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Translations: Gintama 515 (2)
Heroman by Stan Lee & Oota Tamon
Genre: Action, Sci-fi
Serialized: Shonen Gangan
Summary and Preview:
Joey wants to be a hero, but he's just an orphan who works day and night to take care of himself and his grandmother. After seeing a commercial for a toy robot, he desperately wants one, thinking the robot will give him the strength to change. The only one he can afford, though, is a broken one a rich school bully threw in the trash. When Rina, a pretty cheerleader who's always been nice to him, is kidnapped, will Joey and his toy robot be able to become heroes and rescue her?
Chapter 1 by Keishou Scans
It's easy and simple, there's not much story in it yet and the character development at this moment is zero. But it has something catchy. I liked the first two chapters overall. Not because it's awesome or very good but because it gives a nostalgic feeling of some mecha series. Definitely going to read more of it.
Last edited by Koen; December 29, 2009 at 01:04 PM.
Just like in Ultimo, Stan Lee was made into a character in the story. The best friend on the crutches has some awesome hair, reminds me of Afro Samurai. At first I thought the main character was a girl because of the drawing but I turned out to be wrong. Heroman doesn't have the best name but I will have to live with it. I think the next stage of his evolution will being him able to speak. He almost seems to strong, hardly a scratch on him during the first 2 chapters. He does seem to have a since of compassion for humans when he saved the girl in the first chapter, like it wasn't a command by his master, just acting on his own. I hope this series gets better.
Hmmm... although this came with an anime offer, I doubt it will be successful since it seems to fit with the American audience instead of the Japanese. Maybe CN might even try to capitalize on it?? it's more like Ben 10, though. BTW, is it just me or has Stan Lee taken up permanent residence in Japan? if so, I sure hope he'll be able to voice opinions from outside Japan about some mangas. (I don't want something like DA to happen again, so I hope if he is permanently staying, he'll be able to tell which mangas has global potential)
Last edited by Newkerzy; February 19, 2010 at 10:47 AM.