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Beings who possess animal-like powers walk among humans in this alternate universe. These mysterious mutants, the +Anima, are shunned by society. Four outcasts in particular--Cooro, a boy with crow-like powers; Husky, a fish-boy; Senri, a bear +Anima; and a girl named Nana, who wields the power of the bat--search for others like themselves while trying to gain acceptance in a world cruel to anyone or anything that is different.
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It's a pretty cute series and I like the ideas behind it. I realize that there's barely any story line. The point of manga is to entertain you, though, and this manga did entertain me quite a bit.
Anyways, the characters were cute and unique, the stories were intriguing, and the artwork was good. I reccomend this to anyone looking for a cute manga about kids (with animal qualities ^_^).
Okay, here's the thing, when I first read the description, it totally got me, and I was even more taken in by the protagonists. It's a very cute and fluffy manga, but it also has another element that really keeps you into it. I HIGHLY recommend it. I think it's adorable and lovely and just...
I like it alot is kinda what I'm getting at.
Light and cute outlook of dark issues
Somehow this manga manages to cast some very dark issues in a cute light, dealing with feelings of isolation of minorities, near-death inspired phobias, slavery and inequality of the world in a cute and optimistic way. It's not got much in the way of plot, focusing more on the personalities of the characters and looking into their background. However it's an enjoyable read after reading several tragic mangas or with elaborate plot lines. Very light and cute with no annoying ecchi or without being irritating.
EDIT: Well I guess anyone reading this should look forward to a long wait since NCIS have dropped it as a project so now we need to hope a new group take it up to finish off the last volume or so.
... Last updated on June 16th, 2008, 2:19pm
+anima has been lisenced in the US by Tokyopop
Kiddish, Disney feel good style. Of coz not my type but should suit Disney fans. (My rating is not a fair one bcoz it is not my type. Wanted 2 rate a 1/10 but that would b sooooooo unfair ;p )
i loved the uniqueness and junk. it was a nice and refreshing story. it also went by tooo quickly, not that she moved by too quickly, i just mean it felt like i read it all too quickly.. 10 volumes? it felt more like 3 or 4.. =) i enjoyed it greatly though. and thought the ending was interesting. =) .. i wish more was explained though, ut.. i guess i'll have to live with it. it is definitely and recommended read if you want something to cheer you up and go by quickly. =) or something a little.. different. =)
that manga is so awsome
simple and clean
easy reading, interesting, and character development is quite good.
A Great Manga
+Anima is a very cute manga, one of the best I've read as of yet. It's a good one to read if you're tired of long and dark plots that are hard to understand. I rated a 10 because I personally couldn't love it more, but then, I usually tend to lean toward the stuff that most people don't like... o.O; I think this is an exception though. ^_^
Childish manga with dark themes.
(Before you ask, this is meant as a NON-SPOILER post for those who are not sure if they want to read or not & to see my opinion and recommendations)
It's a manga about kids, what can be dark about it? EVERYTHING OF COURSE.
So we're introduced to Cooro, an energetic +Anima who is looking to gather up other +Anima to form a gang. The difference from other gangs is that it's a group of friends, and nothing more. We meet people like Husky, a feminine looking guy who happens to be a sire-- I mean fish (Hey author, why in the world didn't you make him a girl?).. Anyways, we got the mysterious Senri who is a bear +Anima that rarely talks but cares for his friends, and Nana, a bat who is the only girl in the group (and you make Nana the girl of the story too author. Where you trying to break stereotypes here? owai--).
So you remember those dark themes? Oh, you've also seen the tags? Well yep, that's exactly the story. A fluffy light hearted story with themes of racism, hatred for different, using others for personal advantages (For those who read, I refer to Cooro's REAL purpose of the group). Still, it doesn't take away from the story. Everyone's purpose is pure, and through each individual character arc we further understand why characters act like they do.
Enough talking, here's a summary (+ = positive, - = negative): +Good story with great character development +Dark undertones & themes which viewers who are into plot can easily identify +Group of friends doing stuff friends do, no lovey-dovey stuff here
-The ending. They should have expanded more on what the hell was going on on the last few chapters.
For recommendations, I'll have to go to something a bit far-fetched (I've only started recording the mangas I've read recently) Defense Devil. Similar themes of people who are looked as evil and bad being the complete opposite.