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ollson
October 21, 2007, 05:58 AM
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Shamo
Written By: Hashimoto Izou (http://www.mangaupdates.com/authors.html?id=219) (until chapter 60)
Art and Story By: Tanaka Akio (http://www.mangaupdates.com/authors.html?id=218) (credited as author as of chapter 61)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Martial Arts, Mature
Serialized In: Manga Action (volume 1-19), Evening (Volume 20-Present)
Mangaupdstes (http://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?id=325)

At the age of sixteen Ryo Narushima was a genius and looked to have no trouble of getting into Tokyo University and joining the elite of society. However, that summer something cracked inside Ryo's head. With a small knife he brutally murdered both of his parents only leaving his sister alive and cowering in a corner. It is at this grotesque incident that our story begins.

After volume 19 Shamo changed publishers, from Futabasha's Manga Action to Kodansha's Evening magazine. Beginning with volume 20, chapter count was restarted.

Shamo went on extended hiatus in 2008 when artist Tanaka Akio sued author Hashimoto Izou for 150 million yen. Tanaka claimed he was the creator of Shamo and sued for copyright control. Hashimoto did write the series in the beginning but became progressively less involved after volume four. The series returned in July of 2011, with Tanaka credited as writer and artist. Serialization resumed with chapter 61.

Contains realistic violence, nudity, drug use, and adult content. This manga will not appeal to everyone.
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Hi, I recently started reading Shamo. I've read all scanlations released so far but when I looked up how regularly it's released, I noticed that it was released quite frequently up until a few months ago. Does anybody have any information as to why?

This is not whining, I am simply looking for information.=)

GantzerVSNightmare
October 21, 2007, 02:35 PM
Lol , yeah me too ... i kept reading till the chapiter 186 , it's when Ryu Narushima fight the Kung Fu Monkey ... Damn i Want More !! i kept searching for newer chapiters but i couldn't find 'em ! Damn ...... i was Happy till i saw this article , i'm doomed now !! ^^

ollson
October 22, 2007, 07:21 AM
Ah, sorry.=) The annoying thing is that the raws are 6 volumes ahead of the scanlations... so close, yet so far away.=(

GantzerVSNightmare
October 22, 2007, 08:52 AM
what's you Recent Volume/Chapiter that you read ?!

ollson
October 22, 2007, 09:05 AM
I read up to 186.=) Though I'm seriously considering downloading the raws... even though I can't understand anything.=(

GantzerVSNightmare
October 22, 2007, 09:10 AM
you can't understand the language? or something else ?! by the Way, i'm still at Chapiter 186 :p

ollson
October 22, 2007, 09:53 AM
Yea, I don't Japanese.=( Not understanding what's being said is quite annoying but I really want to read the rest.=)

iThePirate
October 22, 2007, 10:50 AM
if ya want more faster go to Manga Sketchbook (http://www.manga-sketchbook.org) and see if you can help them with the scanlation. And while you're there you can thank them for the time n effort they put down. :)

a_nevels666
October 22, 2007, 02:29 PM
Everyone is still at chapter 186, because that's how far along manga-sketchbook are.
If you look at all their previous Shamo releases, you'll notice they had breaks like this before.

I'm guessing there'll be another release relatively soon. They also often release several chapters at once.

Anyway, I don't really mind, because while the raws are still 6 volumes or so ahead, the manga is stalled for now in Japan anyway, and it was always slow to begin with. So we're still catching up.

ollson
October 22, 2007, 03:53 PM
if ya want more faster go to Manga Sketchbook (http://www.manga-sketchbook.org) and see if you can help them with the scanlation. And while you're there you can thank them for the time n effort they put down. :)

He, yea, I actually just did that.=) And I found out the reason as well, their translator has been away for 2 months.=) But a bunch of chapters will be released not to long from now.=)

I'm so happy.=)

iThePirate
October 22, 2007, 04:14 PM
He, yea, I actually just did that.=) And I found out the reason as well, their translator has been away for 2 months.=) But a bunch of chapters will be released not to long from now.=)

I'm so happy.=)
Good for you, are you good with english I think you can apply for an typesetter/proofreader postion thus helping them out aswell :amuse

oh n btw im also eagerly waiting for new releases but i dont consider myself that good with the english language n i dont have PS atm :sweat

gdupninja
October 22, 2007, 05:08 PM
Is this the manga about the dude that kills his parents and then goes to jail. If it is my dawg told me about it but I never got the chance to check it out.

