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: My Brother’s Husband V 1 by Gengoroh Tagame


May Contain Spoilers

Sometimes I read a book that wrenches such an emotional response that I am reluctant to review it. How can I ever adequately explain how that story made me feel? I went into My Brother’s Husband not really knowing what it was about. Sure, I knew that someone’s brother’s husband was going to show up in Japan, and that was about it. Imagine my delight when all of the characters were fleshed out, and made me empathize with each of them, despite their sometimes thoughtless behavior (Yaichi, I’m talking to you).

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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: Yowamushi Pedal V 2 by Wataru Watanabe


May Contain Spoilers

This is a very fun series, and I’m glad I stumbled across it. Sakamichi is the perfect underdog; he’s a geek, he has a hard time making friends, and he longs to have someone to talk to and share his interests with. When the anime club at his high school is canceled, he is crushed. Now how is he going to find people who share his interests??

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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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