Just felt like there should be a discussion thread for this marvelous anime/manga series by the maker of Narutaru...
I'm reading through the manga, currently on Komoda's pilot story.
Really, it reminds me of a lot of animes, Gantz with people being teleported into a strange place and forced to fight strange creatures...Evangelion, with deep philosophical questions on the worth of a human life and young children often with deep psychological problems forced to pilot a giant robot...
I really enjoy it so far...
Though I have to say, a few things:
1.) I was really pissed at Chizuru killing Kako. I get it Chizuru, you got screwed over, whatever, what did that have to do with Kako?
For all of his cowardice and vileness, I felt true sympathy for Kako, he was the most realistic character in the series. Anyone would feel that kind of desperation, that kind of anger, that kind of cowardice.
And for this lame "MY LIFE IS MESSED UP SO I'M DISCONNECTED" chick to just shank him in the neck, it pissed me off a hell of a lot. I can't feel any sympathy for Chizuru at all.
(Though I grew to like Kirie's character a lot...When the Army made that declaration on who the official pilots had been, Komo, Anko, and Karita, why didn't they heed Kirie's wish and reveal he had been a pilot so his cousin would know what happened to him?! Dangit!)
2.) Why did Komo die? I assumed that Zearth uses your life energy to pilot, which is why you die after the battle...But Komo didn't die after the few moves she made, and the pilot was dispatched outside of using Zearth...yet she...still died? *confused* How was her life energy used in Zearth? Or is it just "YOU DIE INSTANTLY FOR NO REASON". I thought it was about the energy used to make Zearth move and fight and such.
Really though, Bokurano can be a very beautiful and profound manga at times, I'm really enjoying it...any fans out there?