Clash at Mata Cemetery (Shaman King #7) ★★★☆½

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Title: Clash at Mata Cemetery
Series: Shaman King #7
Author: Hiroyuki Takei
Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars
Genre: Manga
Pages: 192
Format: Digital Copy

 

Synopsis:

Yoh and Ren begin their fight and Ren comes out very strong. Yoh evades but eventually Ren gets serious and pulls out a second ghost that integrates with Bason. Yoh learns a couple of things as Ren rants and rants and the book ends with Ren about to unleash everything he has onto Yoh.

A couple of side vignettes break up the fight,thankfully. Ren’s older sister Jun is talking to their father and begs him to release Ren from the course of becoming Shaman King. The Tao’s have a history of violent bloodshed and it is killing Ren inside to particpate in such a family tradition. He is coming to hate all Life and should he become Shaman King, he plans on wiping out humanity in a global apocalypse.

 

My Thoughts:

We now fully move on to the Super Special Named Power Moves!!!! Oh my goodness. Eye rolling. Its fun as long as you read through it fast enough. One page spreads of physical manifestations of powering up don’t quite have the same affect on me as they might on a teenage boy.

The one thing I really did enjoy about this volume was the almost continual references to Ren’s pointy hair. During one of the powerup times I think Manta makes a comment like “Look! He’s gotten even pointy’er!” It was a good light moment. I missed having Ryu involved, as he really brings the comedy.

Since this fight ends right in the middle, I’m diving into volume 8 right away. Hopefully that review goes up this week too.

★★★☆½

 

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9 thoughts on “Clash at Mata Cemetery (Shaman King #7) ★★★☆½

  1. pcbushi says:

    Whenever you post these I get that Shaman King anime jingle stuck in my head.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. savageddt says:

    Hope i get to read the review before i go on radio silence for a week or two. 3.5 stars aint bad for this manga if it still interests you.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. HCNewton says:

    I love the title. I know less than nothing about manga, this particular series, etc. But that title is going to make me stop and and think about reading whatever it is.

    I can’t tell you why, but it just grabs me.

    Liked by 1 person

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