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Break Blade Vol. 1 (Break Blade #1)

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Rygart Arrow is the only one in his world who lacks the inherent ability to power up quartz, the energy source that makes all of the machines run. Good thing the King and Queen of his country of Krisna happen to be old college friends! But so is Zess, the leader of the army of mechs invading Krisna. As usual, Arrow feels useless in the face of battle, until he comes across ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published July 7th 2009 by CMX
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In another case of one's familiarity of an anime property driving interest, however reversed, toward their familiarity of the same property in manga form, mecha comic BROKEN BLADE is clever but has only a fraction of the subtlety and entertainment of the animation. The advantages of the OVA/film series are front-of-mind, particularly when gaging the comic's hazy combat sequences and whirlwind efforts at parallel action. The first volume of BROKEN BLADE isn't strong, but it does have charm.

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Jun 22, 2014 Silke rated it it was amazing
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This manga honestly deserves more attention.

The story is about a young farmer who, unlike the majority of the population, can't perform 'magic' yet is still good friends with the young king of Krisna and his wife. When said king asks Rygart for help, Rygart heads down to the capital only to learn that Krisna is on the brink of war with Athena. From then things only get worse when the capital is attacked by a small party of giant golems (steered by magic) led by Zess, another old friend of Rygart
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Dec 17, 2013 Sinai C. rated it really liked it
It was a bit confusing in the beginning to tell who was on whose side. I kept thinking the Athens people were on the side of the king because of Zeus...but nope, nope...that got clarified for me around chapter 3.

I suppose it's like Neon Genesis Evangelion in terms of the robots and the suits and stuff like that, which is a plus for me. I thought that so far all the characters are likable, if a little stereotypical, but likable.

My boyfriend wanted me to read this series, so overall, I'm glad I
Feb 21, 2011 Emmi added it
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I like it. ^^ It's hard to get the names down and who's who, but that's probably because I'm reading it online and the names are different (translated wise) from the English books. The artwork is good, and the characters are developed pretty well (though I'm only on the third chapter).
Apr 18, 2014 Sarah added it
nothing less than I'm already fired with this manga :D
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