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    dizzcity is offline Senior Member Long Time Member
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    Default Ga-rei?

    Has anyone else read it? Just started it myself, and it seemed refreshingly interesting.

    To me, it seems like what xxxHolic or D-Grayman would be like, if it was turned into a shounen romantic comedy. Dark, quite often gruesome, but mildly funny and with all the usual ecchi bits. The punchlines at the end of the chapters are occasionally hilarious. Nowhere else have I seen a epic battle in the middle of the city, after many casualties and the two main leads severely wounded, end with the words: "More than that, why am I stark naked?"

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    You think you could give me some links...

    The group who did it doesn't have any chapters to download on their site...


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    um... ST just added a whole bunch of chapters. And if you really search Entropy's pages hard enough, you can find this link.

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    I hadn't gotten to it yet, but that description makes me want to try it.
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    Hm... I've read this manga, and I thought it had a lot of potential, but it just seemed to be missing something - possibly the structure of an adventure manga. It felt like everything happened really quickly, without any minor plots at the beginning or the middle. That's one thing I've always liked about shounen series. So I'm really not sure that the execution of this manga was all that great; it feels too rushed for me to really enjoy it (like, um, xxxHOLiC or DGM, both of which are longer and slower).

    Maybe I'll go back to it with these recent chapters, though.
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    I read the first few chapters and thought it looked a little like Bleach.

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    Yes. I've looked into this series before and reading the summaries I could find, it really does sound like Bleach copypasta. However the way you've described it makes it seem as though there isn't much emphasis on action or adventure or fantasy at all.

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    I found it a bit boring, and that the artist deforms the faces of people way too often, even though it's supposed to be for effect, it just worked negatively and annoyed me.

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    was it Gai Rei? I like the whole story. Yes it does move a bit too quickly and the scenrio jumps one to the other but I still enjoyed reading.

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    I read up the first 3 volumes today.
    I have to say it's good; hope it stayed that way after the initial arc.
    I like the fast pacing, think it works strongly in the mangas's favour. At the very least it seperates it from almost all other shounen mangas in the action-fantasy genre. I mean, even other monthly series such as 666 satan will spread out the obligatory, tedious training mini-arc over a few issues; Ga Rei did it in one.
    another interesting thing is how the women's faces are drawn in quite a feminine style. Could the author possibly be using a male psuedonym?
    One thing I am dissapointed in though is how after the end of the initial arc the leading female's personality suddenly, drastically changed.
    She's asked him out before with no trouble; now she's a miserrable pile of deredere! Where's my continuity damnit?! She was so much better the way she before too...

 

 

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