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: Black Clover V 12 by Yuki Tabata @shonenjump @vizmedia


May Contain Spoilers

After the fierce battle in the Forest of the Witches, Vanessa is released by her mother. The Queen then gives up a magic stone, as well as an info dump about the Eye of the Midnight Sun, some powerful elves who were obliterated from the face of the planet, and shares with Asta a rumor about his anti-magic swords. Then the gang goes back to headquarters, triumphant from their mission. Not bad for a day’s work!

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Manga Review: Made in Abyss V 1 by Akihito Tsukushi


May Contain Spoilers

I picked this up during a trip to the library. I liked the cover, the library had more than one volume of the series  (though I only checked out the first one), so I thought, what the heck. I didn’t even read the back – I just grabbed it and took it home.

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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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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: 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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