Hello and welcome to WebC- I mean WebManga reviews with De- I mean Lil’ Cal. Today’s Manga, Blackbird.
This is a good WebManga to start on, mostly because it’s safer than Solid Snake in a box. It takes no real chances and honestly doesn’t screw up what it does use. It’s mediocre, honestly. But hey! Not everything can be a game changing newtastic series of awesome (like Homestuck).
Anyway, let’s get to the pros and cons of this little number.
Pros: The main character is a very nice character, she definitely is a lot more complex than the supporting cast (who are so nice that I want to stab them in the eyes just to see some kind of real negative reaction), and has a aura of power and mystery that make her genuinely fun to watch. She’s pretty overpowered compared to all the non-magic users but this is quickly solved by the Manga’s other saving grace.
Blackbird(you know the one who this thing is named after) is a very good character as well, even better than the main character. She’s more powerful, and seems to know it, and yet is still able to make fights look interesting, which is always nice. Like the main character there’s an aura of mystery around Blackbird, and mystery always is nice, thus Blackbird is always surrounded by a nice extra layer of character. You don’t know who she’s working for, who’s side she’s on, or even if she’s a good guy or a villain. You want to continue reading just to see what the heck she even does.
Cons: The supporting cast is nice………annoyingly so. They don’t seem to have an evil bone in their body, not a single flaw except the lack of ability to fight. And given how overpowered the main character is this doesn’t cause many issues. I understand that these guys are meant to be a contrast to the harsh world of Blackbird, but they still make me want to savagely beat them to death for being so nice.
The plot is boring so far. The plot has potential as far as story telling goes, but right now it’s being carried by the main character in such a way that the only reason to read the Manga is to see what she does, that’s it. This is okay seeing as she’s a nice character but once again the supporting cast rises it’s ugly mutated nice head and suddenly I want the villain to be revealed already. This is a problem that could be fixed overtime, so don’t worry too much on it.
Overall, Blackbird is a nice safe read, and it’s pretty short so if you’re bored and you feel like trying a WebManga then go check out. I give it a 3 out of 5.