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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Manga Review: Slam Dunk V 22 by Takehiko Inoue @shonenjump



May Contain Spoilers

What a great volume! We’ve hit the lull just before Nationals, and we get to focus a little more on the players’ lives outside of basketball. In this case, it’s exam time, and you know what that means! All great sports manga have the challenging trial of exams, the failed tests, and the threat of banishment from the team. When not just one but FOUR players fail most of their tests, Akagi has some serious diplomacy to command. Will he get permission for the dunces to retake their tests, and can he and the other non-morons help them pass the tests.

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Manga Review: Slam Dunk V 21 by Takehiko Inoue @shonenjump @vizmedia



May Contain Spoilers

OMG, this was an incredible installment of Slam Dunk. Those final eight minutes of the match against Ryonan managed to last for over one hundred glorious pages. The drive, the determination, and the heart displayed by Shohoku were all there, in fantastic spreads and action packed panels. I don’t know how to cover this volume without giving away big spoilers, so I will try to be as vague as possible.

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Manga Review: Black Clover V 11 by Yuki Tabata @shonenjump @vizmedia


May Contain Spoilers

It’s been so long since I read a volume of Black Clover that I: a – forgot what was going on, and b – forgot how much fun this series is. And that is the problem with reading a series that is still being published. You catch up with it, carry on with life, and before you know it, you’ve fallen behind and it’s fallen off of your radar. I’m going to try to not let that happen again with this one.

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Manga Review: Slam Dunk V 20 by Takehiko Inoue @shonenjump @vizmedia



May Contain Spoilers

Shohoku is building up a double-digit lead over Ryonan, and it looks like luck may finally be on their side. They can make it to Nationals if they just hold on for eight more minutes. With Rukawa and the rest of the team on fire, things look good. Until Coach Taoka puts Uozumi back in the game. Can Shohoku hold their lead and pull off a win?

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Manga Review: Slam Dunk V 19 by Takehiko Inoue @shonenjump @vizmedia



May Contain Spoilers

It’s time for the second half of the game against Ryonan! It seems that Shohoku is starting to wake up, thanks to Mistui’s three pointers. Now if only the rest of the guys would show a little spirit. Hanamichi is furious with himself and with Fukuda for getting the best of him. Will he be able to set aside his raging emotions and concentrate on playing the game?

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