Monday, July 18, 2011

Bakune Young (Volume 3) by Toyokazu Matsunaga –PUBLIC ONLY

Matsunaga, Toyokazu Bakune Young, 264 pgs. VIZ Media LLC, 2002. $16.95. Language-R (35+ Swears of every variety); Violence-PG13; Sexual Content-PG.GRAPHIC NOVEL.
Mistress Renge works with her follower Purima to make a powerplay. Her goal is to take over the Japanese government, by tricking the United States into destroying a key government building with all of the officials inside. Purima is very dedicated, and helps her sneak onto a US air carrier. When he feels guilty and tries to put a stop to the plan by confessing to the police, he is caught up in a messy situation. A incarcerated and comatose criminal Bakune Young has the ability to send his soul out and possess other peoples bodies. Can Purima/Bakune stop the imminent disaster?
Almost like watching an anime movie, this fast paced and action packed graphic novel is an interesting read. The plot was multifaceted, and I wasn’t sure who I was supposed to be rooting for, a concept that I like. Despite being volume 3, the plot was understandable but would probably be more interesting if previous novels have been read. There was incredible amount and wide variety of swear words, so I can only recommend this for a public library.
HS -PUBLIC ONLY. Reviewer: Stephanie MLS graduate.

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