Title: Shamo: Martial Arts Author: Izo Hashimoto Genre: Action, Drama, Psychological, Adult, Adventure Year Released: 1998
The story is about a high school student named Ryo Narushima, who is on his way to the internment camp because he is accused of murdering his parents, and is rejected by his relatives, as well as causing a stir in the public, when the press has made a big deal out of it, with the general reflection that he had to be put to death for his crimes. However, the law does not handle minors severely, so Ryo will be released when he turns 18. But is it really easy 2 years in the camp for someone who murdered his parents?, When he first stepped foot in, he encountered a group of people, with extremely sick interests. , was aiming at him, as a toy to satisfy their pleasure, as well as their lust. Turns life in his camp, all of a sudden, into darkness, as Ryo has to deal with, being abused by his roommates, and being oppressed with increasing frequency, after he tries to rebel. resist them.
But one day, Ryo gets a karate class in the camp, from a master named Kurosawa, (referred to as the “evil” in the martial arts world, and convicted of murdering the president, sending him to prison). . However, it was because of that that Ryo had access to Karate. And is the only purpose of life that makes him gradually become stronger so that he can protect his sister after being released.
Although Ryo has been released from the camp, his new life outside of society is not much better. When he was just a guy at the bottom of society, without a stable job, but had to work under the gangsters, making the payment of traitors, as well as using violence to solve all problems. Apparently, being a kind of “work” couldn’t be more suitable for someone like Ryo who relied on Karate. However, everything suddenly changed completely when he met a man named Sugawara, known as the strongest martial artist “Banryukai” in the present. Making even Ryo tremble before him, partly because the two’s strengths are really too different, as well as Ryo soon realized that he can defeat himself with a single punch, when the two only point to him. just met for the first time. But this meeting was the perfect stepping stone for him to test his strength again. At the same time, it is also a life-changing opportunity for Ryo, when he receives a phone call from the Banryukai Karate center, offering Ryo to join their tournament, with the promise of letting him take on Sagawara in a match. A fight to the death is coming. Make the story gradually become more climax than ever!
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The image part in the series Shamo: Martial Dao, described as having a realistic style. From the realistic facial expressions of each character, to the beautiful and equally powerful moves in each attack. But readers should consider carefully before deciding to experience this manga. Because the level of violence here is extremely “high”, with gore scenes that always appear with increasing frequency, and “hot” scenes that can make you burn your eyes because of the nakedness, also as real and daring, which the series delivers.
Manga Shamo: Martial Dao is worth reading?
In addition to the beautiful martial arts action scenes, Shamo: Martial Dao It is also a unique blend of details expressing the inner feelings and psychology of each character. Revealed after their battles, even if only for a moment, in a brief flashback, of their tragic and bleak past. But that’s all, it’s more than enough for readers to sympathize, for those who use fists instead of words. Because inherently, the world created by the author has brought a gloomy color, about a society full of violence and evils. Being strong enough can make you feel suffocated because the “alienated” human perspective is not good at all!
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