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511 Kinderheim (1995): Memories

Naoki Urasawa, Monster vol. 3: 511 Kinderheim (ViZ, 1995)

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[note: review originally published 15Sep2009]

Urasawa takes a minor break from the plot here (though it does advance in a few scenes) and has Tenma discovering, and then delving into, Johan’s origins. Fascinating stuff, if a touch contrived (and far too light on detail). Tenma also picks up an obligatory adorable sidekick here. Fun, as usual. *** ½

About Robert "Goat" Beveridge

Media critic (amateur, semi-pro, and for one brief shining moment in 2000 pro) since 1986. Guy behind noise/powerelectronics band XTerminal (after many small stints in jazz, rock, and metal bands). Known for being tactless but honest.

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