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BakéGyamon, Vol. 1 (1) Paperback – March 3, 2009
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Concept-wise, it feels like the creator of Bakegyamon took ideas from series such as Yu-Gi-Oh! and Pokémon and tried to put some new twists into the concept. Overall, I don't really feel there's much here to distinguish Bakegyamon from other similar "fighting" manga series aimed at the shonen audience. Perhaps future volumes of the series will find a way to distinguish itself from these other properties.
The art style also doesn't have very much to make it stand out from other manga properties that have a similar premise. Like other shonen manga, this one also has its fair share of the "busy" panels, especially during action sequences. Personally, I thought the character design for Sanshiro feels a little too similar to Ask Ketchum (except for the fact that Sanhiro wears his cap backwards); these similarities in design are only reinforced by the characters' similar enthusiastic personalities.
In the end, I was left with the impression that Bakegyamon felt like a derivative story. However, if you enjoy manga series such as Yu-Gi-Oh! and Pokémon Adventures, you might also find enjoyment in Bakegyamon.
Bakegyamon is rated "A," which means it is suitable for readers of all ages.
I wrote this review after checking out a copy of this manga volume through the King County Library System.