iThePirate
October 22, 2007, 05:09 PM
yeah it is, check it out right HERE (http://www.manga-sketchbook.org/)

gdupninja
October 22, 2007, 05:15 PM
Thanks. Im gonna read it right now!O0

iThePirate
October 22, 2007, 05:19 PM
No problem, enjoy it, i did :D

gdupninja
October 22, 2007, 06:19 PM
I got a question. Did they rape him or was it a nightmare? I was listening to muzik so I was'nt really paying attention.

iThePirate
October 22, 2007, 06:22 PM
i dun remember, but i think they actually did it :oh

ollson
October 23, 2007, 09:20 AM
Yea, they actually raped him....

I would help them out, but I'm quite busy with school, we have like 2 tests a week nowadays.=(

iThePirate
October 23, 2007, 09:55 AM
ok, but come over to the swedish hangout thread (http://mangahelpers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1571) n discuss everyday life in SWEDISH :D

clavelm
November 24, 2007, 12:26 PM
I found ed2k links for more volumes :

French (tested) : vol 18&19
ed2k://|file|[BC]Shamo_Vol18_FR_[gw8a04].rar|49408194|2DAD84228360DE5E15F7B83CAAF31A0E|/
ed2k://|file|[BC]Shamo_Vol19_FR_[jly2ur41].rar|51299207|738711ACD72D2D71A18EE1BE7A15BCC1|/

a_nevels666
November 24, 2007, 04:42 PM
I found ed2k links for more volumes :

French (tested) : vol 18&19
ed2k://|file|[BC]Shamo_Vol18_FR_[gw8a04].rar|49408194|2DAD84228360DE5E15F7B83CAAF31A0E|/
ed2k://|file|[BC]Shamo_Vol19_FR_[jly2ur41].rar|51299207|738711ACD72D2D71A18EE1BE7A15BCC1|/

I think these are in french...

Oh, and at the manga-sketchbook forum there's a post saying they'll release more chapters soon.

Streifen
January 24, 2008, 12:05 AM
hey guys, does anyone here knows where i can find the new chapters for shamo?..... i heard that the volume nos. and chapters were changed and im kinda lost... can somebody please help me?....

i stopped at chapter 200 in the first version and i dont know which chapter i should start now.... and will somebody please tell me where i can find the chapters after chapter 200 and the new versions??....

your help will be very much appreciated... thanks... :)

Succubus
January 25, 2008, 08:51 AM
lol....

"At volume 20, the series changed publishers, which created a restart of the chapter numbers"

http://manga-sketchbook.org/files/

scroll down

shamo v19 ch200 > v20 ch001

Streifen
January 25, 2008, 09:11 AM
thanks.... :) i owe you one.... :)

erik-the-red
May 28, 2009, 09:20 PM
Since January 25, 2008, the last three volumes of Shamo have been scanlated.

The last volume (25) to date was released in late 2006. The series has been on hiatus, but on the final page of the 25th volume, it says that Shamo will resume in July 2009.

Is this true or not?

a_nevels666
June 04, 2009, 11:25 AM
Since January 25, 2008, the last three volumes of Shamo have been scanlated.

The last volume (25) to date was released in late 2006. The series has been on hiatus, but on the final page of the 25th volume, it says that Shamo will resume in July 2009.

Is this true or not?

Volume 26 is the last volume before the hiatus, and that note in volume 25 is from the scanlation group, about when they will release the scanlation of volume 26.

Shamo in still on hiatus in Japan as far as I know, there's some sort of lawsuit, at the moment the mangaka is doing another manga about Kabuki.

erik-the-red
June 05, 2009, 08:38 PM
Ah, that sucks.


I want to see how well Inoue fares against "The Fourth"!

L0ki
June 11, 2009, 12:51 PM
There's some sort of conlict between the artist and the author regarding royalties, I think. I hope it doesn't get cancelled, it's a great manga.

a_nevels666
June 12, 2009, 08:25 AM
Ah, that sucks.


I want to see how well Inoue fares against "The Fourth"!


I was slightly off in my previous post. I think only half of the chapters that would be volume 26 were released: chapters 54-57. (Remember the chapter count was restarted when Shamo changed publishers.)

