Fifteen years ago, a set of twins—a girl and a boy—was born to the king of Linevan. Shortly after their birth, a prophecy foretold that when the girl turned 16, she would bring about the end of humanity. To avoid this terrible fate, the king ordered the princess disposed of... scrapped!
She miraculously survived and was raised away from the kingdom that would kill her. But now she has turned 15, and the king's guards have caught wind that she's still alive... and they set out to finish the job!
What happens when the world is against you and all that you have left is your brother and sister? That is somewhat the main story plot to this manga as it was in the anime. Although they have some things that are very similar to each version, the manga seems to have something a little different that I didn’t quite like. I’m not sure exactly what it is, it’s just a type of feeling you get when a story you like has been changed. It’s not really that bad but different. I think part of the reason was because of the fact the artist was
trying to write the manga from a novel instead of something in his head so the characters feel slightly lacking. I am not sure how the anime had more soul to it when the manga felt bland but I like the anime more.
We meet a lot of different characters who seem to not of been put into the anime for some reason including a Wolverine reject from X-men. Some of the stories that the characters give seem to be the same rehashing of losing a brother or sister, losing family members and so on. I guess this was a good thing to have something that the characters could connect to but sadly, it also feels like they reused the story. Sometimes they would talk about what happens a couple years into the future but I do have to ask why they talked about that in the second book if Pacifica was supposed to end the world? Wouldn’t that mean that nothing happened? I guess it would lead you to wonder weather she died or something but again, it just feels like it was a bit strangely put.
If you were thinking that this story was going to be exactly like the Anime, this is where you would be fully wrong. In fact, it doesn’t even have a ending so to speak. It feels like just small bits of the whole story where they meet this person and that person. Every story arc had them meeting someone (most of the time someone who wanted to kill Pacifica), them attacking, they get away, a break in action when the person after them tells their story, and then the attack once again for a natural ending. It was bland and pretty standard. We didn’t get much of the background story, no amazing fighting with dragoons like in the anime (not sure if that was in the novel or not), and no real underlining story except for the idea of protecting ones family no matter what.
The artwork is beautiful but pretty typical. Sometimes I had a hard time figuring out who the characters were because of how black some of the lines where and the eyes seemed slightly dead a lot.
To humor the writer, I'd have to say that this is a scrapped story.
A princess that the king wanted to get rid of because of a prophesy, is being hunted down by assassins (nothing new) and just (JUST? Seriously?) when she lost hope (which doesn't show) a Goddess comes along and says that the princess; who refers to herself as 'the scrapped princess' (that couldn't have gotten any lamer); is actually the last hope of the world (REALLY? Unbelievable) and says another prophecy (isn't that the same reason this whole thing started? Does no one learn from mistakes?).
The characters were plain and unexpectedly stereotypical, with
new characters entering and leaving since their weak role had ended. It was almost like a sequence, completely unsurprising and almost everything is expected.
It lacked the ability to surprise the reader, killing the mood.
The art was the usual, mediocre art BUT with a little more details however inspite of the effort to add details, the characters features were almost bulging so not really a big enough made to salvage the art.
I don't enjoy stories that are unoriginal and don't have twists nor suspense and coincidentally, that's were this story falls.