Review: Megatokyo Vol. 5


Megatokyo Vol 5

Publisher: CMX
Released: May 25th 2007
Received: Own
Rating: 4 kitty rating

Megatokyo Volume five contains chapters seven and eight of the popular webcomic series. However, like the volumes that precede it, this volume also contains a ton of bonus materials such as one-shots, single artworks (mostly of the characters or their gamer equivalent), and a readers guide.

There’s quite a lot going on in this volume, and it isn’t all the romantic interests running around each other (though that happens quite a bit as well). I sort of feel like this volume really perfected the stride of the series; with a steady flow and regular updates and new tidbits of information to keep things rolling along smoothly.

Spoiler Warning

The more I re-read this series, the more I remember what I loved so much about it. This volume really gets us into the thick of all the plots, revealing information that’s both shocking and logical to the plot. I’m starting to remember the rest as a read, but I’m trying really hard not to, so I can have a fresh re-reading opportunity.

I feel like they spent more time developing the other characters in this issue. While there is still some focus on Largo and Piro (of course), I feel like the secondary and tertiary characters were allowed to show more emotions and character development. And honestly, that’s really where this series shines. The character interactions are priceless, and I don’t just mean that I love seeing all of the romantic leads try and sort themselves out. Even the characters with no interest in each other have interesting interactions here, and I loved every moment of it.

I’m sure we all have our favorite plots and focuses; for example up until this volume I was most interested in Piro and all of the romantic confusion he was dealing with. However, my curiosity quickly flipped to Erika and her plot progression (and everything that entails). I’m anxious to see how all of that plays out, in the end.

There’s still one volume left to Megatokyo, but you can sort of get the feeling even now that we’re starting to head towards the conclusion of the series. I’ll be sad to see it go (again) of course, but it’s nice seeing a series that knows when and how it wants to end.



About Liz (AKA Cat)

I am an avid animal lover, photographer, graphic designer, and much more. I love to create art, and am willing to try any artistic technique at least once. I am particularly fond of artworks involving a lot of emotion and color. The purpose of my blog is for me to be open and honest with myself and the world about my attempts to grow as an artist. My other major passion is reading. My TBR pile is larger than I'll ever be able to read, and yet I can't resist adding to it on a nearly daily basis. I love to read science fiction & fantasy, graphic novels, and pretty much anything I can get my hands on. I have a couple of blogs, as you can see. One is primarily my photography, while the other are my book reviews. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out!
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