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Dororo, Vol. 3 by Osamu Tezuka
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Nov 15, 2008

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bookshelves: fantasy, horror, manga, martial-arts
Recommended for: completists who don't mind slight frustration
Read in November, 2008

** spoiler alert ** The third and final volume of this story about a young warrior made of prosthetic body parts who slays demons and gradually turns into a real man, and the child thief who tags along on his adventures, continues with some excellent longer adventures, but then comes to a disappointingly abrupt end, with Hyakkimaru's quest still unfulfilled, the situation with his parents awkwardly "resolved," and a final revelation about Dororo that feels more than a little contrived. (Also, the plot thread about the money Dororo's father left behind is left dangling...)

Still, the artwork ranks among Tezuka's best, a perfect blend of his cartoony character style and a fluid, cinematic composition, so at least there's that.
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