I'm a bit disappointed with this death, it looks like it was made only so that Ban and Asuka can be a couple in Bambino II. Also it is done with an horrible fast paste which feels like the manga was ended in a rush, which is surprising since there is a sequel.
I agree with u. Furthermore imho without any ill intent, I think the author captured the sadness very badly. I mean normally I would feel for the families/friends involved, but this time it rly felt rushed. Especially the scene as they looked at his body was really weak.
Originally Posted by k-dom
And I forgot, if you like food manga The Solitary Gourmand from Taniguchi is really nice and it's a single volume so it's a quick read.
Not like Im into cooking manga, but I like from time to time reading this slice-of-life manga. I highly dislike those nosebleed pantsu ecchi manga or high school theme and any cheesy kid as main protagonist. xD Anything more mature is always welcome. I will put ur recommendation on my "to read" list. thx
So, i read the whole series in a few days and i have to say, i quite liked it although i don´t particularly like cooking media. There are a few things though that were not really necessary in my view:
1.) The mafia competition was way out of line for this type of manga. One moment Bambi thinks about what type of ingredients to use, next moment he cooks for his life, didn´t quite sit right with me.
2.) The beating Bambi had to take by Katori. I know from a few people that the life in the kitchen really is hard, maybe even as hard as depicted in the manga but someone who throws around his fists because he doesn´t like someone or disagrees with someone´s work ethic would have been layed off ages ago, so that part bugged me a little.
3.) Hayama´s death was really not necassary, even if the author wants to develop a romance plot between Bambi and Asuka in part 2. It was really the worst way to end the manga, like someone said before, the ending was really rushed. With the introduction of Hayama´s family right before his death it was hard to feel any empathy, and frankly speaking, Asuka´s reaction to the death and her quick recovery didn´t suit well with me, either.
All in all though i really enjoyed, would be happy if someone translates the second part.
Last edited by NarutoNamikaze; February 01, 2012 at 02:04 AM.
I forgot all about this series! (a little bit ironic seeing as how I apparently started this thread) I definitely was enjoying what I read of the first series. I'm going to jump back in and hope that it continues to be entertaining throughout the first and second series!
Finally. I bought some of Secondo copies translated in my native language, but sadly I didn't buy all of them. Hopefully the scanlation is fast enough, but I couldn't complain if someone already picked up this series.