The King of the Fighters: A New Beginning – Volume 6 Review

What is it with written / drawn adaptations of fighting game franchises and finishing in a rush? Yes, here we are with King of Fighters: A New Beginning, which after five volumes of showcasing each team (for better or worse) we suddenly reach the end and the teams that haven’t had any spotlight yet are suddenly thrown in for a quick cameo as the story wraps up just as quickly. Annoying? Yes! Still, what’s it like overall? Let’s find out…

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The King of Fighters: A New Beginning – Volume 5 Review

“A New Beginning” once again leans heavily of prior King of Fighters lore as the NESTS arc from KOF 99-01 is pretty much given a sequel here and all connections to KOF XIV is nearly dropped, if it weren’t for Team South America’s presence. Is this a bad thing? Not for me, it was the NESTS arc that drew me into the series proper, but for a manga titled “A New Beginning”? Probably, yeah… Let’s take a look anyway!

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The King of Fighters: A New Beginning – Volume 4 Review

The King of Fighters XIV manga adaptation continues to show the same pattern of “two chapters of fighting, interlude, two chapters of fighting” that the previous volumes have, but also continues to heavily feature the NESTS organisation, which gives it many bonus points in my eyes. Let’s see how it continues on, shall we! Erm… BURN TO FIGHT! I guess? (that’s the pre-fight phrase, for some reason…)

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The King of Fighters: A New Beginning – Volume 3 Review

I told you I’d get round to Volume 3 quickly! Admittedly I also read it quickly given again it’s only five chapters and very little in the way of dialogue. Does that make it a bad thing? No, but again only if you’re a fan of the KOF franchise, perhaps even more in this volume as it makes mention of the NESTS organisation from KOF 99-01. Interested? Then read on!

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The King of Fighters: A New Beginning – Volume 2 Review

I reviewed the first volume of this Manga for Anime UK News (viewable HERE!) but then time passed and volumes released and that was that… until I brought Volume 2 on a whim, remembering how much I enjoyed the first one. Now too late to put a review up there (as Volume 3 has been out for a while…) I thought I’d continue the coverage here. Is a manga focused on a fighting game full of great, intricate storylines and characters? No… Is it full of stunning artwork and call backs to the game? Why yes, yes it is!

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The King of Fighters – A New Beginning Volume 1 Anime UK News Review

KOF New Beginning Vol. 1

That headline’s a mouthful! Anyway, I really enjoyed this manga, admittedly I’m a big fan of the game series, so that should be a big surprise. My thoughts can be read HERE.

It’s funny how I’ve reviewed a CG net series, a crossover game and now a manga, but I’ve yet to actually review a KOF game… Well,  that’ll change when I get round to the KOF movie in the Game to Film marathon, I guess!