That's quite a start. Probably the only webtoon I read that had a really good opening chapter. A lot of manga, webtoon, and manhua - most of their first chapters fail on hooking readers in. It takes time and like most series do, get better as they progress. Not everyone has the patience or time.
You got a cocky, jerk of a guy protagonist who is top of his game. A lot of people target him. The one person who stabbed him took all of his items. This wouldn't happen in a regular video game.
It's a virtual MMO game style. Think of Sword Art Online and Log Horizon.
Art style is very crudely drawn. But I do acknowledge they put in a lot of effort compared to other webtoons. The creator doesn't waste panels. I don't find myself scrolling down past the art style and reading only the speech bubbles. The punkish art style accentuates the protagonist who is a jerk. I wouldn't expect anything cute from this art style.
He gets tricked and his items stolen. He dies and reverts to level 1.
This is the first time I seen fan service in a webtoon. Sex does sell. You need hot men and women or animal people or furries to attract readers.
Back to the protagonist, he has one admirable trait, hard working. It makes most readers sympathetic. I see the video game world has mostly jerk characters, too. It's a vicious toxic world of bad players. I'm not sure if the creator is reflecting that or doing a real in depth commentary on MMORPG games.
Just like Kirito from Sword Art Online, he gets a waifu.
I'm wrong. They manage to draw something cute with this art style.
Our jerk of a protagonist did one kind deed that saved him. I imagine him being a tsundere later on.
I seen that before. I forgot what art technique it was called. I seen it more in western comic books and rarely in manga series.
The protagonist takes a quest to help a player level up for 3 million dollars.
I don't mind seeing real life stuff, but stuff like this ruins the immersion for me personally.
In Ch. 5, we get some world building though this scene and rule contradicts past scenes. Or the cop guy wasn't able to come to the fight last 2 chapters.
Something tells me the creator likes bikini bottoms.
The protagonist allows the young boy take the final kill.
So they are acknowledging in parodying video games with how lewd equipment have better stats than practical equipment. I think the creator needs to double check. That's not a panty. It's a leotard trunk bottom.
We get backstory on the blue guy.
First a harpy and now a slime girl. This series has a monster girl fetish.
Video game got to have some sex appeal.
That's the end of Ch. 10
The series so far is good with battles and exploration but not with world building. There wasn't much exposition on video game mechanics. We do get in game descriptions of items and weapons.
Taka: It's a gigantic mech franchise. I haven't seen Macross myself. I know it's a big one.
Apr 9, 2021 6:17:00 GMT
Old Man Dream: Guess we don't get it. Make things short and sweet: Through some unintentional legal wranglings, Harmony Gold's owned international rights to the Macross name for decades and its Japanese developers, disgusted by the move, had not allowed...
Apr 9, 2021 10:22:58 GMT
Old Man Dream: ...many later Macross anime outside Japan because that would profit Harmony Gold. Macross was one of three anime titles used by HG in the 1980s to edit together the popular Robotech series popular with fans during that time. Under this deal...
Apr 9, 2021 10:24:47 GMT
Old Man Dream: ...later titles in the Macross franchise can finally come stateside with all involved parties finally coming to a truce over how to handle things with the Macross trademark and all later anime in the franchise associated with it.
Apr 9, 2021 10:26:05 GMT
Taka: I see. A global release will benefit it. Gundam did pretty good. The only few franchises that are only popular in Japan but not popular in the west - Yokai Watch comes to mind.
Apr 10, 2021 1:55:16 GMT
Master Menos: F for Respects. DMX did all his work while suffering from a drug addiction, and I almost never knew until a point. I hope his next life treats him far better.
Apr 10, 2021 15:30:45 GMT