Sunday, May 29, 2016

Manga Review: Ultraman, Volume 4, by Eiichi Shimizu and Tomohiro Shimoguchi

Rating (Out of 5): ~3
Publisher: VIZ Signature (VIZ Media)
Release Date: May 17, 2016
Volumes: 7+
Spoilers?: Light.
Volume: 1. 3. 5.

Goodreads Synopsis:

Decades ago, a being known as the Giant of Light joined together with Shin Hayata of the Science Special Search Party to save Earth from an invasion of terrifying monsters called Kaiju. Now, many years later, those dark days are fading into memory, and the world is at peace. But in the shadows a new threat is growing, a danger that can only be faced by a new kind of hero—a new kind of ULTRAMAN…

Earth’s alien enemies are brutal and unforgiving, but Shinjiro is having a tough time coming to terms with the way Dan Moroboshi kills them without hesitation. Perhaps just as disturbing is the new Ultraman suit Moroboshi is wearing. While Shinjiro deals with this, a secret plan to awaken Shinjiro’s Ultraman Factor is set in motion, and singer Rena Sayama’s life is in danger…


Since I haven’t read the previous volumes, I was very lost with this volume. But intrigued.
Shinjiro is having a hard time agreeing to be Ultraman, and we see him struggle and finally come to a decision about it. Meanwhile, the aliens are invading and planning an attack in the background, and they make it on popstar Rena at our cliffhanger.
If I was a bigger fan of sci-fi, I would enjoy this series a lot more. Because I can tell there’s quite a bit of work put into the world and the creatures and the ultraman suit. This was a very fast volume, and I didn’t mind it at all, though. 

A review copy was provided by the publisher, VIZ Media, for an honest review. Thank you so, so much!

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