In MURCIÉLAGO, Volume 5 (ムルシエラゴ), we return to the tried and true formula of Team Kuroko helping out little girls who are inexplicably being stalked and murdered by a big creepy old guy. It’s not a particularly exciting formula, but it works for this series.
Somewhat more interestingly, Kuroko takes the opportunity to seduce the mother of one of the missing girls, giving us the opportunity to see that she’s still not a good guy.
Team Kuroko is in fine form and takes out the creepy dude quickly and we turn our attention to the return of the assassin from the deadly maze arc. I’m hoping the next arc wallows a bit in beating the crap out of gang guys, with some light assassination on the side.
I find this manga relaxing in a horrible way. Nothing will be less than vile, I don’t have to worry that it might not be the worst possible thing ever. It will be. ^_^ And it will also be ridiculously silly. Not at the same time, though.
Art – 6
Story – 7
Characters – 7
Service – 10
Yuri – 9 Kuroko is very gay
Overall – 8
Hey, did you know that there is a Lamborghini Murciélago? I didn’t know that until a week or two ago. I have no idea if it has any relationship to the manga title but Murciélago is also Spanish for “bat.” In case you were wondering.