Sakamoto days: manga review

Story & Art Yuuto Suzuki | Translation Camellia Nieh | Lettering Eve Grandt

If you’re wondering what would happen if Tatsu, The Yakuza Dragon, never stopped fighting; this is the clean version.

Taken from Sakamoto Days Wiki

“Taro Sakamoto was the ultimate assassin, feared by villains and admired by hitmen. But one day…he fell in love! Retirement, marriage, fatherhood and then… Sakamoto gained weight! The chubby guy who runs the neighborhood store is actually a former legendary hitman! Can he protect his family from danger?”

A retired assassin turned family man sounds vaguely familiar to another beloved title, but this is Sakamoto Days! Taro Sakamoto has left the life of being an assassin in the past and turned to being a full time family man and working a full time job making his bounty an easy one – or is it? This action comedy shouldn’t fool you though!

I wish I could say, this manga was like Demon Slayer in the terms of Sakamoto hearing the somber stories of assassins trying to kill him and failing, but he has sworn off of killing anyone. Just because he gained a few pounds doesn’t mean he can’t run those hands! Being reacquainted with his former telepathic partner definitely helps him stay out of a lot of trouble from the hitmen and his wife.

In recent chapters a more ominous character seems to have shown his skills in slaying hitmen in droves, and we find out more about our telepathic companion.

The panels are nothing to shy away from in the fighting scenes, from both chubby and skinny Sakamoto – both are on another level in terms of strength.

Volumes 2(JPN) | Series Status Ongoing Weekly | Action – Comedy

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