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Eyeshield 21 (Volume 5)

Powerful: Wimpy Sena Kobayakawa has been running away from bullies all his life. But when the football gear comes on things change – Sena’s speed and uncanny ability to elude big bullies just might give him what it takes to become a great high school football hero!

The Devil Bats finagle their way into a game against the behemoth-like Taiyo Sphinx. The winners will get a chance to scrimmage against a high school championship team in the United States. Will Sena and crew be able to break down the Sphinx’s invincible “pyramid” front line and send them crying home to their mummies?

Eyeshield 21 is back! As the Ojo White Knights versus Seibu Wild Gunmen championship final wraps up, the Deimon team is back in training thanks to some unwelcome Hiruma plotting that sees them challenge out the might Taiyo Sphinx team, an Egyptian-mad school that is renowned for its power and huge front line players, as well as its impenetrable Pyramid formation!

But first things first, and Deimon need to lend a hand building their reward locker room, never mind the fact that Sena still needs to apologize to Sakuraba who currently languishes in hospital following Eyeshield’s accidental tackle.

Finally, the Hah brothers, who are part of the team for no other reason than those compromising photos Hiruma holds over them, need some extra motivation to continue being a part of the team – something that for a change doesn’t necessarily have to come from Hiruma and all his guns and dirty tactics!

Needless to say, Eyeshield 21 continues with the same format which has made it so enjoyable thus far, an excellent blend of comedy, and sports, combined with that all important hint of drama to add some weight to this fun story. The team is starting to take shape quite nicely and as per usual the exciting football action is loads of fun to take in.

In other words Riichiro Inagaki continues to churn out an enjoyable story that doesn’t seem to drag at any point during the read through.

As for Yusuke Murata, he continues his experiments with some pretty strange body proportions, but in the context these all work and his highly detailed backgrounds and characters are fun to take in. As per usual he slides effortlessly in marrying the super deformed and silly into one, and present a fun visual that you can’t take seriously but at the same time manages to capture the essence, power and speed of football perfectly.

In summary, Eyeshield 21 volume 5 continues the good work laid done by the previous books and this remains an absolute joy to read, both for the laughs and great football action on offer!

Related Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eyeshield_21

Manga at last!

At the beginning of this month Merkaba alerted me to the fact that he purchased a bunch of Naruto manga from Take 2 at R56 a graphic novel. Now for a graphic novel that is hardly a price you can refuse. So I quickly followed suit and discovered that it wasn’t just Naruto at that price. As hard as it was to limit myself, I settled on ordering Naruto #1, Death Note #1, Bleach #1 and Eyeshield 21 #1.

Now I’ve been tracking the progress of my order for a while now using Take 2s site. 3 items of my order arrived a week into placing the order, but the last one stubbornly refused to arrive. Until today :) I’ve just seen that it has finally got the Ready to Ship tag, meaning my order should be whisking over to my brothers place for delivery any minute now.

Ooh I’m looking forward to this one. Haven’t read any decent manga in ages and haven’t bought any new manga since Terrance gave me Akira #1 quite a couple of years back!

The other good news is that it looks like my super duper cheap PC is finally back on the cards (see post {0030}. The DFRU Research Centers new machines have arrived and the date has been set for their installation. So now I can finally say it is not going to be too long a wait before I finally upgrade my old 756 mhz machine back at home :)