Madness 1

December 12, 2009

Kairi Shimotsuki – Blu – 2009 – 2 volumes

I reviewed this volume over at Manga Recon, so you can check out my thoughts over there.

I’ve got no love for Madness.  I can usually find something to like about even the worst series, or things I don’t personally enjoy, but Madness was just boring, had awful characters, and wasn’t even a BL book like I thought it was.  Or, it was, but it was a BL book with no romance, sex, or even chemistry between the main characters save for a scene towards the end.

It… uh, is super-long though (261 pages), and I’ve heard other people say they enjoyed it.  But I really hated it, and I don’t say that often.  It may just be because of the total lack of romance, though.  Well, that and the whiny main character.  Even bad BL books have romance, and that makes them at least tolerable reads.  Madness was more action-oriented than it was romantic, so… maybe if you like action, and love figuring out confusing fight scenes.

edit: WHAT?!  The author also wrote Sengoku Basara?!  I couldn’t make heads or tails of the action scenes here, seriously, and I know Sengoku Basara is an action-heavy series.  Maybe her art’s gotten better since this one?

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