First Impressions: Stealth Symphony, Chapter 1


Stealth Symphony is another new series that has just started in Shonen Jump in the last few weeks. The story for this one has been written by Ryohgo Narita (Durarara!!) and illustrated by Yoichi Amano.

Chapter one of this series follows Jig, who sets out on a quest to Jinbo-cho to find someone who can break his curse. Jig’s curse being that a life support system he was given while ill as a child has the capability to prevent any harm to him, and redirect it twice fold to where it came from. This has resulted in the abandonment of Jig by his family and being shut out of the social community of his home town. The first chapter finds Jig arriving in the town on Jinbo-cho and hiring a security guard, an invisible man by the name of Troma Yabusame, to protect those around him as he searches for a sorcerer who can break his curse.

The story in chapter one was alright. It’s interesting, but in all honesty didn’t leave much of a lasting impression. I’ll read on for now for the purpose of a second review, but I don’t think I would have any missed feelings if I stopped reading from here. By all means do go check it out if your interested in this sort of story, it’s probably just not to my taste.