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Eyeshield 21 3

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Eyeshield 21 (3/37)
Inagaki Riichiro (Author)
Yuurata Yusuke (Artist)
(Chapters 17-18)

I continued on reading just to see if the Devilbats (Sena’s team) would beat their rival, the White Knights. But of course they lost, afterall White Knights are like one of the best team and Devilbats were made up of amateur misfit players.

Sena developed a liking to Football. After the match he realized that he misses playing & practicing football. He became quite fond of the game. Sena wanted to beat Shin, his new found rival when it comes to speed but they have lost their chance to play already.  But fortunately he can still face him off in some kind of tournament, dunno exactly what kind but yeah. The series continues on.

We got introduced to a new team member. Raimon aka Monta thanks to Haruma’s nicknaming scheme. Monta is from a baseball club who dreams of becoming the best catcher although his team member thinks otherwise. I dunno much, since I was half paying attention to the details. At the end Raimon joined the football team. I liked how this series introduces its characters slowly and gave them a plenty of time to developed.

It really is a shame that I lost my interest. No denying it but when you’re finding yourself drifting out of the game like I did, then you know it’s time to give up.

Overall if you’re a fan of sports, especially football you’ll love Eyeshield 21. The art is great. Yuurata Yusuke is very impressive with its characters facial emotions and body language. The characters are engaging. The series is funny and informative. So don’t take my ramblings discouraged you. I still think this is a great series. It’s just that I’m more on romance than shounen.

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Eyeshield 21 2

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Eyeshield 21 (2/37)
Inagaki Riichiro (Author)
Yuurata Yusuke (Artist)
(Chapters 8-16)

I was really excited to read Eyeshield 21, afterall the first volume was such a delight. I like Sena’s characterization. The friendship between Sena and Mamori is quite sweet since she got Sena’s back if anyone tries to bully him. She treats him like a kid just like in the past. But nonetheless it was one of the things that made the first volume good, well for me that is. After all I’m a romance junkie.

Anyway back to volume 2, see the problem I had with this volume was that it focused too much in the game aspect. I mean of course this is a sport manga afterall so that was a given right? I just wished it was like Hikaru no Go where a match doesn’t take up to 5 to 10 chapters nor the whole volume itself to finish.

The humor were still there, Haruma was still the comedic relief. I also found it quite irksome that Kurita would be called “fatso”, “fatty” or anything along the theme of him being fat. It happened quite often as well definitely quite offensive if you ask me.

In the first half of the volume I was still with the series. I loved the first chapter when Sena made a bold decision to stay with the football club. Mamori wants Sena to quit the team because she thought he’s being bullied by Haruma. When the game started it was still ok but then I found myself drifting away from the game and the series itself.

Sena got much of a character growth in this volume. It sucks that I couldn’t hold up my interest to this series. I mean it’s definitely great but it’s too much sport related for my taste.

Unlike Hikaru, Eyeshield presented the game in a manner of explaining every little detail but the problem is, it takes about more than 5 chapters to do so or the whole volume itself rather than brief summarization. If you are not a sport enthusiast, as me, you would just not care at all. You’d be better of watching a real sport. Even with its pretty consistent and whacky characters, Eyeshield 21 mangaed to lose my interest.

But for sport fans this might be an excellent series. It should be, since its one of the long running shounen series out there.

Eyeshield 21

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Eyeshield 21 (1/37)
Inagaki Riichiro (Author)
Yuurata Yusuke (Artist)

(Chapters 1-7 / Extras)

I’m not really a fan of sports manga or sports itself in general. Never was, never been and never will be. Comes Eyeshield 21, man this series is good. A quick read. Fun, hyper, silly and just plain good old shonen title.

Eyeshield 21 revolves around American Footbal. We’ve got a scrawny wimpy lead, Sena whom can run as fast as light itself. A loud, pushy, funny Haruma who blackmail people in order to get people into the football club. Loveable, huggle Kurita. Our muse Mamori, a childhood friend of Sena.

Problem is, their football team only consisted of three members, Sena, Haruma and Kurita. In order for them to compete in a tournament, Haruma would do some blackmailings just to gather up a team of misfits. This volume showed a first game in its entirety. It’s quite interesting since we’ve got a main character that isn’t particularly built for a standard Football game. Though Sena’s ability is what makes him a stand out & a valuable player.

For now Sena is known by his alias “Eyeshield 21” hence the series’s title. At the end of the volume they’ve managed to defeat their first opponent.

It’s upbeat. It has good characters and great art. It’s a good thing I have some more volumes to devour later on.