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Manga Review: ib – Instant Bullet by Aka Akasaka

KADOKAWA
Published April 24, 2014

Everything in this world is my enemy. This kind of world is worthless. A boy, who is called a demon with no human heart, breathes, lives and imagines. But what is the pounding in his heart when he heard he is going to save the world? That’s not his wish, though…- Goodreads

I was surprised with this particular manga. It is so different. Granted the summary is extremely vague and you really don’t know what you are getting into until you at least finish the first volume. Even then you are still a bit unsure if you want to continue but towards the end things shift and you want to keep reading to find out what happens.

Without giving too much away, there is a boy who is not only lonely but he is disliked by his peers (sounds familiar). Please tend to get hurt around, he has no family and for the most part he really doesn’t react well with people. But he comes across a girl (sounds familiar) who indirectly helps him discover a form of magic he has. But here is where the difference comes in; the magic isn’t typical magic, nor is the boy a hero or for the most part a like able character at least earlier on. And the girl… she isn’t someone who secretly loves the boy and is trying to be his friend and all of that.

I’m probably not explaining this in the best way and that is because if I tell you details, I am telling some important parts of the story that I believe help push the volumes. There is complexity to the story especially within the main characters. I love how there are similarities between everyone within their own personal stories but there are still experiences that make it personal to the character.

But beyond the story moves fairly quickly; there isn’t a lot of dead space to try to keep things going. Black and white art work that isn’t the most innovative but that is not a shot at the illustrator. The great thing about the art is no one looks the same.

Overall, if you are looking for something different in relationships and magic, I would recommend this read.

3 Pickles

Manga Review: Girls of the Wild’s by Hun, Zhena (Illustrator)

Published Nov. 9, 2012 320 Pages
Published Nov. 9, 2012
320 Pages

Wilds High has a history as a 42 year old fighting specialist for elite girls all over the world. Each year, they hold Wilds-League, a place where the Wilds girls test their fighting skills. But this year, the school breaks tradition and becomes co-ed and granted its only male student Song Jae Gu a three year scholarship.

The only condition is he cannot leave the school and with two siblings to take care of that isn’t an option. But after meeting Queen, the champion of the Wilds League, his choice to stay at the school becomes complicated.

This series starts off really really good. Its different and love the twists that are added. Song doesn’t really like women and not because he prefers men but because of a situation with his mother and his sibling, women are just monsters to him. Therefore, most of the book he is trying his best to stay away from women and just keep his head down. I personality didn’t like him because he does a lot of sob stories and at a certain point, I was over it. I did provide a different story, however it was annoying after a while.

I wanted more of Queen; for a while she isn’t as prominent as the summary makes it seem and that unfortunate. However, the characters beyond her were perfect. They provided the humor, the serious tone and the realistic personalities. I loved it and stayed awake most of the night reading this.

However, the deeper the manga the more boring it got. The same story was ran over and over and I didn’t mind the fighting but what I mind was the fact that nothing really changed for quite a while.

As for artwork, I enjoyed it; cliche is not a term you can us to describe it. Each character was unique in personality as well as looks and movements. The pace of the story moved until its hits a obvious wall.

Mangasee.com has the series for you to check out.

Overall,

4 Pickles (mainly for creativity)