Attack on Titan: No Regrets, Vol. 2

February 23, 2015 1 comment

Attack on Titan: No Regrets, Vol. 2Attack on Titan: No Regrets, Vol. 2
Art by Hikaru Suruga, Story by Gun Snark (Nitroplus)
Kodansha Comics, 192 pp
Rating: Teen (16 +)

After an impressive first outing Levi and his friends are feeling pretty confident about their skills and their chances at completing the mysterious mission they’ve been tasked with. As Captain Erwin leads the Survey Corps beyond the wall in a test of the Long Distance Scouting Formation, Levi prepares to make his move. Unfortunately for him, this is Attack on Titan and things have a tendency to go horribly wrong very quickly. From Hikaru Suruga and Gun Snark comes the conclusion to Attack on Titan: No Regrets.
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Kotoura-San, Vol. 2

February 19, 2015 1 comment

Welcome to another midweek manga review! Before we get to the usual news and featured review I wanted to take a moment to mention a change in my regular posting schedule. For the foreseeable future the Wednesday review is now being bumped to Thursday. With that out of the way, onto some news!

And now onto this weeks review of Kotoura-San, Vol. 2!

Kotoura-San, Vol. 2Kotoura-San, Vol. 2
By Enokids
DMP/Emanga, 146 pp
Rating: Teens (13 +)

What started out as a light, warm comedy takes some rather dark and disturbing turns in Kotoura-San, Vol. 2! With her new social life and circle of friends, things seem to be going rather well for the young school girl psychic Kotoura. Unfortunately for her things take a turn for the worst when she crosses paths with a serial killer! Torn between her desire to help, her inability to actually provide proof for what she knows, Kotoura and her friends find themselves struggling to deal with the murders and Kotoura’s ever growing sense of guilt and responsibility.
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Attack on Titan, Vol. 14

February 16, 2015 1 comment

Attack on Titan, Vol. 14Attack on Titan, Vol. 14
by Hajime Isayama
Kodansha Comics, 192 pp
Rating: Teen (16 +)

Attack on Titan takes an even darker turn in this volume as the Survey Corp find themselves stretching their morality and humanity to the breaking point. Meanwhile a figure from Levi’s past comes back to haunt him, ushering in a whole new threat for Eren and his comrades to deal with. All this means that Attack on Titan, Vol. 14 is full of what we’ve come to expect from Hajime Isayama, big reveals, big twists and crazy action sequences!
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From the New World, Vol. 7

February 5, 2015 2 comments

Welcome to my slightly belated midweek manga review of From the New World, Vol. 7! Living in the North East these past few weeks have meant being buried under snow, between the shoveling, raking and classes I’ve fallen a little behind my intended Monday/Wednesday posting schedule, but at least I’m still getting two out a week. At any rate, before we get the main event, enjoy these few news items…

And now onto this weeks review of From the New World, Vol. 7!

Cover for From the New World, Vol. 7From the New World, Vol. 7
Story by Yusuke Kishi, Art by Toru Oikawa
Vertical Comics, 212 pp
Rating: Teen (16 +)

From the New World, Vol. 7 is the final volume of Toru Oikawa’s adaption oh Yusuke Kishi’s award winning novel. Like many of the current Kodansha and Vertical Comics titles, this was originally serialized in Bessatsu Shonen Magazine, alongside the fan favorite Attack on Titan and the critical darling Flowers of Evil. Set in a post apocalyptic world populated by psychic humans and mutant animals, From the New World, Vol. 7 brings an end to the trials and tribulations of Saki and Satoru as they engage in their final showdown with the Squealer, the Morph Rat leading the revolt against the human population.
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Kimagure Orange Road, Vol. 4

February 2, 2015 Leave a comment

Page from Kimagure Orange Road, Vol. 4Kimagure Orange Road, Vol. 4
by Izumi Matsumoto
DMP/Emanga, 190 pp
Rating: Teen (13 +)

Izumi Matsumoto’s shonen rom-com classic, Kimagure Orange Road delivers more of the hijinks you’ve come to expect from the series. Consisting of awkward moment after awkward moment as the love triangle between Kyosuke, Madoka and Hikaru settles into a groove, this volume sees the trio wrestling with work, school events, misunderstandings and more.
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Vinland Saga, Vol. 5

January 29, 2015 1 comment

Before we get to my midweek manga review of Vinland Saga, Vol. 5, have a few news items that caught my attention in what seemed like a rather slow news week.

And now onto this weeks review of Vinland Saga, Vol. 5!

VinlandSaga5Vinland Saga, Vol. 5
by Makoto Yukimura
Kodansha Comics, 448 pp
Rating: Teen (13 +)

Makoto Yukimura’s Vinland Saga enters into a new phase as, what fans have dubbed, “The Farmland Saga” gets under way with volume five! Thorfinn, once a deadly and determined fighter driven by a need for vengeance is now a broken man, serving as a slave on a farm working day to day with nary a hope or dream to sustain him. Filled with Apathy, Thorfinn finds himself attracting some unwanted attention from the farm’s overseers, attention which forces him to confront his past if he has any hope of a future.
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Knights of Sidonia, Vol. 12

January 26, 2015 3 comments

Knights of Sidonia, Vol. 12Knights of Sidonia, Vol. 12
By Tsutomu Nihei
Vertical Comics, 212 pp
Rating: Teen (13 +)

Tsutomu Nihei’s bizarre sci-fi/mecha/harem series trucks ever onwards to it’s weird biological horror field future with Knights of Sidonia, Vol. 12! Nagate and his companions in the Garde squads are assigned to the newly created defense cruiser, Mizuki, as it launches from the Sidonia to undertake a scientific mission involving a nearby sun. As one would expect this hardly goes off without a hitch and soon the Mizuki, Nagate and the rest of the Garde pilots find themselves up against a horde of the biological nightmares known as the Gauna.
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