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Format:
Title:
Buso Renkin
Uniform Title:
Buso Renki. English
ISBN:
9781421506159

9781421506166

9781421506173

9781421508405

9781421508412

9781421508429

9781421510453

9781421510460

9781421510477

9781421515427

9781428723351

9781415697092
Edition:
Shonen Jump advanced manga ed.
Publication Information:
San Francisco : Viz Media, [2006-2008]
Physical Description:
10 volumes : chiefly illustrations ; 19 cm.
Series title(s):
General Note:
"First published in Japan in 2003 by Shueisha Inc., Tokyo"--Page [2], v. 1.

"First printing, February 2008"--Page [2], v. 10.

"Final volume!"--Page [4] of cover, v. 10.

"This book reads from right to left"--Page 4 of cover.
Contents:
V. 1. New life -- v. 2. Fade to black -- v. 3. If you doubt that you are a hypocrite -- v. 4. Carnival -- v. 5. A friend of everyone -- v. 6. A new mission -- v. 7. Runaway start -- v. 8. The determination to protect what is important to the end -- v. 9. Boy meets battle girl -- v. 10. Period.
Summary:
After high school student Kazuki Muto rescues Tokiko from a monster that eats human flesh, he learns there is only one thing that can annihilate these flesh-eating monsters-- a buso renkin. Now, his heart has been transformed into a buso renkin, and the fight is on.
Reading Level:
"Rated T+ for older teen"--Page 4 of cover.
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YA GRAPHIC WATSUKI V.02
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Summary

Summary

Kazuki Mutou is mortally wounded saving a girl from a strange monster, but is given a new life through the power of the alchemically-made Core Iron. Along with a second chance, this grants him the ability to use his own Busou Renkin, or Alchemy Weapon. Joining forces with Tokiko, the Busou Renkin user he'd saved earlier and who gave him the Core Iron, he uses his newfound powers to fight the malevolent Homunculus monsters and protect his friends and the rest of mankind.


Author Notes

Born on May 26, 1970. Born in Tokyo and grew up in Nigata. Graduated from Nigata Prefectual Nagaoka High School. His blood type is A. He won an honorable mention prize in the Weekly Shonen Jump. "New Manga Hop Step Award" with the work Podomakku. Later, while he worked as an assistant, he presented works such as Sengoku No Mikazuki. (Crescent Moon in the Warring States) and Rurouni-Meiji Kenkaku Romantan (Meiji Swordsman Romance Story). The serialization of Rurouni Kenshin started in 1994 and concluded in 1999. His hobbies are to draw, read, play video games, read American comic books, and make model figures.


Reviews 1

Publisher's Weekly Review

In Watsuki's modern-day follow-up to his smash Ruroni Kenshin, we meet high school student Kazuhiko Muto, who dreams of rescuing a pretty schoolgirl from a hideous, tentacled beast. Is this vision just a product of his slumbering imagination? To his horror, Kazuhiko discovers that his dream is actually a terrifying reality and the creature that he battled is a "homunculus," one of a legion of man-eating monsters who hide among the general population in human guise until they can prey upon their victims. Luckily for Kazuhiko, the girl he rescued in his "dream" is a sorceress who seeks to wipe the homunculi from the face of the earth and has altered Kazuhiko's body with the power of alchemy and a talisman called the Kakugane, rendering him virtually unkillable, highly skilled in the fighting arts and empowered with the Buso Renkin, a mystical lance that can defeat the homunculi. Watsuki offers up strong artwork, clear storytelling, hyper-kinetic action, monsters, arcane weaponry and characters crying out their special moves, such as "Valkyrie Skirt!" and the titular "Buso Renkin!" This first volume is mostly setup, but Watsuki's fans will want to stay around for the ride. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved