Monday, March 13, 2017

Monster Collection volume 3


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Today' s post is on Monster Collection volume 3 by Itoh Sei. It is 162 pages long and is published by CMX. The cover is blue with the main character in the center being attacked by a monster. The intended reader is someone who likes high action series with humor added in to keep it from getting too dark. There is mild foul language, implied sexuality, and lots of violence in this series. The story is told from third person god perspective but it closely follows our brave heroes. There Be Spoilers Ahead.

From the back of the book- Is There Any Price Too High To Save A Human Life?
Kasche and her small fellowship have faced all manner of summoned beasts in their quest for the Guardian of Knowledge, but they could be at quest's end. Whilst in fierce combat with Duran DeBrancy and his evil summoner, Eclipse, fortunes with change and a difficult decision will be forced upon the heroes. Will they have the strength to stay the course or will the price be too high?

Review- This volume is pretty much all fight scene. About two-thirds of the way through we get some plot with the villains and with the separating of the party. Kasche is with the villains and she was what they wanted for some mysterious reason. Cuervo and Nastasha have the Guardian of Knowledge and in exchange for Kasche's life they are going to meet the villains at Spiral Island. With the plot being a little thin in this volume I wanted to talk some about the humor in this series. Most of it is bathroom/ physical humor but with some of the darker tones in this volume it was a welcome break. The darker tones come from the back story of one the villains. He just revenge on the Holy City for killing his entire people. He gets a whole page to himself and the destruction that he alone survived. I cannot wait to see what is going to happen on Spiral Island.

I give this volume a Four out of Five stars. I get nothing for my review and I bought this manga with my own money.