Manga Review: Slam Dunk V 10 by Takehiko Inoue @shonenjump @vizmedia


May Contain Spoilers

My tour through all 37 volumes of Slam Dunk continues! It’s time for the lead up to the final four in their prefecture, and the team is ready to go! Their first opponent is Shoyo, one of the tallest teams in Tokyo. They make Hanamichi look short! And with the Shokoku team tense in their matchup, they are getting trampled by Shoyo. Do they have a chance to catch up to their adversaries?

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Manga Review: Bakuman V 15 by Tsugumi Ohba & Takeshi Obata @shonenjump @vizmedia


May Contain Spoilers

With Nanamine’s series tanking, he’s getting desperate. He lies to the remaining members of his consultation team, telling them that the series is ranking higher than it is. With failure immanent, he devises a sure-fire way to beat Muto Ashirogi. Just steal their storyboards and submit the same story!

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Manga Review: The Promised Neverland V 2 by Kaiu Shirai & Posuka Demizu @shonenjump @vizmedia


May Contain Spoilers

This is a really unique series. I don’t even know how to categorize it. Horror for sure. Sci-fi? Dystopian? Post-apocalyptic? We have been shown a tiny part of the world that the orphans of Grace Field House reside in, and I am so curious to learn about what lies on the other side of the wall. Monsters, we know. That eat children. Maybe I don’t want to see that, after all.

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Manga Review: Slam Dunk V 9 by Takehiko Inoue @shonenjump


May Contain Spoilers

After the brawl in the gym, Hanamichi’s friends, as well as Mitsui’s, take responsibility for the fight. They are suspended, but the team emerges from the altercation unscathed. Practice continues, and the team prepares for their first game in the upcoming tournament. Coach Anzai, however, thinks that the players involved in the fight need to be taught a little lesson.

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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: 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: Bakuman V 12 by Tsugumi Ohba & Takeshi Obata @vizmedia @shonenjump


May Contain Spoilers

The struggle is real! Can Mashiro and Akito score higher in the ratings that Crow or +Natural? They have kind of made things difficult for themselves, both by being so motivated and by asking to have their previous series canceled because they didn’t think it would ever become as popular as Crow. While I admire their drive, I wonder why they have to do everything the hard way!

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