Inoue? His name is Yoshioka Daigo, isn't it? And it looked like the fight was coming to a close, I could see it ending in chapter 58, if that ever comes out.

philixus1988
June 25, 2010, 07:14 AM
a real shame imo this is such a great manga... a real diamond in the rough

erik-the-red
July 02, 2010, 10:11 PM
Looking back, in my opinion, Shamo should've ended with Volume 16.


That is, the end of the China / Liu arc. The Liu arc was the last really focused arc. Besides, the way the artist drew Ryo after Liu's revelation that Ryo's face changes was AMAZING.


The last segment seemed unfocused and in light of the previous arc, didn't really make much sense.

sunova
July 29, 2011, 04:01 AM
heard rumors about the comeback of shamo (chap 61?), somehow the raws, very difficult to find, some SOB, managed to tracked the RAWS and deleted it from the sharing host (filesonic)..

anybody care to share? you can PM me if have news...

thanks...

errr, thanks to internet, i have found the latest raw as 26 july 2011, chap 61, on dynamiteglove.org (ippo) forum...

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=P2GEBJFY

---------- Post added July 29, 2011 at 03:01 AM ---------- Previous post was July 28, 2011 at 10:12 PM ----------

i noticed that there are some missing chapters from WFP releases (until chap 57), i remember saw that yoshioka defeated that giant karateka on some raws when raw paradise still alive...

anybody have chap 58-60?

Gorgias
September 17, 2011, 11:00 AM
I'm so glad this masterpiece finally continues... (You'll find all chapters up to 63 on spectrum.) But does anyone know when the next chapter will be released?

Kaiten
September 17, 2011, 12:32 PM
Hard to say. The new issue of Evening came out last week, but raws for Shamo 64 have not been posted yet.

Kaiten
October 20, 2011, 12:40 PM
Still no raws, nothing since August, but volume 26 comes out tomorrow. Hopefully that means HQ scans of some of the chapters scanlated from LQ mag raws. I do not think the missing chapters will be included in the volume, which should start with chapter 54.

Gorgias
October 31, 2011, 04:54 PM
Any news yet?
Can't find anything.

Kaiten
October 31, 2011, 06:49 PM
Raws for Evening have not been scanned in about a month, sorry. Unless the raws are posted to share we will have to wait for volume 28 to come out.

mattiaildivino
November 15, 2011, 12:16 PM
this awesome manga restarted with chapter 61 this summer,didn't it. here we are http://www.mangafox.com/search.php?name=shamo

Josef K.
November 15, 2011, 12:43 PM
It has moved now to volume releases no? Scans should be up to chapter 63 according to Mangaupdates. That would be a complete volume 26.

WordlessDemon
November 22, 2011, 07:07 AM
I hope that the manga continues but it felt a little empty after the 16 volume i didn't liked this arc so much it was like the mangaka didn't care much about what he was going to do after the chinese arc i think he was like "yeah i put a new saga only for doing something" but the training and what he earned from the previous saga were all gone. I hope it gets better because it really is a good manga

Kaiten
December 06, 2011, 11:16 PM
The Chinese arc was fun to read but ultimately pointless. It feels like there is no connection between it and the arcs before and after. The Toma arc has been really good so far, back to what I expect of Shamo.

The series is being serialized again but mag raws have not been posted online since August. Worst case scenerio we all have to wait for volume 27 is released.

Katz
December 07, 2011, 07:43 AM
I started reading this back in late 09 and picked it up on it's return in Aug. and lemme say to new readers that spotted this on the front page....it's one dark manga but it's one of those manga's that posses an addicting aura to it.

And with it's recent-ish return, it's a good time to pick it up if your looking for something amazing, good to see it recommended on the FP as well (Now if only Veritas returns I can die happy)

(HAI KAITEN <3)

Kaiten
December 07, 2011, 12:00 PM
I think it's the perfect manga for Berserk fans looking for another dark, intelligent manga to read. A different genre with a similar feel. And it is very dark, especially the beginning. The first two volumes, when he is in jail, are particularly gruesome.

Son'O
December 08, 2011, 05:17 AM
Here, you can find Volume 26 (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=OLDSC7ZG)

Enn
December 30, 2011, 06:48 AM
I am finding the battle with Toma so far quite good, now I need more.

mattiaildivino
February 10, 2012, 10:13 AM
what happened to volume 26? aren't new chapters available yet?

