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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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I love this series and its characters, but goddammit the first few volumes are pretty average shoujo fare.(though admittedly it has more action than the average shoujo) It isn't till volume 4 or 5 when the antagonist shows up that the series gets amazing.
I really really adore this...
Somehow, I can't understand why I can like this so much. The story may typical (at the beginning) and the character not so great (again, at the beginning). But I really attached to the story. The art is beautiful, the plot is beautiful, the character is great as well. The emotion of each story is simply warm and nice. The atmosphere is sure lovely ♥ I'm a bit shock when realize this is a shoujo. I don't really think about the genre when read this, and I think this is like a allgender manga, which match for male and female reader (but it seem male realize that this is a shoujo ╭(′▽`)╯
I hope this can be published in Indonesia! \( ˆ o ˆ )/ and as well as Ozaki sensei another works!
<3 <3 <3
I love, love, LOVE this series. It was so much better than I was expecting! It was an emotional roller coaster with a FANTASTIC ending. I truley hope everyone reads this series. You NEED this in your life lol. Characters, plot, art and romance, all amazing! 10/10.
I can see why many people would like this series, and the main character isn't too annoying. But this manga just doesn't stick to me. After dropping it for a couple months, I've already forgotten most of everything despite reading at least 5 volumes. ACK I don't really want to start all over again...
But who knows...?
Crap story imo and I get the "ohh this again" feeling from it and I find it to make little sense in general in it's progression, the rest is sub-par too, dialogues and phrases lack luster and chars ain't bad but ain't anything special either. I still half-way through it so it may get better but I doubt it will change from mediocre to good.
... Last updated on April 3rd, 2014, 10:30pm
So I got till the 3rd chapter and was thiking that something is really off. Like reaaaally off. And then I came back here and noticed... Shoujo. Ahhh.... I was a fool once, but now I am a wise man.
Now then, when all the peaces fell into place, could see it in different lights, I will not say that I like it much though. Prequel was better in my eyes.
Oh gawd. Holy molly. Actually I've been putting this on my wishlist for a long time and didn't want to read it at all, but since I was bored, I decided to give this a try and I'M NOT REGRETTING IT!!! The plot is awfully horribly good. It's too awesome for words. I love all the characters although, I hated them in the beginning but hey, they turned out to be pretty good! I don't understand why some people dislike Machika in the beginning since, she is capable of fighting and I see her as a strong female lead. It's not like she goes around acting like some damsel in distress and hauling that scythe for no reason but in fact, she can pull off a few stunts and I enjoyed every fighting scene of hers. I liked her actually. She's an understanding person and when she hugged Yuca during the end, I cried. Yuca is another cute character as well!
Although he was really evil in the beginning but that's because he was in pain...and to see how he has changed so drastically after bumping into Machika and Rain, I think he's a lovable character. I have no complaints about Rain either. He's just as good as he is. Well honestly saying, all the characters are likeable. I can't seem to hate them at all, even the villains. Oh, of course Folk in exception.
And the art is pretty good too! It's really clean and the dialogues isn't all over the place and each scene is drawn out in great details. Seriously, I don't have any complaints about this manga. Plus, this manga made me cry, laugh and smile all the way to the ending. It's just good. You really gotta read this. Honestly. PLEASE!!!
This manga is by far one of the best I have ever read! It made me cry, laugh, and wish there was more. I guarantee that you would love this as well... I'm torn that I finished it, yet glad. A breath of fresh air knowing that i finished reading a wonderful masterpiece such as this... Thank you OZAKI Kaori!
Not the Best
Okay... I wanted to enjoy the interaction between a silly, loving male lead and a boyish (literally in appearance) female lead, but the love was too fast, too simple, and unfathomable. The mangaka tries to show how incredible their love is through perspective of the other characters. she shows how amazed they are or even how jealous they are, but every time I'm left asking, huh? I don't feel it. I don't get it.
It's not all bad. Some of the characters are have depth. I am displeased with the female lead and the way the story is told but there are cute moments here and there, with subtle details that help readers get to know the characters better.
... Last updated on October 11th, 2013, 7:54pm
So. Flippin. Amazing.
When I started it, I was like meh. I guess I must have been prejudiced against Rain's fake glasses. Or something. Cause as soon as he lost them and the manga ka updated her art style a bit and got into the meat of it I realized that what I was reading was something AMAZING. Actually I think the real turning point was when a certain someone was born. So crazy good. If you don't believe me, READ IT YOURSELF. The protagonist goes from being slightly obnoxious to loveable and fun and Methuselah/Rain (and also Yuca) will always have a good chunk of my heart to himself. All the characters are complex and fun, and don't be mislead by your first impression of some of them. They and the story itself have something deep going on that I was able to completely immerse myself in by the end. You'll be crying for them and cheering them on and slapping your face in their behalf before long. It's super exciting, often hilarious, really quite freaky at parts, and the kind of sad that makes you want to give the characters a hug and cry with them. I like the romance too. So sweet. You won't regret sticking with this one if you like a good sci fi fantasy action romance.
note: there is some good amount of blood shed at times, and one or two random top half nude shots, but it doesn't go over the top and the romance is good and clean. For those like me who care to know.