- By Masakazu Yamaguchi

Arm of Kannon, Volume 1

  • Title: Arm of Kannon, Volume 1
  • Author: Masakazu Yamaguchi
  • ISBN: 9781591828105
  • Page: 116
  • Format: Paperback
  • Arm of Kannon Volume The archeologist Tozo Mikami discovers an ancient Buddhist relic The Arm of Kannon an object of strange and mystical power But soon afterward he disappears leaving behind a wife and two children T

    The archeologist Tozo Mikami discovers an ancient Buddhist relic, The Arm of Kannon, an object of strange and mystical power But soon afterward, he disappears, leaving behind a wife and two children Three years later he reappears but he may not be the man he was His son, Mao, suspects the worst And when a mysterious warrior shows up as a protector for he and his siThe archeologist Tozo Mikami discovers an ancient Buddhist relic, The Arm of Kannon, an object of strange and mystical power But soon afterward, he disappears, leaving behind a wife and two children Three years later he reappears but he may not be the man he was His son, Mao, suspects the worst And when a mysterious warrior shows up as a protector for he and his sister, Mao begins piecing together the story that may lead to a secret organization committed to exploiting the magic of the ancient relic for the development of super soldiers for the military Suggested for mature readers Ages 18.

    1 thought on “Arm of Kannon, Volume 1

    1. Pre pubertálnych a hlavne chlapcov. V japonsku pre kohokoľvek mužského pohlavia. Je to vidieť z čochvíľu pozdvihnutej sukničky, nezmyselných dialógových snímkov s pohľadom na nohavičky. Dosť chaotické graficky. Súboje odbyté na pár záberov. Niektoré símky sú nič nehovoriace. Príbeh typický pre anime, prvá časť, ktorá akurát tak uvedie čitateľa do sveta. Čo bolo dobré boli gore zábery prizožratých ľudí, hlavne žien :)

    2. I read this in Czech translation - as the first "manly" seinen manga (for male readers mainly/only) in Czech language. Silly for me as adult female reader. Actions, fights, deaths and sex humour for big boys and young men. It resembles Devillman but it is not so good. But, I must praise artwork. Very nice. Main heroes are handsome and enemy Shishio is very interesting and beautiful. But he maybe died at the end of first volume If yes, it will be for me more difficult to continue in the reading! [...]

    3. I'd rate this 3.5 out of 5.While the art may be a bit dated (oh those pointy noses) I was able to tell characters apart and I enjoyed the artwork in the gory monster moments!I liked this manga because it surprised me. Trundling along, brother and sister in a is-there-incestuous-feelings relationship trope, bad guys who look down on them from high walls (how do they get up there) a hero come to protect them, waiting to see how Mao is introduced to the arm thenm! Murder, sexual assault, nudity, vi [...]

    4. This volume was first published in Japanese in the late 1990's, but it's very reminiscent of, and obviously enough influenced by, the horror-ish cyber/sci-fi manga that pretty much seemed to live its golden age through the 1980's and early 90's. The art style is, in the lack of a better word to describe how I feel about it, cool. Very detailed, very grotesque. Even perverse, most definitely. Mentioning the fact the original Japanese version actually uses the word "tentacle (触手, shokushu)" ra [...]

    5. This was definitely very good. A scholar finds an old relic, the Arm of Kannon, which unleashes dark powers. Now the government wants it to make supersoldiers. And more sinister agents want it as well. Scholar comes back after vanishing for some years, and he is about to pass the relic on to his son. Meanwhile, a mysterious swordsman comes to protect the boy and his sister, but can he handle all of this? It is fast paced; it is nice and gruesome for a horror manga, and it looks like the story wi [...]

    6. Intriguing yet not to my taste. Grotesque and often violent, it's not recommended for younger readers. Read Hollie's full review here

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