Manga Review: Kuroko’s Basketball Vol 3 & 4 by Tadatoshi Fujimaki @shonenjump


May Contain Spoilers

Gah! I am such a sucker for these sports manga series! Basketball is one of my least favorite sports, and still I was turning away at the pages like they were on fire. Kuroko’s Basketball is like ninja basketball; players have basketball super powers that allow them to dominate the court, and when several of these gifted athletes come together, watch out!

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Manga Review: Haikyu!! V 16 by Haruichi Furudate @shonenjump



May Contain Spoilers

The slug-fest between Karasuno and Aoba Johsai continues! With the team behind and things looking grim, Yamaguchi begs for a chance to redeem himself. He’s been practicing his jump floater for weeks, and he’s ready to try it in a game. Will he cave under the pressure again?

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Manga Review: Bakuman V 1 by Tsugumi Ohba &Takeshi Obata


May Contain Spoilers

The library is slowly adding manga to their digital catalog, so I have been borrowing random volumes in hopes that they will keep adding more to the catalog. I was interested in Bakuman because I enjoyed previous series by both creators, and I think the cover is visually appealing. I’m not sure how I feel about this one yet, though.

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Manga Review: The Water Dragon’s Bride V 1 by Rei Toma

May Contain Spoilers

I’m not sure why I checked this particular book out of the library. The cover isn’t  all that appealing to me because Asahi looks so young, scared, and helpless standing in front of the water dragon god. I’m glad I did, though, because I loved the art, with its clean lines and dramatic expressions. The story was engaging, and I’m looking forward to the next volume.

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Manga Review: Haikyu!! V 15 by Haruichi Furudate


May Contain Spoilers

Shit’s about to get real!  Karasuno has their long awaited rematch with Aoba Johsai.  After Date Tech, missing all of their seniors, loses to Bluecastle, Karasuno has the fight of their life. If they are going to stay alive in the Spring Tournament, they have to beat them. With their previous loss dredging up ghosts of the past, can they overcome their own doubts and rise to the challenge?

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Manga Review: Kuroko’s Basketball by Tadatoshi Fujimaki V 1& 2



May Contain Spoilers

I’m having so much fun with Haikyu!! that I decided to give another sports manga a go. Thank to Viz, I was off to the races with Vol 1 & 2 of Kuroko’s Basketball. The series is being published in omnibus form, featuring two volumes per book. I read this digitally, through the Viz app on my Kindle Fire, and the presentation was crisp, clear, and a complete joy to consume.

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Manga Review: Haikyu!! V 14 by Haruichi Furudate



May Contain Spoilers

Oh! Noes! Team captain Daichi Sawamura is injured in a collision with Tanaka and has to leave the game! Gah! Coach Ukai puts 2nd year wing spiker, Chikara Ennoshita in the game to replace him. Can Ennoshita overcome his nerves – and his low self-confidence – and help carry the team to victory over Wakunan? IDK, but it’s going to be another nail-biter!

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Manga Review: Haikyu!! V 13 by Haruichi Furudate



May Contain Spoilers

Hinata really needs to stay out of the restroom before the start of games. Every time he goes he is confronted by a player from another team. It’s a scary, scary place for him, especially when he’s fighting his pre-game nerves. This pre-game confrontation features players from several teams and was absolutely hilarious. 

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