it in line with the anime, perhaps jumping forward 10 years or so to a teenage Rihoko inheriting the Witchblade, but alas, that wasn't the direction they chose to go. Still, the artwork was excellent, and a full-color version might definitely be worth checking out!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 4:39 pm Reply with quote
This gets labeled under all the other "could have been great" manga/comics that I've read these past few years. I wonder if it didn't live up to its potential because of "rushing" the story out instead of actually putting a little more substance into it.

With all its flaws it has to be one of my most beautifully drawn mangas I've owned and super sexy to boot.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 7:03 pm Reply with quote
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Not even the U.S. government, which has apparently been responsible for engineering this tragedy in the first place, can rein in her thirst for blood. Takeru singlehandedly destroys all the demons and an American naval fleet in revenge.


Nationalist/bigoted fantasy are pretty par for the course in (segments of) Japanese anime/manga, but I'm really surprised someone thought this would be a good idea for a plot-line in a work aimed at readers in the US. It's odd to juxtapose this with the past news of the US Navy releasing a 'PR manga' based on the delicate sensibilities of the Japanese public, but on the other hand we get revisionist revenge fantasies from the Japanese.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 6:40 am Reply with quote
Goodpenguin wrote:
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Not even the U.S. government, which has apparently been responsible for engineering this tragedy in the first place, can rein in her thirst for blood. Takeru singlehandedly destroys all the demons and an American naval fleet in revenge.


Nationalist/bigoted fantasy are pretty par for the course in (segments of) Japanese anime/manga, but I'm really surprised someone thought this would be a good idea for a plot-line in a work aimed at readers in the US. It's odd to juxtapose this with the past news of the US Navy releasing a 'PR manga' based on the delicate sensibilities of the Japanese public, but on the other hand we get revisionist revenge fantasies from the Japanese.



I agree but giving all that. I still thought that the story was okay at best. but I love the artwork.
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