Fence, Vol. 2
Nicholas Cox is determined to prove himself in the world of competitive fencing, and earn his place on the Kings Row fencing team, alongside sullen fencing prodigy, Seiji Katayama, to win the right to go up against his golden-boy half-brother.
Tryouts are well underway at King’s Row for a spot on the prodigious fencing team, and scrappy fencer Nicholas ...more
1.) Vol. 1 ★★★★★
“All I have to do is fence.”
Oh my word, this was such a damn treat. I love these characters and this graphic novel series so very much. Vol. 1 completely stole my heart last year, and Vol. 2 was a wonderful addition. Even though the wait for Vol. 3 to get published is going to maybe be the death of me.
This bind up really focuses on how all of the fencers are still in tryouts, therefore they are being ranked based off their wins verses the other candidates. Harvard and Seiji ...more
Also, Pacat needs to start delivering romance-wise. Otherwise the whole two volumes are just nothing more than shameless queerbaiting.
Also, I know I say this all the time, but...
I'm gonna new a TV show adaptation STAT.
this was the second one and was must less introductory than the first. we get more fencing matches as people try out for the team. we get hints at romantic relationships that might develop, we get to see friendships developing.
it was great. i'm already invested. cs pacat can do no wrong, the end.
I love the relationships between Seiji and Nicholas & Aiden and Harvard. Surprisingly, I'm finding Aiden and Harvard's a little more interesting than Seiji and Nicholas'. I hope Aiden finds happiness with Harvard because he genuinely likes Harvard. I hope Harvard finds happiness with Aiden because Aiden made him feel better and they have a tradition of watching old movies together.
Can't wait for the next one!
The character interactions and psychological warfare during and around the matches are engaging as hell. Really looking forward to seeing more of this in the future.
“Mental endurance plays a bigger role than early wins.”
I’m a bit disappointed by this volume. The ending of Fence, Vol. 1 left me wanting to read this second bind up as soon as possible but unfortunately, it didn’t live up to my expectations.
We are back at the Kings Row private school, in a volume focused on the competitions between the boys in order to get one of the three spots for the varsity team. This volume is so focused in those competitions that it barely shows us some interactions be
I think that in this volume there was a lot of character development and we had some of Seiji's backstory. I love how the coach talks about him and how she recognizes his unbelievable talent. I really hope Nicolas manages to get through to Seiji and that the two of them can become something more than enemies/roommates.
The friendship between Harvard and Aiden is very sweet and nice, I like them very mu ...more
5 stars. This is everything I love about sports anime in beautiful, beautiful graphic novel form and I am such trash for it. Fence Vol. 2 delivered on everything that I wanted (and expected) from Vol.1: more character development, more plot development, and more that sports anime tropey goodness that I saw a small silver of in the first book. This review will be much shorter than the rest, but know that I love this series with my whole heart.
Firstly, the ...more
So damn good. Do you know why? Because I don't know either, it just is THAT GOOD!
►►► STORY & CHARACTERS:
Things are heating up, the stress is eating them alive, and our boys definitely don't get to take a break and just fence all the way.
Meanwhile, the newest match is between Aiden and Seiji, with unexpected results. Not only that, but Nicholas, who was feeling down because of his recent loss, is back in action and ready to roll. Hopefully with at least scoring one point. ...more
Das zweite Volume konzentriert sich auf den Wettbewerb um die Aufnahme ins Team. Jeder der jungen Männer hat einen amderen Grund, um ins Team zu kommen und auch hier mag ich die Vielfalt extrem. Charaktere, die im ersten Band eingeführt wurden, bekommen mehr Hintergrundgeschichte und werden noch greifbarer. Und das Thema Fechten ist für mich sowieso spannend, ich lerne in jedem Band noc ...more
Fence, Volume 2 was yet again another graphic novel that I binged, with amazing art and characters that keep you gripped to the story, this series can only get better!
Fence follows Nicholas Cox, who is determined to prove himself in the world of Fencing. Growing up as the illegitimate son of a retired fencing champion, he wants to prove himself in the Fencing world and earn his place alongside the legends. Tryouts for King's ...more