Mangaka: Amano Akira Title: Rokudou Mukuro vs Daemon Spade Rating: 7.5/10
Synopsis: Well, it’s the moment we’ve all been waiting very patiently for (<- heh…). The cover page says it all. It’s Rokudou Mukuro vs Daemon Spade! As the two face each other with murderous intent Spade pulls out his trump card (literally) which bemuses Mukuro somewhat. Spade informs his enemy that he possesses the two jokers that create genjutsu (his mist element of the sky and and Julie’s desert element of the earth) and he also tells Mukuro that he has no chance of defeating him. Mukuro then informs the high and mighty pig that he has a little something from his wifey for lifey: a vongola gear ore that reminds me of my KHR hubby :S
Then! Mukuro does an upgrade/transformation thing (Cambio Forma) and his stick is now wearing a bracelet with charms… 😐 (the earring makes him look even more hott btw…reminds me of Yato from Kindan no Koi wo blablabla XD) Then Mukuro’s genjutsu’s powers are released and he completely overpowers Spade who then transforms into…!! (read the chapter to find out!) Spade doesn’t stop there, he uses his cards to create illusory versions of Mukuro’s allies with the hope that they will affect his fighting. Mukuro is completely unfazed by the fake b.s. and to everyone’s SHOCK he….!! *wide eyed stare*
Next Chapter: The past of the Vongola and Shimon continues and then…something completely unexpected happens… *shrug
Best Character: Mukuro-sama
Worst Character: Daemon Spade
Likes: Nothing much really. The chapter was just okay. Don’t be a simpleton who only gets turned on by action and action alone. The chapter wasn’t that great. At its worst it was just a regurgitation of tons of other fights just like it (Though at the end of the day you can’t come up with something completely original) This should be in the dislike section shouldn’t it… The whole concept of using illusions of his allies wasn’t terrible but it was a bit childish for Spade to use. I expected him to be more mature and devious in his fighting. I guess he really underestimated Mukuro. I suppose the illusion of She-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named was kind of cool. It did make me feel sad to tell you the truth. I love her so I guess I’m a bit biased where she is concerned. Also, I like the fact that Mukuro has balls of steel, or maybe diamonds. He didn’t falter. Not. One. Bit.
Dislikes: You can’t fit a long awaited fight into one chapter nowadays (unless you’re anything like Hiro Mashima) and expect it to wow the shit out of people. Maybe it wasn’t the mangaka’s intention to make it super amazing…*shrug. This can’t be the end can it? Seriously? That’s it? Since Spade was an ancient mafia dude from the time Cain rebelled, I expected a longer and more challenging/hardcore fight. When he started creating all those illusions as a last resort I just had to roll my eyes. That’s the best he could do? I hope not. If so, Spade is going down in my list of lamest manga villains. Remember Sasuke vs Itachi? Those chapters were soo freaking ossm… I mean, I’m not saying KHR should copy and paste epic fighting tactics or anything like that. I just expected a whole lot more. Spade did absolutely nothing. Let’s hope he’s just trying to fool everybody… Also, I’m getting bored of all the cambio forma transformation stuff. Don’t get me wrong, Mukuro is crazy awesome. I’m sure the chapter was the most amazing thing ever for the younger folks ^ buuut I wasn’t too impressed.
More Chapter Ratings:
Tempe§ta: 10/10 – AWWWESOME!!! This chapter had me making noise on every page it was soooooooooooooooo hype!!! Spade got PWNED!! 😄
AP§: 7/10 – The fight between Daemon and what’s-his-face was too short. Overall, it was a decent chapter. Why? It had fighting 🙂 I like action so, yeah..
Random Hot Topic: So what’s up with Mukuro denying his love for Chrome huh? We all know he loves her to death. (Or maybe he really doesn’t but I don’t want to think about that. What is a crazy badass without a woman to have and to hold? xD) About Spade, maybe he’s not really dying and he’ll come back with full force and then Tsuna and Enma and whoever else will have to help bring about his ULTIMATE downfall. Not sure the Vendice will allow that. But! Maybe they will defy the Vendice and end up fighting them as well and all hell will break loose. Or Maybe Spade is really done for and the Vendice will take him away after they get the flashback thingy or maybe Spade will try to fight them off himself (<- unlikely but that would make him a little less lame). OR! Maybe Reborn will get mad and start shooting everything in sight after seventh key/flashback drama reveals something horrifying (<- highly unlikely…and stupid lol) I guess I’ll wait and see what happens… What do you think? Let me know! 🙂
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