Kaiten
February 12, 2012, 10:26 PM
There is no new material in volume 26, everything was previously released using magazine raws. Illuminati did scanlate the volume, if you want higher quality releases of already released chapters you can download it from their IRC channel. The unscanlated chapters will start to appear in volume 27. The street date for volume 27 has not been announced.

mattiaildivino
February 26, 2012, 02:22 PM
perhaps it's a stupid question... but is the whole volume 27 going to come out on march 23,or just the 1st chapter? :zomg

mattiaildivino
March 11, 2012, 06:09 PM
can't wait to read it! they usually add infos about the number of pages and chapters before releasing new volumes,so...how many chapter will be in volume 27?

Kaiten
March 20, 2012, 11:24 AM
Should be nine chapters: 63 - 71. Chapter 63 was the last to be scanlated. Volume 26 included chapters 54 - 62.

mattiaildivino
March 24, 2012, 09:38 AM
oh thank's anyway it's march 24 now,so we should get it as soon as possible :zomg

Gorgias
April 11, 2012, 03:22 PM
Some news from im:

http://illuminati-manga.com/index.php?subaction=showcomments&id=1333326441&archive=&start_from=&ucat=&
(See commentary.)

Just wait a little longer... Or does s.o. else have another source?

Son'O
April 11, 2012, 10:03 PM
You'll find the link for volume 27 here : http://www.rawxt-scan.com/2012/04/shamo-vol-26-27.html

Thanks to hobrim.

Kaiten
April 14, 2012, 02:44 PM
I'm actually a little glad magazine raws disappeared. The art is simply to good for low res raws. Because so much of volume 26 was already scanlated it was an extra long wait, now that it will settle into new manga ever four or five months it won't be to bad.

Gantzter127
April 14, 2012, 08:29 PM
I read this a while back, I think but dropped at like volume 3. Is it worth the read?

mattiaildivino
April 18, 2012, 10:30 AM
yeah,it becomes hella good till volume 16,then you will have to wait a bit,but if you understand it,it surely convinces you!

Kaiten
April 24, 2012, 10:08 AM
I read this a while back, I think but dropped at like volume 3. Is it worth the read?

It's worth picking back up, Shamo gets better as it goes along. Ryu is such a scum bag, one of the most vile characters in manga. Following him through the underworld is amazing.

shionoro
April 25, 2012, 12:31 AM
its out on spectrum.

gotta say, awesome volume.

Ryo vs Toma is one of the most intense fights i have ever seen in manga, not because of the violence, but because of the emotions behind it.
It was a genius move to show the state of the fight in that dreamworld

mattiaildivino
April 27, 2012, 08:00 AM
yeah,I've read that as well,although i can't really adfirm that I "read" it,since I don't know japanese.the volume is interesting,although the fight doesn't go on much.

Schabrak
May 03, 2012, 06:31 AM
It was a genius move to show the state of the fight in that dreamworld
Would have been hard to follow their development otherwise IMO. Anyhow don't want to see the fight stretch through the next volume with only a couple of minutes left for the fight, the plot got to progress at some point, even if it concludes the story.

mattiaildivino
May 11, 2012, 02:59 PM
Would have been hard to follow their development otherwise IMO. Anyhow don't want to see the fight stretch through the next volume with only a couple of minutes left for the fight, the plot got to progress at some point, even if it concludes the story.

I'd like to see Naoto and his girlfriend again. they must be watching the fight,to see what ryu's destiny will be. I really can't predict who will win this fight...

MattC302
August 28, 2012, 10:43 PM
I just started this manga. I'm on chapter 94 now and I really like it. It's weird though. I'm currently in the fight between Ryo and Naota. Naota is such a good guy. He took care of his paralyzed father and he wants to avenge Moemi's rape. But why the hell do I want him to lose to Ryo who murdered his parents, has beaten dozens of people half to death, and raped Moemi simply to goad Naota into a fight? He's a monster. It's so odd, but I want Ryo to win.

