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review 2014-12-13 13:00
Naoki Urasawa's Monster (manga, vol. 15) translated by Satch Watanabe and Hiroki Shirota
Naoki Urasawa's Monster, Vol. 15: The Door to Memories - Naoki Urasawa,Satch Watanabe,Hiroki Shirota

I still enjoyed this, although it had some “OMG really?” moments: 

the hypnosis, which worked perfectly right away, and Eva, completely inexperienced with guns, deciding to kill Johan. Yes, I know Eva liked Martin and still likes Tenma, even though she won't admit it, but still. Completely inexperienced with guns. Even Tenma had the sense to get training first.

I'm still hooked. I really want to know more about Nina's memories. I have a feeling she experienced all the bad stuff at the mansion and developed amnesia about the whole thing, and Johan decided to protect her by taking it all upon himself.

(spoiler show)

 

(Original review posted on A Library Girl's Familiar Diversions.)

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review 2014-12-11 13:05
Naoki Urasawa's Monster (manga, vol. 12) translated by Hiroki Shirota
Naoki Urasawa's Monster, Volume 12: The Rose Mansion (Naoki Urasawa's Monster, #12) - Naoki Urasawa,浦沢 直樹,Hiroki Shirota

Okay, the bit with Johan trying to break poor little Milosh was horrible. I vaguely remember thinking, early on in the series, that Johan was so often around children because he actually liked them and saw a little of the boy he once was in them. In reality, though, he treats them no better than anyone else, hurting them and/or convincing them to kill each other. Is Anna/Nina really the only person in the world that he actually cares about? And, by the way, what's his definition of “caring”? If Nina were with him, would she be safe? What does Johan want?

Grimmer was another tragic character in this volume. His experiences at 511 Kinderheim meant he had to be taught how to smile (which is probably why he does it so often now), and, even then, he didn't always know the proper expression to wear in every circumstance. He didn't know how to properly react to his own son's death, but he seemed to do well enough around Milosh.

I'm not surprised at all that Tenma

was caught because he stopped to help a hurt child.

(spoiler show)

Urasawa never misses a chance to remind readers that Tenma is a healer down to his bones. And, continuing the series' many, many coincidences, Eva is seeing the same person to overcome her alcoholism that the private investigator was way back in volume 7. Urasawa's Germany is very tiny.

 

(Original review posted on A Library Girl's Familiar Diversions.)

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review 2014-11-24 15:30
Naoki Urasawa's Monster Volumes 1 - 5
Naoki Urasawa's Monster, Vol. 1 - Naoki Urasawa,Satch Watanabe
Naoki Urasawa's Monster vol. 2 - Naoki Urasawa
Naoki Urasawa's Monster vol. 3 - Naoki Urasawa
Naoki Urasawa's Monster, Volume 4: Ayse's Friend - Naoki Urasawa,浦沢 直樹,Hiroki Shirota
Naoki Urasawa's Monster, Volume 5: After the Carnival - Naoki Urasawa,浦沢 直樹,Hirotaka Kakiya

Suggestion - If you're going to read this series I suggest you get at least 5 out at a time. (There's 18 volumes all together)

 

I have no idea why but these books have me hooked. In fact the last three nights I think I've dreamed about the volume I had just finished.

I can't believe I'm only on volume 6 and there are 12 more to go. What else can happen?

 

*Reason I started this series: Saw a post from Familiar Diversions

 

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