Synonyms: Detonation Islands, Sonic Boom Islands
Published: Oct 25, 2002 to Nov 24, 2012
Score: 7.291 (scored by 54 users)
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SynopsisKazei Takeshi moved with his parents to a new house and new school.One of his new friends is a motorcycle enthusiasts and soon invites him to meet with his gang, the Zeros. Takashi comes to love motorcycles and soon gets involved in the gangs fights and issues. What has he got himself into and is he ready to face the consequences?
Our man Kazei, Takeshi is a new transfer student to a school (which honestly doesn’t look so inviting) since the poor guy got kicked out of his last one because he was in the wrong place at the wrong time, with the wrong ‘friends’. So anyway, he gets picked up by the delinquents of the school because his ‘bad’ reputation followed him around like a stray hungry dog. And so the curtains rise on Kazei’s new school life that just so happens to involve a lot of roaring motorbikes.
Firstly, the art is a very cut-and-slash type of affair.
If you know what I mean…
Of course you don’t; since I barely understand it myself.
It’s weird in a way but the illustrator literally personifies the characters personalities, you won’t get it until you see it. The art's really shocking and makes you think that it’s rough around the edges but that's the foundation for the actual characters, just like us, we're all rough around the edges. Best of all, you get to see expert shading skills used to enhance atmosphere and emotions, what more can I say?
But the thing that I hate MOST is the fact that there is only one chapter floating around.
WHERE ARE THE REST!!!!!!!!!!!! ??
The plot and characters are pretty solid, and you connect with Kazei’s emotions: you honestly feel sorry for him. I felt sorry for him. The guy was stereotyped, peer-pressured into doing stuff and it’s so realistic that your heart strings pull a bit for him and you can tell by the end of the first chapter that he’s going to grow as a character and I just hope we can see it as soon as possible, if someone picks the project up.
I can’t fully give you readers a blow-by-blow review because I wouldn’t even call this first chapter a taster, it was more of a glance than a fling. But, man, was it worth it. The stage is just set for something great to happen and I’d just feel sad if no one picks the project up because it’s a loss for everyone to get the chance to enjoy this book.
So PLEASE, SOMEONE PICK IT UP!!!!! read more
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