|Trying and Failing||1 out of 1 user found this review helpful.|
I’ve only read the first few graphic novels but I didn’t like it.
I have to say that as I was reading it, I couldn’t help but be struck by the strong similarities between this series and Naruto. I later learned that O-Parts Hunter was actually written and drawn by the brother of Masashi Kishimoto (the creator of Naruto) so perhaps it’s not that accidental that his brother would influence both his writing and drawing style. Basically it feels like he’s trying to follow in his brother’s footsteps … but failing rather badly at that.
Overall, it felt extremely derivative of the series with a young and kinda stupid male protagonist who has a powerful demon sealed within he was unaware of while growing up and was hated and despised because of it. But I simply couldn’t get that into the series as the main character, Jio Freed lacked the natural likeability that his counterpart Naruto possessed. I also couldn’t help but feel that the setting of the story was rather odd and a hash of a bunch of different places and left me feeling confused as well.
The art also needed a bit of refinement. There is a hint of potential in the storyboarding and the movements of the characters, but in many cases I felt disappointed in the character designs looked rather childish and the rest of the art felt amateurish in comparison to other manga series. I particularly wasn’t a fan of Jio’s design with the half white-half black hair.
Overall, I quickly lost interest in the series and felt it kinda boring and rather predictable.
RATING: 0 STARS.