I've read the first chapter.
I did not find the way the story is told interesting (especially the enemy that keeps coming back).
I found that the background was not very detailed and too bright, although the action was supposed to be during the night.
The world created for the manga seems interesting, but it is not properly introduced and the story jumps directly to the search for the poweful artefact.
Magic spells look rather good. They are the thing that appeals me the most in the art that is quite decent. I wish the mangaka will have more assistants for the background.
There was a scene that particularly interested me.
The kiss scene expresses a lot of different feelings and intentions between the two characters. I got the impression she wanted to say "I have some desire for you, but I am only interested in playing with you and it's the maximum you will get from me". And he accepted that she wanted to toy him and he also accepted to feel a greater pain later, because the kiss was already something he lusted for.
Hmmm... Am I really discussing about a shonen or being off-topic completely?
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Re: Bloody Cross by Komeyama Shiwo
Nah, you're still discussing a shounen >.<
Yes, that scene particularly interested me as well. I always look for manga where the characters ain't as distanced as your typical shounen pairings. I want to see how the mangaka keeps the development into that direction up. While the story itself doesn't impress me all that much at the moment, this scene is worth giving it a try over a few chapters
The drawing style itself looks 'newbish' to me. A little more on the level of a doujinshika than a mangaka. But art tends to improve, so no problem for me here.
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I always look for manga where the characters ain't as distanced as your typical shounen pairings.
Yeah, and if they close the gap a little in a typical shounen, it always means one of the two characters is in big trouble and in the verge of death
(recent example: [offtopic]actually since she seems alive, I wonder what will happen at their next meeting[/offtopic])
Either in Seinen threads or Shounen threads we always rant about this lack in the mangas Actually, even a pretty normal love story would work for me, if I can find it. In Bloody Cross, whatever the mangaka does, I think their relationship will be twisted.
Originally Posted by eni
I want to see how the mangaka keeps the development into that direction up.
Already, a kiss in the first chapter we can hope the mangaka does not make a wall between both of them. Though, I am a bit distrustful about that, because there was a kiss in the first volume of Angel Heart, but really nothing progresses after 27 volumes. Damn, Tsukasa Hojo, I really hate you for that
Originally Posted by eni
While the story itself doesn't impress me all that much at the moment, this scene is worth giving it a try over a few chapters
Since the scanlators are kind enough to upload on MH (thank you!), I may try other chapters when they come out, but, to tell the truth, if it was not on MH, I would have abandoned it after reading the first one.
Last edited by Meromorphe; March 21, 2009 at 10:46 AM.
setting seems interesting enough, i also dont like that they go into the artifcact stuff right off the bat, it makes the characters seem like they know each other and more of whats going on but they really dont, read up to chapter 2....the twisted relationship between the two is the only thing drawing me right now....but since they have the book and the key something has got to happen to send the story in a new direction right?.....the art does need some work done....at this point saying it has potential is not even accurate.....and is the really a shonen....hmmmm