Originally Posted by JamesakaVicious
I used to read it a while back until I had completely caught up. The bad thing is that the gaps were like a month long which is why I lost interest & forgot about it. I'd recommend it to Zombies lovers though.
Who every posted the YuYu Hakusho video made me sad, I miss being a kid watching good cartoons/animes.
Does anyone read History's Strongest Disciple? Its also on Netflix for those who can tolerate the english dub. I will say that Appachi's voice irritates the bloody hell out of me,they make it seem like he's all brawn & no brain..
Yeah, that Yu Yu Hakusho opening is one of my favorites.
Does anyone here reads Battle Angel Alita? It's up there with Berserk as the best seinen manga out there, imo. The Last Order, the sequel/alternative telling to BAA, is pretty good, some stuff is over-the-top and it's currently ongoing, but I recommend reading Battle Angel Alita first so you know who are all the characters and their story.
Also finished watching Spice and Wolf awhile ago. Both the first and second season and I have to say that it's pretty damn good. What made the series so great is the relationship between the main protagonists, Holo and Lawrence. But as you get to learn a little about economics trading.
The story begins with Kraft Lawrence, a 25 year old peddler travelling from town to town selling and buying various things to make a living during a period much like Europe in the Middle Ages. One night when stopped at the town of Pasroe, he finds in his wagon a 250 year old pagan wolf deity girl named Holo. She appears to be that of a 15 year old girl, except for a wolf tail and ears. She introduces herself as the town's goddess of harvest who has kept it blessed with good harvests of wheat for many years. Despite having the responsibility to watch over the town, she wants to go back to her homeland in the north called Yoitsu, she believes the people have already forsaken her anyway and that she has kept her promise to maintain the good harvests. She manages to bargain her way out of the village by making a deal with Lawrence to take her with him. As they travel, her wisdom helps increase his profits, but at the same time, her true nature draws unwanted attention from the church. (Source: Anime News Network)
One thing you tell about the animation is that it's definitely a 2008 anime. The character designs and models are pretty decent, but it's the backgrounds that stand out. When characters are from a distance, the backgrounds look rather peaceful and beautiful. And from the landscapes, you tell that the timeline is somewhere in the Middle Ages.
Onto the characters, all of them feel human and imperfect. Take Holo for instance. She can bewise, playful, and quite sexy. But on the other hand, she can be arrogant, quick to tears, and gets very lonely. She alone is the reason why the series so good. A very well written character. And her english VA does a terrific job in voicing her, big props to Brina Palencia (she voiced Rei Ayanami in the Eva movies). Lawrence, himself, is quite likable. He's the type of character that always wants to make a profit, even though it might get himself into trouble. He truly thinks like a traveling merchant should.
Two things that might turn some people off are: the talking of economics and trading, as that would probably bore some; and side characters that are introduced, are easily gone within two or three episodes.
So in conclusion, Spice and Wolf is great series for people that want a deep romance with two extremely lovable characters. 8.5/10