Manga Review: Bakuman V 11 by Tsugumi Ohba & Takeshi Obata @vizmedia

May Contain Spoilers

Forget everything I said about Yamahisa! He has taken poor Ryu and made him a hostess club deviant.  Some of the female manga artists don’t help matters much, pointing out how weird he is. Right in front of him. With his new woman rage burning bright, he vows to make True Human even better, while showcasing the two-faced women in his life. Since he doesn’t get out much, he really doesn’t have much interaction with women to fall back on, so it is so unfortunate that Hiramaru’s tea party didn’t go as planned. For either artist. Yoshida and Yamahisa will do anything to keep their artists working, and they are having mixed results.

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Manga Review: One Piece V 6 by Eiichiro Oda @shonenjump


May Contain Spoilers

Luffy has decided that Sanji will be joining his crew as the ship’s cook. Sanji declines. Luffy declines Sanji’s declination, and I had to laugh. Luffy can be so simpleminded, but he is stubborn as a mule. How long will it take for him to change Sanji’s mind? I give Sanji another volume to be persuaded, or run off the Baratie by Chef Zeff.

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Manga Review: Bakuman V 10 by Tsugumi Ohba & Takeshi Obata @shonenjump


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Bakuman has become one of my favorite series. Like One-Punch Man, it didn’t wow me from the beginning, but gradually earned my love. By volume 4 I was hooked, after wondering if I should continue on with a somewhat boring series about two middle school kids who vow become famous manga artists. While there was a lot of info-dumping at first, the series has settled into solid storytelling, with solid character growth for most of the characters. The women still don’t have much depth, but I guess I can’t have everything.

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Manga Review: One-Punch Man V 13 by ONE & Yusuke Murata @shonenjump


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This volume introduces more heroes and more villains, and slowly reveals some of the monsters’ plans. With the threat from Garo and the sudden appearance of all of the monsters, Atomic Samurai requests the aid of a group of martial arts masters, only to be derailed by Haragiri, who has been enticed to the side of the monsters!

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Manga Review: Honey So Sweet V 7 by Amu Meguro @shojobeat


May Contain Spoilers

When Nao realizes that Miyabi has a crush on Onise, at first she dismisses the other girl as harmless. She trusts Onise, and she knows that she doesn’t have anything to worry about. But when Miyabe invites herself to the festival with Nao and her friends, she starts to feel the sting of jealousy. Is her relationship with Onise really safe from interference from Miyabi?

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Manga Review: One-Punch Man V 12 by ONE & Yusuke Murata


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Hoo-boy! There’s so much going on, it’s getting hard to keep track of all of the monsters and all of the heroes. Plus, Saitama is still taking part in the martial arts tournament, so he isn’t even aware of all of the monsters that are destroying the cities. Genos, not wanting to bother his master, heads off to defeat the monsters, thinking that he will still have time to take them down and watch Saitama’s matches. Oops! He really miscalculated both the fierceness of his opponents and the time needed to take them down.

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Manga Review: Bakuman V 9 by Tsugumi Ohba & Takeshi Obata @shonenjump @vizmedia


May Contain Spoilers

What a great volume. All of the manga creators are in high competition mode, especially Moritaka and Akito. Spurred on by the challenge presented by Iwase and Nizuma, they are determined to make Tanto a hit. And standing out in the wings, just waiting for his chance to shine, is Ryu Shizuka, a shut-in with mad manga skillz, who is repped by editor Masakuza Yamahisa. Things are getting real, and I wonder who will emerge at the top of Jump.

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