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Strain, Vol. 1

(Strain (ストレイン) #1)

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To be completely upfront I was able to read this free at an online site (make of that what you will, I just want to be honest). I’ll admit what I pay for something can affect how much I enjoy it.

I had a middling interest in this when it originally came out from Viz. Budget was the main reason I didn’t pick up the first volume, and upon completing it I’m not certain that’ll continue with the series.

The initial catch of the series does work. Set in Malaysia during the height of Japan’s economic re To be completely upfront I was able to read this free at an online site (make of that what you will, I just want to be honest). I’ll admit what I pay for something can affect how much I enjoy it.

I had a middling interest in this when it originally came out from Viz. Budget was the main reason I didn’t pick up the first volume, and upon completing it I’m not certain that’ll continue with the series.

The initial catch of the series does work. Set in Malaysia during the height of Japan’s economic resurgence, Mayo is a killer for hire. The young Japanese charges $5 per kill, because to him that’s the worth of a human life. Until, a young girl and her ill mother have an affect on him. Instead of completing the contract he has on them, he has them buy out the contract on them, and place a hit on the man who hired Mayo.

Of course, Mayo has now needlessly complicated his life. His back story is being slowly revealed, any slower and we’d be in the decade, and he is an interesting enough character.

But the remainder of the set up isn’t very original. If sexual content bothers you this is also not for you.

”Strain” is the story of Mayo, a contract killer who frequently offers his services to organized crime. The setting is Kuala Lumpur at the turn of the Millennium.

Mayo does his job well and cold-heartedly, but an assignment of murdering a teenaged prostitute finally breaks his composure. It appears that the reasons behind his orders are political. Mayo saves the girl’s life and in so doing gets tangled in a conspiracy that might involve some faces from his past.

The opening volume is very sleek, s ”Strain” is the story of Mayo, a contract killer who frequently offers his services to organized crime. The setting is Kuala Lumpur at the turn of the Millennium.

Mayo does his job well and cold-heartedly, but an assignment of murdering a teenaged prostitute finally breaks his composure. It appears that the reasons behind his orders are political. Mayo saves the girl’s life and in so doing gets tangled in a conspiracy that might involve some faces from his past.

The opening volume is very sleek, stylish and dramatic, even if the plot and characters are still left a bit thin. This might become something substantial soon, as the premise is loaded with potential. . more

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Yoshiyuki Okamura (岡村善行), also known as Buronson (武論尊) or Sho Fumimura (史村翔 Fumimura Shō), is a Japanese manga writer most known by his famous work Hokuto no Ken. known in English as Fist of the North Star.
He graduated from the Japanese Air Force Training School in 1967 and served as an Air Force radar mechanic. In 1969 he discharged from the Japanese Associated to: Okamura Yoshiyuki, Sho Fumimura

Yoshiyuki Okamura (岡村善行), also known as Buronson (武論尊) or Sho Fumimura (史村翔 Fumimura Shō), is a Japanese manga writer most known by his famous work Hokuto no Ken. known in English as Fist of the North Star.
He graduated from the Japanese Air Force Training School in 1967 and served as an Air Force radar mechanic. In 1969 he discharged from the Japanese Navy and was soon hired by Hiroshi Motomiya as a manga assistant. He started his manga writing career when he wrote the script of Pink Punch: Miyabi in 1972, drawn by Goro Sakai. In 1975 Buronson wrote his first big hit The Doberman Detective, drawn by Shinji Hiramatsu. The famous Hokuto no Ken made its debute as Buronson’s greatest hit in 1983, drawn by Tetsuo Hara. In 1989 his story Ourou was released as a manga serialized in Animal Magazine, drawn by Kentarou Miura, and in 1990 a sequel entitled Ourou Den was released by the same manga artist. Buronson also collaborated with the manga artist Ryoichi Ikegami in many works as Strain (manga) , Human (manga) and the famous Sanctuary (manga). Among his other major works are The Phantom Gang, with art by Kaoru Shintani.

Buronson was mainly influenced by movies such as Bruce Lee’s, and Mad Max.

The nickname Buronson is a tribute to the American actor Charles Bronson, whose way of growing the mustache was imitated by Yoshiyuki Okamura too. . more

Strain, Vol. 1 book. Read 6 reviews from the world’s largest community for readers. Life is cheap in Kuala Lumpur, where a hitman named Mayo will kill yo…