The four members of the Blue Team - Goggles, Specs, Headphones, and Bobble hat - battle against other squads to see who can cover the most area with their team’s ink color. These competitors are in humanoid form, but they can also change into their other form: inklings, little squid-type creatures. The Blue Team members are all lower ranked than their opponents, but through hard work, teamwork, lots of practice, and some silliness, they prove they can hang with the best S rank teams.
This is a pretty silly and fun All-Ages title based on a video game (a popular theme for All Ages titles). The teams all work together, even though some lose while the Blue Team consistently wins, which leads to good work ethics and collaboration as some obvious themes for impressionable young minds. The only content warning is that Goggles is often naked when he transforms from his inkling form to humanoid form. There’s a little inkling-shaped censor spot over his crotch area, but he still shows up often undressed. He also likes to pants people, but only in the first chapter. That might be something that the writer abandoned after the series became popular.
Sara's Rating: 7/10
Suitability Level: Grades 3-8
Publisher: VIZ Media
Publication Date: December 12, 2017
ISBN: 9781421595481 (Paperback)
Tags: Rating: 7/10, Suitability: Elementary School, Suitability: Middle School, Manga, Action Adventure, Humor, Friendship
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