So lately I haven't had much to blog about so I decided to do a post on this dope ass manga (japanese comic) that I've been reading lately called Shamo (which directly translates to Fighting Cock). Shamo follows a promising you man named Ryo Narushima who one day snaps and murders his parents without reason. This causes him to be sent to a juvenile delinquit center because he's not 18 yet where he stays for a year. During his stay there he faces a lot of things that change him, one of those things being a man named Kenji Kuroshima who teaches him Banryukai Karate which gives him a new reason for living. When he gets out of the facility he gets sucked into the world of Lethal Fight, a popular televised boxing/mixed martial arts event that pits fighters of different styles against each other in the ring. It's here where Ryo begins to find himself not only as a fighter but as a person. Ryo isn't exactly someone that you would call a hero in any sense of the word. He's a murderer, cocky, paranoid and a sex offender but for some reason I find myself rooting for him as he continues to find himself and strives to be the best. I haven't finished it but from what I've read so far it's truly an amazing read. It's not your typical fighting manga, It explores parts of the human psyche that some books/manga never even try to delve into and challanges the readers to think and really get behind it's characters. This is definately not a manga for everyone, it's very gruesome, dark and heavy so some people wouldn't be able to handle it but if you believe that you can handle it definitely check it out at onemanga.com. Till next time Rock on from Krypton.