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Monday, 11 January 2010

Manga Review: Kurosagi


Title: Kurosagi
Author: Kuromaru, Natsuhara Takeshi
Release: Weekly
Status: Finished
Genre: Seinen, Psychological
Art: B
Originality: A
Story: A
Characters: B
Humor: B
Action: A

Impression: This is the story of a young man who swindles other swindlers for the sake of his sense of justice and as part of his revenge. He calls himself the Kurosagi, the black swindler who feeds on Shirosagi, the white swindlers who feed on normal people. Frankly I quite like the way the main character handles his prey but the character himself is a bit of a bore. Sure there are bits of his background that make him interesting but when it comes to expressing his character on the pages it just doesn’t really feel sincere. Given the fact that guy is a swindler himself this ambigious representation of the character to the readers may be intentional on the author’s part but regardless of that it makes it hard to sympathize with the guy. In spite of that, this manga makes for a fascinating read thanks to the tricks the guy plays on the antagonists and doesn’t really suffer very much from the main character’s dull persona.

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