Black God (Seinen) – Written by Dall-Young Lim, Illustrated by Sung-Woo Park and directed by Tsuneo Kobayashi (Anime) – Rating 8/10
Reviewers: Dr.§trangelove & ChaosxOrder (guest)
Synopsis: Black God or Kuro Kami: Black God is a Japanese-Korean manga primarily focused on the story of a Mototsumitama, or terra guardian, named Kuro. The Mototsumitamas are charged with guarding the world’s balance and possess superhuman strength, speed and unique special abilities and fighting styles…. The manga explores the concept of a doppel-liner, which is the existence of two other identical people for everyone one person born. They share the same bodies and mind, while the spirit is spread over these individuals in varying amounts and if they come into contact the spirit is absorbed into the greatest of the three. The main character Keita, a young computer programmer, gets dragged into the battle between Mototsumitama clans and realizes these guardians may have knowledge about the strange death of his mother. He and Kuro become inextricably linked and together they fight for the balance of the very world!
Artwork: The Manga has excellently drawn battle scenes and very clean artwork overall. The characters seem to have stereotypical manga designs but quickly become memorable due to the storyline. Be warned, there is quite a bit of ecchi content in this one :p
Tone: Comic relief is spread around the series in just the right amounts, lightening the mood which can occasionally become a little dark. The main characters don’t just go from fight to fight getting stronger alone while other side characters are just furniture in the background ala DBZ. Differences in strength and individual weaknesses are very apparent through the series progression and the character situation and responses are realistic.
Consensus: Black God is an excellent choice for those who enjoy captivating storylines and great drawing styles. The fight scenes are well thought out and fluidly orchestrated and the character interaction feels realistic enough. Overall, quite a good read- Exceed…Mega EXE!
Age Rating: 13+
Status: 65 chapters – Ongoing. Anime – 23 episodes.
Disclaimer: Licensed by Bandai, we don’t own it etc etc etc.
AMV from the anime, but it may give you an idea of what to expect 🙂