Hoshi no Samidare!
The world is in mortal peril. Sir Noi Crezant, the Lizard Knight, has been sent to gain the aid of the great warrior Amamiya Yuuhi in hopes of finding the Princess Samidare and protecting the planet from the incredible 'Biscuit Hammer' poised to crack the Earth in two. Unfortunately Yuuhi wants no part of it, and the Princess doesn't prove to be the shining 'hero of justice' role model that Noi had hoped for.
Why You Should Read This:
Hoshi no Samidare (a.k.a Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer) takes what seems like a cheesy shounen romance-action series into something truly spectacular. The basic premise is your typical cynical protagonist meeting a "princess" and saving the world with their team of justice. What makes this series shine above others is its well-developed cast and the excellent pacing. Usually when you have an assembly of a dozen characters on a team, only a handful of them gets any real screentime and even less are anything memorable. Yet, this series managed to make every single character memorable, without sacrificing the charm of our hero. The story is really well told, and although its not too serious or intense (the biggest threat is literally a hammer trying to strike down on earth ) it doesn't forget to deliver strong messages at critical moments.
If you are looking for a great coming-of-age story with great cast and touchy moments while always maintaining a wacky atmosphere, this is it. It is a great classic that everyone should try. Honestly, it is a great tragedy that this never got an anime.
Edited by DaEvilWithin, 04 February 2015 - 01:40 AM.