Sunday, June 24, 2012

Manga Review: Metal Gear Solid: Guns of the Patriots

Metal Gear Solid: Guns of the Patriot [Paperback]

Product Description

Solid Snake is a soldier and part of a worldwide nanotechnology network known as the Sons of the Patriots. Time is running out for Snake though, as he will soon succumb to the FOXDIE virus, but not before spreading the disease to nearly everyone he encounters, in essence becoming a walking biological weapon. Snake will need every advantage he can get, as the SOP network is about to be hacked by his old enemy Liquid Ocelot, and whoever controls SOP controls the world.

About the Author

Keikaku (Project) Itoh was born in Tokyo in 1974. He graduated from Musashino Art University. In 2007, he debuted with Gyakusatsu Kikan (Genocidal Organ) and took first prize in the "Best SF of 2007" in SF Magazine. He is also the author of Metal Gear Solid: Guns of the Patriots, a Japanese-language novel based on the popular video game series. After a long battle with cancer, Itoh passed away in March 2009. Itoh wrote Harmony, a Japan SF and Seiun Award-winning novel in the same setting as Genocidal Organ, while in the hospital receiving treatment for the disease.

Product Details
Paperback: 450 pages
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC; Original edition
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1421540010
ISBN-13: 978-1421540016

My Review:

This manga is based on the popular video game Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriot.

I highly recommend you know at least a little about this game series or else you will be lost not knowing who is who and the storyline/plot.

Solid Snake is a soldier and works for the worldwide nanotechnology network known as the Sons of the Patriots.  Liquid Ocelot is preparing to hijack these networks.  Snake is experiencing accelerating aging due to the Foxhound virus running through his veins and him being a clone.  His former commanding officer Roy Campbell asks him to complete on last mission - to kill Liquid which Snake accepts and is dropped in the Middle Eastern war zone where Liquid is believed to be hiding.

Along the way he meets old friends (Meryl Silverburgh, Johnny Sasaki, Naomi Campbell, Raiden and Mei Ling), foes (VAMP and Liquid Ocelot) and allies (Drebin 893 - a black market arms dealer who injects snake with nanomachines that let him use the latest weaponry and EVA aka Big Mama).


Thanks Simon and Schuster Canada for sending me this manga to review, greatly appreciated!


Sandy from Scribing Shadows said...

I thought the title sounded familiar. Interesting having a manga based off of a game which I think is better than having a movie based off a game since those almost nearly flop. Manga’s still give you the visual but are easier and cheaper than a movie to reproduce.

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Alison Can Read said...

I'm not familiar with the game. I love the cover. Is all the artwork that good. That looks like a photo. Is it?

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