The main character Udagawa Gosuke has recieved his father's dojo, mainly because his father and older brother were made to commit hara-kiri. He really wasn't supposed to get it simply because he's a second son. 'cause of the way his pops and brother died he's got not a whole lot of self confidence so he practices fencing day by day at a nearby dojo. However because the people at that dojo are asses, he soon tries to invent a dojo and a style for people who just enjoy it.
However what really sets this aside from most Shounen is that the main character male and female are actually married (At age 15 no less!) The girl Utagawa Shino is the younger sister of his senpai, and is a bit...weird to say the least. She makes rabbit masks to help bring in a bit of money, although to say that she's obsessed with rabbits would be an understatement. She claims its because "The rabbits will someday reach the moon." When Gosuke invents his new dojo, he decides to make a style of swordsmanship known as "Rabbit style fencing."
I have been reading this series for a while and now that i've finally completed the thing, i can finally write a review for the manga.
There's one typical thought in everybody's mind when we read historical genre manga. It'll be about some historical characters or the setting will be a difficult point to understand since most of us aren't familiar withe the elements, thus making the manga a difficult piece to understand.
But that wasn't the case with Samurai Usagi.
It starts out with a slow paced daily life setting, but then gets you on a action packed ride for instances filled with mild comedy here and there.
Udagawa Gosuke, basically a kid, is a bushi descendant. After his father died , he decides to look after his father's dojo along with his wife Shino.
between these married kids one can sense the felling of uneasiness and lack of knowledge to support each other. But they still get along well. Then comes the plot, several kinds of people applying to the dojo, the poor conditions of Gosuke cause of being an unknown bushi, anti-heroes, the stuffs and much more, we see these two getting out of their shells and opening up to each other and being happy together is what they only desire.
The characters were enjoyable, setting was good, the plot was good element too.
But there were certain areas where the manga lacked to create an impact, like when there are so many interesting characters to tell their own stories, i felt like they weren't explored so much in the manga.
Story - 7
Art - 9
Overall - 8
There comes your most awaited moment in the manga, the boss fight, and the story ends without it..... (REALLY?)
many things were left unresolved to leave behind a sense of incompletion, BUT!
Even though the manga is half baked, there is still an enjoyable feel to it, and u won't regret choosing this one as Your read when your too free to care for the world~
Cookies or Shakes are highly recommended~! (^-^)/read more