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The Science of Attack on Titan

August 13, 2015 Leave a comment

Welcome to the latest midweek manga review here at Sequential-Ink! There was a brief break last week due to finals, but I’m back on track and looking to return to a twice a week schedule for the rest of the month. Despite the fact that I just welcomed you to a midweek manga review, this midweek review is actually a little different as I’ll be looking at The Science of Attack on Titan, which technically isn’t manga! Before we get that though, some news from the past two weeks…

And now, onto this week’s review of The Science of Attack on Titan!

The Science of Attack on TitanThe Science of Attack on Titan
Written by Rikao Yanagita, Illustrated by Maru Fujishima, Additional Illustrations and Attack on Titan originally created by Hajime Isayama, Translated by Ko Ransom.
Kodansha Comics, 208
Rating: Older Teen (16 +)

As Attack on Titan mania sweeps the world, leading to spin off series, anime series, OVA’s, action figures, games, moves and more, one man dares to ask the important questions! One man dares to ask just what is the body temperature of a Titan, or just how fast does the vertical maneuvering gear move you through the air. That man is Rikao Yanagita and he’s written The Science of Attack on Titan to address just such issues!
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Fairy Tail, Vol. 49

August 10, 2015 1 comment

Fairy Tail, Vol. 49Fairy Tail, Vol. 49
by Hiro Mashima
Kodansha Comics,208
Rating: Teen (13 +)

As the last volume came to its conclusion, all seemed lost. Tartaros’ plan to activate the anti-magic bombs seemed to be unstoppable, despite the efforts of Fairy Tail and their allies. Then, as all seemed lost the dragons returned! Now,Igneel and Acnologia clash in the air as the Tartaros arc comes to an end, but what will become of Fairy Tail? Hiro Mashima brings this story arc to it’s explosive, heart wrenching climax and sets the stage for the next arc with Fairy Tail, Vol. 49!
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Sankarea, Vols. 9 – 11

July 30, 2015 1 comment

Welcome to another midweek manga review! This week I’ll be taking a look at the final three volumes of Sankarea with my review of Sankarea, Vols. 9 – 11, but first, some news items from Otakon and elsewhere!

And now, onto this week’s review of Sankarea, Vols. 9 – 11!

Sankarea, Vol. 11Sankarea, Vols. 9 – 11
by Mitsuru Hattori
Kodansha Comics,
Rating: Teen (13 +)

The climatic volumes of Mitsuru Hattori’s zombie horror/comedy/romance series, Sankarea, are here! After the life altering events at the ZOMA island, Chihiro and Rea return to Japan. Unfortunately, Rea’s memory has been altered and her relationship with Chihiro has fundamentally changed. Struggling to keep Rea ignorant of the truth of her nature as a flesh eating undead monstrosity drives Chihiro to look deep into his family’s past, finally uncovering the truth of the elixir and learning the ultimate fate of his late mother. Will this information prove to his advantage, or is Rea doomed to become a mindless zombie?
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Your Lie in April, Vol. 2

July 22, 2015 4 comments

After a longer than planned absence, I’m back with a new midweek manga review! The past couple of weeks have seen us go through San Diego Comicon and Anime Expo, so there’s plenty of manga related news bits floating around right now. This isn’t all of them by any stretch of the imagination, but these are the highlights that really caught my attention.

And now, onto the featured review of Your Lie in April, Vol. 2!

Your Lie in April, Vol. 2Your Lie in April, Vol. 2
by Naoshi Arakawa
Kodansha Comics, 224 pp
Rating: Teen (13 +)

Young Arima Kosei is forced to confront his fears in an attempt to help Kaori Miyazono in her violin competition. Is this the push Arima needed to regain his confidences and embrace music once again, or will it break him even further? And just what is Kaori to him anyway? Love, music and more abound in the Naoshi Arakawa’s Your Lie in April, Vol. 2!
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Witchcraft Works, Vol. 5

July 14, 2015 1 comment

Witchcraftworks5Witchcraft Works, Vol. 5
by Ryu Mizunagi
Vertical Comics, 186 pgs
Rating: Not Rated

Ayaka and Honoka find themselves between a rock a hard place as they come under attack by a new, powerful and clever enemy. The enigmatic Tower Witch known as Weekend! After swiftly defeating Ayaka’s mother, she launches a explosive plan to capture Honoka, forcing the duo and the rest of the Workshop Witches onto the defensive! Is there anyway to stop Weekend? Witchcraft Works, Vol. 5 sees Ryu Mizunagi ramp up the action and destruction as the new enemy looms!
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xxxHolic Rei, Vol. 3

July 10, 2015 1 comment

AX is behind us and we’re eyeball deep into Comicon, so there’s a ton of manga and manga related news to catch up on.

And now, onto the featured review of xxxHolic: Rei, Vol. 3!

xxxHolic Rei, Vol. 3xxxHolic Rei, Vol. 3
Created by Clamp
Kodansha Comics, 208 pgs.
Rating: Older Teen (16 +)

All good things must come to an end as Watanuki is about to discover within the pages of Clamp’s xxxHolic Rei, Vol. 3. The little mysteries and oddities that have been plaguing Watanuki throughout the previous volumes of the series have been building this moment, when Watanuki is forced to make a choice…
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Ajin: Demi-Human, Vol. 5

July 6, 2015 1 comment

Ajin: Demi-Human, Vol. 5Ajin: Demi-Human, Vol. 5
By Gamon Sakurai
Vertical Comics, 200 pp
Rating: Not Rated

Sato’s war against the Japanese government enters a new phase! Having gathered a group of like minded Demi-Human’s to his cause, Sato escalates his campaign against the mortal Japanese government in a spectacularly bloody fashion. Meanwhile, Kei’s attempt to remove himself from the brewing conflict fails and forces him and his friend, Kaito, to take drastic measures. Gamon Sakurai’s action/horror series Ajin: Demi-Human, Vol.5!
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