Sunday, October 13, 2013

Manga Review: A Wise Man Sleeps, Volume 2, by Mick Takeuchi

Rating (Out of 5): ~2.5
Publisher: Go! Comi
Publish Date: 2008
Volumes: 2
Spoilers?: Not really.
Buy it here: Amazon. Barnes and Noble. (Marketplace--Out of Print)

Goodreads Synopsis:

More supernatural crime-solving puts Miharu to the test as she goes up against evil spirits, vengeful wives, and modern art mysteries As if that wasn't enough, there's another criminal-catching duo on the scene

Something Specific:

  • "'If you don’t have what it takes to accept those faults…then you don’t deserve to have her.’”


This volume was a bit of a disappointment, seeing as how it’s the last of the series, but doesn’t really resolve anything.
Granted, apparently the series took a year long hiatus in Japan (I think for publisher/licensing reasons), but still.
All this volume consisted of were more one-shot to two-shot stories. None of them are particularly memorable, although they are somewhat entertaining while reading.
I was honestly just not very impressed with this volume. The art’s fine. The characters are at least somewhat interesting, although I would have liked to have gotten to know them more. The humor was a bit weak, and didn’t really help me enjoy the book. And then it just kind of ends on a normal one-shot story, so I’m assuming that the series was canceled, which makes sense after the hiatus. 
I’m still hoping to pick up Her Majesty’s Dog, as I remember really liking it, and have the impression that it’s a lot better than this one was.

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