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Togari

Title: Togari
Genre: Action
Format: 8 volumes
Mangaka: Yoshinori Natsume

Synopsis: In Hell, Tobe has been tortured for 300 years now and his spirit to be free doesn’t show any signs of fading. So Tobe is given a final chance to make up for all his sins he committed while alive in Earth, he must use the legendary sword Togari to defeat and destroy a 108 Sins in 108 days. Now Tobe is sent to modern day Japan, where things aren’t exactly like he remembered and defeat the 108 Sins in time, so he can be free again.

Highlights
Design:
Character are ok but the monsters are great.
Action: Confusing at times but cool.
Characters: Main character with background and developing.
Art: Dark and mood setting.
Ending: Abrupt.

Togari starts up decently and manages to keep me half interested during the first 2 volumes, with a little bit of background on Tobe plus a few interesting battles although I felt somewhat confused during these scenes because of the way it was drawn. Yet the character designs, specially for the Sins do make up for this fault, since they are very original.

The next 5 volumes are where the fun is located at. The plot starts to thicken and more characters are presented as well, characters that will play main roles through out the rest of the series. As for the already existing characters they will be developed more and more as we start to reach the final volume.

And this is where Togari died for me. It was all going so good and it just stops in the climax, at that time, when I flipped the final page, I just couldn’t believe it. I got the exact same feeling I got when I was reading Zombie Powder and I am sure I put the same face and look I had back then.

Don’t even bother with this one, it is not bad because it is poorly written or horrendously drawn, in fact it is not bad at all, it is just unfinished and you will never know what happens in the end. So, why would you bother? Why go through what I already went?

The Rating: 7
7/10

Reviewed by: Dtortot

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