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Monday, 16 August 2010

Manga Review: Paradox Blue


Title: Paradox Blue
Author: Nakanishi Tatsurou, Nini
Release: Monthly
Status: Ongoing
Genre: Mystery, Fantasy
Art: B
Originality: A
Story: B
Characters: B
Humor: B
Action: B

Impression: This is an interesting new series we’ve got here. It seems to be a monthly manga adaptation that’s set in an alternate world where the human race has been plagued by these supernatural beings they call angels that appear before them to ask them riddles that will determine their fate. A correct answer will have the angel reward them with a miracle of some sort but failure to answer correctly in time will bring a disastrous catastrophe down on everyone in the nearby area. The story seems to revolve around a student council of some private school and their encounters with the angels. The thing that makes this series stand out is the fact that the 4th wall is completely torn down to encourage the readers into thinking more about the riddles the angels pose to them. At first I thought it was because this was the adaptation of some visual novel but it turns out it’s a manga original and that it’s going for something like R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books. Basically this manga is Evangelion x Seitokai no Ichizon x Goosebumps x Umineko no Naku Koro Ni and it looks to be an interesting read. I’m really looking forward to the last boss’ confrontation cause Izanamiel looks like she’s going to be an interesting opponent for the kids to deal with.

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