Shin vs Sena (Eyeshield 21 #27) ★★★★★

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Title: Shin vs Sena
Series: Eyeshield 21 #27
Author: Riichiro Inagaki
Artist: Yusuke Murata
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Genre: Sports Manga
Pages: 200
Format: Digital Scan




The conclusion to the game between the Devil Bats and the White Knights. With under 2 minutes left, the Devil Bats score a touchdown and take the lead. It would appear to be all over but the White Knights won’t go down without a fight. Making an incredible comeback, Shin manages to make a touchdown with only 1 second left on the clock.

Now, the Devil Bats must catch the kick-off, run the ball down the field, avoid the whole White Knight’s team and score a touch down. Can Sena overcome total exhaustion, the spectre of defeat and Shin to make the Devil Bats dream of the Christmas Bowl come true?

If you think I’m going to tell you, screw you!


My Thoughts:

Just kidding!

Of course the Devil Bats win. There wouldn’t be much point to a 37 volume manga series that ends at Vol. 27 now would there?

But my goodness, even while I “knew” that the Devil Bats had to win, I wasn’t sure it was going to happen right up until the last page. Now that is how you do “tension”. I would also say that this was the ultimate, so far, in showing heart and guts. If the series HAD ended here, I would be more than satisfied with the time I spent reading this.

Now that I have given a volume 5 Stars, I’m probably going to be extra tough on the next couple, so expect more “nit picky” complaints. A concern I do have is how they’re going to top this. I sure hope the momentum of the series stays strong.




  1. Review of Vol. 26

2 thoughts on “Shin vs Sena (Eyeshield 21 #27) ★★★★★

  1. I know that feeling! It’s like when there’s 5 seasons out of a show or book series, and at season 1 there’s a moment where the protagonist is about to die… but you know he ain’t.. cause.. 5 seasons.. after all hahahahah I do love when they succeed in building the tension nonetheless. That’s just brilliant storytelling.

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