Manga Review: Slam Dunk V 2 by Takehiko Inoue


May Contain Spoilers

This volume is a nice mix of showing how little Sakuragi knows about basketball, and how much of a tough guy he is. We all know that he has a marshmallow center, mainly where Haruko is concerned, but he’s got his rep to think about, too. When the captain of the judo team makes a play for Sakuragi to join his team, things don’t go exactly the way he expects.

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Manga Review: Slam Dunk V 1 by Takehiko Inoue


May Contain Spoilers

I read the first five volumes of Slam Dunk, but for some reason, I never blogged about them. I read them eight years ago, and while I remember enjoying them, I don’t remember much plot wise. Since a local library has most of the volumes in their collection, I decided to start running through them again, given that I have almost caught up on Kuroko’s Basketball, and I am caught up on Haikyu!! How I love these sports manga. Which is mystifying, because I don’t really like sports.

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Manga Review: Haikyu!! V 22 by Haruichi Furudate @shonenjump


May Contain Spoilers

This volume didn’t work for me as well as previous installments, and that’s because Karasuno takes a backseat to the other teams attempting to qualify for the Spring Tournament. And while my favorite team other than Karasuno is probably Nekoma, I just don’t feel as invested in their players. This volume is all about Nekoma playing against Fukurodani, and then against the smarmy Nohebi team.

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Manga Review: Kuroko’s Basketball Omnibus V 8 (15 & 16) by Tadatoshi Fujimaki @shonenjump


May Contain Spoilers

Oh, boy! The game against To-oh continues! Kuroko’s misdirection skills are useless against this powerhouse team. Kagami can’t keep up with Aomine one on one, and things are looking grim for Seirin. Have they come this far, only to lose their bid to be the best basketball team in Japan?

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Audio Review: The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata


May Contain Spoilers

I had seen some reviews for Mariana Zapata’s books online, so when it was time to load up another audio book, I borrowed The Wall of Winnipeg and Me using my Kindle Unlimited subscription. I borrowed both the audio and digital versions, and while I read the last three chapters, I listened mostly to the audio book. I loved the narrator and she really made the book come alive for me.

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