Manga Review: Bakuman V 14 by by Tsugumi Ohba & Takeshi Obata @shonenjump @vizmedia


May Contain Spoilers

Akito and Mashiro finally have to face something they haven’t in the past. A villainous rival. New guy on the block Nanamine is a calculating, cunning foe, and though he initially was inspired by Muto Ashirogi, his cavalier approach towards creating manga rubs the guys the wrong way. Offended by both his attitude and his creative process, Moritaka and Akito throw down the gauntlet. They are going to crush Nanamine, and show him how wrong he is about manga!

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Manga Review: Happy Marriage?! V 1 by Maki Enjoji @shojobeat


May Contain Spoilers

This is a free read at Vizmedia.com, so, after verifying that most of the others volumes in the series are also available at my local library, I downloaded it to my Viz app. After all of the sports and fight manga I’ve been reading, I needed a little break, and a romcom looked like a good choice.

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Manga Review: Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Part 1—Phantom Blood V 1 by Hirohiko Araki


May Contain Spoilers

I saw this in the library catalog, so I put a hold on it. When I went to pick it up, I was surprised to see that it’s a sturdy, well made hardcover. This series has been around forever, but it never grabbed my attention. I think it finally landed on my radar when I read the word “vampires” in connection with the story, but who knows what finally caught my interest.

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Manga Review: One Punch Man V 14 by ONE & Yusuke Murata @shonenjump @vizmedia


May Contain Spoilers

ZOMG! This was such a great volume! The best so far, and the ending – wow! It almost had me in tears – before making me crack up. I can’t believe how much this series has improved, and how much I love it now. I am so glad that I kept reading, because I was going to give up at V 2. That would have been such a mistake.

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Manga Review: Bakuman V13 by Tsugumi Ohba & Takeshi Obata @shonenjump @vizmedia


May Contain Spoilers

Akito and Shiratori continue working on Loveta and Peace, while Mashiro struggles to come up with a one-shot for the Super Leaders Fest. Both members of Muto Ashirogi learn that they have a real weakness; because they have done basically nothing but create manga since middle-school, they have very few real life experiences to draw on. This becomes a bit of a liability, because it stifles their creativity. They can’t produce engaging, believable stories because they have so little to base them on.

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Manga Review: Slam Dunk V 7 & 8 by Takehiko Inuoue @shonenjump @vizmedia


May Contain Spoilers

Volumes 7 and 8 are basically one long, drawn out battle for supremacy in Shohoku’s gym. Miyagi has earned the unwanted attentions of Hisashi Mitsui, and a fight between them sent them both to the hospital. Now Mitsui has recruited his thug buddies to teach Miyagi and the entire Shohoku basketball team a lesson.

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Manga Review: Graineliers V 1 by Rihito Takarai @yenpress


May Contain Spoilers

This was different! In a world were seeds are a vital part of life, they are carefully regulated by the Grainelier Institute Security. Common, cheap seeds can do things like ignite with a touch, while rare seed are cultivated and studied by the National Grainelier Institute. Growing these seeds is against the law, and ingesting them could get someone banished, and the person who provided them charged with murder. Pretty cool!

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