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Sumomomo, Momomo, Volume 11: The Strongest Bride on Earth

Review

Sumomomo, Momomo, Volume 11: The Strongest Bride on Earth

written and illustrated by Shinobu Ohtaka

Treachery is afoot in this latest volume of Sumomomo, Momomo. The plot to kill the Dragon and the Dog is in its final stages of preparation, and the young heroes are scrambling to undermine the nefarious plot of the nine rebellious clans.

"Shinobu Ohtaka knows how to make tensions run as high as they can go and then push them even further, like a seasoned martial artist always training to push his/her limits."

For months, Iroha Miyamoto of the Snake Clan has been working to rebuild her clan, but once again, the conniving Tenten Koganei is still a step ahead of her. Everyone is putting their plans into action to ignite a great war, and there seems little that can be done to prevent it, unless of course Koushi succeeds in his training in the Koganei Village Wall Lap Survival Training Zone. In order to do that, he’ll have to overcome the giant tiger that rules the jungle he has been cast into. Good thing he has the jungle’s ape population to support him.

Even after Koushi’s training ends, he needs to learn to harness his Shikago abilities, which can disable a martial artist’s abilities and render them powerless. The only problem is, if he does, then that could leave Tenga completely helpless when Yuusuke Endo of the Monkey Clan is pitted against him in a final showdown. In the final stage of the plan, Yuusuke and Koushi are set to fight in a giant stadium in front of both armies screaming for Koushi’s death. Koushi has grown strong in these past days under Tenga’s tutelage, but will he survive the strongest candidate for leader that the Eastern Army can produce?

Shinobu Ohtaka knows how to make tensions run as high as they can go and then push them even further, like a seasoned martial artist always training to push his/her limits. This amazing manga isn’t over yet, but it feels like it could end at any given moment.

Reviewed by David Gromer on May 31, 2012

Sumomomo, Momomo, Volume 11: The Strongest Bride on Earth
written and illustrated by Shinobu Ohtaka

  • Publication Date: February 28, 2012
  • Genres: Fiction, Manga, Young Adult 12+
  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Yen Press
  • ISBN-10: 0316204692
  • ISBN-13: 9780316204699