Posted by: Raws | April 4, 2011

Manga Monday: +Anima

As you can see this manga features a character with wings!! His name is Cooro (Kuro in japanese) and he can fly!  When I first saw +Anima I fell in love. Unlike those manga that drag-on forever or are on indefinite hiatus this one is complete. It’s ten volumes of awesomeness and characters with animal powers. I must admit I haven’t finished the whole series but now that I know it’s done I’ll definitely be purchasing the rest of them.

Here’s what its publisher -Tokyopop- says about it:

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 bat powers–search for others like themselves while trying to gain acceptance in a world cruel to anyone or anything that is different.

My favorite character is, of course, Cooro.  But only because he has crow power. Crows are cool.  The others each have their own interesting dark pasts and animal powers too.

It isn’t a manga masterpiece, but the concept is unique, the art pretty and the stories endearing. If you love animals or reading about characters with awesome animal powers this one is for you.  There is also a bit of angst and drama thrown in as well.  They are fighting against inequality after all.

Look it up! It’s super cute!


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