Jan 4, 2013
Again, i'm french, so don't mind too much my english writing skills.
Deus ex Machina, in a certain way, it's one manga for witch i was wainting for. Surely because of its steampunk/far west vibes.
Story : So Deus ex machina, narrate the story of two character, Machina, a young girl, and her Clockworkers, Deus. Both them are members of an organization called CWA, which's goal is to destroy all the clockworkers. At this point, an explanation is necessary : Clockworkers, are robot, who were created in the sole purpose of war. Originally, they are killing machine, but it doesn't prevent them to have a personnality,
and thus, their own will.
After a tremendous and awful war, governements choose to make them disappear, but many clockworkers continue to roaming around, and are great peril for humans.
A quite good start, two character roaming over the counrty, destoying dangerous robots and stuff. Later in the story, another organization appears, with an unknown goal. The bads makes their entry...
So, the story is quite simple, but with a little vibes that detach it from others manga.
Art : Very good, I like the character design, and the background. Both are quite correct, and the drawing is dynamic.
There is some ecchi in it, but it's not overhelming the story
I'm truly loving Machina and Deus : Machina is one former rich girl, hautaine, who's considerate other people like her inferior, or so it seems. But contraly to the stereotypical character, she's not hopeless, weak, and annoying character. She is almost by herself, and refuse to have to depend on others. And thus, i love her character design.
Behind her, stand Deus, a huge robot, who's always holding a book similar to the Bible. Quiet and comprehensive, he is the opposite of Machina, and so, he is also a perfect "supporter" ( I don't know how to say it in english, sorry guys ) for Machina, taking care of the thing that she wouldn't bother to do.
The third, main character, is luke, who's just a bothering character for the moment, a coward, crybaby guy. His parents were killed by a clockworkers, and because of that, he want to be stronger. When Deus and machina kicked the one responsible for his parents death, he started to following them around.
Since it's a young character, his personnality is right, but I wish he had a bigger role in the events. It's the only male character (yep, for the moment, most of them are female or clockworkers or also female clockworkers).
The sole exception is a guy who's looking like Viral from gurren lagann, and on who the authors seems to have worked a lot. He has one of the most original fighting style I have seen in all the manga I have read so far.
So, to conclude on the character, I will say they are all good, with flaw, and no a single of them is really stereotypical.
Enjoyment : I'm really enjoying this manga so far, I'm just waiting the moment when Luke will stop to be a crybaby, and begins to take actions. I wish he could get older too. At this point of thestory, he seems to be 10 years old, i would prefer a 15/16 years character... Thre is not many chance for that to happen, thus. *sigh*
In conclusion, I would just say that it's a great start for this manga, even if the author doesn't seem to really care about the meaning of "Deus Ex machina" so far :D
What did you think of this review?