It's not even Raiku's best shounen, let alone the best shounen.
The ending made me cry like bitch.
Really good ending for Gash.
Gash was great manga wise. Too bad the anime fucked up but there wasn't much they could do since Raiku broke his hand. They had to change Gash's VA but that wasn't that hard.
Dobutsu no Kuni was better. Wish it got an anime series or even just an OVA
Please get that shit out of here it turned to crap in the final time skip and it was riddled with plot holes and lack of proper character development/characterization for characters of plot relevance, i.e. Jyuu.
Raiku should be ashamed of that manga and you should too.
>people actually thinking DnK was superior to Gash Bell
You people must be fucking trolling or retarded or possibly both. Triple Giller is probably up there with Clear in being one of the worst shonen villains ever. He belongs more in Kishimoto series then a fucking Raiku series.
Kiyomaru was such an amazing shounen MC.
I love that most battles involved both tactics and pure power.
An ancient weapons weren't an asspull? Aren't you mad that the premise of the story is 5 children from the past are sent to the future to rebuild humanity and we know next to nothing about one of these kids? Literally we don't know why Jyuu was an edge lord or why someone like Olivia followed him. Raiku couldn't have fucking showed us how they met or how he acquired the weapons but didn't.
>Raiku couldn't have fucking showed us how they met or how he acquired the weapons
I sort of liked that.
It wasn't his story and it wasn't necessary to know what adventures he had off-screen. He was the hero of another story.
Jyuu wasn't the main character. I'm sure he had an interesting story, but I wasn't confused by any of it. Ancient weapons weren't an asspull, because they were part of the setup of the story that we were given. Kiyomaru's superpowers felt completely out of the blue when they were introduced, because the world we were given was supposed to be like our own except for the partners. Not to mention the random ability for all of the knocked out participants to lend their power to Gash at the end. I'm not saying that wasn't powerful, or expected as a shounen trope, but it didn't feel justified either.
So, yes, I'd like to see more Jyuu's story, but it's not necessary as part of the story that Raiku wanted to tell, while Gash ended with a powerup that felt completely unjustified.
So what is Raiku up to nowadays?
One thing I fucked loved in Gash was the naming system that was used for spells.
When you looked into that stuff that a lot could be derived from a spell by analyzing its name.
I don't know why, but I keep coming back to this page. I love the idea of taking a spell that we're all intimately familiar with and changing it just slightly at the most important moment.
This is probably an unnecessary comparison but I got to say it...Konjiki no Gash kicks the everloving SHIT out of Shaman King as a shounen battle manga and Takei isn't half the writer that Raiku is.