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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Manga Series Review: Donten ni Warau

Summary: In the eleventh year of the Meiji era carrying swords was forbidden by the government and those known as samurai were slowly fading away. However, there were plenty who didn't like those changes taking place in Japan and inevitably the crime rates increased. The country's only solution was an inescapable lake prison. Since the prison had no other way to access it except by water, the three boys of the Kumo family were assigned to transport the criminals to their new "home." that the only thing they were doing?

Thoughts: I don't normally read a manga if I can just watch the show for it, it's just easier for me. But after I finished this show I couldn't resist reading the entire manga! While the 12 episode long anime easily covered everything in this first series I still loved going back over the story and revisiting the characters. Needless to say, this is one of my favorite mangas of all time. The cast is splendid, I can't even begin to tell you how much I love these characters! The story is deep and well handled and dont worry when there seems to be so many questions left unanswered at the end, the second series is still coming out! There are also a few historical aspects in this series that are intriguing but mostly it focus on the Kumoh brothers and the mysteries surrounding their family. The blend of timelines, plotlines, casts, fantasy and histoy make for an absolutely perfect read!

Content: Another reason to love this manga...mostly clean! There is violence and a bit of gore. Some language and a few rude (not entirely inappropriate though) jokes and at one point one character is drunk and shows up nearly naked which was the worst so far. One of the girls in here wears less than modest clothing but she is a minor character. Overall a good read for nearly any reader.

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