Reading Level: Older Teen (16+)
Genre: Science Fiction/Manga
Length: 192 pages
Publisher: Kodansha Comics
Release Date: November 24, 2015
Stand Alone or Series: 2nd volume in the Inuyashiki series
Rating: 4.5/5 stars
This is the 2nd book in the Inuyashiki series. This was a very well done graphic novel. I really enjoyed the artwork and enjoyed how the story is broadened.
Hiro Shishigami has revealed to his friend Ando that he has strange biomechanical powers of his own, similar to Inuyashiki. However, Hiro proves that while power can be used for good (which is the direction Inuyashiki is exploring) it can also be used for evil. Hiro starts embarking down a dark path with his new powers. As Hiro’s kill count rises it looks like Inuyashiki may be the only one who can stop him.
I enjoyed this volume of Inuyashiki a lot, but not quite as much as the first volume. This volume is full of very graphic and gory violence (brutal murder of a family…including kids and baby) and also has a sex scene with partial nudity. It’s rated Older Teen, but I am thinking it’s probably more appropriate for adult readers.
Here we get an indepth look into Hiro’s activities…and Hiro is one sick cookie. You also get a bit hint as to where the story is going….it looks like Hiro is going to be the super evil bad dude and Inuyashiki is going to be the unlikely savior. I am hoping the story is more complex and interesting than that in the long run…I would really like to know more about the origin of these characters’ crazy powers.
The drawing is incredibly detailed and absolutely amazing throughout; I really enjoyed it. I am also very curious as to where this story is going.
Overall an incredible continuation of this graphic novel series, but much more gory and violent than the first volume. I really loved the illustration and am finding the story to be incredibly intriguing. I would recommend to those who enjoy sci-fi manga.