I am a Hero アイアムアヒーロー Manga

I am a Hero アイアムアヒーロー Kengo Hanazawa

Author: Kengo Hanazawa

Launched in 2009, 16 volumes and currently ongoing.

I am jaded when it comes to zombies.

Zombies are everywhere in the West. They dash along cinema screens in horror movies like World War Z and they shamble across small screens in video games like Resident Evil and television series The Walking Dead, anime like Highschool of the Dead, and even reality TV shows like the BBC’s I Survived a Zombie Apocalypse.

I watch them but I am beginning to get weary of it all.

Gone are my teenage years when I first experienced the existential and visceral terror of the horror and bleak social commentary that Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead carried. Today it’s all a shooting gallery or dramas about snarky teenage zomboys and zomgirls and romance for the iPad generation.

It has been a long time since I was thrilled by zombie apocalypse
scenario. There is one exception. I have been reading Kengo Hanazawa’s manga I am a Hero since 2013 and each volume has proven to be a thrilling and scary read.

I Am a Hero Cover
I Am a Hero Cover

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Blue Demon ver.2.0, Seven Days: Friday – Sunday, Senkyo Fesu!, “Kioku” to Ikiru, Haikyu!! the Movie: Ending and Beginning, Flightless Bird and Merry-go-round, Gunjou Iro no, Toori Michi and Other Japanese Film Trailers

Happy weekend!

Kurayami Santa Key Image

6000 Manga Staircase Run

I’m totally late with this because I have been swamped with lots of writing and doing overtime at work. Not that I’m complaining, I took it all on. I’ll keep this trailer post brief. No films watched but I have started the new season of anime and I have a dozen or so films to write about. I posted two reviews for my splatter season this week: 6000: The Deep Sea of Madness and Hellevator: The Bottled Fools. I also finished my Summer 2015 Anime Preview but it has yet to go live on Anime UK News.

What’s released in Japan this weekend?

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6000: The Deep Sea of Madness 6000 ロクセン

6000: The Deep Sea of Madness 6000 ロクセン

Author: Nokuto Koike

Launched in 2010, 4 volumes and completed

6000 ロクセン Cover
6000 ロクセン Cover

Somewhere in the Philipines Sea, 6000 metres under water where neither the eyes of God or man can see lies a scientific facility once owned by a Japanese company. A tragic “accident” occurred in this underwater lab and it was abandoned for three years until a Chinese company buys the Japanese business and re-activates the facility.

The only way to access this facility is by an elevator of sorts that is 6000 Facility
connected to a floating platform with the master controls on the surface. This is how everybody gets down.

Taking the ride is Kengo Kadokura, our lead character. He is a liason between his Chinese bosses and the Japanese workers but even before he takes the plunge under water he has misgivings about the endeavour not least because the two sides he is working with distrust each other.

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