I spent a lot of Flame of Recca going, “Man, I would be enjoying this fight scene so much more if Nobuyuki Anzai had not spilled his sexual hang-ups all over it.” Now I know what happens when he doesn’t spill his sexual hang-ups all over things! He makes manga that is kind of perfunctory, with characters he doesn’t really seem to care about. Okay, Anzai, you can have your sexual predators and dominatrices back.
(Not the pedophiles or the thing with the peeing, though. I’m drawing a line there.)
For me the main value of this manga is the knowledge that (spoilers for chapter 107, plus the end of Flame of Recca)( Read the rest of this entry » )