This volume has some quite long military focused stories in this volume rather than some shorter stories feature in previous volumes. Hiraga Keaton, The Son Of A Japanese Zoologist And An English Noblewoman, Is An Insurance Investigator Known For His Successful And Unorthodox Methods Of Investigation Educated In Archaeology And A Former Member Of The SAS, Master Keaton Uses His Knowledge And Combat Training To Uncover Buried Secrets, Thwart Would Be Villains, And Pursue The Truth Called Half English In Japan And Half Japanese In England, Mr Keaton Is A Failed College Lecturer [ Pdf Master Keaton, Vol. 5 ð fractured-fairy-tales PDF ] by Naoki Urasawa ↠´ But A Successful Insurance Investigator He Doesn T Seem To Belong In Any Society, But With A Sense Of Hope, He Soldiers On As A Maverick Operative, Traveling Across The World And Embarking On Suspenseful Adventures This volume was fine The art is, of course, quite good But the stories didn t entrance me as much as previous volumes There was little to connect me to Keaton as a person readdaughter and or father time Still quality manga. I found the first third of the book lackluster and, at times, overly confusing The first story is a murder mystery that goes out of its way to obfuscate I was also concerned to find a historical error in the work reporting 20,000 killed in the Falklands War when the actual number is closer to 1000 because Master Keaton is so grounded in the real world, seeing the discrepancy was jarring I was wondering if the authors were exaggerating the scale of the conflict to give Great Britain a Vietnam like war, complete with many tales of soldier trauma. All my concerns disappeared with the last story a multipart issue narrative with Keaton carrying out a rescue mission in Iraq shortly before the Kuwait War You ve got conflicted characters, spy In SummaryKeaton gets sucked back to his SAS life for much of this volume Interestingly, the five chapter spy adventure of The Leopard s Cage has Keaton using equal parts of his archaeology knowledge and military training, something we haven t seen in a while The SAS stories also provide commentary on relatively recent military conflicts The remaining tales in this installment aren t nearly as strong, but The Leopard s Cage definitely makes Volume 5 worth your while. The ReviewMost stories in this series have been one to two chapters in length, but The Leopard s Cage arc consists of five chapters That makes it the longest of the Master Keaton tales thus far, but by no means does it drag The opener with its BBC broadcast to British operatives is a bit silly, but after that, it s a thrilling ride The setting is Iraq right after ë Master Keaton, Vol. 5 ë The first story was a little clunky, but the emotional roller coaster of the the rest of the bookthan made up for it. Clean storytelling, a variety of settings and characters, crisp art Highly readable stuff.
Master Keaton continues to be superlative and surprising in its compelling engagement with the politics of its time and crafting spectacular character moments This volume has a larger than life military arc at the end of the volume This volume,than most, demonstrate Urasawa s fixation on the military With plotlines about the Gulf War and the Falklands War, Urasawa renders these conflicts and their aftermaths with a deft hand and human touch. C est toujours un plaisir de retrouver ces petites enqu tes. La 1re m a fait frissonner d effroi, j aurais pas du la commencer la nuit Certaines histoires m ont fait un peu penser Monster Il n y a pas que les dessins mais certains th mes et l ambiance sont assez pr curseurs de Monster.
About The Author
is a Japanese mangaka He is perhaps best known for Monster which drew praise from Junot D az, the 2008 Pulitzer Prize winner and 20th Century Boys Urasawa s work often concentrates on intricate plotting, interweaving narratives, a deep focus on character development and psychological complexity Urasawa has won the Shogakukan Manga Award, the Japan Media Arts Festival excellence award, the Kodansha Manga Award and the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize In 2008 Urasawa accepted a guest teaching post at Nagoya Zokei University.