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Book 68

Until Death Do Us Part Omnibus (2-in-1 Edition), Vol. 4: Includes Vol. 7 & 8 (Until Death Do Us Part Omnibus, #4)Until Death Do Us Part Omnibus (2-in-1 Edition), Vol. 4: Includes Vol. 7 & 8 by Hiroshi Takashige

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I'm beginning to loose patience with this one. It has a ton of potential but like so many action-based manga it concentrates far too much on the fight scenes and leaves the plot development languish. It's turning into Mamoru fights bad guys, Igawa worries and hacks systems, Haruka chases after Mamoru even though he tells her not to and the rest of the team stands around.

I was beginning to hope for more in the beginning of the volume where Mamoru and Genda face off. We learn a little bit about Genda and we meet a new member of the team Kilo who nearly screws up bad. After the beat down of the villains in the park, there is an arc that has Haruka forseeing the death of a classmate and it lands her squarely in the next play of the villains, setting the Yakuza groups against each other. The classmate is the daughter of one of the leaders.

She takes off without telling anyone nearly getting everyone killed, in spite of her rather brilliant attempts to help them. Kilo and Mamoru do arrive to help and we learn more about Kilo and Sierra.

I wish this would do more than that. There is no character development any more except for the villains. I knew more about them than I do anyone else.

Wiseman is smarter than everyone else, villain (which he is) and hero. He sets up a trap for Mamoru that's diabolic.

So to sum up, it ends on another cliffhanger, the art is outstanding and there's plenty of action. However, it really needs to start with plot/character development to keep me onboard.

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