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Like every other mangas, every character has their own backstory in which it reveals the motivations for them to play basketball, but the real appeal of the story is the development, mainly the matches, in which Takehiko Inoue releases all of his artistic skills showed in very fast paced and exciting scenes that make you inxious to know if the ball entered the net or if the pass was sucessful or not.
Artistically talking, Inoue puts an almost realistic scenario with very detailed backgrounds and characters, along with some ocassional doodles mainly starring Hanamichi in over-laughable situations that gives the comedy factor to the manga, a perfect combination.
I personally LOVED Slam Dunk for many reasons, one of them being that I really enjoy playing basketball and this manga takes the most exciting aspects of the sport along with the story and make it fully enjoyable. Also i doubt someone can find it boring in any way, there is always something that makes you keep reading it. This is in lot of ways one of the best mangas i've ever read (maybe the best) and i recommend it to ANYONE. read more
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Katekyo Hitman Reborn! starts being a more gag-oriented manga, in which the hero is caught in a problem but with help from his friends he save the day. But by the end of the first arc it gets more violent and action oriented.
The history is about the main character suddenly becoming the leader of a world known mafia, dealing with a baby hitman that ends being his home tutor. At first the story is a bit more of a daily life and introductory arc for the characters (that are the big plus in this series). But then obstacles start to appear to prevent Tsuna (main character) become the leader of the Vongola family, and then the manga becomes an action-filled story full of shocks and laughs.
About the art, Akira Amano developed some very good looking scenes (specially later on the story) and the characters fit perfectly with the mangaka's art style.
But when it comes to the characters, this manga is a blast.
You got the good-for-nothing kid, his home tutor that is a baby hitman from an italian mafia, the intelligent and hot blooded subordinated, a guy who is calm and always smiles, a guy obsessed with anything extreme, and the list goes on with every kind of weird characters with their own personalities, that blends almost perfectly with the plot and makes a very interesting mix that you will absolutely enjoy.
Personally, I like more realistic looking mangas and a bit more dramatic/violent stuff, but i really enjoy shounen-ish mangas like this one, i've had a really good time reading KHR and I will keep reading it.
PS: My English is not too good, and its my first review :). read more