Mar 24, 2012
WARNING: SPOILERS INCLUDED.
Red Lion has got to be one of the silliest things I've read so far. It's ridiculous how all of the guys fall for this kind of protagonist.
Meet Eisul, the strongest girl ever and someone who speaks her mind. She stands up for people, a tad heroic. She moves to a new place to rid of her past name the 'Red Lion.' People from her past show up to ask her for help; everything turns out all right as she always beats down the people who have some sort of ill-will against her. Many guys fall for her. Her secret of 'Red
Lion' is still disclosed even though people have seen her get into many fights and other boys mentioning that name. The manga isn't anything special; it's cliche. But I guess it is refreshing to see a girl who isn't a damsel in distress.
In addition, a part that was annoying to see was that there was no character development too. I mean the guys who Eisul have rejected constantly come back proclaiming their love for her, even at the end it's like that. The ending didn't even seem like an ending to me. It was truly open-ended. Throughout the manga I was waiting for a 'true' problem. What I mean by a true problem is one that would have a guy completely beat her and she'd have to train or admit defeat. She NEVER lost in any fight even if it was like 1v30+. So yes that kind of problem never happened and the only time when she needs a guy to save her, he's conveniently there and the only reason why she needs help is when she's asleep or rendered useless from using her arms/legs.
The art is okay. It doesn't hurt the eyes or make you get excited. Although, it's troubling when there are three characters that look really similar to each other.
The only thing I find redeeming about this manga is that you can read this quickly as things happen really suddenly and if an event occurs it's in the span of two chapters.
I got some enjoyment even if I've seen ideas that have gotten used tons of times (besides the one mentioned above, there's the whole 'oh-no I killed my best friend, everyone hates me!).
I suggest reading if you are like me, who writes this in a lot of my manga reviews, who wants to pass the time and does not necessarily mind reading something that's been done before.
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