Jaeha refuses to join Yona and the gang. He resents his dragon blood and is fighting against the allegiance he feels for Yona. For her part, Yona makes it clear that she is not going to force Jaeha to join them. Rather, she asks Jaeha to take them all to his pirate captain so that they can join the fight against the corrupt Kum-Ji. Everyone in Yona group's proves their worth to the captain as warriors (or warrior support, in Yun's case), except Yona. The captain gives her a nearly impossible task to complete to prove she will be useful and won’t betray the group during battle. Then, Yona volunteers for a dangerous mission into the heart of Kum-Ji’s operation.
Hachiken is finishing up his summer job at Mikage’s family farm. His mother is so worried because of lack of communication from Hachiken that she sends his big brother to look for him. After proving that his dream of becoming a famous ramen chef is highly unlikely, Hachiken’s older brother decides to report to their mother that they should leave him be. Hachiken causes a disaster with the milking machine and tries to refuse the payment offered to him for his summer work, but the Mikage family won’t hear of it. Then, it’s time to go back to school, and for Hachiken that means more agonizing over the fate of Pork Bowl, the pig he named in volume two.
Illustrated by Lukas Ketner and Lauren Affe
From the outsider's perspective, Jerri blew her one chance at being a big-time news anchor because she tried to whistleblow on her male colleague for raping her, but no one believed her. Now, she's back in her hometown where her brother runs the local station and tries to help his sister out. Her alcoholism ends her on-air news career at home, but he fixes her up with hosting the late-night horror movie segment as Count Crowley. Creatures instantly come looking for her, and she seeks out answers with the previous producer of the show. She finds that there is a much more sinister world of monsters and world-ending plots that comes along with the mantel of Count Crowley.
Most of this volume is the fight between several squads on a mission to steal Yuma’s black trigger. In the end, Jin fights most of them off with his black trigger. He then brokers a deal with Headquarters to make sure Yuma will be allowed to enlist as a border agent. The day finally arrives, and Yuma stuns all the new recruits and trainers with record times trials. Amatori impresses a trainer with her skills as a sniper.
At the end of volume one, the group discover a brick oven, so they spend the beginning of this one fixing it up and use the ingredients from around the farm to make pizza. Hachiken is the only one who has had pizza before, so he is in charge of making it and doing all the work necessary to secure the best ingredients. Then, it’s summer break, and Hachiken has to figure out where he will work for the summer, since he refuses to go home. He goes to work for Mikage on her family farm. One night, he decides to go walk to Towari’s farm, since he and Mikage are neighbors, but he doesn’t realize how far away it is and he gets lost in the wilderness at night. Lastly, he visits Tama-Chan’s family dairy and learns some harsh realities about what happens when milk cows don’t produce enough.
Illustrated by George Pérez
In this classic cosmic event, Thanos has in his possession the Infinity Gauntlet and the six gems needed to give him omnipotent power. He starts by building his love, Mistress Death, a beautiful castle, but she is dissatisfied with it and everything else he does. He realizes this is because he has not done what she asked, and wipes out half of the Galaxy. Meanwhile, Adam Warlock gathers Earth’s heroes and cosmic giants to battle the mad Titan and wrest the gauntlet from him.
We had the regular paperback manga, four chapters per book (~$10 per book). We had the paperback three-in-one's, with twelve chapters per book (~$13 per book). Now we have the Fullmetal Edition, a hardcover version with six chapters per book, and about three centimeters difference in size (~$20 per book). These hardcover editions are much more durable than either of the previous editions. The paper quality is also much higher - it's thick and slightly glossy, compared to the matte recycled paper in the original manga. This version would be a worthy investment for the library setting because if the increased durability and fade-resistant pages.
In honor of this edition's ongoing publication, I will be re-reviewing my favorite series for those who are unfamiliar. I have previously reviewed the entire series with minimal detail, and you can read that here.
The Museum of Information is closing because it’s founder passed away. In his will, he left a treasure trove of documents, records, and books to the Library. The MBC can’t raid personal libraries, but now that it’s in the hands of the Library, they are free to go after it! Iku has been “benched” and is attending the funeral as the Director’s body guard, all because she has yet to tell her parents she’s a combatant, and this fight will surely be televised. Meanwhile, Tezuka and Instructor Dojo are on the front lines moving C-trains full of information from the Museum to the Library while MBC soldiers close in.
Tanjiro passes the test to become an official demon slayer, but he doesn’t get the chance to ask any demons about saving his sister before he has to slay them. Now that he’s part of the corps, he is sent on his first few missions. The first is to travel to a village where young women are disappearing. The second is to a bustling 1800s Tokyo. While walking through the crowd, Tanjiro smells the demon who murdered his family and turned his sister, the powerful Kibutsuji. Tanjiro follows and confronts him, but the demon is holding a baby and is trailed by a wife! Tanjiro also meets two demons who perform medicine and try to heal humans who are attacked by other demons. Kibutsuji sends two of his inner circle after Tanjiro to kill him, and the whole situation puts the demon-doctors in jeopardy!
For the school cultural festival, Komi and her classmates decide to do a Maid Cafe, somewhat so they can see Komi in a maid outfit, and somewhat because that’s what Komi chooses and everyone band wagons her. Somehow, Tadano is convinced to also dress in a maid costume, and he doesn’t look half bad. Najimi uses several illicit money making schemes, most involving Komi, so her class wins the best of show but has to forfeit all their profits.
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