By Dustin Cabeal
More like "Absolute Dud," right? Anyway, I wanted to like anime based on this manga, but it was just too trope heavy. What really did it in was the fact that it took all these strong female characters and made them weak compared to the main male character... who was pretty fucking weak. It's just a harem fantasy that lacked humor, action, and an original premise. But hey... maybe the manga is better... he typed with raised shoulders.
From Seven Seas
Seven Seas Entertainment is pleased to announce the license of Takumi Hiiragiboshi and Shinichirou Nariie’s Absolute Duo, the ongoing magical battle manga based on the original light novel that inspired the 2015 anime.
To avenge the death of his younger sister, Tor Kokonoe enters the prestigious Koryo Academy, a high school dedicated to training its students to wield Blaze—individualized weapons that are manifestations of one’s soul. While the future of a student is often determined by the form their weapon takes, Tor is an Irregular, whose Blaze appears as a shield instead of a melee weapon. How can Tor possibly learn to use his defensive abilities to fight effectively? That’s when the Duo system comes in, a program where students are paired up as battle mates, classmates and roommates. Tor’s is paired with a silver-haired girl from Scandinavia named Julie Sigtuna, who possesses a power the likes of which has never been seen, and shares his thirst for revenge.
Seven Seas will present Absolute Duo for the first time in print in North America, with the first volume to be released on August 29, 2017 for $12.99 USA / $14.99 CAN.