A young girl named Rahzel is booted out of her house one day by her father with the instructions to 'see the world.' And so her journey begins, However, she won't be doing it alone...for she befriends a stoic young man named Alzeid seeking revenge for his father's murder.
Alzeid and Rahzel are like oil and water...but even still, they feel strangely drawn to one another. This could be either the result of an underlying attraction—or their shared powers with magic. And so, the two reluctant allies travel from town to town, using their powers to help the helpless, while discovering their own respective places in the world.
The story of "Dazzle" as i came to know this amazing manga is very entertaining. From the very first few pages we are aware that the main character, Rhazel is not your typical shy, innocent, weak, cliche fourteen year old anime girl. Her dad kicks her out of the house in hopes that she will mature and become stronger using her magic in a trip without a clear destination until she meets Alzeid. A 24 year old with a dark past. As the story progresses, they meet new people and discover mysteries about themselves.
The art is beautifully drawn and very creative. All the characters wear outstanding outfits that are constantly changed, instead of them wearing the same thing. Moreover, their wardrobe is never repeated.
The manga has a variety of characters, each with their own personality. For example, the main characters: Rhazel is stubborn, strong-willed, and kind. Alzeid is mysterious, unsocial, and very moody (specially in the mornings). And as for Baroqueheat who joins them later in the story, he is humorous, perverted, and carefree. They develop together throught the story they become inseperable.
This is the first manga that i actually had to wait for the new realeases. I read three volumes and from then on had to anxiously wait for the next. The 9 volume currently got published and i immediatly went to buy it. The reason for my loyalty to this captivating manga, is because it not only makes me laugh hysterically, but also because you somehow connect to the characters and the moment you start reading, you become their a traveling companion and will therefore share their deep moments, and heart warming ones.
Overall I really recommend this manga to all manga readers. Boys/girls, if you are looking for action, light romance, or just a funny story, this is the manga for you.read more
I loved this series! It is the epitome of a great manga. for the first time after a long time we come across a heroine who is sassy,funny and is able to take situations into her own hands. The relationships she shares with the other main chracters are hilarious and heartwarming. The plot is spactacular with little fillers, every single manga volume leaves me hanging on to read the next one. it is a pity that the series is not completed yet. i cannot wait for the 10th volume to be released.
One thing about Hatenkou Yugi is that there is major character development. For example, at the start of the story you have the klutzy, annoying main character 'coincidentally' meet an awesome, hardcore character and for some reason I wish someone would clarify for me, they become partners. Now, as time passes, you see that the awesome, hardcore character becomes a flimsy, coward, the kind that just sits there and wallows in self-pity, it's just depressing; WHILE the main character gets an edge and becomes all heroic.
Why couldn't the stupid main character get an edge WITHOUT sacrificing such an awesome character?!
You see my dilemma here?
As well as the awful amount of magic and hexagrams being used in the plot, which flushes down any hope of improvement.
The characters, scratch that, the whole plot is a bit sci-fi-ish which you know, is okay. But I could already see what will happen as the story progresses and well, it isn't boring, it's... Ummm...
You know when a car sputters and sputters and then gives its last echoing sputter, that makes you go "Oh DAMN! No gas!".
Well, I felt like the car, there was no putting fuel to the flame (of SUSPENSE) or ANY gas for that matter; maybe a couple of yawns here and there but no gas.
The art was pretty mediocre, with the overly used vague features and blah, blah, blah. You've heard it before.
I wonder if I have to go: "Hey illustrator dude, you know that there are other characters other than the main character, right? Yeah? I just wanted to make sure, you know, because what little effort you put on the main character; you put even a SMALLER effort on the rest of the characters, which many had thought impossible. Honestly, I wouldn't complain so much if I didn't know that you put more effort in 'letting wind', more commonly referred to as FARTING, than in illustrating. How do I know, you say? Well, you actually put effort in screwing up your face when you fart, that's it. That is the only difference in effort than when you draw and when the after effects of that burrito you ate for lunch kicks in."
Yes, yes, I maybe overdoing it, Lord knows how hard it is to illustrate and yes, (again) I've seen worse illustrations but this goes out to all of 'em. All the illustrators, who think the readers are suckas who don't notice that they are slacking.
Overall, the story isn't good and it isn't THAT bad but it's forgettable, really forgettable.
It's not even boring and it's not exciting, it's just forgettable.
Overall, it's not the worst, definitely not the worst but so far; I've read much, much...
Story: The story for Dazzle or Hatenkou Yuugi (I use Dazzle because it is WAY shorter), is pretty unique and I liked it from the start. Rahzel is so annoyingly awesome you can't help but love how obnoxious she is. And I particularly liked Alzeid's character. Not to mention he's pretty sexy, but that's for the females who read this. For the 9 volumes that I've read, the stories quick and charming and all around fun. It has its serious moments, which are usually ended with something witty either by Rahzel or Alzeid. But you can see its steady development into a good story.
Art: I like the art. I absolutely love it. I believe it's something that hurts your eyes to read at first, but after you start reading it's just unique and rough and beautiful. Rahzel usually has an abundant amount of cute and adorable clothes for a girl on the move but hey. It's manga.
Character: The character's are pretty interesting in that there's nothing I could really hate about any of them. I found Alzeid highly cold and ruthless and I really just wanted him for himself. I think I enjoyed this manga more so for the art which is why my enjoyment of it dropped so much.
Enjoyment: And my enjoyment of this manga is very high. Until we get to volume 8. Let us try a demonstration. If you have the volumes yourself put volume 7 next to volume 8. Take in the covers for a moment here.
See the difference in artwork? From this moment on in the manga I feel like we have a completely new author. I mean the personality of Alzeid does a complete 180 and the artwork is suddenly soft and cute and Rahzel, Alzeid and Baroqueheat look like little kids. Where are the rough edges? Where is tough, cold, silent Alzeid? Why does Rahzel suddenly look like a 7 year old girl to me? Seriously? I mean I loved the manga until I read 8 and 9 and I have yet to read 10 or 11 because I don't want to read it anymore!
I feel like someone gave me a cookie and then took away the last half I was going to eat. That's what it was like going from volume 7 of Dazzle to volume 8.
I liked volumes 1-7. They get a score of 8. Volume 8 and 9 get a 6. read more