Manga Review: Haikyu!! V 11 by Haruichi Furudate

May Contain Spoilers

Training camp continues! Karasuno is getting stomped by the other teams. With the change in their gameplay, they are struggling to find a rhythm for their games. Kagayama and Hinata are still not talking, which is only making the team flail about in disarray even more. How are they going to advance in the Spring Tournament, when they can’t even win a game at training camp?

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Manga Review: Haikyu!! V 10 by Haruichi Furudate


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Realizing that their game isn’t good enough to win at the Spring Tournament, Hinata wants to change how they run the freak quick attack. Instead of closing his eyes and trusting Kageyama to put the ball where he can hit it, he wants to keep his eyes open and be a more active participant in the play. Kageyama refuses to listen to him, and tells him he won’t put the ball where he can hit it anymore. It’s too close to the tournament to change their best play. The tension between the two teammates alters the flow of the entire game, and their first training camp is a disaster.

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Manga Review: Haikyu!! Vol 2 by Haruichi Furudate


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I may have to revise my opinion that volleyball is akin to watching paint dry.  This was a fun volume, full of action and athletic drama.  Kageyama is learning the value of teamwork, and Hinata is having a blast finally being on the playing court. There are two games featured in this volume, one between the Kurosuno team, and a practice match against a Aoba Johsai, a competitive volleyball school.

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Manga Review: Witchcraft Works Vol 1 by Ryu Mizunagi

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What did I just read??  What a weird book.  The first chapter is just bizarre.  Takamiya is just an average guy.  His classmate, Kagari, is known at school as “Princess.”  She is smart, beautiful, graceful, and has her own fan club.  For some reason she keeps sitting by Takamiya.  They are always on class duty together.  She rides the same bus he does.  All of this gets him into hot water with Kagari’s fan club, whose members are fiercely jealous and protective of their idol.

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Manga Review: Flying Witch 1 by Chihiro Ishizuka

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Since Poppy had her ligament surgery, I have been having a very hard time concentrating on anything.  I have spent hours playing Mystery Match and Crafty Candy because they require little thought.  Just match the blocks and you’re good to go.  When that got boring, I turned to my mountain of neglected manga and pulled out a few random volumes to read while waiting for her stitches and her bones to heal.

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Manga Review: Limit V 3 by Keiko Suenobu

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Review:

It’s been a while since I read the first two volumes of LIMIT, but I didn’t have any problems jumping back into the series again.  This is a survival story; a bus of high schoolers is headed to the mountains for a camping trip.  There’s a terrible accident, and the bus plunges off the road and down the mountainside.  There’s only a handful of survivors, and they are all girls.  Bickering and power struggles begin at once, and Morishige, the only one with a weapon, quickly takes charge.  Morishige has issues.  She has grudges against the other girls, and establishes herself as the leader of her battered, hungry, and terrified classmates.  When Isui changes to power dynamic by running off with Morishige’s scythe, there’s a rebellion against Morishige’s cruel leadership.

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Manga Review: Tokyo Ghoul V2 by Sui Ishida

May Contain Spoilers

Review:

I am trying to get back into the swing of reading multi volume manga series again.  It has definitely gotten more difficult for me to maintain any level of enthusiasm when there is a wait of months, sometimes many, many months, between volumes.  When my favorite series go on hiatus, or get canceled by the US publisher, it breaks my heart.  I love comics, I get all caught up in the stories and the characters, and when all of that grinds to a premature halt, it stings.  I’m not a happy camper, and I’m reluctant to become invested in other series.  That’s one of the reasons I enjoy the Harlequin manga adaptations so much; it’s usually only volume and you’re done.  I was also burnt out on all of the series I had been following.  Now, though, I feel the urge to dip a toe back into the manga waters. I’d like to finish up some series that have concluded, and maybe test drive a few new ones.  Tokyo Ghoul looked interesting, so I decided to give it a spin.

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