Ryo is one of the most interesting protagonists I have come across. His character actually appeals to me more than the fighting aspect of the manga does. I can only remember one other manga with a main character who is such a bad person and that is Usamaru Furuya's adaptation of 'No Longer Human'. I think going with a "villain protagonist" is a bold move from the author/s. It's risky to have a serialization with a main character that is so hard to like. But maybe he isn't so unlikeable after all? I'm routing for him. But why? This is very odd to me. Like I said, I've only come across one other manga like this. I think that's why I am liking it so much. It's a very different reading experience for me.

mattiaildivino
September 06, 2012, 01:32 PM
this manga is the strange one,you want him to win because otherwise this awesome manga would end,probably ;)

Gorgias
September 06, 2012, 02:10 PM
btw: We can expect the new volume soon - it's pronounced in the last one for this month.

Pls post if you know s.th. or found the volume somewhere. (:

Ganner_Rhysode
September 07, 2012, 06:38 AM
It's nice to see other fellow readers from Germany still reading the manga (after it got cancelled infamously, all these years ago... :( ).
Actually Vol 28 is out in Japan since the 23rd August. A friend of mine was visiting Japan just a week before and bought it for me. The only problem is that he currently studies in Korea. But I'm expecting the package every day, now. I could at least give you guys a summary of it when it arrives. (I don't speak Japanese, though, so it will only be a limited on-the-pictures-based summary :D)

mattiaildivino
September 07, 2012, 07:20 AM
btw: We can expect the new volume soon - it's pronounced in the last one for this month.

Pls post if you know s.th. or found the volume somewhere. (:

actually the previous volume came out just some months ago,although still in japanese. so maybe it's gonna come out in english,nothing more...

Ganner_Rhysode
September 07, 2012, 01:37 PM
Shamo vol 27 was scanlated 4 months ago from wildfangproject... In English! Every major reading-site has it by now...

Gorgias
September 08, 2012, 02:36 AM
e.g. http://view.thespectrum.net/series/shamo-volume-27.html

If Volume 28 is already released - even better!

The german Shamo-edition has a sad story - "bad sales". Maybe a rerelease would be worth a try after manga in general became much popular the last years. But reading Shamo without understanding the japanese text won't be that depressing: Imho the pictures generally transport the most content independent of the text.

mattiaildivino
September 10, 2012, 11:48 AM
Shamo vol 27 was scanlated 4 months ago from wildfangproject... In English! Every major reading-site has it by now...

hence can someone post it? I really can't find it....

Ganner_Rhysode
September 17, 2012, 12:22 PM
@ mattialdivino:


e.g. http://view.thespectrum.net/series/shamo-volume-27.html


Just one post above you...
You guys here don't seem to read the posts of other people here, eh? XP

---------- Post added September 16, 2012 at 12:13 PM ---------- Previous post was September 12, 2012 at 03:59 AM ----------

Okay, the package was delivered to town... But is currently impounded by customs... -.- I will go by the customs-office tomorrow, snatch it up, finally and tell you what's the news on the story. If there's time, I will even upload some pictures of the (obviously) most important things happening and so on... So, stay tuned, and by the same time tomorrow I should bring you the newest stuff! ;)

---------- Post added September 17, 2012 at 12:22 PM ---------- Previous post was September 16, 2012 at 12:13 PM ----------

Okay guys, here it is. And it is the MOTHERLOAD of "shit hitting the fan" - good AND bad:
I will try to sum up all the things happening to my best knowledge and the best I can.
I again tell you, explicitly, that I am NOT fluent in Japanese, so this summary is purely picture-based.
Here we go.


