Manga Review: Slam Dunk V 27 by Takehiko Inoue @shonenjump @vizmedia


May Contain Spoilers

Wow, this volume was painful to read. The Shohoku team, after leading going into the second half of the game again Sannoh, gets completely shut down. Nobody is playing to their potential, and without Rukawa and Akagi’s confidence to gain the momentum, the team has nothing to give. Every play is stopped, and Sannoh turns around and drives for a basket instead. Sheesh.

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


May Contain Spoilers

The kids from Grace Field House have caused a huge distraction by setting the house on fire, and run for their lives. Only Emma realized at the last minute, that no matter how desperately she wanted to save all of the orphans at Grace Field, the youngest of the children would only slow them down and reduce the chance of success for the everyone. After some very heavy soul searching, Emma talks to Phil, a four year old, and he agrees that it’s best for the younger kids to wait for Emma to rescue them when they are a little older and stronger.  Ugh. That was a really tough conclusion for Emma to reach, and I hope she doesn’t regret it.

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Manga Review: Slam Dunk V 26 by Takehiko Inoue @shonenjump @vizmedia

May Contain Spoilers

This is going to be more like a mini review, because the entire volume focuses on the first half of the game against Sanno. And while there have been previous volumes that are strictly confined to the arena of a game, the stakes seem so much higher here. One loss and Shohoku goes home. The season is over, and the seniors’ high school careers are over. I want so much more than that for Akagi; he’s worked hard his entire school career, and he deserves to have his dream of winning the Nationals come true. Even if Hanamichi inadvertently does everything to mess that up.

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Manga Review: Slam Dunk V 25 by Takehiko Ionue @vizmedia @shonenjump

May Contain Spoilers

After surviving their first contest in the Nationals by the skin of their teeth, Shohoku is facing last year’s champs, Sannoh. Coach Anzai shows the team tapes from last year, and suddenly, the Shohoku players realize what a miracle it will be for them to beat this team. Sannoh has three elite players with Nationals experience, and this year’s team is rumored to be better than last year’s. Everyone but Sakuragi is consumed with self-doubt. Are they good enough to beat this monster team?

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Manga Review: Black Clover V 12 by Yuki Tabata @shonenjump @vizmedia


May Contain Spoilers

After the fierce battle in the Forest of the Witches, Vanessa is released by her mother. The Queen then gives up a magic stone, as well as an info dump about the Eye of the Midnight Sun, some powerful elves who were obliterated from the face of the planet, and shares with Asta a rumor about his anti-magic swords. Then the gang goes back to headquarters, triumphant from their mission. Not bad for a day’s work!

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Manga Review: Slam Dunk V 24 by Takehiko Inoue @shonenjump @vizmedia


May Contain Spoilers

The first round match against Toyotama continues! Rukawa had been elbowed in the head, causing his eye to become swollen shut. He can’t see out of it, and his depth perception is iffy at best. Shohoku is trailing by 10 points, and the team is starting to feel the pressure of playing an A ranked team. Can Anzai coach them to victory?

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Manga Review: Slam Dunk V 23 by Takehiko Inoue @shonenjump @vizmedia



May Contain Spoilers

And finally, it’s time for Nationals! On the train to the tournament, the Shohoku players have a little run-in with their first opponents – Toyotama. The tension is immediate and fierce. Power forward Kishimoto and Hanamichi almost come to blows. They are like a couple of roosters about to do battle in the chicken coop, and things quickly get out of hand. Until Toyotama points out Shohoku’s ranking in a basketball magazine. The entire Shohoku team’s morale is sucked away, in an instant.

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Manga Review: The Promised Neverland V 4 by Kaiu Shirai & Posuka Demizu @vizmedia @shonenjump


May Contain Spoilers

Holy guacamole, this is such a great series! Four volumes in and it’s only getting more suspenseful. Grace Field House is harboring a chilling secret; the orphans living there are being raised as food – for monsters! I don’t normally enjoy dark horror stories, but The Promised Neverland hits it out of the park with incredible art, fast-pacing, and on the edge of your seat suspense. This volume featured so many plot twists my head is spinning!

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