The concept of Jing- King of bandits alone is five stars. He's a guy with the swagger of a well-experienced man in the world of stealing but he's a teen. The mere thought of his name in a town make owners of valuable objects pack extra security. Jing doesn't always go after stuff that's worth money sometimes it will be priceless but he's a cool kid and sees it for it's beauty and not it's worth. This is no doubt a hot series but what's the problem with it? Well for one almost everything is a little too easy for Jing.
Even though he's the king of bandits it would be nice to see him have to work a little harder instead of him just showing up at the site and using his trusty sidekick Kir to blast away the enemies with one shot. It's almost as if it's a kids series at times. Then there's the problem with a few episodes that are just plain stupid and pointless and take you nowhere in the story. Even with the flaws I pointed out Jing is still amazing. The animation is fantastic and the story is pretty good but I watched it mostly to see what Jing was going up against. It's a good series but not a great one and it needs some work but it's still very entertaining.
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Keith A Jones (liago4)
Aug 15, 2010
Sep 9, 2013 04:22 PM UTC
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Based on Yuchi Kumakura's popular manga character Odorobou Jing, the self-proclaimed King of the Bandits is a sort of pubescent Robin Hood. He wanders from place to place, picking up treasure and nonchalantly aiding people in distress. He breaks the bank when he breaks up an illegal gambling ring aboard a ghost ship, and rescues a lovely girl condemned to death for the crime of tardiness in Adonis, a city ruled by the "Demon of Time." When the inevitable fight begins, Jing relies on his lightning-fast moves and the sword blade concealed in the sleeve of his outsized coat. Kir, his parrot-like sidekick, transforms into the formidable monster Kir Royale when bad guys need blasting. The tone remains firmly tongue-in-cheek, with Kir trying to romance every girl in sight. (Rated 13 and older, but suitable for viewers 2-3 years younger: violence, brief nudity)--Charles Solomon