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After catching up with Toriko, Berserk, Hunter x Hunter and reading 666 Satan, I decided to read Kingdom, in my continuous journey of experiencing manga that earn praise from many different people.
I've just finished chapter 356 and with that the Coalition Invasion Arc.
So far I have to say that Kingdom is an amazing ride. Every manga, that I find to be enjoyable, seems to have a special quality that makes it worth reading. For some it's complex characters, for some the world, the plot, the mysteries and so on. With Kingdom it's quite easilly "badassness". That term might sound lame, but it acutally sums up the essense of the manga quite well for me (Especially Ouki, that motherf*cker is beyond amazing).
And even though this manga is heavilly action oriented, that doesn't mean it's mindeless. It's not just like a Transformers movie, where you have to swith off your brain entirely to be able to watch it. Kingdom has actual depth to it and does a good job of making you care for it's characters.
Overall Kingdom gets a solid 9/10 for me, and the Coalition Invasion Arc a 10/10 as one of the best arcs I've experienced in any manga.
Wow, nobody came to this thread for a month
Since nobody comments about kingdom I guess I'll shine some light . Kingdom Is a great manga , never watched the anime but I hope it doesn't let me down .
I've watch the anime and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Took a few eps at the beginning to get used to the animation style. The pace of the anime is just right, not too long or short. Waiting for season 3 now.
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oh my finally up to date... read these 419 chapters in 2 days, what a crazy ride it was
Time to start over again.
There is a lot of detail you can pick up from re-reading as binge reading may be entertaining but you will have missed a lot of little details along the way... also the current rate of releases is about 1 chapter every 2 weeks so going from 200+ chapters a day to 1 every two weeks will not satisfy your Kingdom needs.
Take it slow and enjoy the ride.