Archive for the ‘Viz Media’ Category

Ryu’s Musings – Hikaru no Go vol01-23

Posted on April 16th, 2016 by Ryu Sheng |

01Language: English
Direction: Right to Left
By: Yumi Hotta (Story) / Takeshi Obata (Art)
Publisher: Viz Media
Type: Series
Genre: Shounen, Sports, Slice of Life
Availability: Volume (WW) /Digital (US Only)
Synopsis:

Hikaru Shindo is like any sixth-grader in Japan: a pretty normal schoolboy with a two-tone head of hair and a penchant for antics. One day, he finds an old bloodstained Go board in his grandfather’s attic–and that’s when things get really interesting. Trapped inside the Go board is Fujiwara-no-Sai, the ghost of an ancient Go master who taught the strategically complex board game to the emperor of Japan many centuries ago. In one fateful moment, Sai becomes a part of Hikaru’s consciousness and together, through thick and thin, they make an unstoppable Go-playing team. Will they be able to defeat Go players who have dedicated their lives to the game? Will Sai achieve the “Divine Move” so he’ll finally be able to rest in peace?

We’re going to be trying out a new layout for our reviews. The first section is spoiler heavy, and discusses our thoughts on the story, plot and characters. The second section will include discussion on art non spoiler story and character discussions, as well as our general thoughts on the series. So if you don’t want to be spoiled please jump straight to the second section.

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Ryu’s Musings – Rosario + Vampire Box Set

Posted on March 14th, 2016 by Ryu Sheng |

rvcbsLanguage: English
Direction: Right to Left
By: Akihisa Ikeda
Publisher: Viz Media
Type: Series
Genre: Drama, Seinen, Romance
Availability: Volume/Collectors/Digital

Synopsis:

Average human teenage boy Tsukune accidentally enrolls at a boarding school for monsters—no, not jocks and popular kids, but bona fide werewolves, witches, and unnameables out of his wildest nightmares! On the plus side, all the girls have a monster crush on him. Especially far-from-average cute vampire Moka. On the O-negative side, she also has a burning, unquenchable thirst for his blood… 

Now, can Tsukune and his unlikely group of friends and rivals save humanity from the evil members of monsterkind?

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Ryu’s Musings – Jormungand vol1-11 (complete)

Posted on June 19th, 2014 by Ryu Sheng |

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Title: Jormungand
Direction: Right to Left
By: Keitaro Takahashi
Language: English
Publisher: Viz Media
Format: Kindle/Book
Type: Manga,Series
Genre: Seinen, Adventure

Synopsis:

Jonah is a child soldier, born amidst the chaotic conflicts that rage across West Asia, his family lost to a war fuelled by weapons supplied by the so-called Merchants of Death–international arms dealers. Despite Jonah’s hatred of weapons and violence, he employs both extremely well in the service of high-flying arms dealer Koko Hekmatyar and her band of mercenaries. Their journey through the dark underbelly of the world’s arms markets may lead only to damnation, but will Jonah one day make his way back to the light? Only one thing is certain: it’s going to be a long, hard road out of hell…

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Nausicaa_hardcover_manga_English_Viz_boxISBN-13: 978-1421550640
Language: English
Direction: Right to Left
Pages: 1104
By: Hayao Miyazaki
Publisher: Viz Media
Type: Series, Complete, Manga, Deluxe Edition 
Genre: Shounen, Action, Adventure, Post Apocalyptic

                                            Synopsis:

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind is an epic fantasy tale written and illustrated by legendary Studio Ghibli director Hayao Miyazaki, creator of My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away and Howl’s Moving Castle. A modern masterpiece, the entire series is now available in this deluxe box set containing two hardcover volumes with interior colour pages and a bonus poster.

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Ryu’s Musings – The Story of Saiunkoku vol1&2

Posted on January 25th, 2012 by Ryu Sheng |

a Language: English
Direction: Right to Left
by: Kairi Yura (Art) Sai Yukino (Story)
Publisher: Viz Media, Shojo Beat Imprint
Type: Series
Genre: Shojo, Romance, Comedy

Synopsis:

Shurei Hong, destitute but of noble birth, has always dreamed of working as a civil servant in the imperial court of Saiunkoku, but women are barred from holding office. The emperor Ryuki, however, refuses to take command, leaving everything to his advisors. Shurei is asked to become a consort to the emperor to persuade the ne’er-do-well ruler to govern.

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Ryu’s Musings – Biomega Vols 1-6

Posted on July 12th, 2011 by Ryu Sheng |

b01 Language: English
Direction: Right to Left
by: Tsutomu Nihei
Publisher: Viz Signature 
Type: Series 
Genre: Seinen, Horror

Synopsis:

Zoichi Kanoe plunges into the depths of 9JO–an island city in the middle of the Pacific Ocean–in search of Eon Green, a girl with the power to transmute the N5S virus. He’s not the only one looking for her, though… Agents of the Public Health Service’s Compulsory Execution Unit are also in hot pursuit. Zoichi and his transhuman allies have no time to waste; the countdown to the zombie apocalypse has begun!

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