Monday, April 15, 2013

Manga Review: Barrage, Vol. 1 [Paperback]

I've finished "Barrage Vol. 1" by Kouhei Horikoshi.

Product Description

Fresh from the pages of Shonen Jump in Japan comes an action-packed reimaging of The Prince and the Pauper!

Spunky slum kid Astro gets the chance of a lifetime to end the chaos ripping apart his home planet when the playboy prince switches places with him. Now Astro has become Prince Barrage, a boy charged with the duty of restoring peace to the planet and given an all-powerful magical spear to do it!

In order to save the planet, Astro will have to battle terrifying aliens while learning how to fight from his even more frightening guardian, the exacting knight Tiamat. Does a kid like Astro have what it takes to become the real prince and save the planet?

Reads R to L (Japanese Style) for teen audiences.

Product Details
Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC; Original edition (March 5, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1421552752
ISBN-13: 978-1421552750

My Review:

Astro is a slum kid that lives in a capital city somewhere on a planet/galaxy.  One day he is brought to the king because he's mistaken for the prince who has run away.  He becomes the prince because he wants to protect his family (the orphans he has adopted) and his country from enemies.

The artwork is decent and the manga is entertaining with it's interesting fight scenes.


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

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