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Ryu’s Musings – Vinland Saga Omnibus vol 01

Posted on May 24th, 2016 by Ryu Sheng |

19087989Language: Japanese
Direction: Right to Left
By: Makoto Yukimura
Publisher: Kodansha
Type: Series
Genre: Seinen
Availability: Print, Digital, SimulPub, Omnibus
Synopsis:

As a child, Thorfinn sat at the feet of the great Leif Ericson and thrilled to wild tales of a land far to the west. But his youthful fantasies were shattered by a mercenary raid. Raised by the Vikings who murdered his family, Thorfinn became a terrifying warrior, forever seeking to kill the band’s leader, Askeladd, and avenge his father. Sustaining Throfinn through his ordeal are his pride in his family and his dreams of a fertile westward land, a land without war or slavery … the land Leif called Vinland.

So there are certain genre’s that I honestly feel shouldn’t be touched by manga-ka, and european history is one of those genre’s. The reason is simple, they don’t fully understand the culture enough to write about it. There’s been more than a few disastrous attempts over the years which frankly hi light my point.

However, every now and then we get some amazing series that turns over that preconception and stomps all over it. Vinland Saga is one of those titles, it manages to feel authentic, while at the same time having a manga vibe to it. Read the rest…

Ryu’s Musings – Planetes Omnibus v01

Posted on April 20th, 2016 by Ryu Sheng |

27831Language: English
Direction: Right to Left
By: Makoto Yukimura
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Type: Series
Genre: Shounen, Slice of Life, sci-fi
Availability: Omnibus
Synopsis:

SPACE IS MESSY. SOMEONE’S GOT TO CLEAN IT UP!

In the 2070s, increased interplanetary travel has led to crisis-level amounts of dangerous space debris, and someone has to clean it up. Planetes follows the space-garbage crew of aspiring explorer Hachimaki, mourning Yuri, and secretive Fee, collected in two omnibus editions, printed from the original files and complete with bonus color pages!

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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 – Mardock Scramble (Novel) – Updated

Posted on March 10th, 2013 by Ryu Sheng |

mardock-coverLanguage: English
Direction: Left to Right
Pages: 680
By: Tow Ubukata
Publisher: Haikasoru
Type: Omnibus
Genre: Seinen, Cyberpunk, Action

Synopsis:

Why me? It was to be the last thought a young prostitute, Rune-Balot, would ever have…as a human anyway. Taken in by a devious gambler named Shell, she became a slave to his cruel desires and would have been killed by his hand if not for the self-aware Universal Tool (and little yellow mouse) known as Oeufcoque. Now a cyborg, Balot is not only nigh-invulnerable, but has the ability to disrupt electrical systems of all sorts. But even these powers may not be enough for Balot to deal with Shell, who offloads his memories to remain above the law, the immense assassin Dimsdale-Boiled, or the neon-noir streets of Mardock City itself.

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