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.
The action scenes for the first half of this volume were a little confusing to follow, mostly because of the names of squad members getting mixed around in my head. There are character lists in the front of the volumes, and every so often a spotlight page on the squads, so that can help with some of the confusion. I thought it clever that the mangaka used side-by-side narration of training the new recruits on types of triggers and the battle sequences to show the triggers in action.
Sara's Rating: 9/10
Suitability Level: Grades 7-12
Reviews of previous volumes in this series: vol 1, vol 2, vol 3
Publisher: VIZ Media
Publication Date: February 3, 2015
ISBN: 9781421577678 (Paperback)
Tags: Rating: 9/10, Suitability: Middle School, Suitability: High School, Manga, Science Fiction, VIZ Media
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