Karakuridoji Ultimo Volume 3

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The fate of the world lies in the hands of one mechanical boy. Can he grow up fast enough to save us?

Ultimo and Vice are Karakuri Doji, the mechanical embodiment of pure good and pure evil, devoid of human emotions that can cloud one's judgment. Their purpose: to battle to the death to prove once and for all whether good or evil is the most powerful force in the universe.

Yamato's best friemd Rune is now a doji master to the envious trickster ...

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Overview

The fate of the world lies in the hands of one mechanical boy. Can he grow up fast enough to save us?

Ultimo and Vice are Karakuri Doji, the mechanical embodiment of pure good and pure evil, devoid of human emotions that can cloud one's judgment. Their purpose: to battle to the death to prove once and for all whether good or evil is the most powerful force in the universe.

Yamato's best friemd Rune is now a doji master to the envious trickster Jealousy. But why is Rune using Jealousy to attack Yamato and Ultimo? The answer lies deep in the past and will shock everyone... even Rune! Plus, meet Murayama, a warrior with prophecy that could spell some serious trouble for the entire world.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781421538419
  • Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
  • Publication date: 12/7/2010
  • Series: ULTIMO Series , #3
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 289,459
  • Product dimensions: 7.96 (w) x 11.70 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Meet the Author

Stan Lee: For over half a century, Stan Lee has been synonymous with superhero comics. In addition to
co-creating countless memorable series and characters, including Spider-Man, the Incredible Hulk, and Daredevil, he served as the former president and chairman of Marvel Comics. Lee remains a hugely respected and dynqamic figure in the entertainment industry and continues to develop a variety of film, television and video game properties.

Hiroyuki Takei: Unconventional author/artist Hiroyuki Takei began his career by winning the coveted Hop Step Award (for new manga artists) and the Osamu Tezuka Cultural Prize (named after the famous artist of the same name.) After working as an assistant to famed astist Nobuhiro Watsuki, Takei debuted in Weekly Shonen Jump in 1997 with Butsu Zone, an action series based on Buddhist mythology. His multicultural adventure manga Shaman King, which debuted in 1998, became a hit and was adapted into an anime TV series. Takei lists Osamu Tezuka, American comics and robot anime among his many influences.

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    I would recommend reading ¿Ultimo¿ because it is fun. Of course, since it¿s a Japanese manga, you read it backwards in retrospect to ¿normal¿ books in America, which can be a bit confusing for people new to manga. The reason that I think its fun is that the mood changes a lot. It will go from calm to frantic, to interesting, to surprising/weird, back to calm, and then to crazy/exciting (that¿s from the end of Act One, ¿Nanban-Okina Pass¿). Agari Yamato is the main hero, 13 years old, and is the dôji master of Ultimo, the embodiment of pure good; Kodaira Rune is Yamato¿s best friend, and becomes a dôji master to Jealousy, the embodiment of Envy. Rune is the same age as Yamato. Dôji to K and the opposite of Ultimo, Vice represents pure evil. He does whatever he wants, when he wants, and doesn¿t care who gets hurt in the process. K is the Vice master, is unemployed, and is described as, ¿A man in glasses who dreams of being evil. A short-tempered person of low caliber, when he gets flustered he doesn¿t know what¿s happening and starts trembling. His favorite things are motorcycles and heavy metal. He is 31 years old.¿ Dustan, the man who created the dôji, is a scholar. He created the dôji to see which is stronger: good or evil. Of unknown age, he travels across time and space, for a reason I do not know (it might be in volume 4). Other characters include the Six Perfections: Regula, who represents Discipline, Pardonner represents Patience, Gauge represents Contemplation, Slow represents Diligence, Service is Generosity, and Sophia is the embodiment of Wisdom. The Seven Deadly Sins: Eater-Gluttony, Rage-Wrath, Désir-Lust, Paresse-Sloth, Avaro-Greed, Orgullo-Pride, and I already mentioned Jealousy. There are many more characters, but to name them all would take too long. Basically, the book takes place in the 12th and 21st centuries with a little bit of future stuff here and there. As I said, it gets weird occasionally¿

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