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The Heroic Legend of Arslan, Vol. 1

September 25, 2014 Leave a comment

Sorry for the slight delay with this weeks midweek manga review. Personal things got in the way, but hey, better late than never! This week I’ll be taking a look at The Heroic Legend of Arslan, Vol. 1, but first…

And now, onto this week’s review of The Heroic Legend of Arslan, Vol. 1!

The Heroic Legend of ArslanThe Heroic Legend of Arslan, Vol. 1
Story by Yoshiki Tanaka, Art by Hiromu Arakawa
Kodansha Comics, 192 pp
Rating: Teen (13 +)

Loosely inspired by a combination of historical events and Persian legend, Yoshiki Tanaka’s The Heroic Legend of Arslan is a long running series of fantasy novels set within a fantasy version of the Persian Empire along this world’s version of the Silk Road. This first volume of the series tells the tale of young Arslan, a prince of the kingdom of Pars, as he witnesses the fall of his kingdom, and comes courtesy of a co-production between Tanaka and Full Metal Alchemist creator, Hiromu Arakawa.
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Jormungand, Vol. 11

September 17, 2014 Leave a comment

It’s time for the midweek manga review, here at Sequential Ink! This week I’ll be taking a look at Jormungand, Vol. 11, but first… the news!

Without further ado, this week’s review of Jormungand, Vol. 11!

Jomrmungand, Vol. 11Jormungand, Vol. 11
by Keitaro Takahashi
Viz, 192 pp.
Rating: Mature Readers (18 +)

After ten volumes Keitaro Takahashi’s manga about war, arms dealing and more comes to its conclusion. Koko’s ultimate plan to end war stands revealed, but the fact that it’ll cost 700,000 people their lives causes Jonah to question it’s implementation.
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Attack on Titan: Before the Fall, Vol. 2

September 10, 2014 Leave a comment

Without further ado, this week’s review of Attack on Titan: Before the Fall, Vol. 2!

Attack on Titan: Before the Fall, Vol. 2Attack on Titan: Before the Fall, Vol. 2
Art by Satoshi Shiki, Story by Ryo Suzukaze, “Attack on Titan” created by Hajime Isayama, Character Designs by Thores Shibamoto
Kodansha Comics, 192 pp.
Rating: Older Teen (16 +)

As Kuklo and Sharle wait and plan their escape from the oppressive and abusive Inocencio family estate, outside forces conspire to force their hand ahead of time. Set some 70 years before the events of Attack on Titan, Attack on Titan: Before the Fall, Vol. 2 continues to expand upon the history of Hajime Isayama’s hit series, and explore a previously unknown breach of wall Maria!
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The Flowers of Evil, Vol. 6

September 3, 2014 Leave a comment

Welcome to another midweek manga review here at Sequential Ink! This week I’ll be taking a look at Shuzo Oshimi’s The Flowers of Evil, Vol. 6, but first some news items that have caught my eye. Apparently, everything’s coming up Yen Press!

And now onto this week’s review of The Flowers of Evil, Vol. 6!

The Flowers of Evil, Vol. 6The Flowers of Evil, Vol. 6
by Shuzo Oshimi
Vertical, 200 pp.
Rating: Mature Readers

Kasuga and Nakamura’s self destructive cycle reaches its crescendo in Shuzo Oshimi’s The Flowers of Evil, Vol. 6! Following the massive fire and the destruction of their base of operations, it would seem that the jig’s up for Kasuga and Nakamura. When the police show up with the notebook full of their plans things go from bad to worse as the duo decide to simply up their already disturbing plans, taking their destructive urges to an all new level.
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Attack on Titan, Vol. 13

August 27, 2014 Leave a comment

It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time for another midweek manga review! Today I’ll be taking a look at Attack on Titan, Vol. 13. First though, news!

And now this week’s featured review of Attack on Titan, Vol. 13!

Attack on Titan, Vol. 13Attack on Titan, Vol. 13
By Hajime Isayama
Kodansha Comics, 192 pp.
Rating: Older Teen (16 +)

With Attack on Titan, Vol. 13 Hajime Isamaya takes a break from the non-stop action of the last few volumes, and focuses in on the politics within the Walls. Still reeling from their losses while rescuing Eren, Erwin and the heads of the Survey Corp plot their next move. Unfortunately for them their enemy is a bit harder to detect than 15 meter high man eating Titans, as they soon come to realize that there may be no one within the walls they can trust!
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MPD Psycho, Vol. 11

August 20, 2014 3 comments

Welcome to another review here at Sequential Ink! This week I’ll be looking at the returning MPD Psycho. First though, some items from the past week that caught my attention

And now onto the review of MPD Psycho, Vol. 11!

MPD Psycho, Vol. 11MPD Psycho, Vol. 11
Written by Eiji Otsuka, art by Sho-u Taijima
Dark Horse Comics, 224 pp.
Rating: Mature Readers

After several years on hiatus, Eiji Otsuka’s and Sho-U Taijima’s bloody and convoluted tale of serial killers and conspiracies returns with MPD Psycho, Vol. 11! After such a long wait we return to the series with a tale set prior to the events of MPD Psycho, Vol. 1, which fills in some blanks, answers certain questions and raises even more. Old faces return as we learn more about Lucy Monostone and the events leading up to start of this twisting and winding series.
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Sankarea, Vol. 7

August 13, 2014 1 comment

Welcome! This week I’ll be taking a look at Sankarea, Vol. 7, but before we get to that, let’s have a look at what news, announcements and other manga related tidbits have caught my eye this past week.

Without further ado, my review of Sankarea, Vol. 7!

Sankarea, Vol. 7Sankarea, Vol. 7
By Mitsuru Hattori
Kodansha Comics, 176 pp.
Rating: Older Teen (16 +)

After a few volumes off, it’s time to take a look at what’s happening with the romantic comedy/horror series that is Sankarea! With Bub’s condition worsening and acting as a potential prelude to what could eventually happen to Rea, Furuya and Rea take the plunge and agree to head off to the top secret zombie research facility that his uncle and Kurumiya have worked with in the past known as Zoma. Is this a case of the cure being worse than the disease, or will things go well for our duo?
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