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ANN Review: Arata (Vol. 03)

Arata (Vol. 03)

Another fairly recent Viz release, and one of my most anticipated current titles, I reviewed volume three of Yuu Watase’s Arata for AnimeNewsNetwork in September.

Unfortunately this third volume was a bit of a letdown. It progressed the plot well enough, and had some really well drawn fight scenes, but I kept finding myself confused as to what was going on. It had some scenes that should’ve been really dramatic yet they just fell flat, which was a shame. On the amusing side, this volume had several panels that screamed ‘I was drawn by an assistant!’ so loud that I couldn’t help but have a little chuckle. Poor funny looking background people.

Ah well, hopefully this was just a bump! Speaking of Yuu Watase though, I wonder when the next Genbu Kaiden comes out…

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Lissa Pattillo is the owner and editor of Residing in Halifax, Nova Scotia she takes great joy in collecting all manners of manga genres, regretting that there's never enough time in the day to review or share them all. Along with reviews, Lissa is responsible for all the news postings to the website and works full time as a web and graphic designer.

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