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Reviews Comments: Not what I expected. Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou whole series review by Antiguo

For all the hype to the background it seems.... amateur. Fake. Or just so-so.

Seriously, I had seen better background in works of Seinen that this. There is no sense of depth, of emotion or beauty beyond what you can find in a streeth painting made with watercolors. Maybe I'm spoiled by Digital works from Deviant Art and such, where the is a monolith sense of awe (like Shadow of the Colosus) and a vibrant, ancient, hearth grenching punch by looking at it, like this or this or even this. Maybe what one needs is an special mentaility and sense of nostalgia to be capable of inmerse in this world.

Whathever it is, I don't posses it and without it, it's a pretty boring work. I say, give it a check but take with a pinch of salt the gushing review of this Page.

Carry on.


  • maninahat
  • 6th Oct 11
Do you read a lot of manga? I ask because most manga is done in a similar style, albeit often less picturesque. I think we have to adjust our expectations when looking at a different format.
  • Winter
  • 6th Oct 11
I think you were looking for something that just isn't in this series. I would like to know what gave you the idea that there was any resemblance between YKK and Shadow of the Colossus or that it carried a "vibrant, ancient, hearth grenching (sic) punch." The gushing on the page quite clearly indicates that it is none of those.
  • Dentaku
  • 8th Jan 12
Making beautiful art does not mean that you need to throw everything at the viewer. It can also be precise and subdued, like in this case, and still the artwork of Yokohama Kaishi Kikou is filled with numerous touches which make it come alive. Aside from that, this is a manga, so there is still a story to be told.

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