Alichino 2

August 21, 2005

This series SUCKS. It gets a lot of deserved attention from its artwork, and I’m willing to forgive confusing plots in first volumes and pass it off as exposition, but this series is just incomprehensible.

The artwork is such that I can’t tell the characters apart, and the backgrounds are such that I can’t tell where the characters are. The dialogue is such that everything is left rather mysterious and confusing, and while I can sort of tell what’s going on, it’s just really frustrating. For instance, I know they were going after the evil Alichino, but the pacing was sort of messed up, and I don’t know when they left home and entered that weird villiage, and when they left the villiage in favor of a castle, or another town, or what. And they keep throwing in this weird character interaction. What I can figure out isn’t terribly interesting or original, which is sad.

It’s mired in its own sea of stylistic incomprehensibility, and that’s about the best thing I can say about it.

6 Responses to “Alichino 2”

  1. Bex Says:

    I know what you mean I didn’t know which girl was which!I think the author should have given them different hair cuts and styles also there all to pretty!

  2. Connie Says:

    They are all pretty ^_^ That’s basically the only thing I wound up liking about the series. I hope that they wind up bringing over the end of the series though, it did seem like it was finally getting somewhere at the end of volume 3.

  3. EmilyTheStrange Says:

    I read volume one and stopped. I don’t regret it. :P

  4. Melody Says:

    This manga doesnt SUCK at all! Its very unique and if u read it further, its getting better and better. U might have 2 give it another try, cuz its not just the art that is great. =D

  5. Connie Says:

    I may re-read it and give it another shot. I might have a higher tolerance for it now, I read the series and wrote the review over five years ago, and have a lot more to compare it to now. I’m still sad that Kouyu Shurei hasn’t drawn another series or wrapped this one up yet. Her art is still some of the best I’ve seen.

  6. Teyalora Says:

    There is only one female main character, actually, and the plot is easily readable enough.

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