SHAMAN KING VOL. 27

Posted On March - 2 - 2010
  RELEASED BY:   VIZ MEDIA
  AUTHOR / ART:   HIROYUKI TAKEI
  FORMAT:   JAPANESE / B&W
  PAGES:   192
  RATING:   T
  RELEASE DATE:   03/02/2010
  REVIEW DATE:   03/02/2010
  REVIEWED BY:   MARGARET VIERA



Yoh Asakura is in Hell!  Literally!  Sati, the leader of the Gandala, sends him to there to strengthen him enough to defeat Hao, one of the strongest opponents around.  The others on his team (Ryu and Faust) are not happy with this.  Will Yoh come out with all his faculties intact?

When Yoh gets to the gate of Hell, he’s guided by a familiar face from Anna’s (his fiancée) past.  Yoh’s first challenge is to fight one of his ancestors to the death of the soul.  He fights his usual way but it didn’t seem to be working.  Yoh finally figured out that he had to get his ancestor to pull out the same move he used to defeat Hao all that time ago.  If this does not happen, Yoh might not be able to do what he has to do to beat Hao.  What will be the next challenge?  And will it be the death of him?

As an extra, there is a one-shot story called Exotica.  A very interesting story about two rival street racers who find out that their rivalry spans more than their own generation.  One rival is Aki, whose father was once called the Devil Bull, and the other is Mika, whose father was the Ferrari Baron, and now he is the Baron.  Revenge is on the agenda, now that a racing challenge has been issued.  The Devil Bull can’t drive anymore, so Aki has to take over.  This ends up to be a battle between two major supercar makers.  Who will be the winner??

The one-shot is a nice diversion from the regular storyline.  It’s quite a dramatic one with non-stop action and bits of dry humor there and there.


IN SUMMARY:
Hell hath no fury to keep Yoh in there!  Don’t miss the latest intense volume of Shaman King!

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