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Wicked City: Black Guard

By Hideyuki Kikuchi

Wicked City: Black Guard

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Started reading:
2009-10-27 20:22:20
Finished reading:
2009-10-29 11:23:22

Review

Rating: 4

With this book, I was expecting something a little more along the lines of Vampire Hunter D or perhaps Sergei Lukyanenko’s Watch tetralogy. And while there are certainly parallels with the latter, particularly in the role the Black Guard play, this book seems more like the novelization of a tentacle-porn manga. The action moves along at a good pace and it’s interesting to compare the prose in this novel to the way they’re illustrated in manga and anime. To be fair, the sex and other aspects are there for a reason, but the whole is really lacking a sense of mystery or major conflict.

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