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"Stop your evil deeds and take the right path!" That is the creed of Youko Tama and her younger step brother, Jinka Sendou. The two demon siblings travel the country to stop the deeds of all evil doers, along with a scaredy-cat swordsman they picked up along the way, Hyoudou Shinsuke. During their travels, they will come across a monk organization with more than suspicious methods and they'll soon be at war.
战国妖狐 戦国妖狐 Hồ Ly Thời Loạn Sengoku Yoko Warring States Youko
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It becomes better and better
Every character is wonderful, i could say that is probably because there is not a main lead, so every one of them gets especial attention by the mangaka. I just reread all the chapters, and i was urged to post this, just give it a chance. I wonder if this will ever stop getting better and better.
i have a slight issue with the really cheesy way a lot of the dialog goes, so i knocked off a tenth of a point. Everything else i loved. the art has a very noticeable unique feel to it(and it fits the story pretty well), the characters are interesting to say the least, the story actually provided some developments that surprised me.... and the way they handled the maincharacter was amazing. he doesnt win his victories through stupid last minute shounen powerups. he has one supernatural weapon, and truckloads blood, sweat, and tears, as his advantageous. Plus though he does make drastic changes, it's not physical powerups... its mental... his somewhat lackadaisical state in the beginning to his midpoint, to his state in recent chapters is like riding a rollercoaster o.o.
... Last updated on October 18th, 2013, 6:44am
It's hard to enjoy the characters to the fullest
I started reading this yesterday, got through the first arc and I was actually bothered at how fast the manga is going.
The dialogue isn't that... good for most of the part. I think the manga feels really rushed to the point that you don't get as much character development as you would hope. It's just a "power through this situation" most of the time, even with the twists it didn't exactly raise the bar anywhere. I think the author fails to connect the characters with the readers. The only person I felt that was worth looking forward was Shinsuke, even now he remains one of the reason to keep reading the manga.
I wish the author took time to give more thoughts on where the manga should head.
Like a comment said here, I also wouldn't recommend it to friends, it's far from amazing and I doubt they'll really enjoy the characters that are currently taking place in the story.
Very nice story, but it has a catch
I really liked the story up until there was this huge turn off/deal breaker for me.
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The protagonist is removed and a very minor character becomes the new protagonist. Like he could have picked any other character we've seen in the story and it would have made more sense.
Art/story/characters was good though, but I just can't read this anymore.
Pre-deal-breaker, I'dd give this a 8/10. Post-deal-breaker, it's rather hard to judge this, since I just stopped reading when it happened, so it would be a 0/10, but there are people who enjoy it and if you're one of those, the story seems to keep on going the same way, so it would be a 7/10 (-1 because of the protagonist).
... Last updated on July 20th, 2013, 1:51pm
Good one. One of the rarer shounens in which characters couldnt outgrowth an opponent after some magical trainings, and the first arc ending twist was quite okay-ish.
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they did train but even with all that training in a time stretching sandbox was just for prolonging the fight then to summon the deux-ex-machina
... Last updated on January 28th, 2013, 8:25am
Amazing! Must Read! 12/10!! Wonderful!!
I have never done this before, in midst of a manga leave it midway just to comment how it was. This Manga is good! People are wrong about the pace being slow to begin with, its fine the way it is. I love this manga!!
EDIT: I take my comment back. The manga is FREAKING AWESOME! It's some what similar to Naruto + Kekkaishi + Vagabond combined....ok maybe vagabond is an extreme case, but nonetheless ITS FREAKING AMAZING!! Cant wait for more chapters.
... Last updated on May 20th, 2012, 7:56am
I kind of quit after one volume... but I'm back.
Let's put it simply: The story is far from amazing. Every chapter for the first five volumes is pretty random and half-assed. I really wouldn't recommend this to any of my friends.
However, if the reader is a fan of Hoshi no Samidare, admire the mangaka, and can excuse the series for its obvious flaws then pushing through countless boring pages will eventually bear some satisfaction. For example, I love the character development, and the mangaka proves that not all growth is positive in nature.
If all fails, enjoy the artwork.
... Last updated on September 30th, 2012, 8:03pm
Just keeps getting better
I'll be frank, the beginning sucks. Its your dime-a-dozen, "weak kid that wants to be strong follows semi-pacifist badass duo" intro story.
But after that the story just becomes a slow roller coaster ride into crapsack territory. The weak kid joins up with the resolve to throw away his humanity only to see how twisted people who lost their humanity truly are. The badass duo are literal monsters who want to become literal human beings.
And don't think that they get what they want through the sheer awesomeness of the cast. Innocent people die. The kid doesn't get the girl. The badass duo doesn't get what they want.
... Last updated on May 3rd, 2012, 8:03pm
I too picked this up after reading Hoshi no Samidare. And while the art style is obviously similar, the story is far different. However, this doesn't mean it is bad. It starts off rather slow, but it picks up pace very quickly. The pacing is strange but not bad. There are no "arcs". Instead, there are simply episode after episode of amazing battle scenes. The dialogue is amazing and profound. I don't even like sengoku era manga yet I was enraptured by this. Try it out, and hold on after the beginning. You won't regret it.
Starts kind of average but becomes great later on.
I started reading this after Hoshi no Samidare (which is my all-time favorite manga) and Psycho Staff. I thought the style of the author was interesting but after reading Psycho Staff I seriously thought he was a one hit wonder if you know what I mean. As I started reading Sengoku Youko I felt it was pretty average and there was nothing specially original or interesting to see. But as I continued to read the quality of the story and characters suddenly increased a lot. The characters which before seemed typical and kind of shallow were given an amazing emotional depth and the story, even though it is not the best in the world, became very entertaining.
Volumes 5 and 6 were amazing. Crazy battles and unexpected twists with powerful dialogue during some of the battles made this manga an amazing read.
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I was blow away when the goddess says something like "Their journey has come to a tragic end." and then the "End of Part 1" appears in big letters I definitely didn't expect any of this.
Even though I liked the twist I'm not sure I like where the story is headed in the second part. I feel like we're gonna have a serious quality drop and we'll have to wait quite a while for it to go back up.
Concluding, give it a shot. I don't think the style of the manga suits most people but I'm sure there are many out there that may enjoy this very much. It is still very far from Hoshi no Samidare though, really far.