Shinrei Tantei Yakumo tells a story of a college student, Saitou Yakumo, who was born with different eye colors. His red left eye gives him the special ability to see ghosts and spirits. He believes ghosts and spirits are bound to earth because of a certain 'cause' and simply eliminating that 'cause' will let those spirits will rest in peace. Being asked for help by Ozawa Haruka, they begin the investigation together.
YES YES YES FIRST REVIEW!! :D
Okay. If you are a fan of manga/anime/tv shows that are about crime investigations dealing with supernatural events, then I highly recommend this manga to you, my friend. You will enjoy it as much I am now.
Since it's currently being published, this is going to be part 1 of my review.
The overall of this manga is good but no more. Although there were a lot of things predictable, we follow to the end with the same interest, and they still reserve us some surprises. But i don't know if i'm the only one who think that the characters are somewhat.. bland. They lack depth to their character but i found Ozawa Haruka especially annoying. I mean I don't absolutely need a badass female who kick everyone ass but come on whenever Yakuno tell her to hide and not to endanger herself, she does the exact opposite and if only she ended up doing something but
no she put her life at risk whining and begging yakumo to save her.
Not the highest, but not the worst.
It's a really good enough. Why? Because of it has a good development of the main story by hand of the various cases to investigate for.
STORY: If you are looking for pink romance, this is not the manga that you are looking for, now that the manga it's already end and it rest just 8 chapters to me to end it I can say that this manga has some romance but not how you expect if you are an a romantic person due to this history has centry in the resolution of cases relationed with supernatural events and
of course spirits and murderer's.
CHARACTERS: I read some people disgusted about cliches and the wekness of any or another characters and can't discuss this point nevertheless this is because of the mayority of them are too 'human' characters with his own debilities and sins to comfront. So I can say that this was the way that the creator wanted it gave to this story. It didn't make an undestructible main character, anyone of them is strong enough but together they are better and can afront every situation in front. I found this matter good and reallistic.
ART: The art is one of that kind of art that you shouldn't find in so much manga artist. This is that type of beautiful and dedicated art that you might yourself asking how much time the artist waste in draw it. About the fonds, behind scene's and nature or department structures were so clean to me.
ENJOYMENT: To me I found the story enjoyable and a developed just on the line, maybe sometimes deducing right and another times just been confused. If you don't like detectives, policeman's and crime storys this isn't your manga.
OVERALL: Good. Comparing with a lot of manga's about how to combine crime, spirits, murderer's, trauma's, madness, touches of comedy and romance without get you confused this was a great job done and to me deserves your read and go ahead if you like it.
Do you love detective stories? Ones that keep you guessing who the criminal is? Action filled clashes between good and evil? Or maybe it's a battle of the mind between detective and criminal that gets you going. Whatever your bias, read on for some great recommendations!