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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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Jack Frost, Vols. 7 – 9

August 7, 2014 Leave a comment

Welcome and apologies for this slightly belated weekly review! This week I’ll be taking a look a the Yen Press release of Jack Frost, Vols. 7 – 9, but first, a few bits of pieces that caught my attention this past week.

And now, onto this weeks review of Jack Frost, Vols. 7 – 9!

Jack Frost, Vol. 8Jack Frost, Vols. 7 – 9
By JonHo Ko
Yen Press
Rating: Older Teen (16 +)

About five years ago I read and reviewed the first volume of Jack Frost for the now defunct Manga Recon. At the time I was taken by the slick artwork and intense action scenes, but not much else. After all that time I’ve finally returned to the series with Jack Frost, Vols. 7 – 9. After so long and so many volumes, surely things have improved and the story’s developed nicely! For those who don’t know, Jack Frost tells the tale of a world between worlds known as Amityville. Here souls leave the karmic cycle and take part in the struggle for a being known as Mirror Image. This time around it’s young Noh-Ah, and her guardian in this strange afterlife has been the violent and enigmatic man known as Jack Frost.
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My Little Monster, Vol. 2

July 30, 2014 Leave a comment

Welcome to the weekly manga review here at Sequential Ink! Before we get this week’s review of My Little Monster, Vol. 2, let’s see what interesting tidbits we can dredge up from the San Diego Comi-Con flood, shall we?

And now, onto this weeks review of My Little Monster, Vol. 2!

My Little Monster, Vol. 2My Little Monster, Vol. 2
By Robico
Kodansha Comics, 168 pp
Rating: Teen (13 +)

When we last left Shizuku and Haru, their relationship had taken an odd turn as Haru rejected Shizuku’s request for a date, causing her to vow to make him love her! Robico’s My Little Monster, Vol. 2 picks up immediately after this and continues to explore the tangled and awkward relationship that Shizuku and Haru’s share, while adding further complications such as a potential romantic adversary, and ominous hint about Haru’s home life.
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One-Punch Man, Vols. 1 + 2

July 23, 2014 3 comments

Despite the San Diego Comicon begin right around the corner, the reviews just keep on coming! This week I’ll be taking a look at One Punch Man, Vols. 1 + 2, but first a rather anemic look at news stories that caught my attention this past week. No doubt next week’s line up will be more robust in the wake of the con.

With that brief interlude done with, it’s time for this weeks featured review of One Punch Man, Vols. 1 + 2!

One-Punch Man, Vol. 1One-Punch Man, Vols. 1 + 2
Story by ONE, Art by Yusuke Murata
Viz
Rating: Teen (13 +)

ONE and Yusuke Murata’s superhero comedy, One-Punch Man, is something of a critical darling. It’s garnered high praise from many anime and manga fans, but despite this has yet to really breakthrough into the larger anime/manga community. The series tells the tale of Saitama, a young man who’s trained himself to become a nigh unbeatable superhero capable of defeating any foe with a single punch. Unfortunately such training and power has led him to nothing but incredible boredom, and a seemingly unending hunt for a challenge. Lovingly skewering both Western superhero conventions, shonen manga tropes and tokusatsu shows, One-Punch Man has the potential to be a break out hit, appealing to American comic book fans as well as manga readers.
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