Oton

July 29, 2008 at 2:31 pm (Review, Seinen) (, , , )

Japanese: おとん
English: Oton (Or, Father)
Author: 猿渡哲也 Saruwatari Tetsuya
Amazon JP: Volume 1

Description:

Oton is a volume of shorts by Saruwatari Tetsuya that tell the story of Miyazawa Seiko, the father of the main character Kiichi in Tough. There are four short stories in here and the first three are about Miyazawa Seiko. The fourth is about Kiryu, another character from Tough. Manliness and badassery abound, be prepared for some good old face-punching and references to actual events in the real world in a way that only Saruwatari Tetsuya can deliver.

Review:

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Blaster Knuckle

July 28, 2008 at 4:06 pm (Review, Seinen) (, , , )

Japanese: ブラス・ナックル
English: Blaster Knuckle
Author: 技来静也 Wazarai Shizuya
Amazon JP: Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3

Description:

Take yourself back to the 1880s where the KKK is thriving and the African American community lives in fear. The African Americans don’t fear the KKK simply because they beat, rape, and kill them. No. They fear the KKK because the KKK eats them. They are the aptly named man-eaters, a kind of mix between werewolves and vampires. They consume human flesh, can shapeshift into various forms, and are practically immortal. Only one man, an ex-heavyweight boxer named Victor Freeman, dares to stand up to them. Equipped with a small arsenal and a set of modified brass knuckles, can our hero defend his people and avenge his past?

Review:

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Boichi Shorts

July 27, 2008 at 3:51 pm (Review, Seinen) (, , , , , , )

It is high time I posted here again, and it is high time I talked about Boichi. Honestly, he is one of my favorite authors in the world of manga. Like, actual favorite. Not, holy-fuck-he-draws-people-with-their-heads-being-blown-up favorites. I know my little corner of the internet here won’t get him too much publicity, but I will give him everything I can.

Boichi is mostly a one shot author, though he does have an ongoing series in Young King OURS called Sun-Ken Rock. I have yet to sample it, but the artwork looks excellent and well up to Boichi standards.

Speaking of that, if you’ve never seen any of Boichi’s work here are a few pages to wet the proverbial whistles.

I’ll start off with his weakest but by no means bad short.

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