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: Dance in the Vampire Bund V 11 by Nozomu Tamaki


May Contain Spoilers

I felt a little more connected to the story with this volume. After the long gap of time between reading the series, I, naturally, forgot what was going on, and who was doing what, and felt really out of touch with the previous volume. I settled into the story with V 11, and enjoyed it a lot more than V 10. Both because the story makes sense again, and because there was more action this time around. And the evil Mina imposter is about to get her comeuppance. I hope.

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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: 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: 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: Graineliers V 1 by Rihito Takarai @yenpress


May Contain Spoilers

This was different! In a world were seeds are a vital part of life, they are carefully regulated by the Grainelier Institute Security. Common, cheap seeds can do things like ignite with a touch, while rare seed are cultivated and studied by the National Grainelier Institute. Growing these seeds is against the law, and ingesting them could get someone banished, and the person who provided them charged with murder. Pretty cool!

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Review: Born to the Blade Season One by Michael R Underwood, Marie Brennan, Malika Ann Older & Cassandra Khaw


May Contain Spoilers

Born to the Blade is currently running on Serial Box. Here’s some background on the publisher: Serial Box publishes serialized fiction created by teams of critically acclaimed and best-selling writers. Serials are released through the Serial Box app, website, and third party retailers in weekly installments in both e-book and audio formats. During a three-month season, each episode is a 30 minute read or an hour listen.

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