TORIKO #251 review


Sorry. I was totally off the mark with last week’s review.

I can’t believe I didn’t talk about the fact that Ichiryu is apparently Midora’s younger brother. That was really silly of me.

Now that that’s out of the way, we can start talking about this week’s chapter. Ichiryu, Jiro, and Midora were all orphans, and Acacia was picked up by Frohze.

So… apparently Frohze’s a woman! I think this is the first time Shimabukuro’s ever really tried to draw an actual “female” character. This is just my hunch, but I think that he isn’t too good at drawing female characters, so he only puts them in as “gag” characters. (See Chiyo-baa, Rin, and Melk)

I think he practiced a lot in order to draw Frohze, and we can really see him putting his all into her. She’s really a mysterious character. Her charm seems to come from some sort of unbalance, or ephemeral quality. Is it only me, or does she have some sort of artistic beauty to her?

I’m going to keep a close eye on her as the series continues.

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Born in 1984, Tanaka’s bought Weekly Jump ever since he was in elementary school. He likes very “classic” shonen series that focus on passion, excitement, and “dreams.”
Currently, he’s really into Toriko. Every day he grins to himself thinking about new ingredients as he posts. His favorite manga are: Haikyuu!!, Berserk, Battle Angel Atlia, Sing Yesterday for Me, Taikashu, and One Punch Man. Recently he’s tried drawing his own web manga.
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