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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Manga Review: Highschool of the Dead V 3 by Daisuke Sato & Shouji Sato


May Contain Spoilers

I love zombie stories, and a recent trip to the library netted a few volumes of Highschool of the Dead. I started reading this when it first came out, but stopped. I didn’t remember much about the plot, and once I started reading volume 3, I understood why. This is a totally forgettable story, with confusing dialog, panty shots, and enormous, deformed boobs. Maybe I shouldn’t have checked them from the library after all.

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Manga Review: One Piece V 7 by Eiichiro Oda @vizmedia @shonenjump


May Contain Spoilers

The battle for control of Baratie continues! Don Krieg proves again that he’s a ruthless cut-throat. And Gin, who is just following orders, beats the crap out of Sanji. Did I mention that the name of this volume is The Crap-Geezer? I wonder if they edited the word from a stronger description of poop?

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Manga Review: Slam Dunk V 5 by Takehiko Inoue


May Contain Spoilers

Wowzers, this was a great volume! I’ve said before, I don’t even like basketball, and I was on the edge of my seat the entire book. There is something to be said for an artist who is talented enough to keep me entertained while telling a story about a sport I could care less about. I am following at least three like that now – Haikyu!, Kuroko’s Basketball, and Slam Dunk. They are currently among my favorite series.

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