Monday, January 31, 2011

19. MAOH: Juvenile Remix, Vol. 3

MAOH: Juvenile Remix, Vol. 3 by Megumi Osuga. Translated from the Japanese by Stephen Paul (Canada) - (US)
MAOH: Juvenile Remix

Pages: 192
Ages: 16+
Finished: Jan. 21, 2011
First Published: 2007, Japan (Nov. 9, 2010 US)
Publisher: Viz Media
Genre: YA, manga, action, fantasy
Rating: 5/5


First sentence:


"P-put it out, you moron!"


Acquired: Received a review copy from Simon & Schuster Canada.

Reason for Reading: next in the series

Wow! This series is consistently remaining exciting and receiving 5 stars from me. I'm loving it and really can't wait for volume 4. Ando tries to help out when some thugs are threatening to blow up a gas station. This forces a face-to-face meeting with him and Inukai, the mysterious leader of the vigilante group The Grasshoppers. I don't want to give any plot away but we see into Inukai's character in this volume and he is not someone to be liked, but the issue of whether he is a god or demon is still equally possible. Two fabulous new characters are introduced in this volume. First is Anderson, an American teen, joins Ando's class. His father is the head of the group turning the city into a conglomeration of strip malls. But Anderson is nothing like his father and while the students find his American ways a bit strange, he's also very cool. Second, is another assassin. This time it is a girl, possibly called "Hornet" , though also referred to as "that wasp girl". This time Ando is not the target but unfortunately he gets mixed up in things and finds himself being chased down by her. The ending of this volume is incredibly creepy, excellently drawn and brings a new darker feel to the series. Not exactly a cliff-hanger ending but one that makes you want to grab vol. 4 and keep reading!

2 comments:

  1. How did I miss this series? I must see if my library has it!

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  2. This series *is* good. It's got a nice edge to it.

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