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  • Art Rating: B
  • Packaging Rating: n/a
  • Text/Translatin Rating: n/a
  • Age Rating: 16 & Up
  • Released By: ADV Manga
  • MSRP: 9.99
  • Pages: 200
  • ISBN: 1-4139-0018-6
  • Size: B6
  • Orientation: Right to Left

Najica Blitz Tactics Vol. #01

By Mike Dungan     July 23, 2004
Release Date: August 01, 2004


Najica Blitz Tactics Vol.#01
© ADV Manga


Creative Talent
Writer/Artist:Takuya Tashiro
Translated by:Kay Bertrand
Adapted by:

What They Say
Sweet-Smelling, Sexy Super Agent! Najica is a skilled perfumer for CRI Cosmetics, but her talents include more than creating sweet frangrances - she is actually a special operative for the secret intelligence organization behind CRI. Her mission: pull a sleeping beauty from the clutches of a wealthy woman. It appears to be a routine task, but Najica soon finds out that Lila, the sleeping beauty, is in fact one of a group of rare individuals called Humaritts, and the mysteries of these extraordinary beings are about to lead Najica, along with her super-skilled sidekick, on a mission of their own...

The Review
Please note that this review was done with an uncorrected galley proof and not the final product.

The Review: (please note that content portions of a review may contain spoilers)
Najica Blitz Tactics is based on the panty-filled anime of the same name, though it's not a retelling of the anime. In the first chapter, Lila is captured by a beautiful woman who wants to sell her into slavery for a small fortune, and Najica must rescue her. The woman, however, is unaware that Lila is anything more than a regular human girl. In nest two chapters, Lila and Najica infiltrate a casino that fronts a secret fight club. Contestants are doped up with a new drug that increases their strength, but also slowly strips them of their humanity. The next couple of chapter have Najica and Lila traveling to a small European country that is about to see a handover of power to the teenaged princess, if she can survive that long. It is up to the two of them to see that she does. In the last chapter, the woman from the first chapter reappears to take her revenge on Najica, which turns into a high-action sequence on the highway

Comments
As this is an uncorrected galley proof, I can't comment on the quality of the art reproduction or cover, and they haven't been finalised yet. I can comment on the content of the story, and the original art, though. For anyone familiar with the anime, there won't be any surprises here. Najica fans expect panties, and they won't be disappointed. There's plenty of white cotton on display here, though not quite with the in-your-face intensity of the anime. To make up for it, though, there is an over-abundance of cleavage, with everyone's breasts seemingly having been super-sized for the manga. You wonder how stealthy Najica can be, with those enormous breasts of hers announcing her arrival everywhere she goes. Even Lila is impressively endowed, making her swimsuits scenes nearly worth the price of the book.

The stories are also what you'd expect from Najica. Big, over-the-top action scenes with witty, sexy banter thrown in for good measure. All the stories are original and independent of the anime, so fans can enjoy without feeling like they're simply reading what they've already watched. And people who haven't seen the anime will feel right at home here, as Tashiro gets rigth to the action without a lot of preamble.

Don't look for any great depth to Najica Blitz Tactics. Just enjoy it for the high-action, fanservice fest that it is, and you'll do just fine.

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