Manga Monday – 1/21/2019

Seeing double? No need to check your eyes. This week’s Manga Monday doubles your pleasure with two books from popular series. Special call out to Dr. STONE whose first two editions appear. The hero’s desire to use science to tackle his otherwise supernatural conundrum struck a cord with me. Definitely worth a try. Check it out!

No.BookDesc.Store
1.My Hero Academia: Vigilantes Issue 2My Hero Academia: Vigilantes Issue 2
by Hideyuki Furuhashi
This series is an interesting take on a different layer of quirk society - people not fortunate enough to attend hero high schools and thus become licensed to use their quirks. The main protagonist, Koichi, is reluctantly roped into becoming a vigilante, but now that he's actually developing his quirk and fighting crime, he kind of digs it. Second in this thoughtful, developing series.
Google$6.99
2.My Hero Academia: Vigilantes Issue 3My Hero Academia: Vigilantes Issue 3
by Hideyuki Furuhashi
Koichi continues on his development as an unlicensed hero. One of his classmates, Makoto, starts to help him out, becoming more confident as a result. Koichi's glad for the help but starting to feel a bit jealous of his friend. All of that goes by the wayside, though, once the bee user, Hachisuka, returns distributing her power enhancing bee venom ersatz villains.
Google$6.99
3.Battle Angel Alita Vol 3Battle Angel Alita Vol 3
by Yukito Kishiro
Stunned by the way her relationship with Yugo ended, Alita hurtles into the sport of motorball in search of a fresh start and new possibilities. She turns herself into a honed, unthinking blade and launches herself up the ranks. Little does she know that her ultimate foes will be Jasugun, the supreme champion of motorball, and Dr. Ido, her own father figure!
Google$6.89
4.Dr. STONE, Vol. 1: Stone WorldDr. STONE, Vol. 1: Stone World
by Riichiro Inagaki
Didn't notice this series until Amazon flagged book 2 (also in the list this week). Looks interesting, so am definitely checking it out. Basically, everyone on Earth's been turned into statues. Years later, a teenager wakes up and after going "WTF?!" hatches a plan to cure everyone else--using science. Plays to the stuff we love here at Penny Candi. The first two books are here, priced the same, so really, give 'em a shot and let us know what you think!
Amazon$6.29
5.Dr. STONE, Vol. 2: Two Kingdoms Of The Stone WorldDr. STONE, Vol. 2: Two Kingdoms Of The Stone World
by Riichiro Inagaki
Here's book 2 of the Dr. Stone series. Taiju and his buds discover gunpowder as well as other humans. The concept of needing to rebuild civilization after the adults are frozen is incredibly intriguing and I suspect a metaphor. Looking forward to seeing how this series develops.
Amazon$6.29
6.Black Torch, Vol. 1Black Torch, Vol. 1
by Tsuyoshi Takaki
Jiro Azuma's an animal whisperer--literally. He can talk to the animals. When a cat bonds with him, he becomes even more powerful , but the bonding makes him aware of an eternal struggle between humanity and the spirit world. Now Jiro must enter a larger battle and become a soldier in a supernatural war. Where will it end. Book 1 is just the beginning. Another interesting story that caught our eye this week. Book 2 got pushed to us, but you really gotta start with Book 1.
Amazon$6.29
7.Black Torch, Vol. 2Black Torch, Vol. 2
by Tsuyoshi Takaki
Jiro joins the Bureau of Espionage. The go by the code name of Black Torch. But when the rookie Reiji learns that Jiro is fused with a cat demon, he refuses to work with him. The new team has only just been brought together. Will it end before it begins? Book 2 of series follows the common pattern of doing character development of the main players now that they are gathered before actually starting the real story.
Amazon$6.29
8.Battle Angel Alita Vol 2Battle Angel Alita Vol 2
by Yukito Kishiro
Alita works as a bounty hunter in the hopes that she'll find her true self through the crucible of battle. One day, she meets a boy named Yugo who dreams of visiting Zalem, the city in the clouds, and finds herself drawn to his yearning nature. But there is a secret side to Yugo that she cannot fathom.
Google$5.99
9.HOW TO CREATE A GOD Episode 1-1HOW TO CREATE A GOD Episode 1-1
by Shinichiro Takada
Living god Koharu is destined to fight and defeat the raging god Yusemi. To ensure this, she's been raised away from the world at the Isshinden Temple. The temple leaders promise her freedom once she becomes a full-fledged god, but she grows impatient with their teaching and leaves to see the world. With her new campanion, Yajuro, Koharu learns the secret of her birth as well as the real enemy she must defeatu.
Kobo$0.99
10.HOW TO CREATE A GOD Episode 1-2HOW TO CREATE A GOD Episode 1-2
by Shinichiro Takada
The story started in book one above continues. There are 50 books altogether, but only one description shared among them. So the real mystery becomes, can you figure out the story?
Kobo$0.99
11.HELL BUSTER HUNTER OF THE HELLSECTS Episode 1-1HELL BUSTER HUNTER OF THE HELLSECTS Episode 1-1
by Koji Maki
Police detective Reichi Imawai miraculously survived a brush with death, but in so doing brings something back with him. When the demon begins giving him orders, Reichi must ask himself, can I control it or will it control me?
Kobo$0.99
12.HELL BUSTER HUNTER OF THE HELLSECTS Episode 1-1HELL BUSTER HUNTER OF THE HELLSECTS Episode 1-1
by Koji Maki
Book 2 of the series.
Kobo$0.99

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