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: Slam Dunk V 15 by Takehiko Inoue @shonenjump @vizmedia


May Contain Spoilers

The game against Kainan rages on. Two minutes to go, and Shohoku is down by two baskets. The team is running on fumes, and things aren’t looking so great. With Akagi nursing his injured ankle, Rukawa barely able to stand, and Mitsui zoning out from exhaustion, it’s up to Hanamichi to carry the team to victory. Can he do it?

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Manga Review: Pokémon Adventures V 1 by Hidenori Kusaka & Mato @vizmedia


May Contain Spoilers

When I saw that the Pokémon Adventures manga series was being released digitally, I had to read ‘em all (sorry! bad pun). I am a huge PoGo fan, and I play the game every single day. I don’t want to tell you how much money I shelled out to go to PoGo Fest 2018 in Chicago to spend the weekend playing the game in the sizzling heat (Spoiler: it was so much fun and such a great weekend and I can’t wait to go again next year). I did play Pokémon Red and Blue way way back when they were first released, and I even got my mom hooked on the game. One of my favorite spin-offs is Pokémon Pinball, and I have high hopes that they will bring that back for the Switch – that would be so awesome and so much fun!

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Manga Review: One-Punch Man V 12 by ONE & Yusuke Murata


May Contain Spoilers

Hoo-boy! There’s so much going on, it’s getting hard to keep track of all of the monsters and all of the heroes. Plus, Saitama is still taking part in the martial arts tournament, so he isn’t even aware of all of the monsters that are destroying the cities. Genos, not wanting to bother his master, heads off to defeat the monsters, thinking that he will still have time to take them down and watch Saitama’s matches. Oops! He really miscalculated both the fierceness of his opponents and the time needed to take them down.

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Manga Review: One Piece V 4 by Eiichiro Oda @shonenjump @vizmedia


May Contain Spoilers

I decided to pick up One Piece again because I’m caught up on One-Punch Man, and I haven’t read it in years. My reading tastes have changed, so I was curious to see how well the series works for me now. Spoiler – I like it better  than the first time I read these volumes.  The story is fun and fast-paced, and the fights are appropriately ridiculous. I have a new love for fighting manga, and with its pirates, unique character designs, and Devil Fruit magic moves, One Piece is one of my favorites.

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Review: Fullmetal Alchemist by Hiromu Arakawa

 

May Contain Spoilers

I am rereading these; I don’t think I ever finished reading the series. Grabbed the first 9 volumes at the library (it was easier than digging through boxes to find my copies!). I love the concept of equivalent exchange and that magic has a cost. In order to get something through magic, you must be able to sacrifice something equally as valuable. When Ed and Al try to bring their mother back from the dead, their sacrifice isn’t nearly enough to revive her. Al loses his body, and Edward loses a leg. In order to get his brother back, Edward must sacrifice his arm; all he gets in return is Al’s soul, which he bonds to an empty suit of armor.

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Manga Review: Fatherhood Fever! by Yoko Hazuki

May Contain Spoilers

I decided to read Fatherhood Fever! because, really, who could resist that title?  I was expecting a cheese fest, and boy, I couldn’t have been more wrong.  This was a moving, intense story with beautiful art.  It is one of the best Harlequin manga I’ve read to date, and since I’ve read a lot, that’s saying something.  I wish I hadn’t read it, just so I could relive the discovery of this incredible title.

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Manga Review: Mission: Make-Over by Sae Nanahoshi and Penny Jordan

May Contain Spoilers

I decided to read Mission: Make-Over because the cover is so cute.  Seriously, who could resist Lucianna’s happy expression, or Jake’s look of adoration?  And the background colors are bright and cheerful.  I also am a sucker for make-over stories, though I prefer when it’s the guy who gets the make-over. I had high hopes for this manga.

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