Why does nobody talk about this ambitious, high-octane, bizarrely stylish manga?
When I was in high school, seinen and shōnen manga (especially edgy ones) were my favorite things. Hunter x Hunter, Parasyte, Attack on Titan, Death Note—all series I devoured. But what manga felt like full-on events? I can only think of two: Akira and Ultimo. Akira has such an impressive pedigree (and such a huge print size) that buying it can’t not feel like an event. But all Ultimo had was suspense and promise.
It also had Hiroyuki Takei and Stan Lee, but trust me, I didn’t care about that.Continue reading “Karakuridōji Ultimo Review: Too Much Promise”