Fragments of Horror

June 22, 2015 1 comment

Fragments of HorrorFragments of Horror
by Junji Ito
Viz, 224 pgs
Rating: Teen + (16 +)

For the first time in nearly a decade, Junji Ito returns to the horror genre with Fragments of Horror, a new collection of short stories of the macabre, bizarre and horrifying. Best known for his horror masterpieces, Uzumaki and Gyo, Junji Ito is one of the most well known creators of horror manga in the U.S. Will Fragments of Horror live up to the expectations and reputation of the previous works of his released here?
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Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches, Vols. 1 + 2

June 18, 2015 1 comment

Welcome to another midweek manga review, here at Sequential Ink! This week I’ll be taking a look at the Kodansha Comics of Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches, but before we get to that, some news from the past week.

And now, onto the featured review of Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches, Vols. 1 + 2!

Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches, Vol. 1Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches, Vols. 1 + 2
by Miki Yoshikawa
Kodansha Comics
Rating: Older Teen (16 +)

By sheer accident, high school bad boy, Ryu Yamada discovers he has the ability to swap bodies with Urara Shiraishi, the class genius! What ensues is two volumes of hijinks, self discovery, bonding and more! Who knew body swapping could be so much fun? Well, apparently Miki Yoshikawa did and the proof is in Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches, Vols. 1 + 2!
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Attack on Titan: Kuklo Unbound

June 15, 2015 Leave a comment

Attack on Titan: Kuklo UnboundAttack on Titan: Kuklo Unbound
Created by Hajime Isayama, novel by Ryo Suzukaze, art by Thores Shibamoto
Vertical Comics, 300 pgs
Rating: Not Rated

Set some 70 years before the events of Attack on Titan, Attack on Titan: Kuklo Unbound details a turning point in humanity’s struggle against the implacable Titans, a turning point that comes with a most unexpected backstory. Following a rampage by a Titan through Shingangshina district, a lone child emerges from his dead mother’s womb. Dubbed the Titan’s Son, Kuklo, he will go on to create an art that will change the world of Attack on Titan for all time. From Ryo Suzukaze and Thores Shibamoto, comes an untold tale from the history of Hajime Isayama’s Attack on Titan!
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Witchcraft Works, Vol. 3

June 11, 2015 1 comment

It’s still Thursday so it still counts as a midweek manga review! Apologies for the tardiness though. Very slow news week, but I still managed to find a few items of interest this week…

And now, onto the featured review of Witchcraft Works, Vol. 3!

Witchcraft Works, Vol. 3Witchcraft Works, Vol. 3
by Ryu Mizunagi
Vertical Comics, 190 pgs
Rating: Not Rated

From Ryu Mizunagi comes Witchcraft Works, Vol. 3 and the ongoing tale of Honoka Takaamiya, an ordinary high schooler until he finds himself dragged into a conflict involving many of his co-students who happen to be witches! Honoka’s life is further complicated as he learns that within him lies a powerful and mysterious witch known as Evermillion, making him a target for everyone!
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Noragami, Vol. 4

June 8, 2015 Leave a comment

Noragami, Vol. 4Noragami, Vol. 4
by Adachitoka
Kodansha Comics, 200 pgs
Rating: Older Teen (16 +)

While Yato struggles with a possible cure for Hiyori’s half ayakashi problem, something’s rotten in the house of Bishamon. Adachitoka turns their eye to what being a shinki entails, the problems that can arise with them, and their relationships with the gods in Noragami, Vol. 4!
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Dream Fossil

June 4, 2015 2 comments

Welcome to another midweek manga review! This week I’ll be looking Dream Fossil from Vertical Comics, but first, here are a few news items which caught my eye.

And now, onto the featured review of Dream Fossil!

Dream FossilDream Fossil
by Satoshi Kon
Vertical Comics, 426 pgs
Rating: Not Rated

Dream Fossil is a collection of fifteen short stories from early in the career of Satoshi Kon, the acclaimed director of Perfect Blue, Millennium Actress and Paprika. Available in English for the first time, these stories from the 80s and 90s range the gamut from sci-fi to slice of life and provide an interesting glimpse into the earliest beginnings of one of anime’s most gifted creators.
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Fairy Tail, Vols. 43 – 48

June 1, 2015 Leave a comment

Fairy Tail, Vol. 48Fairy Tail, Vols. 43 – 48
by Hiro Mashima
Kodansha Comics
Rating: Teen (13 +)

The men and women of Fairy Tail face their greatest challenge to date, when a group of demons known as Tartaros enacts a plan to destroy all magic in the world! Can Natsu, Grey, Erza and the rest defeat these powerful new foes? And if so, at what cost? Hiro Mashima pulls out all the stops to deliver a non-stop action adventure tale in Fairy Tail, Vols. 43 – 48!
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