Graphic Novel Review: Junior Braves of the Apocalypse V 1


May Contain Spoilers

I am a big fan of zombie stories, so when I saw Junior Braves of the Apocalypse, I immediately wanted to read it. Unfortunately, I originally had a digital review copy from Netgalley, but I had trouble downloading it, then real life happened, and the file expired. So I turned to my favorite reading resource: my local library.

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Manga Review: Dance in the Vampire Bund V 14 by Nozomu Tamaki


May Contain Spoilers

Welp, I have reached the final volume of Dance in the Vampire Bund. Only it’s not the end. It’s the end of part 1. So if you are looking for an actual conclusion, you need to look elsewhere, because this non-ending was disappointing.

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Manga Review: One Piece V 11 by Eiichiro Oda @shonenjump @vizmedia

May Contain Spoilers

The battle against Arlong and the fish-men wraps up, with all of the ridiculous action that you’d expect. Arlong sprouts nasty shark choppers in his hands, and Shark Darts at Luffy, leaping at him and leading with his wicked, serrated nose. Watch out, Luffy! When Luffy turns the tables on Arlong by snatching away a set of his teeth, oh my! Let’s just say that Luffy just doesn’t have the jaw strength for an attack of that nature.

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Manga Review: One Piece V 10 by Eiichiro Oda @shonenjump @mizmedia


May Contain Spoilers

After the touchy feelies of the previous volume, V10 settles back into combat mode. Luffy and his ramshackle pirate crew are amped and ready to defend Nami with their lives. The fish-men have been committing evil against Coco Village for far too long, and the straw hats aren’t going to stand for it any long.

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Manga Review: Pokémon Adventures V 2 by Hidenori Kusaka & Mato @vizmedia


May Contain Spoilers

We catch up this Red on his merry way to Celadon City, as he continues his research mission for Professor Oak. He is also on his own personal mission to become the world’s greatest Pokémon trainer. When he falls for a scam early in the Chapter 15 and is was cheated out of money, I wondered, again, about the wisdom of Red blazing a trail around the world on his own. But no matter! He caught on quickly, and hopefully learned his lesson.

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Manga Review: One Piece V 9 Eiichiro Oda @shonenjump @vizmedia


May Contain Spoilers

I have to admit that I was feeling a little ho-hum about this story arc – at first. I did read this years ago, and I even saw these episodes of the anime, but for some reason, they didn’t leave much of an impression. I am not a big Nami fan (or I wasn’t), and the thought of sloughing through her backstory just wasn’t overly appealing. Oops. I was wrong. It was pretty angsty, and this volume has one of the most touching panel sequences to date.

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Manga Review: JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Part 1—Phantom Blood, Vol. 3 by Hirohiko Araki


May Contain Spoilers

This series. I just don’t know. It’s a little gorier than the other Shonen Jump manga that I’m reading, and the character designs are baffling. How do these guys fit through most doors, which are designed to accommodate normally proportioned mortals?

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Manga Review: Dance in the Vampire Bund V 11 by Nozomu Tamaki


May Contain Spoilers

I felt a little more connected to the story with this volume. After the long gap of time between reading the series, I, naturally, forgot what was going on, and who was doing what, and felt really out of touch with the previous volume. I settled into the story with V 11, and enjoyed it a lot more than V 10. Both because the story makes sense again, and because there was more action this time around. And the evil Mina imposter is about to get her comeuppance. I hope.

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