Sunday, September 25, 2016

Manga Review: Arata: The Legend, Volume 24, by Yuu Watase

Rating (Out of 5): ~3
Publisher: Shonen Sunday (VIZ Media)
Release Date: August 2016
Volumes: 24+
Spoilers?: No.
Buy it here: Amazon.
Volume: 1.

Goodreads Synopsis:

In a mythical world where humans and gods coexist, a ceremony marking the new governing princess is about to occur for the first time in 60 years. Only a girl from the Hime Clan may take this position, but the lack of females born to this family means that a boy called Arata must pose for the role. Meanwhile in modern-day Japan, a boy named Arata Hinohara is starting his new life in high school. He wants to put memories of his difficult past behind him, but things aren't going to be simple when he discovers a mysterious connection to the first Arata...

Arata Hinohara’s greatest foes, the Six Sho, have challenged him at every step on his quest. This has now led to a potentially deadly confrontation between one of the most powerful of the Six Sho, Ameeno, and Ameeno’s son, Nasake, one of Hinohara’s most loyal companions. Yet this is only the prelude to a devastating attack from yet another quarter that, to Hinohara’s amazement, echoes historical events from the modern world!


I have missed a lot of this series, so clearly a lot has happened that I don’t know about. We’re in the middle of a plotline involving several characters I don’t know.
There’s a big plot between a father and son, and how he left him. Then some havoc is being caused in the real world, and the Arata’s try to do what they can to fix it. It’s clear I’ve missed some of the information reveals about the two worlds, but it’s interesting how they’re interacting and intertwining. I still think I like the black-haired Arata more, and would like to catch up on his part. Seeing how much Arata's father cares for him was sweet, as well.
I should definitely catch up with this series. It’s very good, and getting very long. I think I’ve missed reading Watase, it’s been so long.

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

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