Tokyo ESP Omnibus vol. 5 by Hajime Segawa (a J!-ENT Manga Review)
July 17, 2016 by Dennis Amith
Rinka is recruited by the CIA to inflitrate the underground involved in human trafficking of those with special abilities. Meanwhile, a fight between those with powers and are on the side of good vs. those in the side of evil. Featuring an exciting, action-packed storyline and cool artwork by Hajime Segawa, “Tokyo ESP” omnibus volume 5 is recommended!
© Hajime SEGAWA 2011. All Rights Reserved.
MANGA TITLE: Tokyo ESP Omnibus vol. 5
STORY AND ART BY: Hajime Segawa
FIRST PUBLISHED IN JAPAN: Kadokawa Corp.
PUBLISHED IN USA BY: Vertical Comics
RATED: Ages 16+
RELEASE DATE: June 14, 2016
Rinka, who had gone missing, arrives back in Tokyo to put a stop to the plans of a terrorist organization that threatens Tokyo with a dangerous weapon, and rescue Ren and Marume from their evil clutches. But where had Rinka been that whole time? And what had she been doing? The truth is darker than the White Girl could have imagined…
Rinka and Azuma have gone missing and because of an assault on a corrupt politician, media have been reporting that Rinka is now on the wrong side of the law.
As more people who have discovered their powers must register with the government, there are those using their powers for evil. And those individuals are searching for the Ark and find the way to unlock the “Lock Space” of power within a person.
As Rinka and Azuma’s friends are taking on these criminals with powers, Rinka and Azuma finally make their appearance.
Meanwhile, the CIA has come to Rinka for a job and that’s to infiltrate the underground that is involved with human trafficking of people with powers.
Find out what happens to the in the fifth omnibus volume of “Tokyo ESP” (featuring volumes 9-10).
What is “Tokyo ESP” about?
“Tokyo ESP” begins when normal high school teenager, Rinka Urushiba sees a penguin and glowing fish fall from the sky. Rinka and another boy from school have contact with the fish and Rinka finds that she has developed the power to move through inanimate objects. Along when Kyotaro Azuma, the two with ESP powers must take on individuals who have used their power for evil.
But are there any other with ESP powers who are willing to use their power for the greater good?
“Tokyo ESP” features the following characters:
- Rinka Urushiba – A high school girl who comes from a poor family. She works as a waitress after high school in order to raise money for her and her father and to pay rent and food. Rinka has the power to phase through inanimate objets. She is known as “White Girl” due to her powers.
- Kyotaro Azuma – Attends the same high school as Rinka. Has the ability to teleport and wears a crow mask and a tuxedo. He is known as “Crow Head”.
- Rindo Urushiba – Rinka’s father who can create a magnetic field around him to attract and repel metallic objects. A former police officer who was forced to retire due to not being able to look the other way due to police corruption in his department. He is unemployed.
- Kobushi Kuroi “Black Fist” – A young thief who has the ability of invisibility. A very good boxer with a big ego. She is indebted to Rindo for saving her, so she has a crush on him. She is also Rinka’s rival.
- Murasaki Edoyama – The daughter of a Yakuza boss, she has the ability of psychometry and can see the past of an object by touching it. If the object is a weapon, she can have the skills of the previous owner for a temporary amount of time. She is younger and has low stamina.
- Ayumu Oozora – A studious young man, who’s mother is a politician trying to take down those with powers. Ayumu has the power of precognition and can see two seconds into the future. Because of his frizzy hair, he often is mistaken to have an afro.
- Pandaemon Youdani – A martial arts master who trained the Tokyo Police Force, including Rindo. Always dressed in a panda suit and has the face of Yoda. He has the power of clairvoyance.
- Peggi – A mysterious penguin who can fly and has the power to remove and eat other people’s ESP abilities.
- The Professor – The antagonist who has a close relationship with Kyotaro for some reason.
- Ren Jomyaku – A friend of Rinka and Kyotaro who joins the Professor to exacting his evil directions.
- Kozuki Kuroi – The younger sister and rival of Kobushi. She has the teleportation ability but unlike her brother, she can’t teleport herself, only other people and things. She wants the title of “Black Fist” all to herself.
When I started reading “Tokyo ESP”, I started thinking about similar comics such as “The X-Men”. Those with power who want to control the world and to rule humanity. Meanwhile, a group of teenagers with special abilities who will do anything to stop the evil ESP force.
The storyline of the “X-Men” is well-known as Magneto would lead the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants against Charles Xavier’s X-Men and people who come from different cultures.
In “Tokyo ESP”, the latest volume features those who use their powers for good vs. those who use their powers for evil.
And without Rinka and Azuma, the good superheroes are doing all they can to survive. Can they keep fighting without them?
Meanwhile, Rinka is approached by a mysterious CIA agent to infiltrate the underground that is involved with human trafficking of those with special abilities.
But what Rinka is unaware is that she must participate in fight tournaments to the death. How will she fare in this death battle?
Featuring an exciting, action-packed storyline and cool artwork by Hajime Segawa, “Tokyo ESP” omnibus volume 5 is an exciting series that keeps getting better and better with each and ever issue.
“Tokyo ESP” is highly recommended!
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