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Monday, 1 March 2010

Manga Review: Legend of Koizumi


Title: Legend of Koizumi
Author: Owada Hideki
Release: Monthly
Status: Ongoing
Genre: Shonen, Comedy
Art: A
Originality: A
Story: B
Characters: A
Humor: A
Action: A

Impression: This is a hotblooded over the top mahjong comedy series featuring the world leaders from about 3 years ago with former Japanese PM, Junichiro Koizumi. Basically they turn all of these political leaders into Extreme Mahjong players with high stakes on the line ranging from millions of dollars to jet fighter planes to the safety of the entire world. The special skills these guys use don’t just break the rules but they are far beyond the realm of possible. You could very well call this the Gurren Lagann of Mahjong manga! It’s quite a bit of fun but you will not learn how to play mahjong from this series. It’s too nonsensical and awesome to make any sense at all. Even the pope is dragged into the mess and god damn the guy looks completely badass in this series. Incidentally, Putin is very much the same as his real life counterpart – in other words, he’s a total badass.

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