The fight becomes vicious, as Toma fills his rage-meter and becomes more aggressive. They punch and kick each other, but nobody seems to have the upperhand. Meanwhile Kurogawa seems to have seen enough and leaves the visitors-seats. He descends the stairs of the deserted inner halls of the stadium, vomits a real gush of blood, tumbles and falls down the stairs. He seems to be talking to himself (and possibly about his life as a karateka, as his bloody fist is constantly put into focus), while a little kid emerges and stares at him, incredulously. He screams at the kid, the kid cries and races away, and Kurogawa looks at his clenched fist, which slowly slackens and he dies.
Yes, I am NOT shitting you. This is it. Kurogawa is dead.
Meanwhile, the fight becomes ferocious as Toma and Ryu fight each other.
It looks great, as all kicks and punches are "traced" by watertrails, which their fists and feet pick up from the soaking ground of the stadium and the pouring rain.
Ryu quietly starts to have developed an injury, as his leg gets bloodier and bloodier. The source seems to be from under his pants, so I GUESS it's the knife-wound inflicted by Naomi, back in Vol 25.
A big strike of lightning suddenly hits and the whole stadium looses its electricity and the light shorts out. Ryu and Toma don't seem to care and the fight reaches its conclusion, as Toma drives his knee into Ryu's wounded thigh, and Ryu's elbow lacerates Toma's face on the side, and above the brow; a lot of blood gushes out, but Toma still stands, while Ryu slumps to the ground.
At this exact moment another lightning illuminates the whole stadium, and the audience is left in an uproar. Toma is dragged away, screaming, while Ryu is taken care of by his long-hair-buddy and the drunk doctor. The fight is over.
Yes. It's over.
We see Toma at home, with his brother, looking crazed and out of his mind, clutching his head, as his brother, gently tries to molify him.
Later his brother burns Ryu's old drawing of the bird, which Toma acquired (in Vol 18, I think), and from the smoke and flames some demonish kind of shade emerges, and frightens his brother, but very quickly desolves.
At the hospital, Ryu visits the dead Kurokawa and seems to make fun of him in his usual asshole-Ryu-style. This scene pretty much screams at me: "Hey, you old fart, now you are really dead. And look at me, I survived all of this and even outlived you!"
The next one is really, really horrid. We see the usual, old-young Natsume-smiling-into-the-camera-at-the-beach picture, which was shown often enough in the manga. It's a beautiful splashpage. Turning to the next two, one can see a terrible, horrible mirroring image of Ryu's sister, as she is at this moment. But she is fucked up.
I mean it, FUCKED UP, like never before. She's a total vegetable, drooling and slobbering, almost as thin as a rigid skull, with dark, hollowed cheeks and big, bulging eyes.
Tokichi and Natsuma sit at the beach, as Ryu walks up to them and Ryu and Tokichi share a happy moment of bro-hood. Ryu seems like getting up to speed, what's the situation with Tokichi and Natsume, gives them cash, and so on.
He then visits the doctor (I really can't say if it's his (new?) doctor or Sugawara's. I guess it's the latter. They talk something about braindamage, they get into a quarrel and Ryu leaves.
Meanwhile, in a darker corner of the city, at night, a whole group of guys (probably Banryu kai? I absolutely cannot say...) gets fucked up, by two, big, dark shadowy figures. You can only make out a very long haired, buffed up guy and behind him, a thin figure, walking on a very thin, ellegant stick, wearing a hat. Could be a guy, or a chick, you cannot tell the difference. But they are introduced, as if they are some returning charakters, and/or the next big villains for the upcoming storyline.
The situation with Ryu's sister gets worse, as she is still struggling and doesn't recognize her brother, and even throws stuff after him. Ryu then wanders around and finds a stray , wild puppy. It's really small and sweet, but has guts as it bites Ryu and shows a very ferocious surviving will. Ryu flips it away and leaves, but the puppy follows him later on, and he decides to keep it (Hell yes, I am serious. Ryu and his OWN PUPPY!! He even carries it with him in his jacket, where only the head shows from his half-closed zipper!)
He brings it home, his sister has another of her seizures, but the small puppy seems to molify and soothe her. She gradually becomes her old self, at least she seems to get better.
In the meantime, Mochizuki, the old coach of Sugawara seems to talk business with his board of directors and with the Dark-Banryukai-guy (the creepy one, with the bald head.). Dark-Banryu-dude seems to quarrel with Mochizuki and also seems to have a hard-on for Naoto's old dad, as he seems to hug his picture on a wal... Mochizuki leaves, and gets attacked and stabbed by a couple of people out in the street and bleeds to death.
I am not kidding you, Kurogawa AND Mochizuki are BOTH dead.
Ryu later has an unexpected visitor at his and his sisters house by the beach, who turns out to be no other than Isao Kanayama/Myeong-Hoon Kim from the SECOND VOLUME, from his juvi-days! It's the one he almost gets burned in the barn-thing, who tries to kill Ryu with a pick-axe, the big, burly guy. They fight, he recognizes Isao and they talk a little bit and then Isao leaves. Ryu is able to see that Isao was carrying a gun, which he never used in the fight however.
What exactly the significance of this whole encounter was, I truly cannot say... It seemed so random and... without point?
We near this volumes conclusion, as Ryu investigates a ruckus, outside his house, as a couple of teenagers/inbetweeners light some fireworks and are having a beach-party.
Ryu deals with the problem Ryu-style as he beats them up and in the end uses the fireworks himself.
He seems like he is eager about something, like he's wild for something to go down, you kniw what I mean? Ryu seems as if some big fight or something is going to happen, and he is wild for it. But there is no chance of being able to discern it, so I hope that scanlations are available soon...


