Kamen Volume 1 by Gunya Mihara

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Kamen means Mask and in this story, its about an unknown man who woke up in a field with a mask stuck to his face. The mask herself (because somewhere in the chapters, he think its a woman’s voice) told him about how only he could unmask himself and by doing so, it will kill both of them. He let himself being captured along with the prisoner of wars by a travelling group of samurai. At the same time, the samurai army were lead by a noblewoman named Lord Simba who was at the brink of a war between clans.

For an indie manga, the artwork and editing does look professional and less doujinshi-like but one thing for certain, I really like the artwork. Although the mask reminded me of Bleach’s Ichigo Hollow mask and the entirety of the novel somewhat a derivative of other samurai/ronin stories but the manga was enjoyable. Unknown masked stranger coming to save the day with superior fighting skills and all mysterious and tense. I’ll look forward to the next volume to the series.

The ARC was provided by the publisher via Netgalley in return for an honest review.

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