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Rain Jewlitt, known as the Methuselah, is a spaced-out, immortal, 624-year-old man dressed in priest's clothes. He's got eternal youth and a large price on his head... put there by those questing after the secret of his immortality. Machika Balfaltin is a tomboyish, energetic 14-year-old girl who, upon the death of her grandfather, sets out to kill Methuselah, the one bounty her assassin grandfather, Zol the Grim Reaper, couldn't kill. Instead, however, Machika ends up being saved by Rain again and again from other aspiring bounty hunters attacking them both. Sound like the beginnings of an odd relationship? You won't believe where their journey takes them...
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Gorgeous manga with beautiful art and a sweet story. The plot moves along quick, but all the arcs seem to flow into each other seamlessly, rather than being episodic. The mangaka has also more or less done his homework as far as Christian references go, which is a huge plus point - it drives me crazy when bad Western references are put in just for the heck of things. Overall, this is a splendid fantasy story and well worth the read.
I haven't read a manga this good in ... FOREVVERRR >_______<
This manga reminds me of Trigun >__> Vash reminds me of Rain lol XDDDD
There's so much depth in this manga, every character has such an interesting past. The mangaka even took a break from drawing vol 9 to draw a sidestory about Zol. How cool is she?!
The relationship between Rain and Machika is so sweet! I mean at first, I couldn't knock off the feeling of 'pedophile'... but BUT BUT... the bond they build is so strong!
And Yuca, after reading about his past and why he wants to destroy everything, you can't help but wanna hug him and comfort him T_T ... In vol 9 you get to know him a lot better.
>__< I can't wait.. just can't wait til more chaps come out!
No matter what genre your into, no matter how busy you are... you will but down everything to read this. It's THAT GOOD.
This manga is a wonderful mix between comedy and tragedy, something that's rarely done so well. Over the course of these eleven volumes I grew to love and care deeply for almost all the characters, and it was hard to say goodbye. Nonetheless this series is breathtaking and there's something in it that's so pure and honest. The story's not boring at all, either, and it was sure a ride to read through all of these. You really get to know the "villain", too, which I greatly appreciated. With such a beautiful story, along with its own twists and turns, and also compelling and complex characters, this series ranks in one of my all-time favorites. It's weird to say this, but this manga made me cry and laugh at the same time, literally, because I'm so overcome with my emotions. And when everything hits at once (at the climax), I just couldn't stop my tears, and yet I'm happy for all of the characters. This is a beautiful and well-done piece. I hope to read more of this mangaka's work in the future.
... Last updated on May 9th, 2012, 8:32pm
after a LONG wait, finally i can read vol 9 + i loved this series when i first read it back then now i'm gonna read it all again strongly recommend this manga! you wont be disappointed
This was the first shoujo romance I ever read (I really dislike the genre, but finally decided to give it a shot) and it'll probably be the last...cause nothing of the genre can compare! I just love this manga. And this is coming from someone who hate shoujo romance
11 of 10
this is one of the best mangas I've read so far... there are some parrallels with Trinity Blood (which is my number one favourite) and somewhat reminds me of Chrno Crusade (amazing manga!), the plot is simplier, though it doesn't make IR less fascinating and/or addicting!.. I absolutely love the shojo/shonen mix, imo it's the best way to portray the story, because it captivates both male and female readers. This choice of genres fixes the general problem of manga which is mostly too boyish or too girlish, i.e. either lacks feelings between the characters, when you hope to find them or lacks action and is to sugarly sweet. In brevi, I would put 11 if I could.
... Last updated on January 8th, 2010, 7:14pm
Is this seris on Haitus?
The last vol. to come out was vol. 8 and that was in 2007. Did the author drop the series? I hate it when authors do that, especially when it's a super cool manga. This happened with Magic Kaito, Millenium Snow, WANTED, and quit a few other series.
I honestly didn't expect much from this series when I first picked it up. The only reason I bothered to look at it was because of its positive user rating. Turns out the series is pretty awesome! I really like the relationship development between Rain and Machika. Not only is the romance great, the plot is pretty awesome too! My only beef with it is that Catch-22 issue with the antagonist.
-: One of the best :-
I also thought that it wouldn't be so good before i started to read it. But now I know better! This manga is one of my favourites. I love every minute of it. If it doesn't come out here, I will definitely buy it! Maybe I'll buy it just so that I have it in my bookshelf, so that I can read it over and over again. ^_^
can I cry?
Like I said, can I cry?
Well, this is.. so far.. manga that can create tear in my eyes. I couldn't stop feeling sorrow and sadness when Rain started to recall back his memories 600 - ago. It was so heart breaking and to think he can still smile all the way in his 624 Years Old. ( I recommend to listen to Close Your Eyes song while reading this manga). Seems like he smile all the way long but keep the sadness in his heart. How heartbreaking is that?
On happy side, Rain is sooo eye catching and worthy to drool. He has everything and whole perfect package for you to dream about him every night. I couldn't stop laughing when there's time he make silly big grin and stupid things. He seem's childish but on the same time someone you can relied on. How sweet is he?
For the author, I praised Ozaki Sensei. I don't know that female mangaka can create something "shounen" like but have shoujo element in it. The art was perfectly neat, the storyline get along well and also the way Ozaki Sensei expressed everything in this manga.
The reason this manga got 10/10 ( i shud give 10.5 grrr.. ) is :- 1. The art <-- coz' I care about it sooo much before start reading the manga 2. perfectly character development and expressions 3. the storyline and plot goes well and the manga genre know where to show up it's not something show up any time 4. the atmosphere. Read it. Then you know what I'm talking about. (special reason )5. that can create tear in my eyes? Nuff said.
And, I couldn't help it. I love "PURE ROMANCE" type of manga