Following a humiliating defeat in a fight, Ikki is a troubled
student. His luck starts to get better when he meets up with
sisters who belong to the Sleeping Forest, Storm Riders gang.
The Noyamano sisters provide him with his first pair of Air
Trecks, a form of high tech roller skates. With the use of
the skates Ikki is able to regain his honour and enter the
fast and furious skating world of Air Treck...
Volume Five, by Oh! Great, continues the loosely related
vignette stories, if you interested in the background to the
author then check out the review for Volume
Three. None of the stories have a title only
being differentiated by their trick number. Volume Five
holds tricks thirty-three to forty-one.
I will admit that the book is well drawn, with some nice dynamic
use of space, it is sorely let down by its story. It really
is a book for young frustrated males who can think of nothing
better than wanting to stare at girls panties whilst pretending
to themselves that they have some form of special talent.
is a plus side, in that the book never takes itself too seriously,
with lots of visual puns, bolstered by knowing jokes. The
characters are well drawn, which given the number involved
is vital, so as not to be left totally confused.
book does come with a nice set of extras. As well as the usual
honorifics, there is a question and answer portion as well
as some preliminary sketches and, of course, the preview of