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Jul 19, 2021
_vilukissa_ (All reviews)
Most readers who know Kei Sanbe know him for Boku dake ga Inai Machi and how great it was. So after liking that the next logical step was to start reading his latest ongoing manga.

The beginning of Mizutamari ni Ukabu Shima feels a bit samey compared to Boku dake ga Inai Machi with having themes of broken families and crime solving, but after a few chapters it differs enough for it to be a whole different story. Some elements still feel the same though atleast at the time of writing.

The art is what you would expect from Sanbe. You either love it or hate it. read more
Feb 14, 2023
Damebozo (All reviews)
This is alright. I'm not too sure if Sanbe-sensei managed to complete this manga the way he wanted to, but it did feel a bit rushed towards the end. This isn't sensei's best work, but it's still fairly compelling throughout. This manga is probably worth a reread further down the line, but it's hard to see this work as anyone's favorite Sanbe Kei manga.

The artwork is his usual style - somewhat middling but has an uncanny look to it that suits the mystery and crime genre very well. The writing is good overall. Generally speaking, past a certain point in Sanbe-sensei's career most of read more

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