Naoki Urasawa's 20th Century Boys, Vol. 4 Paperback – Aug 18 2009
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About the Author
Naoki Urasawa has been a highly recognized and successful manga artist for more than twenty years. Creator of popular series such as 20th Century Boys and Yawara, Urasawa has been the recipient of numerous prestigious awards including the first Japanese Media Art Festival Manga Award of Excellence, the Osamu Tezuka Culture Award in 1999, and the 46th Shogakukan Manga Award. Naoki Urasawa's Monster has thrilled and entertained well over 25 million readers in Japan.
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Like the three volumes before it, Vol. 4 ends on a cliffhanger, and unless you're binge reading the entire series, it's a good idea to reread the last few pages of the previous volume before going on to the next one. Otherwise, it's a little hard to get started. I really liked Shogun's story and how he connects to the story in 1969 and 2000 (the year 2000 is technically still the 20th century, for those of you that forgot), and his character is very well fleshed out in this volume. ****1/2
Most of the book focuses on 'Shogun' a mysterious criminal in Thailand with a soft spot for protecting women. We soon see his role in the overall story.
I really can't say anything more, Urasawa's story is dense and well plotted and still unfolding, but it's clear he has a plan and this is worth the ride.
Urasawa keeps me guessing about what will happen next. Please check out Monster and Master Keaton too.