Mangaka: Matsuena Syun Title: The True Karate Rating: 6/10
Synopsis: Like many other random punch-throwing manga like it, Kenichi has not been worth reading much less reviewing for the past few weeks. This week I am willing to make an exception simply because I’m an idiot who loves Akira Hongo and his ambivalent ways. In chapter 435 the God Fist continues to melt hearts with his cool demeanor and flawless matrix get-up…
Akira insults the group of lowlife belligerent combatants that’s led by a “little girl”. The iron bird guy attacks Akira who easily deflects his blows and grabs Miu and pulls her out of harm’s way (d’awww! <3). Then, Akira and Sakaki start kicking each other and all of a sudden what they’re doing is “the true karate” 😐 Granted, their kick-pose-thing looked cool but that’s old school. We’d probably get the full effect of this fight in the anime. Oh wait, there isn’t an anime.
The two emit terrifyingly powerful god-like auras and Miu manages to save a kitten. It’s Miu. Of course there would be a kitty nearby to save in the middle of all this commotion. And that’s basically it. Seriously. That’s the end of the chapter.
Likes: Akira’s benevolent side. As long as he doesn’t save a fallen kitty he’ll continue to be one of my favourite characters in this manga. Kenichi has not been doing much for me these days. I’m not remembering what happens in previous chapters and I even forget to read the manga each week. I think I need to leave it alone for a while and then get back to it.
Dislikes: I wish we had known what the beef was between Akira and Sakaki before their fight. Maybe we’d be more excited? Then again, §tiggles here thinks that this chapter is great so I suppose it doesn’t matter. As long as we see fists flying and legs firing it’s automatically awesome. False. I am not impressed. I have wasted my time and yours with this review. Gomen. How can Sakaki, the guy with insane definition, fight so well in tight jeans? Also, I say stop the obsession with drawing characters with grotesquely huge and gravity stricken boobs and pay more attention to developing backgrounds with a little more detail.
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§tiggles: 8/10 – The most epic standoff cliffhanger EVER. It doesn’t matter that nothing’s happened yet. That was awesome…