English: Blazer Drive
Published: Apr 4, 2008 to Dec 29, 2010
Authors: Kishimoto, Seishi (Story & Art)
Serialization: Shounen Rival
Score: 7.421 (scored by 2632 users)
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2 based on the top manga page.
Popular Tagsaction shounen
May 7, 2009
There is absolutely nothing in this manga that stands out in any way at all.
Everything from the story, to the setting and to the dreadful characters gives of a distinct impression of "meh".
It's all been done before, we have the stupid, talentless loser hero, who in fact has the greatest latent potential of all, we have the cute girl who befriends the hero comes along on his trip, we have the "cool" big brother character, the perverted sensei as well as the eternal rival who of course, eventually will switch sides and become an ally.
The author, Seishi Kishimoto (Brother of the famed Masashi "Naruto" Kishimoto), previously wrote 666 Satan (O-Parts Hunter in the US), although anybody who has read it will get the distinct feel that Seishi got tired of it during it's run, and rushed to complete it so he could move on to his next project, Blazer Drive, wich is pretty much a dumb, soulless and above all; unnecessary copy of Naruto wich doesn't bring anything new to the table.
What's even worse is, that if you've read 666 Satan, you will be annoyed over how talentless Seishi is at charcter design, he frequently re-uses characters and personalities from his previous work in his new story.
Not only that, but Blazer Drive gives off the exact same vibe as 666 Satan of being extremly rushed. Everything moves forward at an alarming rate, with training progress as well as the defeating of enemies.
It's as if Seishi already has grown tired of his new creation, wich leads to a shallow feel of the story and the characters.
But sure, if you can't get enough of shounen manga, and you don't mind boring characters and a bleak story, then this is for you.
To the rest of you; Stay far away. read more
Sep 22, 2009