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: Slam Dunk V 20 by Takehiko Inoue @shonenjump @vizmedia



May Contain Spoilers

Shohoku is building up a double-digit lead over Ryonan, and it looks like luck may finally be on their side. They can make it to Nationals if they just hold on for eight more minutes. With Rukawa and the rest of the team on fire, things look good. Until Coach Taoka puts Uozumi back in the game. Can Shohoku hold their lead and pull off a win?

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Manga Review: Yowamushi Pedal by Wataru Watanabe


May Contain Spoilers

I had never heard of this manga until I saw it mentioned in a weekly roundup on Manga Bookshelf. I did a little Googling and decided that it was something I would like to check out, especially as I am almost finished with Slam Dunk. I checked the library without much hope, but ta-da!! They have the first 7 volumes, so I requested away!

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Manga Review: Slam Dunk V 19 by Takehiko Inoue @shonenjump @vizmedia



May Contain Spoilers

It’s time for the second half of the game against Ryonan! It seems that Shohoku is starting to wake up, thanks to Mistui’s three pointers. Now if only the rest of the guys would show a little spirit. Hanamichi is furious with himself and with Fukuda for getting the best of him. Will he be able to set aside his raging emotions and concentrate on playing the game?

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Manga Review: Slam Dunk V 18 by Takehiko Inoue @shonenjump @vizmedia


May Contain Spoilers

Oh, no. Things seem to be falling apart for Shohoku faster than the shinkansan barreling down the tracks. Without Coach Anza’s steadying influence, they can’t stay focused and they are not playing to win. Akagi is too busy worrying about his ankle to make the aggressive moves he needs to go one-on-one with Uozumi. Can Koguri get their heads back in the game?

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Manga Review: Slam Dunk V 17 by Takehiko Inoue @shonenjump @vizmedia


May Contain Spoilers

While the Kainan – Ryonan game rages on, Akagi gets an unwelcome emergency phone call. Coach Anzai has collapsed, and he’s been admitted to the hospital! How will Shohoku play their most important game of the year without Anzai’s guidance?

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