Slightly Unrealistic // REVIEW: Assassin's Creed Awakening: Volume II (Manga)

Title: Assassin's Creed Awakening: Volume 2
Author: Yano Takashi & Kenzi Oiwa (Illustrator)
Publication Date: October 2017
Publisher: Titan Comics
Part of a Series?: Yes, Part 2/6 of the Assassin's Creed Awakening Series
I Got A Copy Through: Bloomsbury India (THANK YOU!)
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Blurb Description: 1715. The Pirates reign supreme over the Caribbean and have just founded their own republic where corruption, greed and cruelty are now commonplace. Captain without faith or law engaged in a perpetual quest for riches, Edward Kenway insatiably foams the seas. Regarded as one of the most fearsome pirates of his time, this fierce and seasoned fighter will find himself in spite of himself projected into the heart of the millennial conflict that pits the Assassins against the Knights Templar ... Discover the Assassin's Creed IV Black manga adaptation Flag and embark on a prodigious adventure, alongside the greatest pirates of history!
 
I’ve probably never picked up a sequel as fast as I did with Volume II of Assassin’s Creed Awakening. The end of the first part was SUCH A CLIFFHANGER and I simply had to dive into the second installment immediately.

My Thoughts:

1.       I was definitely more USED to the right to left reading format while I read Volume II. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVED it in Volume I, as I did in Volume II, but after years of reading in left to right, it was a conscious effort to flip the pages the other way and read in the exact opposite direction and in volume II, it was just a lot easier.
 
2.       I quite loved where the story took us, and especially where it ended. There was a little I didn’t understand about the technology that was being used (it went over my head, but I just took it in stride) but it was still fun and fast-paced.

3.       I feel like this manga was a little unrealistic. Edward Kenway had such GREAT skill, that he could singlehandedly board the flagship of the British Armada and kill the captain, and it honestly just felt a little far-fetched.

4.       I LOVE where this manga left off, tying the past to the present and I cannot WAIT to get my hands-on Volume III.

Would I recommend this? As a series, yes! This book didn’t impress me too much, truth be told. It was just a little unrealistic, but a nice filler in the six-book series.


Kenji Oiwa
Takashi Yano is a novelist who had written spin-off novels for the Tekken gaming franchise and Sengoku Basara: Samurai Kings as well as the Assassins Creed Awakening Volume I Manga.

大岩ケンヂ Kenji Oiwa is a Japanese manga artist. Some of his major works include Goth, Welcome to the N.H.K., a one-shot, Tsukumo Happy Soul published in Shōnen Ace, Kadokawa Shoten's manga magazine, and the manga serialization of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag.
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