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Beautiful Bitches in the Barren Waste: Gun Frontier Chapter One, Leiji Matsumoto Manga Translated by The Rabbit Reich by Digibro
October 9, 2009, 8:43 am
Filed under: Gun Frontier, Leiji Matsumoto, Manga | Tags: , , ,

‘Sex and violence’ isn’t the first phrase that pops into my head when I think of Leiji Matsumoto or Captain Harlock, yet all of those things have come together nicely in Gun Frontier. (Which you can download here.) The wild west is a man’s paradise. Lawless, fearless, and full of the manliest things known to… man. Guns, sex, and boatloads of death. This is one of those series that makes you wonder how the characters even reached adulthood with all the bodies dropping left and right.

If you haven’t read a whole ton of old manga (which I haven’t) then the style of Gun Frontier is a little odd. The plot moves at a breakneck pace and doesn’t usually make a whole lot of sense, but fuck the plot anyway. The good reason to read this manga is that it’s a fucking riot. Harlock and his buddy Tochiroh just sort of take things as they come and don’t brood too hard on any of it. As Tochiroh explains…

If - the paradigm of infinice

"If" - the paradigm of infinice

That’s a way of thinking I can get behind! The story begs you not to take it seriously, but just to sit back and enjoy the blasting barrels and beautiful bitches. I think the most fun to be had is with the sexy seductress Shinunora. She’s a proud prostitute, and cool for it. I love prostitutes when portrayed positively, so she puts a big ol’ smile on my face.

Takin it hard.

Takin it hard.

And I love sex enough, but boy do I love violence too. Gunslingers go great with bumping bodies, as do sneaky swordsmen with surprising skill.

Midgets kick ass!

Midgets kick ass!

Gun Frontier is two smoking barrels of fun, so I’ll be trying my hardest to keep up with it. As long as the gals are gorgeous and the blades are bloody, I knew there’s a good time to be had.

Many thanks to Anime Kritik both for helping translate this series and introducing it to me. Read his post on the manga to learn how it connects to the lager Leijiverse: Click Here


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“As long as the gals are gorgeous and the blades are bloody..”

Gun Frontier will not disappoint.

Comment by animekritik

Always good to know :D

Comment by 21stcenturydigitalboy




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