besides pasta, besides pizza, besides FERRAI this manga really gives u one reason to fall in love with italy. a manga centred around an up coming mafia boss, and he must be tutoured my a super assasin mafia BABY!!! how many stories have that plot huh?
its a well rounded story filled with action, suspense and humour. some say, the story is pretty useless at the begining, and it was a sad gag, but dont say something u'll regret soon after wards. after the funny side one shots, it takes a more extreme, violent approch. and deep down, i really miss all the comedy...
it is really well and strategically well plan out, especially when wining fights. the battle tacics and the out comes are really clever, beside the usual, attack, dodge, attack, dodge, SUPA POWA then boom. no. they win in very clever ways.
the explainations in the story about special abilities are pretty easy to understand and get straight to the point. when the expected speech of friend ship and love comes into play, it really makes u smile, and think, so the side chapters really did have an impact on the story.
i love the character designs, to the extreme. the chibis are soo cute, u'll try to hug them. and like all good manga-kas, akira amano's artt style does improve as the story progresses. eg. gokudera in the begining looked really cool, but as of chpt 100... FUCKIN HOT!!!! >_<
i cant describe the entertainment it gave me reading this, all i can say is i came back for more, and more. it influence my life too, after i read most of it i had a huge craving of pasta...
and i want to go to italy...
read it, tolerate it, love it.