Friday, February 26, 2016

Livingstone 1: Soul Savers by Tomohiro Maekawa; illus by Jinsei Kataoka

Livingstone 1: Soul Savers by Tomohiro Maekawa; illus by Jinsei Kataoka
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Paperback, 216 pages
Published November 3rd 2015 by Kodansha Comics
Source: Review copy from Penguin Random House Canada

An interesting and intriguing start to a new manga series. Two guys work as soul savers for a company called Livingstone where their job is to help suicides, either to stop them or to save their souls before they complete the action. This first volume concentrates on character and getting the reader up to speed on what is actually going on. Thus, we get to know Sakurai, a by-the-book agent and his partner, Amano who has no soul himself as they work on several cases which range from sad to scary to strange. There is more needed. But for a first volume, a lot is presented and leaves me eager to read the second volume of this seinen to find out what the "more" is all about.

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