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(edit: IT DID! Immediately after I posted this and realised they've had nice things to say about Kiruko, which I adore. God, I can't talk down to anything on the internet without it turning out it's slightly agreeable. Guh)
Liked but didn't love the third chapter. Which is how I've felt about the series for the other two chapters so... I dunno. This feeling of just being like "yeah this was all right" is frustrating. Reminds me of some past series in jump, where I couldn't bring myself to feel bad if it died or to cheer it on if it did well. Hope that changes, but middling opinions are the pits, y'all
Last edited by Maxy Barnard; November 25, 2012 at 02:02 AM.
Wasn't too hot on the third chapter, mostly because if some dialogue points. I hate that the girl does the whole "human lives are not to be played with thing", like we get it he's a villain, what she says is kind of a given. The villain's line about "human are just toys to me" line is also irritating, am I supposed to feel really intimated by this guy now? It seems like the author tried to hard to set up a sort of macabre villain but in the end ended up falling to cliches. It is a shonen series so I suppose the whole good vs. evil needs to be verbally stated at some point.
I still have interest in this, I've been craving an action series from Jump for a while, but I've hated all the ones they've serialized recently. Not gonna lie, despite all its faults if I lived in Japan I'd probably vote for it for the sake of not seeing it get cancelled.
this manga is (for now) digging a hole for itself with every new chapter that i am very interested to see the first toc rating. the attempt at using science as the basis of eureka may have been interesting but the man is pushing it way too much. most of the dialogues r so cliché i dont even know if it even merited to be written in the first place. overall it is a little better than takamagahara at this stage. i will still w8 for the 5 chapters but this manga isnt giving any good signs. maybe if some1 has schrödinger's cat i might change my opinion
Agreed with some that this manga is not quite good nor bad. Almost nothing stands out.
I feel like the mangaka was too interested in jumping right into the action, and did NO buildup around the main characters or premise of what their world/lives are really like. I actually have trouble following this manga because too much just happens or is discovered without any explanation, and suddenly we've got them on a supernatural journey by chapter 3 with two characters who are supposed to be all about science yet are suddenly ok with all of this. I just don't like how they come to conclusions based on little information or none, and have delved themselves into a world that they seem too comfortable with.
Well, I have to agree the follow-up of the first 2 chapters could have been better than what we have now, but still I consider it better than the recent battle manga in jump and while it's not exceptional I still think it's quite interesting. I think saying nothing stands out in it is a bit exaggerated, it's not excellent but just the strange theme (science, glowing corpses, mysterious apple) and the dark tone for jump should stand out enough just on their own. Sure, many things are cliché, but it was kind of to be expected considering it's in jump and still aimed at a young audience, and for this kind of series it's quite good. I can see it become bad but I can also see it become a good manga so I still think it has potential.
One thing I'm not really sure how to react to in chap. 3, though, is the introduction of this "god" species. Putting apart the fact that it makes the manga go in a good vs. evil direction (like Halcyon mentioned), which I was kind of expecting, I don't know if a manga about science is the right place to have things such as "gods". Well, I understand that they are the sort of explanation for the supernatural powers (that they belong to them), but that explanation seems a bit too simple and I think more thought could have been put into arranging a more elaborate one. But now that it's done it's not like I really mind it a lot, it all depends on how it develops from now on and how these gods are going to be shown, I could come to think it was the right decision.
Oh, and about that, the way things have turned out seems to confirm my earlier supposition that it won't get the science side into complicated theory parts, since it seems to indicate that the whole science thing will just go with the simple logic "object related to important discovery = physical power of the thing discovered" and won't need to elaborate more than that. So the science element seems to be kind of settling as a "theme for supernatural powers which are possible because of gods" (the god side acts as explanation to powers and the science one as the theme for those powers, not as an explanation, in which case it would have to become more complicated).
Just read the fourth chapter and must say that I got mixed feelings about it. The chapter serves as a transition towards the next adventure/"arc". Those who wished to get some more background on the characters might appreciate ch.4 but to me some aspects felt kinda forced and a bit cheap...
Only read the text in the tags if you don't mind learning anything that happens in the chapter...
So yeah... while I still feel it's still way too early to judge the story I'm not too impressed by how this chapter was composed. Like I said, it just felt a bit cheap really. (I mean Tabata *really* took a long time to work the story out from when it was first published. Maybe I was just expecting something a bit more sophisticated, I dunno...)
It's probably just me continuing to be unfair, but really this totally is what I expected. That one-shot was so terrible that for it to be something so average is still a huge step up. Just wish it felt a bit... less cliché.
the only thing i can say about this chapter is towards Mr. Prince for such a great translation since chapter itself except for the last page is useless or maybe forced would seem more diplomatic. this manga blind sided me since i read the one shot before the serialization so i thought it was good. i am cursing my judgement now. i believe i cant continue this manga beyond the 5th chapter. and that is just to see what power hammer has been given from the simple musical tuning device it originaly is.
HUNGRY JOKER 05 RAW
Wow, I don't know how others will see this but I for one finally enjoyed a whole chapter of this series. Just when I thought I might lose interest in it after that horrible Chitose-centered interlude last week, Tabata pulls a good one.
I like where this is going. It would be great to have a bigger main cast as I find Chitose to be rather boring, and her interaction with Haiji becomes quite dull over time. Really looking forward to next week's chapter now! (First time.)
I'm also looking forward to the next chapter. I mean it was still kinda... perfectly average, but it's much closer to hitting that sweet spot now
As it was said above, the chapter was average overall, but I found some little details to be pretty cool (like the little "emblems" that showed up in their eyes when they were about to fight, and that were related to the items they were holding), so I kinda liked it.
i am sry but i cant get moved by this story. alan, the chibi girl and the rest of the chapter doesnt have anything that might be considered good. the way i see, this manga is desperatly trying to get out of the hole it dug itself in and failing miserably. Considering the only thing i liked about the chapter was the goat sounds and jewel accident i cant consider anything else.
raw of chapter 06: HERE