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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Attack on Titan: Before the Fall, Vol. 4

July 2, 2015 1 comment

Welcome to another midweek manga review! This time I’ll be taking a look at Attack on Titan: Before the Fall, Vol. 4, but first some news…

And now, onto the featured review of Attack on Titan: Before the Fall, Vol. 4!

Attack on Titan: Before the Fall, Vol. 4Attack on Titan: Before the Fall, Vol. 4
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 +)

The adventures of Kuklo and company trundle on with Attack on Titan: Before the Fall, Vol. 4! Satoshi Shiki’s adaption of Ryo Suzukaze’s light novel continues as Kuklo is sentenced to exile for his purported involvement in the raid on the Innocencio mansion and the death of Dario Innocencio. Once more he finds himself beyond the wall, but this time with none of the protection of the Survey Corps, forcing him and fellow prison Cardina Baumeister, to engage in a desperate nighttime race for safety.
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In Clothes Called Fat

June 30, 2015 2 comments

In Clothes Called FatIn Clothes Called Fat
by Moyoco Anno
Vertical Comics, 268 pgs
Rating: NA

Noko is an overweight office worker who copes with bullies at work and an abusive boyfriend at home, by eating. Unfortunately, this creates something of a vicious cycle, as the more she eats the bigger she gets and the more abuse her co-workers heap upon her. While things look like they couldn’t get much worse for Noko, she’s about to discover that they can. Published in 1997 as part of a weekly magazine aimed at adult women, In Clothes Called Fat is Moyoco Anno’s unnerving portrait of a woman’s struggle with her weight and lack of self esteem.
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The Seven Deadly Sins, Vols. 5 – 8

June 25, 2015 1 comment

Welcome to another midweek manga review, here at Sequential Ink! This time around I’ll be looking at The Seven Deadly Sins, Vols. 5 – 8 from Nakaba Suzuki, but first some news…

And now, onto the featured review of The Seven Deadly Sins, Vols. 5 – 8!

The Seven Deadly Sins, Vol. 8The Seven Deadly Sins, Vols. 5 – 8
by Nakaba Suzuki
Kodansha Comics
Rating: Teen (13 +)

The adventures of Meliodas and the rest of the Sins continue in Nakaba Suzuki’s The Seven Deadly Sins, Vols. 5 – 8! These volumes see the Sins enter into a fighting tournament in an attempt to retrieve Diane’s Holy Weapon, a giant sized war hammer! As per usual, things don’t go according to plan and they soon find themselves embroiled in a battle with some familiar faces who are part of the New Generation of Holy Knights! Revelations, mysteries and more await the Sins in these four volumes.
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