Manga Review: Slam Dunk V 29 by Takehiko Inoue @vizmedia @shonenjump


May Contain Spoilers

This volume, like the previous one, focuses on an small sliver of time in the second half of the no holds barred game between Nationals champions, Sannoh, and the upstart Shohoku team. The action covers a little more than three minutes of game play, and what glorious three minutes they were! After Hanamichi’s bold entrance back into the game, the entire team has a lot to live up to.

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Manga Review: Slam Dunk V 28 by Takehiko Inoue @vizmedia @shonenjump


May Contain Spoilers

Things are not looking so great for Shohoku. Despite going into the second half of the game with a two point lead, they haven’t scored one point so far. Hanamichi is on the bench, trying to soak up Coach Anzai’s wisdom, while the rest of the team looks like they have already lost. Enter the Phenom, who  has such an overinflated ego that he can’t see the writing on the wall. After making an obnoxious declaration and making himself a villain for the Sannoh crowd, he’s ready to show the world what he’s got! Will it be enough?

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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: Slam Dunk V 26 by Takehiko Inoue @shonenjump @vizmedia

May Contain Spoilers

This is going to be more like a mini review, because the entire volume focuses on the first half of the game against Sanno. And while there have been previous volumes that are strictly confined to the arena of a game, the stakes seem so much higher here. One loss and Shohoku goes home. The season is over, and the seniors’ high school careers are over. I want so much more than that for Akagi; he’s worked hard his entire school career, and he deserves to have his dream of winning the Nationals come true. Even if Hanamichi inadvertently does everything to mess that up.

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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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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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