(since this is an early review, my ratings will be lower than usual)
Candy & Cigarettes is a new manga about an old man trying to earn money for his grandchild's medication but soon found himself into a high paying job where he helped a 11 yr old girl and an organization to assassinate high profile people whom were involved a secret criminal organization that operates and corrupt Japan behind the scene.
So far the manga had shown some very nice action scenes and ok character development. However, this premise is not something really eye opening as it had done a millions times before not just in
manga, but also in movies, tv shows, and literature. Unless the stakes are getting higher and higher, this manga might get very autopilot
The artwork in Candy & Cigarettes is the best part of this manga. Influence by Cartoon artwork and OG anime art, every page of this manga is very nice looking and different.
The characters in Candy & Cigarettes aren't really much different than many similar assassination manga. But they are likable, and likable characters are great.
For the most part Candy & Cigarettes isn't a manga that will break high grounds, however if done properly, it can evolve into a great joyride of shootouts. And oh please make this happen.
Overall, Candy & Cigarettes has potential to be really enjoyable or meh.
Recommend? Not really, but if you want, why not?
Good anime material? may...be...