One Thing about Manga

One of the things I love most about manga is that they can take place in worlds where it is safe to consider what might be inconceivable if placed in a contemporary context or otherwise of an intensity which might be almost scary. The medical experiments of Blade of the Immortal. The vengeance quests and comings of age in Vinland Saga and Ubel Blat. The quest for redemption in Rurouni Kenshin. I’m not really sure how to categorize what happens in Samurai Deeper Kyo . . . suffice it to say it is intense. The coming of age tale crossed with a save the world epic crossed with a quest for place found in Fullmetal Alchemist.

Some find them silly, some find them childish. (Blade of the Immortal childish? I challenge most adults to read that series and not be taken aback at least twice.) Fair enough. But I love them.


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