Wolf by Shige Nakamura
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Kindle Edition, 450 pages
Published July 15th 2012 by Gen Manga
Awesome! A great father/son, family drama with themes of single parenting and father abandonment centred around a plot focused on boxing. I'm surprised that I read, nevermind loved so much, a sports manga! This was a wonderful story following a teen's search for the father who abandoned him and is mother when he was small, now with feelings of vengeance. It is a serious story with small bits of humour to lighten the mood. This is a large book at over 400 pages and it felt great to read a single story manga instead of a series for a change. There isn't a lot of character development and the characters are mostly stereotypical but the dramatic story plays itself out well and I was held fast to the pages of this one. The art is nothing special here though there's nothing to really mention about it either. The book seems aimed at teen boys and, therefore, would be shounen but with the father/family plot could also very well be classified as seinen which I'm more apt to label it. If there is a Japanese term for serious/dramatic manga then I am unenlightened as to that category. A great read!