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    Finally got around to reading The Isolator V5.
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    [LMAO Minoru needs a motorcycle now, Kawahara just can't help himself. I'm surprised that Liquidizer has apparently never killed anyone; is that only technically speaking or does she have an iron will or what? I don't want to call it bad writing, so I hope we get an answer soon. Then there's Minoru's boosted memory, intellect, and composure: What's causing that? And also what Suu was going to say before she tried to kill herself.]
    Anyways, I'm looking forward to volume 6.
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    canon finish apo vol 3

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    Page 18 of new Ryuuou, and I already have goosebumps.

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    And finished. Volume 11 was a tough act to follow, and volume 12 didn't reach the same heights. However...however, Shiratori's writing is just insane. It's not impeccable nor is it particularly impressive technically, but the sheer emotion he manages to ramp up is insane. His characters in Ryuuou all tend to feel heat during tense moments, and Shiratori does his damnest to translate that heat into words and never lets up. I took a moment to digest the book a bit, but I'm still reeling from that heat. Kudos to the translator team, obviously, for keeping up with his crazy beats.

    Now that Shiratori finished a lot of character arcs with v.11 and v.12, who the heck knows what he'll write next, but I can't wait.
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    死徒二十七祖 The Twenty Seven Dead Apostle Ancestors weeblord's Avatar
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    Bought it, but might take a while for me to read cause im tight on spare time

    God tier cover though

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    Just finished 86-Eighty Six- Volume 4. Good ol' mechs, shipping, discrimination & despair. No therapists for miles still.

    Wishing the adaptation does well when it comes.
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    Finished the anime a long while ago but I've yet to pick up Ryuuou's LN & keeps gets distracted by other reads still.

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    死徒二十七祖 The Twenty Seven Dead Apostle Ancestors weeblord's Avatar
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    Start from vol1 if you pick it up. The author himself disrespected the anime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weeblord View Post
    Start from vol1 if you pick it up. The author himself disrespected the anime.
    That's the plan. Mostly got through it mainly so I had a better mental images of the characters & their Voices.

    It'll be a while still since I still can't fully commit on longer ones I'm interested in like Ryuuou, Dendogram, Konosuba, Outbreak Company, Rakuin no Monshou, etc.

    Really need to catch up on (or finish) Index New Testament, Grimgar, Kamisama no Memochou, etc. etc.


    ...now if I could only stop getting diverted by new releases/updates & other stuff. (i.e. Oh! 86's just released a new one! Let's read that!)

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    Weekend means spare time, spare time means I finished Ryuuou vol 12.

    Another brilliant volume, absolutely loved it. How does he keep doing it, time after time? While it might not reach vols 7 and 11, its definitely fits easily in the second highest tier with such vols as 5 and 9. Or on second thought, maybe it is up there in tier 1... naaaah except maybe yes? I dunno I gotta calm down and think about it, im still too emotional to make sense of things. Anyway, a damn good volume, and a damn good ending to this now 7 volume long Sub League arc.

    When I think of vol 11 im ultimately left with strong feelings of hype and good vibes, this ones a lot more painful. As a completely unapologetic Ginko worshipper I was expecting her to be the highlight of the vol as usual, but surpsrisingly I have to say that the true stars of this vol were Hiuma and Sota for me. Dont get me wrong, Ginkos moments were excellent, i could barely breathe during her climactic match, but Hiuma and Sota were just plain next level. the weird camaraderie of the edgy youngest super prodigy ever & the eternal loser on his way out because of age limitations, I dunno that shit just worked so well for me.

    That final part with this illustration, oh shit the dam just broke.
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    And cant forget red Ai's little moment, she absolutely killed it. This is the shit I was talking about earlier, red Ai is so much better handled than blue Ai its ridiculous. Oh and the part with Yaichi giving Ginkos message to Ryou was powerful too. And OH BOY Shiratoris afterword. Jesus christ I was already destroyed by Hiuma and Sota dont you go and drop shit like that on my already vulnerable ass.

    all in all, 9.5/10 I think.

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    Shiratori definitely hits his stride in v12 more when the meat of the volume is far removed from Kuzu or when Kuzu is not in the control of the scene. Kuzu's wins are secondary to to whatever shit was going on in Sub-League, and it's unreal considering who he was battling against. Like what, he's got a positive record against Meijin, and streak of wins against former and current title holders, but who freaking cares.

    Sub League was bloody cold. And I'm not sure if Shiratori can top that arc with most of the cast not being in that league anymore.


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    Yeah, Kuzu's matches seriously felt like a sideshow, ironic considering their high status. But I did really love that part with Kuzu going "there is literally no way i can lose this match, a lame loser has no right to ask out the legend who became the first female professional ever", as if Ginkos victory was set in stone. But I feel like Kuzu as the storydriving force, the de facto protag, graduated in vol 5 and got partially overtaken by Ginko. But now we're done with Ginkos arc, at least for now, so lets see what happens.

    I seriously have no idea where it will go next. All plot threads I can think of wrapped up with 11&12 and the heroine race is over, or rather in hindsight there never actually was a heroine race in the first place as Ginko had already unofficially won since the start. I'm guessing theres gonna be something big brewing for blue Ai, and maybe something with Kuzu now that hes the """demon lord""". I personally would like some spotlight on Ayumu, i like the dude. Maybe something with his feelings towards MOMMY Shakando.

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