So, that's it, my lengthy, but pretty thorough sumarry of the volume. A LOOOT of shit happens in this one, believe me. And still, I am very displeased that the fight between Toma and Ryu ends so quickly and doesn't seem to have ANY EPILOGUE or consequences... But hopefully, there's more behind it in the following volumes.
Now, I will probably upload some pictures soon. Stay focussed ;P

kewl0210
September 19, 2012, 07:13 PM
I read this volume the other day, I thought it was pretty good. The author seems to have decided to settle the fight and the arc as "essentially unresolved". And a lotta stuff changing. I'll be interested to see where it goes next. Definitely a dark turn for an already dark manga.

Ganner_Rhysode
September 22, 2012, 12:51 PM
Hey guys, the raw volume of Shamo #28 is out... Wanted to give you the heads-up!

MattC302
December 24, 2012, 09:57 PM
Volume 28 has been scanlated by Illuminati Manga.

I'm really glad that nonsense with Touma is over. To be honest, I didn't like Touma as a character, I didn't like his fight with Ryou, and I thought his arc as a whole was lacking. I hope to never see Touma again.



Besides that, the volume was great. I'm especially intrigued by the introduction of Licky the dog. This development can go a few different ways, but knowing the vibe of this manga, it won't end well. I foresee Ryou and his sister getting attached to the dog, then someone kills the dog(perhaps those two shadowy figures), and sends Natsume spiraling back into her drug induced state and Ryou further into the darkness.



And damn! People who have something to do with Ryou were dropping like flies in this volume. 4 of his acquaintances dead in one volume.



I wonder who those two shadowy figures were?

maxikki
December 25, 2012, 08:14 AM
anyone got any info on the next volume?

Ganner_Rhysode
December 25, 2012, 12:02 PM
From Volume 28
http://www7.pic-upload.de/25.12.12/t5dfe3c386g.jpg

Which translates as 4th of February, right? Or is it 2nd April... Somebody speaking Japanese, here? XD

maxikki
December 25, 2012, 02:41 PM
thanks for the page, i wonder if he is ever gonna use again the ki techniques he learned in china :P

bonifide
February 11, 2013, 09:43 AM
thanks for the page, i wonder if he is ever gonna use again the ki techniques he learned in china :P

I dropped the manga when they showed that gymnastic dude. The story turned to shit and he basically got weaker before he even learned ki. You can tell both the authors didnt agree and you can see how bad the story got.

Ganner_Rhysode
February 12, 2013, 11:30 AM
I dropped the manga when they showed that gymnastic dude. The story turned to shit and he basically got weaker before he even learned ki. You can tell both the authors didnt agree and you can see how bad the story got.

I have to correct you on that one. Although Izuo Hashimoto wrote the manga in the beginning, he wrote less and less of it from as early as VOLUME 4(!!). I even read somewhere (many years ago) that he wasn't involved with the series at ALL anymore by volume 9.
And I guess, I always found the first 3 volumes differed in tone and atmosphere from the rest of the series.

EDIT:

BTW, Volume 29 is going to be released on 22nd of February, this month in Japan.
http://ec2.images-amazon.com/images/I/51vnDyIgW-L._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Judging from the cover, this looks very much like Ryo back during the match with Sugawara, with the burst capillaries in his eye. Rematch? ;P Flashback? ;P I'm already jittery from anticipation.

mattiaildivino
February 12, 2013, 05:37 PM
lol,it's been so long since I read it the last time. I will read it again this summer,cause I can't really remember the details concerning the tournament, nor ryo's training.

MOYcano 0.23
June 04, 2013, 04:02 PM
Uff, I haven't read a new chapter of Shamo since five or six years ago. I actually believed that its production was stop, instead of continue in another magazine. (Maybe it was some misinformation from the Spanish scanlator group I was following in the time). Anyway, now I feel like when you found an old friend after many, many years... a violent, parricide, and shit-brain friend (xD).