The night pulses with a vaporwave beat. The rising sun cleaves the sky. Ocherous rays bleed across the horizon. An inevitable cycle of familiar stings.
It’s time for a second, beefy helping of “Part-Time Shuffle” by James Stanley. The comic series chronicles the journey of Meiko Schultz, who finds herself saddled with a strange dept owed to the yakuza. A dept she must work off by becoming a professional killer…..part-time.
Though in “Part B” of the inaugural “Episode 00,” we explore another pivotal corner of Super VHS City. The spotlight is on yakuza boss, Mari Ohura.
The last issue left Mari amidst her latest attempt to utterly devastate Meiko’s life. (https://burntmoth19.com/2014/03/24/part-time-shuffle-full-time-grind/)
Here we catch a glimpse of Mari’s own trials and tribulations within the brutal, yet always stylish world of her yakuza family. All the while, Part-Time Shuffle does what it does best, which is distill the vigor of an arcade fighter with the class of a Kurosawa film. Once again, bolstered by the supplementary soundtrack that guarantees a richer experience than most comics.
There’s also an element of levity that binds these elements together. Case in point, the source of the Ohura family’s massive wealth. (Hint: Hot, buttery goodness that you’ll never let go.) It’s the inherent fun of this series will draw you further into this world and eager to dash into next issue.
Maximize your ＡＥＳＴＨＥＴＩＣ…….with Part-Time Shuffle.
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