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No. 6, Vols. 7 + 8

November 19, 2014 Leave a comment

Welcome to another midweek manga review. This week, I’ll be taking a look at No. 6, Vols. 7 + 8, but first, some news…

And now, onto this weeks review of No. 6, Vols. 7 + 8

No. 6, Vol. 7No. 6, Vols. 7 + 8
Story by Atsuko Asano, Art by Hinoki Kino
Kodansha Comics
Rating: Teen (13 +)

Raised in the luxury of No. 6, a seemingly utopic city, Shion’s life changed forever when he helped a young fugitive by the name of Rat evade capture by the city’s authorities. Nearly a decade later Shion’s accused of murder and is forced to flee No. 6 with the help of Rat. No. 6, Vols. 7 + 8 sees the duo conduct a daring rescue operation, as they infiltrate No. 6’s Correctional Facility in hopes of freeing Shion’s childhood friend, Safu, from its depths. As they uncover the horrors of the Correctional Facility the duo are pushed to their physical and emotional limits as this manga adaption of Atsuko Asano’s light novels careens towards it’s climax in style, thanks to the visual stylings of Hinoki Kino!
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Fairy Tail, Vols. 40 + 41

November 7, 2014 1 comment

Welcome to a belated midweek manga review! Apologies for the lateness of this, I was swamped under some school work. This week I’ll be looking at two volumes of Hiro Mashima’s Fairy Tail with my review of Fairy Tail, Vols. 40 + 41! But before we get to that, here’s a few news items that have caught my eye from this past week…

The extra days gave me more time to gather some news items it seems. Hopefully that won’t mean next week will be exceptionally sparse. Anyway! On to my review of Fairy Tail, Vols. 40 + 41!

Fairy Tail, Vol. 40Fairy Tail, Vols. 40 + 41
By Hiro Mashima
Kodansha Comics
Rating: Older Teen (16 +)

For the last ten volumes, Hiro Mashima has introduced us to dozens of new characters and factions as part of the Grand Magic Games arc. Now, at long last, the arc reaches it’s climax as Fairy Tail battles not one, but seven dragons! There’s no rest for our intrepid heroes though, as the survivors soon find themselves targeted by a new threat emerging from the shadows!
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Monster Soul, Vol. 2

October 22, 2014 1 comment

Welcome to another midweek manga review! This week I’ll be taking a look at the second and final volume of Hiro Mashima’s Monster Soul, but first, some news…

And now, the midweek manga review of Monster Soul, Vol. 2!

Monster Soul, Vol. 2Monster Soul, Vol. 2
by Hiro Mashima
Kodansha Comics, 192 pp
Rating: Teen (13 +)

Created by Fairy Tail’s Hiro Mashima, Monster Soul is set in a world known as Elvenland following a war between Monsters and Humans. The Monster’s lost and are now forced to the edges of the world, shunning contact with outsiders. The series focuses on the adventures of an elite Monster squad from the war known as Black Air. The final volume of the series, Monster Soul, Vol. 2, finds the members of Black Air stumbling upon an injured human boy, Selsh. After hearing how a monster squad known as Drei Kommandos kidnapped the people of Selsh kingdom, the members of Black Air volunteer to help him in his quest to rescue them. They quickly discover that it’s a quest that will take them to Hell itself!
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Vinland Saga, Vol. 4

October 8, 2014 1 comment

It’s midweek manga time! With Vinland Saga, Vol. 5 hitting this week, I thought now would be a good time to take a look at Vinland Saga, Vol. 4. First though, some news…

And now, my review of Vinland Saga, Vol. 4.

Vinland Saga, Vol. 4Vinland Saga, Vol. 4
by Makoto Yukimura
Kodansha Comics, 432 pp
Rating: Teen (13 +)

In many series what happens the fourth volume of Makoto Yukimura’s Vinland Saga would be the big climax that we’ve been waiting for. Everything from the previous volumes has been leading up to the seismic events of this volume which promise to change the face of the series. Big boasts to be sure, but they’re absolutely and totally valid. Prince Canute confronts his father, King Sweyn, as his forces conspire to place him upon the throne so that he may create his dreamed of Heaven on Earth since God won’t. Caught up in the political machinations of the royal family, Thorfinn’s quest for vengeance seems like a small and nearly forgotten piece in a much larger puzzle. Will he ever avenge his father’s death at the hands of Askeladd?
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The Heroic Legend of Arslan, Vol. 1

September 25, 2014 1 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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Attack on Titan: Before the Fall, Vol. 2

September 10, 2014 2 comments

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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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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