Sakamoto Days: A rising star in the manga world

Hey guys what is up welcome back to my blog I’m so thankful that you guys took the time out of your day to read my blog post. Hope you all are safe and healthy. I got this one from twitter as well though it was a comparison of how a certain character looked like Draken from TR but that doesn’t matter. Mild SPOILERS AHEAD.

The story tells us about the legendary assassin Taro Sakamoto who met a lady and fell in love with her. He decided to retire from the assassin world and live a normal life with his new wife even having a child. 5 years later, Sakamoto is out of shape and enjoying his life, supporting his family by running a store. One day a clairvoyant assassin Shin comes knocking on his door because a hit has been put out on Sakamoto’s head. Even though Sakamoto is out of shape he quickly and non-lethaly defeats Shin showing that the legendary assassin hasn’t gone soft. Learning that there is trouble in the assassin world with the hit on his head, Sakamoto tries to find out the truth about who placed the hit while balancing his family life at the same time.

The manga is only in it’s initial 60 chapters so it’s too early to judge the characters but I can tell you that these characters are a lot of fun. Our very own chubby assassin Taro Sakamoto who is basically a Japanese John Wick, is a fun character who has his light-hearted moments with his deadly ones. Even if it seems like we’ve seen his development that isn’t quite right because even after all these years we see that Sakamoto also has somr things to learn. There’s the clairvoyant assassin Shin who also struggles with his own issues and gets help from Sakamoto in both becoming a better assassin and becoming a better person. We also have Lu, a traid descendant who helps Sakamoto. We have all these and more characters all of whom are exciting to get to know and to see in action.

I liked the great comedy that the manga provides as nearly every chapter makes you laugh out. The characters are easy to understand and the plot though easygoing at first slowly picks up the pace and slips into a comfortable rythm atleast according to me. Though the best thing has to be the completely over the top and John Wick style action with broken buildings and stuff. The action is never boring and will always keep you entertained and wanting to read more as you progress through the story.

Though Sakamoto Days isn’t a serious manga it can teach us still and while the value of life is definitely talked about, there is something less obvious and that is comfortable in being ones self. We see this with Shin and Sakamoto both as they struggle a bit with being themselves and eventually come to terms with it.

The manga is ongoing at 60 chapters and is only in it’s first major story arc I would say. There’s a definite direction that the story is going in and it’s an interesting direction, the entire plot is interesting but I think that the main selling point of the manga has to be it’s action. The art, the story everything else is secondary in my opinion but the action is the best.

So that is it for this post guys hope you got some value from this.  Thank you guys for reading to the end hit me up on Instagram and Twitter with your thoughts and if you have any ideas on what I should write about. Stay safe from the COVID-19. Thank you again and I’ll see you all next week.

Published by Harshit Sagar

I am a 18 year old teen who has a passion for writing and loves anime.

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