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: 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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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: 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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Manga Review: One Piece V 11 by Eiichiro Oda @shonenjump @vizmedia

May Contain Spoilers

The battle against Arlong and the fish-men wraps up, with all of the ridiculous action that you’d expect. Arlong sprouts nasty shark choppers in his hands, and Shark Darts at Luffy, leaping at him and leading with his wicked, serrated nose. Watch out, Luffy! When Luffy turns the tables on Arlong by snatching away a set of his teeth, oh my! Let’s just say that Luffy just doesn’t have the jaw strength for an attack of that nature.

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