I’m on Volume Two and already I think Dragons Rioting is a brilliant battle manga. There’s even a little page at the back of Okayado’s drawing of Ayane as a “Dragon Girl.” I thought that was a brilliant touch. =D
It seems that the main fighters are pretty much over-powered. I know Rino was holding back when she fought Ayane but was Ayane holding back in that fight?
Mell was a brilliant addition to the series and because of her we learned more about certain characters, the connections between certain characters and the introduction of a quirky one. The way she punched Kyouka and the way Kyouka punched Mell was pretty darn awesome. The story progressed because of Mell’s introduction and involvement.
I did like Ayane’s training with Rintarou but my favourite part came right at the end when Rintarou and Mell competed against each other when they had to knock down the school building first. That was fun to read. I did wonder if Rintarou could become a dragon and I think it was fitting that Mell was the one who broached the subject.
Ayane is still my favourite. She’s cute, even when she is serious. I get the impression that she’s been given the Piccolo and Kakashi treatment. By this I mean that Ayane is super strong but so far her battles are all about making her opponent look powerful. However, Ayane is still strong, even in defeat and/or when she’s at a disadvantage.
There weren’t as many battles in this book but the story and funny moments made up for it. =)