Quote from Aetheus
Dull? A manga about a giant biscuit hammer in the sky
and a girl who wants to punch the earth until it explodes
is dull and uninteresting
? Sure, the plot is "nonsense", but is it any more nonsense than "bunch of guys in black tights who shout stuff while waving swords and reap souls"? Or "An egghead in a bright orange jumpsuit who's supposed to be a master ninja"? Its fiction (and fantasy fiction at that), of course its gonna be "nonsense". You want gritty or realistic, go try that Viking manga.
With that outta the way - this manga series would make a great anime series. It has plenty of action/comedy to placate the shounen demographic, and because its of a reasonable length, the story and characters don't wear out on you (a problem that longer running series like Naruto/Bleach tend to face). Hoshi no Samidare set off with a well defined ending in mind, and it fills up every available moment between its start and finish with well written scenes, good comedy and top notch character development.
Still, I doubt any animation studio is going to pick it up anytime soon. These days, its vastly more profitable to animate a generic moe blob title with plenty of lolis (and perhaps a mahou shojo or three) and then swim in the revenue that the merchandise will produce.
My thoughts exactly! Very well said.
I love this manga. It's my 2nd favorite of all the mangas I read. Unfortunately I know that what you said about the low possibility of animating it is true. I just wish that this would get licensed!!
WHY THE HELL ISN'T THIS LICENSED?!
I'd buy every volume.