I'm really tired of everyone looking down on the first 5-6 volumes though. :C
"The first five volumes were sooo boring and pointless, but it got good once the action started," is the tune that too many people are singing.
MasterDias wrote:Well, a number of shounen series tend to start out with short stories and character introductions initially. The main problem I had in this case was that it really lasts too long and could have easily been shortened by a few volumes(if it had stayed comedy, I have doubts that I would have bothered with it myself.) And also, the switch from comedic short stories to action/fighting in Volume 8 was so sudden and abrupt that it almost feels like a different series. The current chapters especially are almost dead serious.
I haven't yet decided whether the author planned on turning it an action series initially, or she later decided (or the editors convinced her) that it would be more popular.
Puguni wrote:It's not like there wasn't action in the Daily Arc; you could see the fighting capabilities in the characters develop with Reborn training them. They had weapons, there just wasn't a threat yet.
I don't see how it couldn't be an action series from the start though; there was action, just...not real fighting. How could you involve the mafia and not have action?
Haruhiko wrote:I'm glad to see someone else has heard of this great series! I've been watching the anime for months and am thoroughly enjoying it. I'm also picking up a couple volumes of the manga today, hopefully the whole Daily arc.
To be honest, I'm still in the Daily arc in the anime, and it feels like its nearing its end. I'm a little sad about it turning into an action series.
Question: Do the arcs beyond the Daily arc have any level of humor in them, or do the turn into a generic action anime/manga?
Puguni wrote:Awww. There is still some humor in the later arcs...not as much, but it's made up for by the awesomeness factor later on. I remember at first I thought Reborn was really cute, but now I think he's just really cool.
I think the manga is better, but I do like the anime in the Kokuyo arc; I think they portray it well.
Generic? I haven't read enough shounen to know, but I don't think it's generic. There is a tournament-style arc though. XD I dunno, I like the Varia arc very much. :3 The ten years later arc is looking pretty good too.
Haruhiko wrote:Ah, alright then. I'll definately be reading more.
I just picked up volumes 1-5 of the English translation this morning. I've only read one chapter into the manga, but am enjoying it so far.
Puguni wrote:Ah...I'm finding that the translation is a bit weird. There is little to no cursing, but the characters say the weirdest things. At one point, Tsuna said something like, "Great groundhogs!" as an interjection, which I found incredibly stupid. They also say "Gad!" a lot, which is also stupid. Also, they have Hibari saying, "I'll tan your hide," which is equally as stupid, considering he actually says, "I'll bite you to death," which is my favorite running line in the series. I really hate their interjections.
The only reason it has a T rating is for the violence. It's not gory or anything, just blood spills sometimes. The only nudity is when Kyoko and Haru undergoes Dying Will in the Daily Life Arc and they're in their underwear. However, it isn't really fanservice-y and Tsuna goes out of his way to wrap them in blankets. Aww. :'D
There's only one pervert and he doesn't do much but want kisses and dates from girls.
MasterDias wrote:But, regardless, the thing with Irie Shuichi, introduced back in Volume 2 and then suddenly becoming an apparantly prominant character a dozen or so volumes later
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