Combine a terrible plot with insipid dialogue and shit-tier art and you get this.
If the art wasn’t bad enough, the story is pretty much culled from whatever generic tripe the author had read in the C-tier children’s manga section. Naive, genki protagonist meets up with a bishounen antagonist who suddenly develops feelings for her! Oh my!
Oh yeah, and her brain’s totally fucked, but not in the Sakurasou way.
This is a 4-koma-formatted comic that reuses the same concept (that it’s hard to find a job without skills and that it’s hard to gain skills without a job)… for 46 fucking strips.
- That was strip 45. I wasn’t lying.
A spiritual lawyer detective helps people out with their problems involving spirits.
Yes, another person read xxxHolic and thought they could make a manga just like it. Please stop, people. This rarely ends well.
The art’s okayish, but the story is garbage. I mean, it’s fine to start out with something this sucky as you wait for your artistic skills to improve, but surely you can think of a better format for that than monster-of-the-week.
And the more you read, the worse it gets. Just look at that fucking dialogue. Ugh.
The plot is incredibly contrived (the protagonist can summon demons with the help of his mystical friend and every demon he summons must answer whatever questions he gives them because… that’s how it works!) and clearly inspired (read: stolen) from works like Un-Go and Death Note (arc one has a character whose special power is writing down the name of people, which causes them to die).
Yes, art is theft. But to be so fucking blatantly unoriginal is not fucking acceptable. Everything about this work screams “poorly done plagiarism” but the sad part is that even if everything here was original, it would still be complete shit.
H. P. Lovecraft: Dreamlands
Shitty story with shitty art from Lovecraft lore. Great story here, author. I too read The Odyssey in high school.
This had to have evolved from Sonic the Hedgehog fanfiction. I really see no other way it could have come into existence. Basically, the main character meets a wolf and then he encounters a demon and then the wolf tells him they can become more powerful together, so he fuses with said wolf to become a wolfman whenever trouble arises.
I fucking hate people.
The art is trash, yes, but the desperate attempt by the author to be seen as “honto Japanese” is what turns the work into something even the garbageman wouldn’t take.
Yes, that dialogue is real.
Okay, so this is the first actual “manga” I’ve seen that used the Comipo software that Crunchyroll is shilling. Is it good?
Tides of Tirnanog
I’ve read this story twice now and I… I don’t think anything of it. It’s so completely unimpressive that I literally cannot give a description to it other than “bland”.
Boring review, boring comic. God’s in his heaven, all’s right with the world.
I hope you die of cancerous AIDS.
This story is literally just an “adaptation” of the Peter Pan novel with bleh art and pacing. At least I hope it’s an adaptation of the novel, because if it was adapted from the movie, Disney’s lawyers are gonna run a train over the author AND Crunchyroll. (I don’t care how many millions you got from Venrock, Crunchy, it’s not enough to go toe-to-toe with Disney on this.) I didn’t like the series, but I hope they covered their asses on this one.
Anyway, it doesn’t get lazier than copy/pasting a pre-written story onto your art and calling it a series. Not impressed.
There are seven pages of this available on Crunchyroll right now. I’ll let you guess how good they were from the volume cover.
Figured It Out – Anything Goes
Jesus Christ are you stupid, Crunchyroll. You’re going to host a comic… with Pokemon? Really?
You can’t fucking do this anymore; your illegal streaming days are behind you. And since I bet your goal is to IPO, you need to fucking cut this shit out — no fucking licensed characters on your site. Nintendo will send fucking C&Ds.
Ignoring any legal issues they have with hosting this shit, the comic itself is just that. Any “humor” comes from the “lol random is pocky and kawaii” school of thought and as such, sucks.