Kotoura-San, Vol. 3

March 9, 2015 Leave a comment

Kotoura-San, Vol. 3Kotoura-San, Vol. 3
By Enokids
DMP/Emanga, 138 pp
Rating: Teens (13 +)

Kotoura and her friends struggle to deal with their involvement in a string of killings and come up with a plan to aid the police investigation. Time waits for no man or woman however, and Summer is fast approaching with its promise of fun in the sun… Assuming that Kotoura and her friends survive that long, that is! After the surprisingly dark turn of Kotoura-San, Vol. 2 with the introduction of a serial killer plot line, Enokids slowly begins to turn things down a notch as he returns to the series’ adorable, relationship based, comedic roots in Kotoura-San, Vol. 3!
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Attack on Titan: Before the Fall, Vol. 3

March 5, 2015 1 comment

Time for another midweek manga review from yours truly! This week I’ll be taking a look at Attack on Titan: Before the Fall, Vol. 3, but before we get to that, some news!

And now onto this weeks review of Attack on Titan: Before the Fall, Vol. 3!

Attack on Titan: Before the Fall, Vol. 3Attack on Titan: Before the Fall, Vol. 3
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 +)

Kuklo’s desire to see a Titan, led him to stow away in a wagon during a Survey Corp expedition and now, much to his dismay, he’s getting his wish! Meanwhile, Sharle discovers that her attempt to help Kuklo may ultimately lead to a fate worse than that she sought to rescue him from. Satoshi Shiki and Ryo Suzukaze’s look back into the long forgotten past of Hajime Isayama’s continues with Attack on Titan: Before The Fall, Vol. 3!
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Ajin: Demi-Human, Vol. 3

March 2, 2015 Leave a comment

Cover to Ajin: Demi-Human, Vol. 3Ajin: Demi-Human, Vol. 3
By Gamon Sakurai
Vertical Comics, 200 pp
Rating: Not Rated

Sato’s attempt to rescue Kei from the Japanese government continues, but soon Kei’s forced to make a choice that might leave him at odds with his would be rescuer. Elsewhere in the facility, scientists face off as amid the chaos and slaughter as they debate the nature of the mysterious Black Ghosts. Gamon Sakurai’s Ajin: Demi-Human, Vol. 3 continues to ramp up the action and tension while offering us teasing glimpses into Sato’s true motivations and the childhood of Kei.
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Brave 10, Vols. 7 + 8

February 26, 2015 Leave a comment

Welcome to another midweek manga review! This week will see an end to Kairi Shimotsuki’s Brave 10, but before we get to that have some news!

And now onto this weeks review of Brave 10, Vols. 7 + 8!

Brave10v8Brave 10, Vol. 7 + 8
by Kairi Shimotsuki
Rating: Young Adults (16 +)

After 8 volumes Kairi Shomotsuki brings the Brave 10 to an end. After protecting Isanami and her mysterious power from a number of different warlords, Sanada has finally assembled all 10 of his warriors only to be faced with a betrayal from within. This betrayal was merely a prelude to an all out assault from the Iga Grotesque Five, an elite group of ninja led by Hattori Hanzo with designs on capturing Isanami and using her power to change the fate of the world. It all hangs in the balance with this final two volumes full of blood, action and battles!
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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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