Moon Boy (Vol. 06) – YoungYou Lee
Published by Yen Press
Every time I think I have the plot of this figured out, half a dozen characters show up to confuse me all over again. Sad thing is, they’re the same characters who’ve been confusing me for several volumes now! Rabbits, foxes, magic and Tribes, plus some vampiric tendencies, make for a fairly interesting plot premise, but at this point a rather messy one, and while this book does attempt to advance the plot, I found it lacked the character charm that made me enjoy the previous volume.
Fortunately, a side story following the back-story of two of the secondary characters was this book’s saving grace and I actually really enjoyed it, prompting me to return to older volumes to revisit them as they are now.
The artwork continues to teeter between annoying me when character designs mesh together or anatomical inconsistencies abound, to making me stare with much attentive love at the fine detailing and sharp use of contrasting black and whites. I withhold earlier thoughts however that I find the art much more appealing via the attractive chapter covers than at any point during the story itself where the art tends to veer more to its flaws than its charms.
Moon Boy altogether continues to be a series I have a lot of trouble following but it manages to muster those few moments that keep me caring just enough to keep going.