Today' s post is on Monster Collection volume 4 by Itoh Sei. It is 170 pages long and is published by CMX. The cover is blue with the main character in the center summoning with a monster behind her. 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- A Summoner's secret weapon- the power of friendship!
Kasche is being held captive on mysterious Spiral Island, resting place of the Encyclopdia Verum. It also happens to be one giant anthill, home to the frightening and lethal Crimson Ants! Cuervo and Nastasha have come to rescue their fearless leader, but must make a hard choice- will they exchange the Guardian of Knowledge for her life and doom mankind? Or will the ditzy young summoner's love and friendship give them strength to fight?
Review- We get some idea about what the real villain wants from all this. He wants Kasche alive because she is like him in some way. We get to see that Cuervo is a real badass. He fights with the fallen angel and wins. Of course that does not stop the fallen but Cuervo was very cool looking. He shows his brains in this long fight. Most of the volume is fighting and running with some moments of real plot development. Kasche is continuing to hear the voice of some really big creature that she could summon but she does not do that yet. She can be really thick sometimes. She is summoner and she does not get that the big woman who is calling out to her to summon her is a creature that Kasche can summon. /sigh. But that is my only annoyance with this volume. I cannot wait to see where the story is going next.
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.