Short chapter which, by extension, makes for a short review this week. No prediction either because I honestly couldn't think of one that I thought would be interesting enough to be worth mentioning.
Now onto the review!
Dammit, I ruined his suit! Now what's he going to wear to our wedding!
This week starts out with Dr. Robotnik heading up to the boss's office to complain about the Union people only to find the office in shambles and the boss as frustrated as he is but powerless to do anything about it. The level of strength, and control of that strength, the Cerberus people had shown was just to far beyond them.
Back at the school Yontsu and M-21's duel starts up. She incrementally raises her strength to see just how strong he is, until she inadvertently redirects a kick with more force than she intended and hits him hard enough to send him through a concrete wall. To her amazement when the dust clears, not only is M-21 still standing, but the only real damage the attack did was to his suit. Both Yontsu and Sangeen are stunned by this because it confirms that he isn't a normal human. M-21, still seeming very unconcerned, states that he now realizes that she wasn't trying to get into the school but rather she is here to fight him.
Sangeen doesn't have time to dwell on this however because Takeo appears behind him and asks "who he is" and "what brought him here"; and despite the non-threatening questions his eyes look cold and hard. It seems Sangeen has found his dance partner for the evening.
This is not what I would call a warm welcome.
Most of the focus was on Yontsu and M-21's fight, which is gradually escalating. Yontsu was staying on the attack but was far from going full out. M-21 was defending himself but not going much further than that. In blocking Yontsu's redirected kick he exposed himself as a superhuman of some type so there isn't much reason to hold back from now on. Which should make the next chapter or so pretty fun.
Sangeen facing off with Takeo should be good too and provide an excellent opportunity to see how Takeo's strength has developed in his time in Frankenstein's care
The only revelation about the union people was that Cerberus guy wasn't just strong but had the ability to control that strength well. It's going to be interesting to see how they measure out against opponents like Regis and M-21.
I thought the art was on the low side of average. A lot of panels looked rough around the edges and the fighting wasn't nearly as clear and easy to follow as Yontsu and M-21's exchange at the school gate. There were some really well drawn eyes though.
Pacing was ok, though the KSA bit dragged on a bit longer than I thought it had to. I would have preferred more focus on the school battle I think.
A decent, but very short chapter, which seems to have been more of a introduction chapter for next week than a stand alone one. It seems like it's primary focus was getting everything primed for this fight to go to the next level.
I give it a 2 out of 5(Perhaps a little harsh, but I grade short chapters mercilessly.)
My Previous Predictions(Current Record 6-6)
Thread Question of the Week
Are Takeo and Sangeen going to rumble? If so, how far much power do you think they will use?