The World is Mine (Eyeshield 21 #35) ★★★★★

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Title: The World is Mine
Series: Eyeshield 21 #35
Author: Riichiro Inagaki
Artist: Yusuke Murata
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Genre: Sports Manga
Pages: 200
Format: Digital Scan

 

 

Synopsis:

The All-Star games turn out to be another championship set of games from top players all across the world. Not just American and Japan. And the NFL player who is sponsoring the whole thing is offering a $3million reward to the MVP of the championship AND a signing contract to his team.

The Japanese team is assembled and includes Agon. He does his sneaky stuff and gets a bunch of second stringers on board and then in the first game makes it so they play and not the actuall All-Star Japanese team. His purpose? To look good and win the MVP so he gets the $3million. Things work out and Japan blows past Russia, Militaria (yeah, what a name right?) and then Germany. Lots of fun and giggles.

Japan makes it to the finals, where they are facing off against the American Team, the “gods” of highschool football.

 

My Thoughts:

Ok, I was totally wrong. I thought this All-Star story-arc would suck but it was probably one of the most humorous volumes yet. There was no serious emotional moments like in the previous volume, just fun moments where each player shows their talent and the manga-ka have fun. I laughed quite a bit.

Each game leading up to the finals simply showcased a couple of players and how the overall Japanese team played. I didn’t think it could work but it totally did. I kept being surprised by goodness left and right and my star rating kept creeping up a half star at a time. I started it at 2 stars because I was just unhappy with the whole concept but the manga-ka just kept making things better and better. I absolutely LOVE it when low expectations are blown away completely and you end up with something fantastic. The thing is, this volume would not stand on it’s own. It relies on the whole of the previous series so far. Much like a real football team, one player may shine for a moment, but it is only due to the collective work of the whole team. This volume shone spectacularly but only because of the solid foundation of the previous 34 volumes!

Not much else to say beyond the fact that I am impressed. I now am looking forward to the final 2 books again. Much like a football game with its ups and downs and setbacks and comebacks.

★★★★★

bookstooge

 

  1. The Last of the Deimon Devilbats (Vol. 34)
  2. The Devil’s Mistake (Vol. 33)
  3. The Christmas Bowl (Vol. 32)
  4. The Winner Is… (Vol. 31)
  5. This Is American Football (Vol. 30)
  6. Second Quarterback (Vol. 29)
  7. Showdown at Tokyo Dome (Vol. 28)
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7 thoughts on “The World is Mine (Eyeshield 21 #35) ★★★★★

  1. bookcupidity says:

    Lookie there! It did work out 😀

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Maybe you should just expect everything to be utter trash and be surprised in the end. 😛 Only if expectations could be controlled that easily hahah

    Liked by 1 person

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