Manga Review: Graineliers V 2 by Rihito Takarai @yenpress


May Contain Spoilers

Well, I had at least one question answered with this volume. There is a two-page spread advertising Graineliers V 3, so I guess there will be more, though I can’t find any information about when the 3rd volume will be published by Yen Press. If anyone has any info about this series beyond V 2, please drop a comment in the comment section.

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Manga Review: Slam Dunk V 12 by Takehiko Inoue @shonenjump @vizmedia


May Contain Spoilers

Volume 12 starts the game with Kainan, a team that’s made it to Nationals an amazing 16 years in a row. Kiyota and Hanamichi immediately hit it off. I’m kidding – they immediately almost come to blows. Kiyota is as brash and overly confident as Hanamichi, and he brags that he, not Rukawa, is the rookie of the year. But we all know that Hanamichi is certain that he the rookie of the year, as well as the rebound king and he is a basketball genius.  I enjoyed their preening, and found it even more amusing when Rukawa, who pretty much never lets anything get to him, has to add his two cents. It’s going to be one heck of a game!

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Manga Review: Bakuman V 16 by Tsugumi Ohba & Takeshi Obata @shonenjump @vizmedia


May Contain Spoilers

Eiji finally ranks number one in the reader surveys, and he reminds Yujiro of his promise to allow him to cancel a series currently running in Jump. Whoa. Eiji gets a more diabolical rendition, and I was worried that he was turning down the path to the dark side. But, thankfully, no, he just wants to assert complete creative control over Crow, and he’s willing to push himself to the limit to get what he wants.

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Audio Review: Kodiak’s Claim by Eve Langlais


May Contain Spoilers

I am been having a very difficult time finishing anything longer than a graphic novel. I was scrolling through the titles included in my Audible Romance package subscription, and decided to give Kodiak’s Claim, as well as a zombie book, a listen. Since I had a lengthy drive to a horse show, I needed something to hold my attention. I enjoy shifter books, and I haven’t read many with bears, so I clicked the borrow button.

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Manga Review: The Promised Neverland V 3 by Kaiu Shirai & Posuka Demizu @shonenjump @vizmedia


May Contain Spoilers

The tension is cranked up another notch, if that is even possible. The kids are trying to outsmart their caretakers, who are raising them to be food for the monsters in charge of the farm. When Sister Krone overhears them talking about their escape, she confronts them. She’ll give them the information they need to escape, because she can use their escape to discredit Isabella and take her place as Mom. But can she be trusted?

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Manga Review: Dance in the Vampire Bund Vol 10 by Nozomu Tamaki


May Contain Spoilers

I came across Dance in the Vampire Bund during a foray to a network library (yes, yes, I visit libraries on the weekend, even libraries in other cities – everyone needs a hobby!). I remember reading a bunch of them, and enjoying them, years ago, so I checked GoodReads, and borrowed the volumes I haven’t read yet. When I got home, I found that I had purchased Volume Ten, so without further adieu, I started reading it.

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Manga Review: Slam Dunk V 10 by Takehiko Inoue @shonenjump @vizmedia


May Contain Spoilers

My tour through all 37 volumes of Slam Dunk continues! It’s time for the lead up to the final four in their prefecture, and the team is ready to go! Their first opponent is Shoyo, one of the tallest teams in Tokyo. They make Hanamichi look short! And with the Shokoku team tense in their matchup, they are getting trampled by Shoyo. Do they have a chance to catch up to their adversaries?

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