MT Rating: 32.8126 (Rank: 9494) |Series Added: 2009-09-26
Artist(s): TANIGUCHI Jiro
Status in Home Country: Complete - 1 Volumes
Scanslation Status: Complete ( on Manga Traders)
Summary Updated: 2012-04-12| Last File Added: 2007-09-19
- New York no Benkei
Manga doesn't get much more noir than this. Benkei is just another expatriate Japanese arist living in the Big Apple. Or so it appears. As there "diabolical hard-boiled stories" show, surfaces aren't always what they seem. Flashbacks delve into sordid, secret past lives, and old scored, long festering, emerge without warning, asking to be settled.
And Benkei's secret? Maybe it's just that he's the only artist in town who isn't having fantasies of being a hitman-for-hire. He is one.
Each self-contained episode in this complete "Benkei" collection is a tighly plotted, beautifully rendered, psychologically harrowing ride into the heart of urban darkness. Hard-boiled tales of revenge, rendered in the tight-lipped, fine-line style of Taniguchi Jiro, one of the creators of Viz's "Hotel Harbour View".
"Diabolically well-told, occasionally harrowing, Benkei is better than 96% of the crime fiction coming out of America right now"
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|Benkei in New York (Complete)||2007-09-19|
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