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Tuesday, 1 October 2019
Manga: Eden's Zero 4
Eden's Zero Vol 4
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Source: Copy courtesy of the publisher in exchange for an honest review!
A young boy gazes up at the sky and sees a streaming bolt of light. The friendly, armor-clad being at his side tells him gently, "That's a dragon." The fact that he's joking isn't important. What's important is the look of wonder on the boy's face... and the galaxy-spanning adventure that's about to take place! Join Hiro Mashima (Fairy Tail, Rave Master) once more as he takes to the stars for another thrilling saga!
There's tension from the start of this volume as we have an incoming disaster and a fight, so you could say the first few chapters are pretty intense for that, and we've got twists once again to take us by surprise, especially as we meet Sister Ivry. Plus we obviously have a mad scramble to get off the planet before it all goes to hell, basically.
I really am enjoying the dynamics between our little group of misfits, and the banter that they have that provides a lot of the humour. I also love the adventure/quest vibe to this as we bounce from place and ensuing chaos to place and yet more chaos. So far each new place we've visited has been not only interesting but also different to the previous places we've visited.
We got to learn a little more about Homura in this volume which eased my suspicions about her a smidge. But we have an ominous new character on the loose that may or may not...but most likely will cause trouble for our group.
Keeping up the nice pace we soon head out to search for the remaining two of the Four Shining Stars, their next target being Valkyrie. However, before they can find Valkyrie we come face to face with Hermit..sort of. Of course nothing is that simple and so we get to venture to yet another new planet, of course this one is quite different to the ones we've seen so far.
Digitalis and the explanation for it kind of reminded me of SAO with the whole "if you die in Digitalis you die in real life" kind of thing, and the fact that once you enter the planet you're in a game, which I also found an interesting route to take with the planet and it's different to anything I've seen before when it comes to sci-fi manga or books. What made this planet even more interesting is that we've got a murderer running around so while we get a little bit of a break from the tension it's not long before we're back with it!
As for easter eggs, I spotted quite a lot of Fairy Tail easter eggs in this volume...Weisz really used a flamethrower ether gear and yelled "atlas flame" and I stared at the page for a solid minute like...you didn't?! We also have an Oracion Seis and Ichiya popped up...sort of. It also has to be said that Rebecca really looked like Carla when she's in her human form at one point.
All in all Volume 4 is another nicely paced volume with plenty of action and intrigue to keep you going, and I'm enjoying how everything is tying together both within this volume specifically and within the story as a whole! After the cliffhanger ending, I'm even more excited for the next volume!