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Dandadan, Vol. 3 by Yukinobu Tatsu

quartz's review against another edition

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adventurous funny mysterious fast-paced

4.0

purging's review

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funny slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

quirkycatsfatstacks's review

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4.0

 
Summary:

It all started as a little bet. Each wanted to prove the existence of the supernatural to their new friend, and neither was willing to listen. This quickly turns to chaos as a haunted tunnel and horny aliens get thrown into the mix.

Okarun may not be cursed anymore (technically?), but he does still have a specific problem. Mainly because a certain part of his anatomy is still missing, and he will need Momo's help to get them back. Awkward.

Review:

The chaos! Dandadan Vol. 3 is even more chaotic (and fun) than the previous two volumes. That's saying something. Then again, I'm binging the series pretty hard, so I might be biased.

This third volume has a lot going on. There's the continuation of Okarun's plot (trying to get everything, ahem, back in order), the will they/won't they romantic subplot, a return of a few early characters, and now a new character!

Like I said, it's a lot. But in a good way. You can already see the potential dynamics between the three – but I'm assuming Aira will stick around. I could be wrong (will have to keep reading to confirm). While I can see the dynamic getting old, it's a new burst of energy in an already vibrant series for now.

Highlights:
Horror/Science Fiction Manga
Comedy
Supernatural
Sci-fi versus Fantasy

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almalifsteina's review

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adventurous funny lighthearted fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

christian92jedi2jj's review

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adventurous funny medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.75

irobarte's review

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adventurous funny lighthearted fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.25

v0lkiano's review

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adventurous funny

5.0

emmajuned's review

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adventurous funny lighthearted fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

This volume ties up the Acrobatic Silky arc in one of the most emotional moments of the entire series and begins the Serpos Return arc that is one of the more ridiculous and fun arcs of the early volumes, if you’ve loved Dandadan so far, this will probably be a favourite. 

 I’m giving this book a higher rating because this is where the series hits its regular stride. The pattern of plot has been established. Plus the addition of a new regular character adds some fun dynamics to the group. Some might accuse it of falling into the familiar trope of harem manga with every female character seemingly falling for the main male character inexplicably but I’d argue against that because the reasons feel genuine and heartfelt rather rather than a forced trope. And that’s one of the great strengths of this series: amidst all the wacky adventures and bizarre side characters and villains, the human relationships are so realistic and echo actual modern teenagers in a much more honest way than a lot of media. It also specifically undermines a number of other tropes so that tells me that this one is no accident either.

The creativity, art and comedic moments do not disappoint — i only wish I knew what song the Mantis guy is singing.

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elyana's review against another edition

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4.0

C'est fun, dynamique et original !
La série se solidifie avec ce troisième tome je trouve

alexisroobie's review against another edition

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adventurous emotional funny

3.0