Wataru ran away from home to find something. Something fun, something exciting, something different. What he found was all three, with emphasis on "different"! Mian Toris is an enigma, an endearing, buxom redhead with a big sword and a penchant for dog collars and trouble! All the fleets of Helgebard are after her lovely tail, and she's drafted Wataru and his sidekick Babo to be her companions for the escape run. The authorities claim she's the harbinger of Armageddon, with aspirations to destroy the whole planet, but from where Wataru is sitting, she's the answer to his prayers!
Caravan Kidd was published in English by Dark Horse, first in comic book format, for a total of 30 issues, including two specials, from July 1, 1992 to December 1, 1994, and later in tankoubon format, with three volumes, from August 6, 1997 to January 27, 1999.
Caravan Kidd is a little old compared to a lot of the series that publishers like Tokyopop are releasing, but it's still really good and really worth a read. This relatively short series follows a sort of three person "caravan" to an unknown destination, but that's almost beside the point, as the real fun in this manga isn't in the plot; it's in the almost random but always funny events that occur on the way. For example, saving the day by intentionally giving pig-people diarrhea, why not? While I won't go into too much more detail, I should let you know that these events include some crude humor and, of course, a few innocent boobies. So, while this series is a funny and under rated manga, it's definitely not for kids. Though if you're too young to read this manga you're probably too young to get the jokes. read more