by Tite Kubo


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Somewhere in the desert lies the world's greatest treasure: the 12 Rings of the Dead, the only source of the mysterious substance Zombie Powder, which can raise the dead and grant eternal life. Into this world stalks Gamma Akutabi, a man with a metal arm and a six-foot chainsaw, cybernetically enhanced master of the legendary martial art Karinzan-jutsu. But it takes more than one man to find the ultimate prize. You need a team: super-gunman C.T. Smith, knife-slinging teenager Elwood, and brilliant (and impossibly big-breasted) journalist Wolfgangina. Against an army of crooks and killers, against runaway trains and superpowered madmen, they'll need all their skills...but the most dangerous thing in the west might be the Rings themselves...

All volumes except the first also contain a bonus short story by Tite Kubo: Ultra Unholy Hearted Machine (vol. 2), Rune Master Urara (vol. 3), and Bad Shield United (vol. 4).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781421501536
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
Publication date: 12/05/2006
Series: ZOMBIEPOWDER. Series , #2
Edition description: 1ST
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 680,193
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 14 Years

About the Author

Bleach is author Tite Kubo's second title. Kubo made his debut with ZOMBIEPOWDER, a four-volume series for Weekly Shonen Jump. To date, Bleach has been translated into numerous languages and has also inspired an animated TV series that began airing in Japan in 2004. Beginning its serialization in 2001, Bleach is still a mainstay in the pages of Weekly Shonen Jump. In 2005, Bleach was awarded the prestigious Shogakukan Manga Award in the shonen (boys) category.

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Zombie Powder, Volume 2 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
MicheleLeesBookLove More than 1 year ago
Gamma is an S-Class criminal on the hunt for the legendary 12 Rings of the Dead, that when put together will make Zombie Powder, a substance made of pure life force which can bring the dead to life, or give the living immortality. This volume puts Gamma's sidekicks Elwood and Smith aside as Gamma gets caught up in the drama of the little town they've come to. It's here that he meets Wolfina, a young reporter/vigilante who guards not just the town, and especially the local hospital besieged with attacks from ring hunters, but her brother who is comatose inside, the victim of unprotected contact with one of the legendary rings. In this volume we meet yet another great character who brings to the table new, disturbing information about the risk of ring hunting (other than the competition). The same pattern emerges, there are equal parts sketchy fight scenes and plot moving scenes. The confusing nature of the fight scenes could very well be implied heavy movement, but in still ink rather than animated form it comes off poorly. It's not difficult at the "pause" scenes to figure out what has happened, but having to in the first place will turn off some readers. The plot is quite enjoyable, with a real western flavor set into a background where feudal Japan has been replaced by all the wild gang types that one would expect from a manga. Recommended as part of public collections including manga, especially for it's cleaner nature. (Teen age range) Contains: Implied rape, torture and other criminal activity, cartoon gore
BrynDahlquis on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Only one word for it: awesome. I absolutely love the art and the characters, though unfortunately there wasn't much of CT Smith in this one. But for once a strong female character was introduced who is actually strong and cool! Hats off to Tite Kubo, and I'm eagerly looking forward to Volume 3!
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