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


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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: Dance in the Vampire Bund V 14 by Nozomu Tamaki


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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: Limit V 4 by Keiko Suenobu


May Contain Spoilers

There is a murderer among the surviving students, and nobody can figure out who it is! Just when you thought these kids couldn’t go through anything worse than the horrific bus crash that killed their classmates, now they have to deal with the uncertainty of knowing that Usui was killed by one of their number. Tensions boil over as they try to solve the mystery. Who can be trusted?

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Manga Review: Dance in the Vampire Bund v 12 by Nozomu Tamaki

 

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I have a love / hate relationship with this series. The action and the politics can be pretty fun, but the sexual abuse and gratuitous nudity detract from my reading experience. There was no reason for adult Mina to be running around without any clothes for half of this volume. Other than to give Akira an eyeful, I guess. The fan service might be a draw for other readers, but it does nothing for me.

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


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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


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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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Manga Review: JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Part 1—Phantom Blood, Vol. 2 by Hirohiko Araki


May Contain Spoilers

One thing I can say about JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure – it has a ton of action. If JoJo isn’t battling his lifelong nemesis, Dio, he’s training under his new mentor, Zeppeli. JoJo fights against vampires, zombies, and giants in this volume, and ho-boy, if that isn’t exhausting, I don’t know what is.

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