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Shadow Star Narutaru vol. 1 back to product details

Very, very, very intense and disturbing, but no ending!
written by autarch April 29, 2005 - 12:25 PM PDT
7 out of 7 members found this review helpful
[Based on watching the fansub ...]

The first episode of this show will make you think it is cute. It is *so not* cute at all. This show has a lot of really, really disturbing violence.

The story explores what happens when children and teens suddenly acquire a lot of power (violent power) but without any moral guidance. It's viewpoint is very dark, but I think it's right on. Unlike in so many shows, most of these kids are not motivated to uphold justice or save the world.

About the only thing that makes this watchable is that the main character _does_ have a strong sense of morality.

The big downside is that this series has no ending. It was adapted from a manga that was still ongoing at the time (and maybe still is?), and only covered the first 40 chapters out of more than 100.

Rumor has it that a second series may be forthcoming. I certainly hope so.


(Average 6.70)
20 Votes
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