My rating: 3 of 5 stars
My enthusiasm for this is beginning to flag a bit as the story line seems to be spinning its wheels. You can tell we're near the end but both the art and the story has gotten a little sloppy and stretched.
Heine and Badou, along with Giovanni, have left Naoto behind as they go underground to face Einsturzen. Naoto follows them with Bishop but is he really a friend or an enemy pretending to be a friend?
Unfortunately for Heine (and Giovanni) Giovanni isn't quite himself and not completely in control. Worse Giovanni's brain is decompensating. As for Einsturzen, Frankenstein had nothing on her. SHe has become something as monstrous on the outside as she is on the inside.
And the rest of the volume is one protracted fight scene.
Among the fights we do get snippets of story line, history and present day but it's starting to feel like Bleach a few nuggets of story buried in so many fight scenes they've become monotonous.
I'm following this to the end which should be soon. Or at least I think I am because I like Heine and Badou (and Naoto for the most part). I just wish it balanced battle and plot better like it did in the earlier volumes.
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