Title: Gangsta #7
Length: 194 pages
Genre: Seinen, Mystery, Crime
In the city of Ergastulum, a shady ville filled with made men and petty thieves, whores on the make and cops on the take, there are some deeds too dirty for even its jaded inhabitants to touch. Enter the “Handymen,” Nic and Worick, who take care of the jobs no one else will handle.
Prompted by a gruesome message, Marco heads out to rescue the kidnapped Constance. Drawn to a place he’d consigned to a dead past, he’s plunged into a desperate fight against an enemy he once thought of as a brother. It’s a time of betrayals and reversals, separations and farewells, as chaos threatens to tear the city of Ergastulum apart.
This volume isn’t a favorite of mine. There was so little Worrick and Nicholas time that it killed my excitement. Throughout the book we get to see Nico in only three pages and considering he is the highlight of the manga (Because let’s be honest, he is!) this left me utterly disappointed. I didn’t use to be a fan of Marco and Constance but I grew to like them after seeing what strong characters they are and how they fight for people they love. I loved that cliffhanger Worrick left us in the last page. I love seeing that he is finally taking sides in the upcoming war.
The art is amazing as always but some characters share so much physical traits that I find it hard to distinct them and sometimes keep guessing who’s who.
As far as the story goes, Gangsta’s keeps unfolding and I feel it has way more to offer in the upcoming volumes. The fights have been getting more intense and the characters are starting to look more and more human. There’s no more money and drug fights, now there are fights about love and friendship. I am really looking forward to continuing the series even if this volume got no more than 3 stars.
ALSO NEWS. There’s news the author is starting to work on the manga again as her health seems to be improving. Let’s hope that’s the case otherwise it would really be a shame to see this series left like this as it has plenty of potential.